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Battle of Brooklyn Events: August 17 – August 27

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle features the full line-up and schedule for this year’s Battle of Brooklyn events. The festivities start this weekend and will continue until August 27th, which is the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, “the first major engagement of the Revolutionary War to take place after the U.S. declared its independence in 1776.” […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Saturday evening, August 17 at 6:00, and again at 8:00 (no Friday concert this week), Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo), joined by pianist Tao Lin performing works by Glazunov and Schumann. On Sunday afternoon, August 18 at 2:00, pianist Steven Beck will play an all Bach concert, including several selections […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Montague Street Is Crowned “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn”

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District was once again named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn, commercial category, in the annual borough-wide contest sponsored by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In its 25th year, the “friendly but fierce” competition drew 160 blocks across 30 neighborhoods vying for the greenest title in […]

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Theater 2020 Present s Two Free Readings of Short Comedies Saturday Afternoon

This Saturday afternoon at 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) at the Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 109 Remsen Street, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will present readings of two one act comedies – “The Surprising Measure of Buried Treasure” and “Getting Grandma’s Goat” – by Theater 2020 board […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, August 9 at 7:00 when pianist Francine Kay (photo; princeton.edu) plays works of Suk, Kaprálová, Chopin, and Debussy. On Saturday evening, August 10 at 6:00, and again at 8:00 the Amernet String Quartet will perform works by Beethoven, Daniel Asia, and Dvorak. Cellist (and philosopher) Jeffrey Solow will, on Sunday […]

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Karl Junkersfeld Reminds Me: The Dude is at Movies With a View Thursday

Karl Junkersfeld, whom those who have been following BHB for years may remember for his videos, has reminded us that Movies With A View will be showing The Big Lebowski this Thursday evening, August 8, and that this will be the second time around for this 1998 classic. Karl has provided us with a link […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Free Screening of Watched

On Thursday evening, August 15, beginning at 6:30 (doors open at 6:00), the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a free screening of Watched: Coming of Age Under Surveillance, a documentary by Katie Mitchell that focuses on a group of Muslim women students at Brooklyn College who found that they were under NYPD surveillance. The screening […]

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Is Brooklyn Heights Cool?

Not “cool” in the sense of “hip”, though we may be a little of that (at least Montague Street gets name-checked in a Bob Dylan song), but in terms of ambient temperature. Right now, as I write this, that’s 81 degrees Fahrenheit; not quite as bad as it’s been lately. According to Curbed NY, citing […]

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Get Your Free Mustard Ice Cream in Brooklyn Heights Tomorrow!

Gothamist reports that, in celebration of National Mustard Day, which comes on Saturday, mustard maker French’s and L.A. based ice cream makers Coolhaus have joined forces to make a “surprisingly delicious” (yes) mustard ice cream. Tomorrow – Friday, August 2 – a truck bearing the French’s logo will visit Brooklyn Heights – the time (and […]

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