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String Orchestra of Brooklyn at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Saturday Evening

This Saturday evening, February 13, starting at 8:00, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will present a concert at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. On the program are Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, the East Coast premiere of Timo Andres’ Running Theme, and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, the last featuring […]

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Sword Dance Festival at Library Saturday

(Video after the jump.) This Saturday, February 13th, starting at 1:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, will host an English Sword Dance Festival. The event is free. According to the poster (thanks to my wife for the photo): Sword dancing is a winter celebration that has […]

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Theater 2020 Presents A Little Night Music Starting This Weekend; Vaudeville Revue on Tuesday the 16th

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own, award winning professional stage company, will present Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway classic A Little Night Music over the next four weekends at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (corner of Monroe Place). Performances this weekend will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February […]

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The Three Gentlemen Featured At Hill Country Brooklyn Family Jam Sunday

The Three Gentlemen (photo) will be performing this Sunday afternoon, February 7, starting at 1:00, at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams Street. There’s no cover charge. Hill Country’s website gives this interesting description of what to expect: The Three Gentlemen, this foursome are a brand-new, noteworthy, BK roots/country, dare we say, super group: Konrad Meissner […]

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Heights Players’ Production of Anything Goes Premieres This Weekend

The Heights Players contnue their Diamond Anniversary season with their production of the ever-popular Broadway musical comedy Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, which opens this weekend. Performances will be at 8:00 p.m.Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, and […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

As I learned from reading Bob Furman’s Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb, in 1790 one third of Brooklyn’s population, which was then 4,500, was slaves. Tomorrow (Thursday, February 4) evening, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion, “Why New York? Slavery on Long Island”, […]

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Arthur Miller’s Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times‘ Helene Stapinski takes readers on a leisurely, meandering tour of Brooklyn and the life of playwright Arthur Miller, weaving Miller’s life and work through his many residences in our borough of churches. …Miller returned to Brooklyn in 1940 and moved in with her and her roommates in a seven-room apartment at 62 […]

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We Don’t Care About No Stinking Snow!

So are you hunkering down or did you get outside and brave the weather?  Check out these die-hards playing touch foot ball on Cadman Plaza! Show us how you are passing the time while Jonas pummels NYC. Post your personal snapshots** in the comments.  Go! *Cover Photo by Mary Kim, published with permission of the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This is your last weekend to see the Heights Players’ production of Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace, described as “the world’s first horror comedy”. featuring BHB contributor Marc “Weegee” Hermann in the role of Officer O’Hara. Performances are Friday evening, January 22 and Saturday evening, January 23 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, January 24 […]

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Learn Secrets of the Creative Mind at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, January 21, from 7:00 to 9:00, co-authors Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire will be at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main street, at Water Street, in DUMBO, for a launch and discussion of their new book, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. Kaufman is also author of Ungifted: Intelligence […]

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