Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players conclude their 59th season with the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday evening, May 16 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 17 at 2:00. The play will continue on the same schedule through the two succeeding weekends. You can reserve tickets here.

On Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present another free (with museum admission) screening of “42”, a

powerful biopic [that] tells the story of Jackie Robinson’s groundbreaking career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, during which he crashed through racial barriers to become the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.

On Friday evening, May 15 at 8:00 pianist Ran Dank will play works by Chopin and Bolcom at Bargemusic. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Mr. Dank and violinist Mark Peskanov will perform works by Beethoven. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

On Saturday evening at 8:00 First Acoustics will present a concert featuring singer-songwriters Brad Cole and Claudia Nygaard at First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place. More information here.

Brooklyn Bridge Park will host a Beach Volleyball Tournament Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Subsequent tournaments will be on the following Saturdays: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 10. On Sunday at 11:00 a.m. meet at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 entrance near the foot of Old Fulton Street for a free guided park tour. Also on Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Smorgasburg will be on the Pier 5 uplands, near the foot of Joralemon Street.

Don’t forget the Sacred Sites Tours of local places of worship on Saturday and Sunday, the Willowtown Spring Fair on Saturday, and the 4th Window Concert on Sunday.

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