Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, November 2 is New York City Marathon day. The closest the runners will come to Brooklyn Heights is the intersection of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues (see course map here). Keep in mind that many streets and bridges, including the Verazzano Narrows and Queensboro/Ed Koch, will be closed during the day (see list of closures here).

Also on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church will hold its Fall Clearance Sale. Selected items will be reduced by 50% in price. The Store is located at 65 Hicks Street, between Orange and Cranberry.

Meanwhile, in case you haven’t noticed, tomorrow is Friday, October 31, also known as Halloween. Bargemusic will celebrate,starting at 8:00 p.m., with a special program of music and storytelling, with David Kaplan on piano and actor Sherman Howard (Lethal Weapon 2, Day of the Dead) to tell the spooky tales. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Amphion String Quartet, along with violinist Mark Peskanov, will perform works by Wolf, Verdi, and Schubert. 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.

Curious about those copper sculptures you see on the prospect near the northeast corner of Pier 3 in Brooklyn Bridge Park? They’re the work of sculptor Danh Vo, whose We the People is a re–creation of portions of the Statue of Liberty. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 you can join the exhibition’s curator, Andria Hickey, at the site of the sculptures by Pier 3, for a tour and discussion. It’s free, and no RSVP is necessary. More information here. Other events in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend include Baylander tours at Pier 5 Saturday and Sunday, Smorgasburg, which will be on the Pier 2 uplands Sunday, and Docent Tours on Pier 1 Sunday.

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