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Atlantic Antic This Coming Sunday, September 29

The 45th annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue this coming Sunday, September 29, from noon until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun sites for kids. […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30

The ninth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Clinton and Montague streets) from Friday evening, April 28 through Sunday evening, April 30. Your correspondent has attended the last two festivals–see here and here and enjoyed them enormously. This year’s promises to be even better, given the superb […]

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Benefit Folk Concert and Square Dance Saturday Evening to Benefit St. Ann’s Church Restoration

This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 29) Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its seventh annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include a parade, games, crafts, face painting courtesy of CATS on Broadway (and meet cast members), and a chance to learn Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” […]

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Cranberry Street Fair Saturday

The 45th annual Cranberry Street Fair will take place on Cranberry between Hicks and Willow streets this Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. As the Eagle reports, there will be live jazz, belly dancing, a bakeoff, fortune tellers, and many things, from books to tchatchkes, for sale. Free coffee and tea, to […]

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Movies With A View Begins Tomorrow; Other Events Coming Up At Brooklyn Bridge Park

This summer’s run of free Movies With A View begins tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) evening on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, with the Gene Kelly/Donald O’Connor/Debbie Reynolds classic Singin’ in the Rain (the weather forecast gives a ten percent chance of rain tomorrow). The show begins at 6:00 with sounds by DJ Emch Subatomic, […]

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English Country Dance On The Brooklyn Heights Promenade This Evening

The faint sound of concertina music coming from the direction of the Promenade drew your correspondent to put on his windbreaker and head out. A dance troupe was doing English country dance there. They were excellent.

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn To Present Ellington’s Sacred Music At St. Ann April 29 and May 1

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present two performances of selections from Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague streets; one on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and one on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. The Chorale will be accompanied by many acclaimed singers, […]

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Sword Dance Festival at Library Saturday

(Video after the jump.) This Saturday, February 13th, starting at 1:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, will host an English Sword Dance Festival. The event is free. According to the poster (thanks to my wife for the photo): Sword dancing is a winter celebration that has […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, November 16, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Malcolm X in Brooklyn,” a discussion led by BHS’s oral historian Zaheer Ali, about Malcolm’s activities in the Borough and his continuing legacy here. The event is free, but you must register here. BHS now advises that response has been so […]

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