Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, October 5, United Way NYC and Skanska will co-sponsor Read NYC, an event that features activities for parents and kids, including appearances by Sesame Street’s Elmo and his new neighbor Mando; a chance to meet the Brooklynettes, the Brooklyn Nets’ elite dance team; music by Brown Rice Family and Son de Brooklyn; and lots of other activities such as face painting, an Alphabet spelling game, and book giveaways. It’s all free. The event takes place on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park (enter from Old Fulton Street or via the Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More info here.

Also on Saturday, don’t forget the Cranberry Street Fair, on (where else?) Cranberry Street between Hicks and Willow from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Heights Players production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow opens this weekend, with performances at their playhouse at 26 Willow Place on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. The play will run through the following two weekends on the same schedule. More details here and reservations here.

The Brooklyn heights Cinema will be showing Enough Said, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini, along with In a World, starring and directed by Lake Bell. Showtimes are here.

Bargemusic has three concerts in the “Masterworks” series. On Friday evening at 7:00 there will be works by Schubert, George Perle, Mompou, Brown, and Beethoven on piano; Saturday’s 7:00 p.m. concert will feature works by Haydn, Lutoslawski, Bartók, Beethoven, Michael Brown, and Brahms on piano; and on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 you can hear works by Bach, Adam Neiman, Beethoven, and Vittorio Giannini performed by the Manchester Chamber Orchestra. 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 information and buy tickets here.

Looking ahead, next Wednesday, October 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “If These Walls Could Talk”:

In honor of Archives Week, Special Collections Librarian Elizabeth Call offers this free version of her popular workshop to guide you in discovering the amazing history of your Brooklyn House.

The event is free, but you must reserve a ticket here.

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