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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew [...]

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Heights History: A Look Into The Past Of Some Montague Street Restaurants

We recently went on a trip back in time at some of the restaurants in the North Heights. Now it’s time to start doing the same down on Montague Street. What was there before today’s eateries? What do the owners want you to order if you stop by? Let’s find out! Our first stop will [...]

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Literary Tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday Evening

Update: the tour has been cancelled. “My Hand in Yours, Walt” will be “a literary walk through the legacy of the Brooklyn Bridge in works by Whitman, Crane, Bishop, and Moore” this Wednesday evening, September 17, starting at 6:30 at the entrance to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park (near the foot of Old Fulton Street). [...]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) has three events scheduled for the next three nights. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a musical event dramatizing the struggles of city life: New music ensemble Two Sides Sounding sings the stories of everyday heroes fighting the system in [...]

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Watch Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ DUMBO Movie Shoot

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War movienow titled St. James Place – starring Tom Hanks, transformed the Anchorage Place area in DUMBO into the 1960s this weekend. Gothamist posted some great photos yesterday and many residents took to social media today to document the action. The film is scheduled to be released in October 2015. Filming in DUMBO ends Monday.

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Photoville Returns Thursday, September 18

Photoville, “a pop-up, modular venue built from shipping containers re-purposed into galleries exhibiting a wide array of cutting-edge photography,” will return for its third visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park beginning this coming Thursday, September 18. It will be open Thursdays through Sundays from September 18 through 28: Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.; [...]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 21

The ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, readings and activities for children, and books for sale. There’s more information here. During the coming week [...]

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Heights History: That Time Zombies Invaded Brooklyn Heights

Way back in 2012, the New York State Lottery filmed a commercial in and around Brooklyn Heights. It featured zombies…lots of zombies. By mid-afternoon, the storyboard had evolved to a crowd of zombies collected around the shiny new newspaper vendor site in front of City Chemist at 129 Montague (with a car now completely overturned), [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a kite festival on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free; you may bring your own kite, or they will be available for purchase. The forecast calls for rain in the afternoon, so best to arrive [...]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Work Day

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo), located at the northwest corner of Hicks and Poplar streets, needs helpers this Saturday, September 13, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden’s herbaceous perennials make a show that changes delightfully through the seasons. Many are also food and habitat for bees, butterflies, or birds – and/or food and [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, September 6 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park will host a “Mets Jam Music Festival” on the Pier 2 uplands. Head to Pier 2 for an afternoon of activity including a live performance by Oh Honey and appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Met, John Franco, Edgardo Alfonso, Doc Gooden and Ed [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the long weekend? You can watch live U.S. Open tennis action on a big screen while picnicking on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The action starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 30), and will continue each day so long as match play continues or until Monday, September [...]

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It’s a Wrap for the Brooklyn Heights Cinema

As previously reported, The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is packing up and moving to a not yet announced venue in DUMBO after the sale of is current home at 70 Henry Street.

On Thursday night, cinema staff and owner Kenn Lowy left a final message for their patrons: “Thanks for all of the fish”, reminding us that things aren’t always what they seem:

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Heights Players Open 59th Season With The Great Gatsby

On Friday, September 5, the Heights Players will open their 59th season with Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The play begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Heights Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place. There will be subsequent performances on Saturday, September 6, also at 8:00, and a matinee on Sunday, [...]

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn Seeks Singers

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (formerly Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn), shown in the photo performing at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, is holding auditions for new singers at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon) on Wednesday, September 3 starting at 8:00 p.m., and on the two succeeding Wednesdays, [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday and Saturday Under Armour is bringing its Elite 24 Basketball Tournament back to Brooklyn, this year at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tournament features top high school hoops stars from around the country (see roster here). The action starts at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 22) and continues on Saturday at 7:00 [...]

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