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Bargemusic this weekend.

On Friday evening, January 13, at 7:30 Bargemusic presents a “Bargemix” event: Gregor Huebner’s (photo) El Violin Latino quartet will perform works by Latin American composers and original works reflecting both Latin American and Eastern European influence. On Saturday evening, January 14, at 7:30 and again on Sunday afternoon, January 15, at 4:00, violinist Mark […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Following the “Here and Now” concert series (see second paragraph of the linked post) that began tonight and continues tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday evenings, on Saturday evening, January 7 at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon, January 8 at 4:00 Bargemusic will present cellist Edward Arron and his wife, pianist Jeewon Park. At each concert they will […]

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DOB Approves Building Plans for Tower at Brooklyn Heights Library Site

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Department of Buildings approved Hudson Companies’ plans for construction of a new 36-story tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library. The plans include a smaller library branch, retail space on the ground floor, and 34 floors of luxury apartments. The tower’s future residents will have a […]

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Catching Up With Kenn Lowy: The Last Owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinemas

Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, at the end of its 42-year run, was the oldest independently-owned cinema in all of New York City. When the cinema shut off its projectors for good in 2014, the neighborhood collectively mourned the loss of yet another community sanctuary. A place where neighbors and visitors gathered for shared experiences. A place […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society to Show Four Capote Films

On four Thursdays in January and February, in conjunction with their exhibition Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen”, free screenings of films connected with Mr. Capote. On January 12 the series begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Capote’s novella and starring Audrey […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist Sonya Lifschitz (photo) starts this weekend’s concert series at Bargemusic on Friday evening, December 16 at 7:30, playing works by Tchaikovsky and Crumb (George, not R.). On Saturday evening, December 17 at 7:30, and on Sunday afternoon, December 18 at 4:00, the Borromeo String Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Russell Platt, and Beethoven. […]

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Tree Lighting Wednesday Evening

The tree is up, and lighted at night, but the official lighting of the Brooklyn Heights Holiday Tree, sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, will take place this Wednesday evening, December 14, at 5:30. Thanks to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange we have this message from former Heights resident and Exchange volunteer Liz Tedford, now […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Tuesday evening, December 13, at 7:00, food historian Sarah Lohman will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society to discuss “How Immigrant Cooks Shape American Food”. Joining her will be Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu and Mario Carbone of Carbone. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here. Criminologist Michael […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, December 9 at 8:00. Bargemusic presents pianist Olga Vinokur playing works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, December 10 at 8:00, Julian Schwarz on cello and Marika Bournaki, “the Celine Dion of classical” (HuffPo) on piano (photo), will perform works by Debussy, Schubert, Danzi, Strauss, Popper, Bloch, […]

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