Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s much going on in and near the Heights this weekend (Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20), some of which we’ve already told you about. There’s a baroque concert (with swing!) Friday evening, the Cranberry Street Fair on Saturday, and the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday.

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 there’s a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Sibelius, featuring works by the great Finnish composer along with others by Mozart and Schubert, performed on violin, cello, and piano. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 there will be works by Handel, Schubert, and Beethoven on violin and piano, and featuring the soprano voice of Jane Leibel (photo). 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.

Speaking of Brooklyn Bridge Park, there will be a Kite Festival on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Sunday evening starting at 6:00 there’s a “Bookend” event for the Book Festival, “Strings and Slam,” on the uplands of Pier 3. Don’t forget Photoville, here for its second weekend.

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 23, 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 “The Oyster: An Edible History.” It will be led by Victoria Flexner and Ryan Mellinger from Edible History. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Conservancy members. 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.

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  • Andrew Porter

    Simultaneously with the Cranberry Street Fair, there’s going to be one on Poplar Street, combined with a flea sale. Another example of those in charge not getting their message out until a few days before the event.