Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Step out into the cool(er) evening air and do some stargazing this Saturday (June 1) evening at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 8:00. Feel like making some music? The Sing For Hope pianos will be available this Saturday through Sunday, June 16. In our area, pianos can be found at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park; at Columbus Park (just north of Borough Hall) and in the DUMBO Archway (37-43 Adams Street, under the Manhattan Bridge.

Walt Whitman fans shouldn’t miss the marathon reading of Song of Myself at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Want to learn more about Brooklyn Heights’ lesser known background? Take Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour.

Bargemusic’s program this weekend includes a “Here and Now” concert Friday (May 31) evening at 8:00, featuring works by Harold Meltzer, Lois V. Vierk, David Shohl, Bernard Hughes, and Vera Ivanova, performed by the Locrian Chamber Players. There are “Masterworks” concerts on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.–works by Mozart, Poulenc, Gershwin, Walton, Schoenberg, and Bach on violin and piano, some with soprano vocals–and Sunday afternoon at 2:00–Beethoven, Erwin Schulhoff, and Brahms, performed on piano, violin, and cello. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30; seating is first come, first served) there’s a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. More details and buy tix here.

Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing The Iceman and Mud. Showtimes are here.

This weekend is your last chance to see Theater 2020’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream–highly recommended by your correspondent–at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Don’t forget the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s and Grace and Spiritus Chorale’s performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Friday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00.

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  • Emily on Montague

    We saw Theater 2020’s Midsummer Night’s Dream last night and it was terrific. I have seen many many productions of a Midsummer Night’s Dream and this was one of the most enjoyable!