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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic returns from its winter break this weekend. On Friday evening, February 24, starting at 7:30, guitarist David Leisner (photo) will play works by Pachelbel, Matiegka/Haydn, David Leisner, and Villa-Lobos. On Saturday evening, February 25 at 7:30 Mark Peskanov on violin, Nicholas Tzavaras on cello, and Doris Stevenson on piano, will perform works by Beethoven […]

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Reminders: BHA Annual Meeting Monday; Plymouth Stuff-A-Sack Sale Continues Sunday

As we previously reported, the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting, to which all are invited, is this coming Monday evening, February 27, at St. Francis College, starting at 6:30. It will feature awards to those who have contributed significantly to the Heights community, as well as a discussion of the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector light rail […]

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Sen. Squadron, at St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, Opposes Budget Cuts for Senior Services

State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, spoke to seniors at the St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, 55 Pierrepont Street, today. He opposes proposed changes to the state budget that would redirect over $17 million in funds from senior centers and other services without any replacement funding. This, he said, could severely affect […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Do highly regarded, award winning fiction writers of color, like Colson Whitehead (photo), appeal to many non-minority readers? Does “a predominantly white publishing industry maintain[] the assumption that black literature lacks marketability”? Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 21) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel discussion, led by Hunter College professor and author […]

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Theater 2020’s Sweeney Todd is Sharp as a Razor

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, is advertised as “a musical thriller.” That it is. If, like your correspondent, you haven’t seen it before, it will keep you alert, wondering what crazy twist the story will take next. Theater 2020’s production, […]

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Change of Command at 84th Precinct

DNA Info reports that Detective Inspector Sergio Centa, who has commanded the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and nearby areas, since September, 2014, left Thursday to take command of the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick. He there succeeded his predecessor as commander of the 84th, D.I. Maximo Tolentino. D.I. Centa’s successor as […]

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“Descension” by Anish Kapoor Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Under the auspices of the Public Art Fund, Indian born, London resident artist Anish Kapoor is bringing one of his typically large creations to Brooklyn Bridge Park, as Artnet News reports. “Descension” (photo: anishkapoor.com) is twenty six feet in diameter and is described in the Artnet News piece as being “made by pairing an all-natural […]

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Homeland Shoot on Livingston and Schermerhorn Sunday

Apparently the “big bangs” we were warned about last Sunday were just a warm-up for what the Brooklyn Heights Association tells us will come this Sunday: a full-scale shoot of Homeland will take place this Sunday, February 19 from (yes!) 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (we’re hoping these early and late times are just precautionary) […]

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BHS Presents Valentine’s Evening Readings

On Valentine’s Day evening–this Tuesday, February 14–starting at 7:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present readings by two author-couples: Isaac Fitzgerald and Alice Sola Kim; and Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely. The event is presented in partnership with the Franklin Park Reading Series, and the discussion will be moderated by its curator, Penina Roth. […]

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Big Bangs on Livingston Tomorrow, Sunday, February 12

We have the following from Notify NYC: Notification issued 2/11/17 at 3:09 PM. A media production with simulated explosions will take place on Livingston Street between Court Street and Boerum Place in Brooklyn on Sunday, 2/12. The stunt will occur four (4) times between 9 AM and 1 PM. NYPD and FDNY will be on […]

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