Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; there will be video simulations to try; and you may put on bits of spacesuit gear. From 7:00 p.m. on, “Night Lights, Big City” will allow you to look through the telescopes of local amateur astronomers (the weather forecast is “partly cloudy”) and chat with professional ones, as well as have a “moderated Q&A” with an astronaut recently back from the International Space Station (9:20 p.m.) and try your hand at astronomy trivia (9:40 p.m.). There’s more information here. These events are free.

On Friday evening, May 29, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Donald Berman playing works by Berio, Fauré, Scott Wheeler, and Charles Ives. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Jakub Jerzy Omsky Trawkowski, and pianist Jerome Lowenthal will perform works by Fauré, Beethoven, 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, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

This weekend will be your last chance to see the Heights Players production of the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 29 and Saturday evening, May 30 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 31 at 2:00. You can reserve tickets here.

Don’t forget Theater 2020’s THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Connecticut, continuing this weekend at St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Also, don’t forget the Lebanese Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m. (Update: despite the banner, this year’s festival will be on Saturday only.

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