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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 24 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Philip Edward Fisher playing the last in his series of concerts, “Fisher Plays Beethoven,” in which he will complete his performance of all of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. On Saturday evening, November 25 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 26 at 4:00 violinist […]

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Park Entrance from Montague?

The Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District wants a footbridge to connect the Promenade near the foot of Montague Street (photo) to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The BID says this is necessary to provide access to the Park during the time the needed repairs to the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, November 17 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present violinist Leonid Sushansky (photo) and pianist Carlos César Rodríguez, who will play works by Dvorak, Manuel De Falla, Mendelssohn, and Carlos Gardel/John Williams. On Saturday evening, November 18 at 6:00, cellist Mon-Puo Lee and pianist Han Wen Jennifer Yu will play works by Shaporin, Enescu, […]

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SOB Presents Mahler’s “Titan” at St. Ann Saturday Evening.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was an Austrian composer who is regarded as the last great symphonist in the Germanic tradition. He was born to a Jewish family, but converted to Roman Catholicism in order to accept an appointment from the Austro-Hungarian Emperor. His work was highly syncretic, incorporating themes from many musical traditions. The third movement […]

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“Big Bad Brooklyn” Theme of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

This Friday evening, November 17, from 5:00 to 9:00, is the next “Free Friday” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Admission is free. Beer is donated by Brooklyn Brewery; you’ll be asked for a suggested donation per bottle that goes to support BHS’s programs and upkeep. This Friday’s theme is “Big Bad Brooklyn”: From bootleggers to […]

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Another Court Hearing on Pier Six Towers Tomorrow Afternoon

Cobble Hill community activist Judi Francis has alerted us to another, and probably final, court hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, on the action brought by the Brooklyn Heights Association to prevent further construction (some work has already begun; at a previous hearing the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order, but issued a preliminary […]

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Danish Christmas Market Next Saturday, November 18

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark) will hold its annual Christmas Market on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shop unique scandinavian design, knitware, gift items, holiday ornaments, danish candy, and traditional food products for the Christmas Dinner. Or bite into delicious “æbleskiver” (puffed apple pancakes) – […]

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Kristallnacht Remembered at City Tech Wednesday

On the night of November 9-10, 1938 Nazi-inspired gangs rampaged through German, Austrian, and German occupied Czech cities and towns, trashing Jewish owned businesses, synagogues, and houses, and murdering many Jews. This became known as Kristallnacht (“the night of broken glass”) and could be considered the first manifestation of the Holocaust. The 79th anniversary of […]

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Mimi Sheraton at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, November 9 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents famed food writer, restaurant critic, and Brooklyn native (née Miriam Solomon) Mimi Sheraton, who will “reflect on her roots and her career” in a discussion with radio host and former Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 3 at 7:00, at Bargemusic, violinist Johnny Gandelsman will perform Part I and at 9:00 Part II of J.S. Bach’s complete solo sonatas and solo partitas for violin (these are separate concerts and require separate admission); on Saturday evening, November 4 these performances will be repeated at 6:00 and 8:00, respectively. […]

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