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Wilde Times at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beginning this coming Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:00 and continuing each evening at the same time through Sunday, June 23 on the Bridge View Lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Classical Theatre will present free performances of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) The Importance of Being Earnest. Considered one of the great […]

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Scissura: BQE Panel Faces “Daunting Task”

Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, told Mary Frost of the Eagle that the panel must undertake “a daunting task.” He said that, contrary to the expectations of many, the panel’s work is not to evaluate the many proposals for BQE […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 14 when pianist Golda Vainberg-Tatz (photo) plays works of Berg, Debussy, and J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening, June 15 at 6:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works of J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler, and Aram Khachaturian. On Sunday afternoon, June 16 at 2:00, Mr. […]

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Update on Poplar Street Community Garden: It’s 25 Years Old Now!

Last week we posted about a party this coming Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets. What we didn’t know at the time was that this year marks the Garden’s 25th anniversary. The photo above shows it in […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 7 at 7:00 with a performance of the twentieth century French composer Olivier Messiaen’s (photo) Quartet for the End of Time, composed in 1942 while Messiaen was held in a German prisoner of war camp. It will be performed by Stefan Jackiw on violin, Yoonah Kim on clarinet, Zlatomir […]

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“Unplugged” Music Series Starts Friday Evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park; Stargazing Afterwards

Brooklyn Bridge Park presents “Unplugged,” a series of free acoustic concerts featuring folk, country, gospel, and soul musicians. The series begins this Friday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with local favorites Ali Dineen and Feral Foster (photo, by C. Scales), whom your correspondent heard at this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival. They will be […]

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It’s Pride Month: Here’s What’s Happening

June is Pride Month. The Brooklyn Historical Society has an ongoing exhibition at their 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) headquarters, On the Queer Waterfront: The Factories, Freaks, Sailors & Sex Workers of Brooklyn which will be on display through Sunday, August 4. Other events in the Borough are listed on the Brooklyn Pride website. […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Hosts Gardening Party Saturday, June 15

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a beekeeping show-and-tell, refreshments, live music, some light get-your-hands-dirty gardening fun, not to […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open This Summer

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), will remain open this summer, unlike previous summers when it closed June through early September, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. This summer enough volunteers […]

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BHA Has Two New BQE Plans

It’s not quite to the point that there are more alternative plans for the rehabilitation of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights than there are aspirants to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, the Brooklyn Heights Association has presented two new plans, both by the firm […]

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