Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, June 16, starting at 10:30 a.m., author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Stephanie Graegin of the new children’s book Water in the Park will be at the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park (adjacent to Jane’s Carousel and the Tobacco Warehouse) will talk, read, and draw for the benefit of young readers and artists. A book signing will follow. Jenkins and Graegin are both Brooklynites and the book was inspired by Prospect Park. BBP’s Maureen Lynch says, “It will be a really fun event and a great way to kick off Father’s Day with the family.”

Sunday will be the last day for the “Sing for Hope” pianos, so get out there and tickle those ivories!

The St. Petersburg String Quartet, this time joined by pianist Jeffrey Swann, returns to Bargemusic Friday evening at 8:00 for a concert featuring works by Britten, Mozart, and Chopin. Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 the Clarion Ensemble will perform works by Bach, Arvo Part, and G. Kurtag. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, program and musicians TBA. The doors open at 2:30; it’s first come, first seated. More info and buy tickets.

Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing The East and Mud. Showtimes are here.

Don’t forget Theater 2020′s free reading of Marivaux’s The Triumph of Love at the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library Saturday afternoon at 1:30, the “Kids for Libraries” rally at the same location Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the Pride Month event at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Friday at 6:00 p.m.

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