Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew in front of Custom House–and the BHA Dog Show from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in front of Pet’s Emporium. Registration for the Dog Show ends tomorrow.

Brooklyn Bridge Park will be lively this weekend. Got some energy to burn, and want to help the environment? Saturday, September 20 is International Coastal Cleanup Day, and you can help clean the Park’s coastline from noon to 3:00 p.m. More details here. Also on Saturday, from noon to 1:30, there will be a Seining the River Wild event at the Park’s shoreline in DUMBO. Photoville will be open on the Pier 5 uplands, near the foot of Joralemon Street, from noon to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8:00 p.m. Sunday. Other events in the Park on Sunday include Baylander tours at Pier 5, and Smorgasburg, which will be on the Pier 2 uplands.

Tomorrow evening (Friday, September 19) at 8:00 Bargemusic will present “Tokyo to New York,” a concert of premieres of works by Japanese and other contemporary composers, played by Thomas Piercy on clarinet and hichiriki, and by Noritaka Ito on piano. On Saturday evening at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Nicholas Cannelakis, and pianist Jeffrey Swann will play works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

This weekend is your last chance to see Heights Players’ performance of The Great Gatsby Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon; more details here.

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