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Wilde Times at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beginning this coming Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:00 and continuing each evening at the same time through Sunday, June 23 on the Bridge View Lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Classical Theatre will present free performances of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) The Importance of Being Earnest. Considered one of the great […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 14 when pianist Golda Vainberg-Tatz (photo) plays works of Berg, Debussy, and J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening, June 15 at 6:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works of J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler, and Aram Khachaturian. On Sunday afternoon, June 16 at 2:00, Mr. […]

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Fireworks Thursday, or Friday Evening

Update: Notify NYC now tells us there will be fireworks near Prospect Park on Friday evening. We assume Thursday’s display was postponed because of a chancy weather forecast. We have word from Notify NYC that there will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 13 starting at approximately 9:30. These will be launched from “near Prospect Park”; […]

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Update on Poplar Street Community Garden: It’s 25 Years Old Now!

Last week we posted about a party this coming Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets. What we didn’t know at the time was that this year marks the Garden’s 25th anniversary. The photo above shows it in […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 7 at 7:00 with a performance of the twentieth century French composer Olivier Messiaen’s (photo) Quartet for the End of Time, composed in 1942 while Messiaen was held in a German prisoner of war camp. It will be performed by Stefan Jackiw on violin, Yoonah Kim on clarinet, Zlatomir […]

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“Unplugged” Music Series Starts Friday Evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park; Stargazing Afterwards

Brooklyn Bridge Park presents “Unplugged,” a series of free acoustic concerts featuring folk, country, gospel, and soul musicians. The series begins this Friday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with local favorites Ali Dineen and Feral Foster (photo, by C. Scales), whom your correspondent heard at this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival. They will be […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Hosts Gardening Party Saturday, June 15

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a beekeeping show-and-tell, refreshments, live music, some light get-your-hands-dirty gardening fun, not to […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, May 31 at 7:00 with a performance of works by Boulanger, Helgeson, Rakowski, Andres, and Schumann, by the pianist Donald Berman (photo). On Saturday evening, June 1 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, June 2 at 4:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Wendy Sutter, and pianist Nina Kogan will perform […]

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Theater 2020 Presents “The Cradle Will Rock”; a 1930s Musical That Resonates Today

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will present The Cradle Will Rock (cast photo above), Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 musical play, which he called “a labor opera.” According to Theater 2020, In Cradle we see artists selling out to the wealthy, healthcare influenced by big money, the press owned by big business, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, May 24 at 7:00 with a performance of works by J.S. Bach, Scott Ordway, and Gaspar Cassado, by the cellist Julian Schwarz (photo). On Saturday evening, May 25 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, May 26 at 4:00, members of the Semplice Players, along with guest violinist Mark Peskanov, […]

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