Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The BHA Social events presented by the Brooklyn Heights Association, which began with the BHA Dog Show, continue this Sunday, October 13, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the world’s first Haagen-Dazs store, on Montague near the corner of Henry. Just print out this coupon (or show it on your phone) to get a scoop of delicious ice cream for $1.00. There will be BHA representatives at a table outside the store to greet you and answer any questions you may have about the organization or the neighborhood. A few of us BHBers may be hanging around, too. Looking ahead, the next BHA Social event will be the following Wednesday, October 16: a Business Networking Happy Hour at the Custom House, Montague between Clinton and Henry, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brooklyn Lager drafts will be $5.00 (21 and older only). More info on BHA Social is here.

On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and the Park’s food and drink vendors will present “Taste of Brooklyn Bridge.” For $20 a person you may gorge yourself with offerings from all seven of the participating vendors. More info here and purchase tickets here. On Sunday from noon to 1:00 p.m. there will be an American Institute of Architects “Archtober” tour of the completed Pier 5 along with a preview of the still under construction Pier 3 uplands and a chance to test the effectiveness of the new sound attenuating berm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. The tour is limited to 35 people, so act soon.

Also on both Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, offers free admission and tours of its beautiful Othmer Library. Don’t forget Brooklyn Bounty, coming up at BHS next Wednesday.

The Heights Players production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow continues 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 weekend on the same schedule. More details here and reservations here.

Bargemusic has two concerts in the “Masterworks” series. This (Thursday) evening at 7:00 there will be works by Beethoven on violin and piano; Saturday’s 7:00 p.m. concert will feature works by Mozart, Arensky, and Ravel on violin, cello, and piano. 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.

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.

Don’t forget the Poplar Street Community Garden’s perennials workday on Saturday.

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