Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their parents: a Pier 6 Family Field Day starting at 10:00 a.m.; and a Youth Volleyball Clinic, also on Pier 6 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. There’s also kayaking at Pier 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pier 6 lawn the Pier Kids series presents Wildlife Theater: Polar Opposites followed by art activities. Early Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 Brooklyn Beanstalk will offer kids training in simple circus activities on the Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn. At 11:00 a.m. Sunday meet at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 entrance near the foot of Old Fulton Street for a free guided park tour.

At Bargemusic on Friday evening, June 26 at 8:00, pianist Ursula Oppens will play works by Frederic Rzewski, Schubert, Beethoven, John Corigliano, and Scriabin. On Saturday evening at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Adrian Daurov, and pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Marcus Thompson on viola and Doris Stevenson on piano will perform works by Vivaldi, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Weber. 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.

At the Brooklyn Historical Society on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. you can tag your own Brooklyn water tower, with guidance from artist Rob Plater. Model water towers in two sizes will be available for sale at the Society’s gift shop. Admission is $15; $10 for BHS and Green-Wood members (water towers not included); reserve tickets here.

Photo: Black Rock Center for the Arts.

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  • ShinyNewHandle

    While technically in Cobble Hill, BookCourt (being almost across the street from Trader Joe’s) is very accessible to many Heights residents, who are missing some great author appearances, judging from the criminally under-attended reading by Lev Grossman last night. Tonight at 7 PM, internationally acclaimed short-story writer Etgar Keret will be promoting his latest memoir.

  • ClaudeScales

    Thanks. I’ll try to cover BookCourt events in future. I love that store.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Great! I think Keret and the store were happy with tonight’s event. The audience seemed to enjoy themselves.