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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store will be having a winter clothing sale starting this Sunday, January 25. From the Church: Join us at the Underground Thrift on Sunday, January 25 for a special “bin sale” on kids’ winter clothes. Items are $1, $2 and $5 in the Plymouth Gym. And, upstairs in the Thrift Store, [...]

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Lena Dunham Tweets Support for Save the View Now, What Happens Next Probably Won’t Surprise You

Save the View Now, the grassroots Brooklyn Heights citizens group seeking to curb the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse received support Monday from a high profile resident. Girls star/creator Lena Dunham tweeted out a link to Glynnis MacNicols’ NYDN editorial about the project. Reaction from the Twitterverse was…. well… interesting: The Pierhouse topped out [...]

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Steve Buscemi to Help Launch New Film Series at BHS

Actor, former firefighter and firehouse preservation champion Steve Buscemi will introduce a screening of Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, …a groundbreaking 1968 film by the legendary African-American filmmaker William Greaves that blends fiction and documentary and remains one of the most insightful deconstructions of filmmaking to date. The screening will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on [...]

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Ten Ways to Love Brooklyn Bridge Park in Winter

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has given us ten reasons to love the Park in the wintertime. Another reason is embedded in their first one: it’s a lot less crowded. See the ten reasons here, illustrated with stunning photos by Etienne Frossard and Julienne Schaer.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Announces Free Saturday Family Programs

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present a new series of free family programs each Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first of these will be tomorrow (January 17), and will be a “Handmade History” event in which “families will pick their favorite portrait in the We the People exhibit and return to the art studio [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. On Friday evening, January 16, at 7:00, the Weilerstein Duo (photo) will perform works by Elgar, Ravel, Dvorak, and Enescu. On Saturday evening, January 17 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 4:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras, and pianist Olga Vinokur will perform [...]

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Grace Chorale Presents “Luminous Night” at St. Ann’s Church Friday the 23rd

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, along with a string quartet, will present a winter concert, “Luminous Night,” on Friday evening, January 23, at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. The program includes Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang along with works by contemporary composers, one of which is a world premiere [...]

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John Bourne, Founding Member of Heights Players, 1924-2015

John Bourne, a founding member of Heights Players, died on Friday, January 9. Last November his 90th birthday was celebrated at a Players’ performance of The Boys from Syracuse. From the Heights Players: John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players, Brooklyn’s oldest self-sustaining community theater organization. In 1956, a small [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the classic 1960s movie and novel The Graduate. Performances are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, January 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the [...]

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Had Enough Christmas? Theater 2020 Says “No”; Offers Jane Austen as Temptation

This is a tough sell. With the Christmas season, and New Year’s, just behind, even the most Tiny Timmish of us might be ready to say, “Bah, humbug!” Nevertheless Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will boldly go against conventional wisdom and present a reading of Innocent Diversions, a Christmas Entertainment with Jane [...]

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Is Brooklyn Heights What Manhattan Used To Be? Ethan Hawke Thinks So

Actor/Brooklyn Heights resident Ethan Hawke says that Brooklyn is what Manhattan used to be in a Manhattan Magazine profile.

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Bargemusic’s Festive New Year’s Eve and Weekend

Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 31) at 7:30 p.m. Bargemusic will present a New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring J.S. Bach sonatas performed by Mark Peskanov on violin and Steven Beck on piano. Then on New Year’s Day evening, Thursday, January 1, at 8:00, and on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, there [...]

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Winter Window Boxes of Brooklyn Heights

Floral displays need not be limited to the warmer months, nor to holly and poinsettias in winter, as these photos taken around Brooklyn Heights attest. This window box, which can be seen at 111 Columbia Heights, is the creation of Flo of Flo’s Gardens, as are those pictured below. This is at 30 Sydney Place. [...]

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