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Ready for Some Kora Music? St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

The kora is a “long-necked harp lute of the Malinke people of western Africa.” Althea SullyCole (photo) will play it this Thursday evening, July 29, starting at 6:00. She will be joined by Ras Moshe on saxophone and flute, and by Alec Saelens on guitar. There’s more information here. The concert is part of St. […]

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Three Public Art Installations at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has three public art installations, two already in place and lasting into September, and one about to open and in place until April of next year. All are in the former Empire Fulton Ferry State Park section, a short walk down the hill. We, Women (photo) is “the largest social impact photography […]

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Violinist Molly Fletcher at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

Molly Fletcher, a violinist with a parallel career as a fashion model, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague this Thursday evening, July 22, for a forty five minute concert starting at 6:00. Ms. Fletcher has toured with a range of artists from Clean Bandit to Fetty […]

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Movies With A View + Smorgasburg! Every Thursday in August at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Movies With A View is officially back! Thursdays, August 5–August 26, 6:00 PM, Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for a 4-week limited run on Thursday evenings this August 2021! This season will return for its 21st season with the theme “Grit,” featuring heartwarming, irreverent, hilarious, and uplifting underdog stories that celebrate human perseverance […]

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St. Ann’s Church Presents “Cosmic American Music” Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, July 8, starting at 6:00, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, will present a concert by The Coolest Ranch (photo), a Brooklyn based trio who bill their sound as “Cosmic American Music.” This caught my eye because “Cosmic American Music” is the term coined by Gram Parsons […]

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Music Party on Montague Monday, June 21

This coming Monday, June 21, the Montague BID, with co-sponsor the Brooklyn Heights Association, in conjunction with MakeMusicNewYork, will present “Make Music on Montague” The sounds begin at noon with performances in front of various Montague Street businesses. At 4:30 PM a series of performances begins when a “worldbeat meets funk” percussion ensemble begins its […]

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Fireworks Tonight to Celebrate 70% Vaccination Rate – Tuesday 6/15 at 9:15 p.m.

To celebrate the milestone of 70% of New York adults receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Governor’s office announced a fireworks display in 10 locations throughout the state tonight, including the New York Harbor. According to the New York Post, the fireworks will be visible from the Promenade starting at 9:15 […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Back, but Not Easily Visible from Brooklyn Heights

After a year’s hiatus for the pandemic, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be back this year, and they will be on the East River. According to Ranaan Geberer in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle There was no indication on the Macy’s site as to exactly where in the East River the barges will be situated. […]

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and Apollo Chorus of Chicago Present Premiere On-Line Performance of “Epitaph for Eugene Williams” Sunday Evening

In 1909 Chicago’s lakefront beaches were strictly segregated. On a hot July day a young Black man, Eugene Williams, was swimming and accidentally drifted into water off a “Whites Only” beach. A White man on the shore threw stones at him, and he drowned. Several Black bystanders who witnessed this asked a policeman to arrest […]

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Brass Bands Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

This coming Sunday, June 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present a Brass Bands Festival, featuring the L Train Brass Band, the Hot Hand Band, the Brass Queens (photo), LowBeatBrass, and Slavic Soul Party. There’s more information here, including times and locations of performances.

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