The Mets, to your correspondent’s satisfaction, are on a tear. You can join the celebration on Saturday, September 12, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the play turf at the outer end of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free and will feature local radio DJs; Mets legends Edgardo Alfonzo, Darryl Strawberry, Howard Johnson, and Ed Kranepool(!); and swag bags. More information here. Love oysters, or just want to get to know them? Feeling flush? For $100 a person you can attend the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Oyster Shellabration” at the park’s newly opened John Street section in DUMBO. More information and buy tickets here. Don’t forget that Photoville will be open on the uplands near Pier 5 and the foot of Joralemon Street. Also, check out the Park’s new Environmental Education Center.
You may take a free guided Brooklyn Bridge Park tour by going to the Pier 1 entrance near the foot of Old Fulton Street at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Looking ahead to September 16, there is the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street. The subject of this week’s tour will be “Inside Public Hoticulture.” It will be led by Rashid Poulson, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Horticultural Supervisor. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Conservancy members. There’s more information and buy tickets here.
For other park activities this weekend and after, see their calendar.
Don’t forget Bargemusic’s free 9/11 Memorial Concert tomorrow (Friday, September 11) evening at 8:00. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Bargemusic will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich performed by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, under the baton of Eli Spindel, along with soloists Mark Peskanov on violin and Steven Beck on piano. 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. There’s more information and buy tickets here.
If you know of any other events in or near Brooklyn Heights this weekend that should be mentioned, please let us know in a comment.