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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Monday evening, July 24 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Rebecca Messner’s film Olmstead and America’s Urban Parks. Frederick Law Olmstead, along with Calvert Vaux, designed Central Park and Prospect Park. Olmstead considered the latter his finest design. Ms. Messner will be present to discuss her film after the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend: Tango On Saturday!

This Friday evening, July 21 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Soyeon Kate Lee playing works by Schumann. On Saturday evening, July 22 at 8:00 tango master Pablo Ziegler (photo) and accompanying musicians, including guest violinist Mark Peskanov, will play Ziegler’s works, along with those of the tango great Astor Piazzolla. On Sunday afternoon, July 23 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, July 14 at 8:00 pianist Steven Beck (photo) will play six suites by J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening, July 15 at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform the second of their “Tale of Two Titans” series of concerts presenting the complete Beethoven and Handel sonatas for violin and […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, July 7 at 8:00, Bargemusic presents pianist David Kaplan (photo, from website) playing works by Beethoven, Ligeti, and Brahms. On Saturday evening, July 8 at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform the first in a series of concerts presenting the complete Beethoven and Handel sonatas for violin and […]

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“Movies With A View” Starts Thursday At Pier 1 With Office Space

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual outdoor film festival, “Movies With A View,” begins this Thursday, July 6, on the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1, with Office Space (1999), directed by Mike Judge and starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, and David Herman. This year, the Park has partnered with DeKalb Market Hall to bring food, beer, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 30) at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Bobby Mitchell (photo © Jiyang Chen) playing works by Schumann, Rzewski, and Cornelius Cardew. Saturday evening, July 1 at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Evan Drachman, and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, and Dvorak. On Sunday afternoon, July 2 at 4:00, […]

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Will Fourth of July Fireworks be Visible from Brooklyn Heights?

Update: Here’s reaction from local business owners. The Eagle reports that this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be launched from barges on the East River beteween 24th and 41st streets in Manhattan. Unlike the past two years, there will be no fireworks launched from barges anchored below Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. The Eagle […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, June 23 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present pianist Irena Portenko (photo, by Irina Mednik) playing a “Here and Now” selection of works by contemporary or recent composers, including Israel Kremen, Michael Zeiger, Volodymyr Runchak, Toshimitsu Tanaka, Heinrich J. Hartl, Arik Shapira, Waleed Howrani, and tango king Astor Piazzolla. On Saturday evening, June […]

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Brooklyn’s Waterfront as Artistic Inspiration Subject of Wednesday Discussion at BHS

This Wednesday evening, June 21 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present novelist Jennifer Egan (photo, at Brooklyn Book Festival, 2010), author of The Keep and A Visit From the Goon Squad and the soon to be published Manhattan Beach, leading a discussion “about Brooklyn’s waterfronts, industrial and liminal, as an inspiration to artists.” […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, June 16 at 8:00 Bargemusic will start the weekend with a concert of music by the American composer Lewis Spratlan (photo), played by Elizabeth Chang on violin, Nardo Poy on viola, Julia Lichten on cello, Romie de Guise-Langlois on clarinet, and Alissa Leiser on piano. On Saturday evening, June 17 at 8:00, […]

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