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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, June 27) evening at 6:30 p.m. Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, the immigrant from Poland who arrived in Brooklyn in 1912 practically penniless and with no English, “and went on to start a food empire that remains a household name a century later”, will be at Brooklyn Historical Society to screen and […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow (Friday) evening, June 24, at 8:00 pianist Nadia Shpachenko (photo) will play works by contemporary composers Lewis Spratlan, Harold Meltzer, James Matheson, Hannah Lash, Amy Beth Kirsten, and Jack Van Zandt in a “Here and Now” concert. On Saturday evening, June 25 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, June 26 at 4:00 violinist Johnny Gandelsman […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a wealth of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting tomorrow (Thursday) evening and extending through the weekend. On Thursday evening, June 23, starting at 8:00, park partner BAMcinemaFest presents a screening of Sara Jordenö’s film Kiki on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1. Admission is free; there will be “curated food” for sale. […]

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Make Music New York to Present Free Outdoor Performances in and around Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday, June 21 Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor (the events will be cancelled in case of rain) musical performances all around New York City. In our neighborhood, the music will start in Cadman Plaza Park with a concert by Dominion (“experimental”) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Brightfully […]

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Poplar Street Gardening Party Saturday

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, this coming Saturday, June 25 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The party will feature “hands-on gardening fun”, a “beekeeping show & tell”, light refreshments, music, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, June 17, at 8:00 Bargemisic presents the Sirius Quartet (photo) performing a concert of contemporary works, including one by quartet member and composer Gregor Huebner, and an arrangement of his of a piece by the 17th century Englisn composer Henry Purcell. They will also play works by Jeremy Harman, Fung Chern Hwei, […]

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Unauthorized Movie Shoot on Columbia Heights

As she is wont to do of a Tuesday afternoon, your correspondent was cruising the neighborhood yesterday, looking for a Tuesday spot to park., when she came across an unusual sight on Columbia Heights between Clark and Pineapple. (I will now cease talking about myself in the third person.) There were several vintage cars parked […]

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English Country Dance On The Brooklyn Heights Promenade This Evening

The faint sound of concertina music coming from the direction of the Promenade drew your correspondent to put on his windbreaker and head out. A dance troupe was doing English country dance there. They were excellent.

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, June 10, at 8:00 Bargemusic will celebrate the 78th birthday of New York resident composer Charles Wuorinen (photo, with his cat Lepton, by Nina Roberts). The Aeolus Quartet, joined by pianist Ursula Oppens, will perform his works. On Saturday evening, June 11, at 8:00 the Horszowski Trio will play works by Schumann, […]

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Fourth Of July Fireworks On East River Again

Macy’s tells us that this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be launched from the East River again. Prime viewing locations will be the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the high floors or roof decks of any buildings with river views.

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