Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday, November 13, starting at 8:00 p.m., Bargemusic presents pianist and composer Michael Brown (photo), who will play works by Mendelssohn, Nathan Shields, Bernstein, and Ravel. On Saturday evening, November 14, at 8:00, Andreas Foivos-Apostolou will play works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert, De Falla, and Carl Vine. On Sunday afternoon, November 15. at 4:00, there will be a concert of works by Beethoven, Françaix, and Dohnanyi, performed by Giora Schmidt on violin, Mark Holloway on viola, and Amanda Forsyth on cello. 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.

The Heights Players production of Lanford Wilson’s The Hot L Baltimore continues this weekend. Performances are Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). This is part of the Heights Players’ diamond anniversary season. Make reservations 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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  • Dani G.

    Free Preview Screening of Brooklyn Heights Author’s Life: AUTHOR and Activist; The Daniela Gioseffi Story: Brooklyn Heights long-time resident, Americn Book Award Winner, has her story of abuse by the KKK and her long life of activism against prejudice, racism, sexism, and for peace and climate justice told in a FREE admission PREVIEW SCREENING PARTY in Midtown Nov. 18th, Wed. 6:30 PM. City U. of NY Grad Bldg. at 25 West 43rd. St. btwn. 5th & 6th Ave. Calandra Inst. 17th floor. Refreshments served. Discussion follows the film, with author and filmmaker present. Here’s what the “Brooklyn Discovery” Blog of the Brooklyn Eagle said; “On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, we viewed a private preview screening of the film Author & Activist – The Daniela Gioseffi Story by
    award winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista at the Maya Deren Theatre on
    2nd Ave…. Award winning filmmaker Evangelista has put together all the pieces of the life of long-time Brooklyn Heights Author, Daniela Gioseffi’s life
    and laid them bare for all to see. A poet of renown, civil rights activist and the author of
    sixteen award winning books of prose and poetry, including Blood Autumn, Women on War: International Writings (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), On Prejudice: A Global Perspective (Anchor Doubleday; NY & London) and a feminist novel on the belly dance as a feminine dance of child birth as well as sensuality entitled The Great American Belly Dance (Doubleda/Dell/New English Library) was
    a big seller…. With
    remarkable photos, Ms. Gioseffi discussed her immigrant grandparents and her father Donato who
    arrived here with a limp from an accident and not speaking
    English. By strength of will and character he earned a college degree
    and became a professor and scientist. That grit was transferred to
    Daniela who dabbled in acting appearing with Helen Hayes, Grand Dame of the Theatre and other fine actors, and then
    chose poetry and activism to fill her life. One feels
    her passion for justice through the voices of her ancestors. She
    defied the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) down South and was molested by one KKK
    chieftain. She marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and currently raises
    her voice against global warming and, like Pope Francis, is on the side of
    the angels for awareness of both racism and climate change. Ms.
    Gioseffi who has a daughter, singer/songwriter Thea Kearney and
    grandchildren still looks radiant and ready to challenge the forces of
    bigotry and hatred. She laments the lack of progress in the fight for
    equality for all. ….Only time will tell if we have a
    planet left at all. Ms.
    Gioseffi ponders these issues from her apartment roof in Brooklyn Heights
    with its spectacular venues of bridges and rivers, as views of The Heights run throughout the film. She’s been working to unite all humankind as one, from the “old world” to the
    new – building bridges and crossing rivers…. The outstanding film maker Anton Evangelista will make
    you ponder the vital adrenalin that makes Daniela unstoppable
    and what she contributes to make more perfect our vast American mosaic. The
    standing room only house and the exciting audience response at the
    Question and Answer period afterwards indicated a large future following
    for this vital film. It was good to see so many others from
    Brooklyn and around the world to whom Daniela Gioseffi is an icon. Now another preview screening on Nov. 18th, 6:30PM is open free to all, at Calandra Inst. 25 West 43rd St. Midtown btwn. 5th & 6th Ave. 17th flr. of a CUNY Grad. Bldg. Daniela taught at St. Francis, LIU and Brooklyn College and served as a Poet-inResidence in Public Schools all over Brooklyn fro many years. She also created the First Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk, 1972 with a grant from The NYS Council for the Arts.