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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

From about 10:30 Friday evening, December 13 to about 5:00 Monday morning, December 16, there will be no Manhattan bound A train service at High Street, as Manhattan bound A trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech and West 4th Street. However, from morning through early evening Saturday and Sunday Manhattan […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic begins its weekend on Friday evening, December 13 at 7:00 with “Great Pianists in Recital”, a concert by Ursula Oppens of works by Corigliano, Ravel, and Nancarrow. Then begins a two week celebration of the birthday of The Great Ludwig Van, as Alex in A Clockwork Orange calls him. On Saturday evening, December 14 […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Den of Spies?

It’s fairly well known that Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, the Soviet spy who was caught, convicted, and later exchanged for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, lived in the Heights, specifically at 252 Fulton Street, near Clark Street, a building later demolished to make way for the Cadman Plaza apartment towers. The story is told here by […]

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Art and Crafts Fair at Brooklyn Historical Society Saturday

This Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition will host an art and crafts fair, “The Brooklyn Waterfront Makers Market”, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton). Come celebrate the holiday season with the artists of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. […]

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Carols and Tree Lighting at Borough Hall Wednesday Evening, December 11

Although a sidewalk bridge covering the Montague Street Promenade entrance prevents a tree lighting ceremony with carols there this year, we can take comfort because the Brooklyn Youth Chorus will be singing 0n the plaza in front of Borough Hall at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, preparatory to the ceremony and lighting of the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This will be an all Bach weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, December 6 at 7:00 Johnny Gandelsman will play the first three of J.S. Bach’s cello suites on the violin. On Sunday afternoon, December 8 at 4:00, he will play the next three. On Saturday evening, December 7 at 6:00, and again at 8:00, […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Woodcarver This Sunday, December 8; Holiday Shopping With Carols Wednesday the 11th

This Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will host woodcarver Dennis Taylor: During this family-friendly event, Dennis will demonstrate the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Watch as he creates his unique Santa figures [photo] in varying sizes, and take one home with you if […]

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn’s Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church Friday Evening

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will have its annual Christmas Concert this Friday evening, December 6, starting at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague. The concert will feature J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Margaret Bonds’s “The Ballad of the Brown King”, and other music appropriate to the season. There’s […]

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Inside the Hotel Bossert with Montague BID

You may recall earlier this week, Claude reminded us that today is Small Business Saturday and the Montague BID would be hosting a “selfies with elves” event at none other than the lobby of the storied Hotel Bossert. We won’t get into the 7+ years long, at times heart-warming, always intriguing, and unendingly mysterious saga of the Bossert. It’s […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 29 at 7:00, Bargemusic’s weekend begins when violinist Stephanie Chase (photo) plays works by J.S. Bach, Bartók, and Ysaÿe. On Saturday evening, November 30 at 6:00, Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Handel, Schumann, Paganini/Schumann, Schubert, and Paganini. Marika Bournaki will return […]

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