Architectural historian Francis Morrone (photo), who has been documenting every building in Brooklyn Heights and is working on an update of Clay Lancaster’s classic Old Brooklyn Heights to include buildings of post-Civil War vintage, joined by preservationist Liz McEnaney, will lead a recreation of the walking tour of the Heights that Lancaster used to lead. The tour, which is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Heights Association, will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 25, starting at 2:00. Tickets are $25, or $20 for BHS, Green-Wood, or BHA members; you may purchase them here. The starting location for the tour will be revealed on your purchase receipt. There’s more information here.
Bargemusic starts the weekend early with a concert tomorrow (Thursday, October 22) evening at 8:00 honoring composer Ned Rorem at 92. The program features works of Rorem along with others by Kurt Rhode, Hagen, and Platt, sung by the Brooklyn Art Song Society. On Friday evening, October 23 at 8:00, there will be a concert, “Jamu! Classical Jam and Kyo-Shin-An Arts”, featuring works by both Asian and Western composers, played on both Asian and Western instruments by a number of excellent musicians. On Saturday evening, October 24 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, October 25 at 4:00, the Shanghai Quartet along with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, will perform works by Mendelssohn, Janacek, and Mozart. 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 for the evening and Sunday concerts here.
This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players production of Mame. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State). There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here.
Don’t forget the Pier Six Opening and Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday.
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.