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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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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 41st annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue this Sunday, September 27, from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. As always, the event will feature live music and dance performances–the main stage will be near Clinton Street, roughly in front of Key Food, but there […]

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Cranberry Street Fair This Saturday

The 44th annual Cranberry Street Fair will take place on Cranberry between Hicks and Willow streets this Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be music, belly dancing, a bakeoff, and many things, from books to tchatchkes, for sale. Don’t miss a chance to have your fortune told by Eagle ace […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Brooklyn Bridge Park has plenty on tap for adults and kids this weekend. On Saturday, July 25, staring at 7:00 p.m. on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn, Gibney Dance Company will present a performance by Heidi Latsky Dance (photo): On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Heidi Latsky Dance […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule this weekend, starting with a “here and now” concert Friday evening, July 18 starting at 8:00, featuring works by Pierre Boulez, Ronald Stevenson, and Essa-Pekka Salonen–two of whom, Boulez and Salonen, are prehaps better known as conductors than as composers; Stevenson is also known as a performer and writer–played on […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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