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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, February 20 starting at 7:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a performance by the Brooklyn Art Song Society of works by the French composer Francis Poulenc (photo) (1899-1963), whose compositions are known for “bright colors, strong, clear rhythms, and gorgeous and novel diatonic harmonies” and who was part of Les Six, […]

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RIP Philip Levine, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Former Poet Laureate

Philip Levine, the Detroit native and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. who considered Brooklyn Heights his real home, and who once wrote a poem about an incident on the Promenade, died this past Saturday at his other home in California. His Heights neighbor, Michael Bourne, remembers him fondly:

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Fans of My Little Pony Converge for PonyCon 2015 in Brooklyn Heights

So what’s going on at PonyCon 2015 at St. Francis College this weekend? Welp, fans of the TV show My Little Pony are getting their freak on …. errr sumthin’. The Tale of the Tweets after the jump.

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Matthew Urbanski Explains Inspirations for Brooklyn Bridge Park Design

This past Sunday I joined a group of hardy folks for a tour, “Inspirations for the Design of Brooklyn Bridge Park,” led by Matthew Urbanski (photo), a principal of the firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., who were the primary designers of Brooklyn Bridge Park. These are my takeaways from the tour: 1. Taking inspiration […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot coming up at the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend and the week following. On Sunday afternoon, February 15, there are two events. The first, starting at 12:30, is an English sword dance festival featuring Half Moon Sword, who have danced on the Promenade annually during June. Admission is free. Then at 3:00 […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020 Presents “Singapore Mikado” Starting Next Weeekend

Theater 2020, the Heights’ own professional stage company, will present The Singapore Mikado, an adaptation by Charles Berigan and Heights resident (and Theater 2020 Artistic Director) David Fuller “with a twist” of Gilbert’s and Sullivan’s perhaps most beloved operetta, The Mikado. It’s December, 1941, just days after Pearl Harbor, and the parish entertainment at a […]

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The Bronies Are Coming to Brooklyn Heights for a My Little Pony Convention

Bronies, adult male followers of the children’s show “My Little Pony” are set to converge with other fans of the show at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights for three days starting Saturday (2/14). PonyCon 2015 will feature the premiere of the trailer for the show’s fifth season as well as many guests including Andrea […]

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