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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, January 12 at 8:00, a trio consisting of Michelle Kim (photo, by Chris Lee), assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, on violin; Wendy Sutter on cello, and William Wolfram on piano, will play works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening, January 13 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, January […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 5th and 6th at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon , January 7 at 4:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now Winter Festival” of works by contemporary composers Elizabeth Brown (photo, by Peter Schaff), Scott Wheeler, David Taylor, Vera Ivanova, Nora Essman Morrow, and Russell Platt, performed by a stellar […]

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Harvard’s Krokodiloes Sing at Casino Friday to Benefit BHA

Harvard’s renowned men’s a capella singing group, the Krokodiloes, will be at the Brooklyn Heights Casino this Friday evening, January 5, to perform on behalf of the Brooklyn Heights Association. The evening starts at 6:30 PM with the Kroks warming up – and you as well – amid the sonorous acoustics of the Heights Casino […]

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New Year’s Fireworks

The New Year’s Fireworks will go off at the stroke of midnight, just as the ball is dropping at Times Square. They will be launched from near Liberty Island, and so will be easily visible from the Promenade, or from Heights rooftops. Unfortunately, the forecast temperature at that time is fourteen degrees Fahrenheit. Dress for […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, Bargemusic will present two concerts, one at 5:00 PM and one at 7:00 PM, both featuring works by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi — go for Baroque! The music will be performed on violin by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov, along with many celebrated musicians. There will be no […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, Bargemusic will present two concerts. The first, starting at 5:00 PM, features cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki will perform works by J.S.Bach. At 7:00 pianist Jeewon Park will play Bach’s renowned Goldberg Variations. There will be more concerts on Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) featuring works […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, December 15 at 8:00, Bargemusic presents violinist Elicia Silverstein (photo) playing works by Westhoff, Ljova, Biber, Berio, and Bach. On Saturday evening, December 16 at 8:00 pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner, and Prokofiev. On Sunday afternoon, December 17, violinist Gary Levinson and pianist Baya Kakouberi will […]

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Grace Chorale’s Spanish Themed Holiday Concert at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoon

This Sunday afternoon, December 17 at 3:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present Navidad Nuestra, a concert of Christmas themed music by Spanish and Catalan speaking composers from Spain, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and the United States, and ranging in time from the sixteenth century to the […]

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“WATCHTOWER” Gone; Time and Temp Remain

The big red letters that spell out “WATCHTOWER” have been removed from atop the former Jehovah’s Witnesses complex (and before that Squibb pharmaceutical plant), but the time and temperature sign remains and functions. What will the building’s new owners put there? We shall see.

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