Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Want to have your pet blessed? This Sunday, October 4 is St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, and both Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will have Blessing of the Animals services. St. Ann’s begins at 1:30 p.m., and Grace’s at 5:00 p.m. Pets must be leashed or caged. The service at Grace has had its interesting moments, including a hen dropping an egg on the floor while being blessed, and, according to the Rector, “an escaped tarantula.”

Tomorrow (Friday, October 2) evening at 8:00 Bargemusic will present works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Debussy, and Bartók performed by Rolf Schulte on violin and Christopher Oldfather on piano. On Saturday evening, September 3 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, September 4 at 4:00 Mark Peskanov on violin and Nina Kogan on piano will play the first of two concerts presenting the complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and 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.

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 Wednesday, October 7, there will be a class for shutterbugs, “Composition and Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park–Fall,” taught by BBP’s photographer Alexa Hoyer. The class begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Park’s headquarters, 334 Furman Street, then proceeds out into the Park for practical work. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Conservancy members. There’s more information and buy tickets here.


This is your last weekend to enjoy Jeppe Hein’s “Appearing Rooms” (photo above). Given the chilly weather, you may prefer to admire it from outside rather than going in to be drenched. The remainder of Hein’s Please Touch the Art exhibition, including the “Mirror Labyrith New York” and the many Modified Social Benches, will remain until next April 17. For other Park activities this weekend and after, see their calendar.

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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