Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s fall, and time for the Harvest Festival at Pier 6 (near the foot of Atlantic Avenue) in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Festival will take place this Saturday, October 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Come in costume to enjoy a pumpkin patch, face painting, volleyball, mask making, storytelling and more! Musical guests including Audra Rox and the Bilingual Birdies, sponsored by Monk Fruit in the Raw, and an 11:00 am Zumba class with the Dodge YMCA. Make sure to visit the photo booth at the pumpkin patch to get a great picture of your little ones in costume!

More details are here.

Also on Saturday, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present “Britten in Song: a Centennial Celebration,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten, who for a time in the late 1940s lived in the famous “February House” on Middagh Street. There will be concerts of his works in the Society’s newly renovated Great Hall at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p.m. Looking ahead, on Tuesday, October 22, there will be a guided tour starting at noon of the Society’s historic building, designed by noted late 19th century architect George B. Post. On Tuesday evening the Society, in conjunction with Green-Wood Cemetery, will present “Pushing Up Daisies: Trivia from the Dark Side,” a trivia contest at the Great Hall. On Thursday evening there will be an Autumn Beer Garden on the Society’s patio (weather permitting) and in the Great Hall. More info and buy tickets here.

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow, with performances at their playhouse at 26 Willow Place on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. 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. Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, October 23, the Cinema will present a stand up comedy night. More info and showtimes are here.

Bargemusic has two concerts this weekend. Friday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert of works by Ned Rorem in celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday; Saturday’s 7:00 p.m. “Masterworks” concert will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, and Mozart. 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.

Don’t forget the First Presbyterian Church Auction Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00.

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