Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its controversial “sequel” (though written earlier but just recently published) Go Set a Watchman. The event has been arranged, in cooperation with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, by the Community Bookstore in Park Slope. Its sister store, under separate ownership, in Cobble Hill is closing. The event is free, and no RSVP is necessary. More information here.

On Tuesday morning, July 28, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. More information here.

Learn about the history and the present state of New York City’s ferries, which played a crucial role in the creation of Brooklyn Heights as “America’s first suburb,” at the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street. The tour will be led by Andrew Gustafson of Turnstile Tours. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

On Thursday, July 30 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn is this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation: Clue. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar.

Image: USA Today; photo by Rob Carr, AP.

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