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Bargemusic this Weekend

On Friday evening, August 27, at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Asiya Kornepova (photo) playing works by Rachmaninoff. On Saturday evening, August 28 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, August 29 at 4:00, works by Brahms will be performed by violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Maria Bournaki. There are details for each concert and […]

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Glass Artist Tags Brooklyn Heights (and Beyond) With Colorful Pigeons

About two weeks ago, I made the most delightful discovery at the intersection of Henry and Orange Streets: A glass mosaic pigeon affixed to the base of a street lamp. It instantly made me smile and reminisce about how, as a teen, I would frequently spot similar treasures in downtown Manhattan; the jubilant dancing babies […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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This Weekend at Bargemusic

This Friday evening, August 19 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, along with winners of the Leopold Auer International Competition performing works by Vivaldi (image), Bach, Bizet/Waxman, and Brahms. On Saturday evening, August 20 at 8:00, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, minus the prizewinners, will play works by Juantio Becenti, Mozart, […]

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Times Covers 100 Clark St. Restoration

Yesterday’s New York Times piece is a fascinating read on the painstaking architectural endeavor behind the reconstruction of 100 Clark St., and the owner’s commitment to restore, as closely as possible, the building to its original glory. Margaret Streicker Porres, the owner of the realty company that bought the building in 2010 for $1.2M, hired Tom van den […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Monday, August 15) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in partnership with BookCourt will present Eowyn Ivey reading from her latest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World. The event is free; books will be available for purchase and signing. Perhaps this Alaskan writer can bring […]

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Two Montague Buildings Nominated for Landmarking

Two buildings on Montague Street between Clinton and Court, 181-183 Montague and 185 Montague (left and right in the photo), have, the Eagle reports, been nominated for landmark status. Last November we reported that, during a discussion between preservationist Anthony Wood and architectural historian Francis Morrone at the Brooklyn Historical Society, it was mentioned that […]

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Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The New York Classical Theater will perform Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale at the Harbor View Lawn on Pier One, Brooklyn Bridge Park at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12; Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14. Admission is free. More information here. Performances may be cancelled in event of “extreme weather conditions”.

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic begins its weekend series of concerts with one on Friday evening, August 12 at 8:00 that features music from the baroque, romantic, modern, and contemporary canons, including works by Bach, Arvo Pärt, Hindemith, Dvořák, and Mendelssohn, performed by cellist Edward Arron and his wife, pianist Jeewon Park (photo of both by Hak-Soo Kim). On […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 6) from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pebble Beach near the Main Street (DUMBO) entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Aeilushi Mistry will lead a performance of the Hindu lamp ceremony Aarti, in which lamps are set afloat to “bring peace and harmony to our shoreline.” More information here. On Sunday, August […]

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