Brooklyn Heights Blog » Arts and Entertainment http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:32:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Electronica Concert at St. Ann’s Church Saturday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87671 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87671#comments Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:14:05 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87671

Ambient Church, “a nomadic experiential event series dedicated to working with artists to bring new ecologies to architecturally unique spaces through transcendent audio and visual performance”, will, in conjunction with the indie record label Kranky, present a concert at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, this Saturday evening, December 15, starting at 7:45. The program will feature the Brooklyn based group Forma (image), along with others. There’s more information and buy tickets here.

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Senator Gillibrand at St. Ann’s Church Saturday to Promote New Bookhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87658 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87658#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:11 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87658

New York’s junior U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, prominently mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for President in 2020, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, at 1:00 PM this Saturday, December 15. She will read from and discuss her new book for children, Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote, illustrated by Maira Kalman. There’s more information and you may buy tickets here. The event is sponsored by Books are Magic.

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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Free Performance Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87652 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87652#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:56:47 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87652

This Saturday afternoon, December 15 at 2:00 (seating begins at 1:30), at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street (accessible entrance from Henry Street between Montague and Remsen), Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will Present “A Radio Christmas Carol”, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ (photo) “A Christmas Carol”, by David Fuller and performed as a one hour Radio Play, complete with Foley Artist sound effects. The performance will last one hour. Admission is free. “This event includes some light holiday treats and is a lovely holiday event for the whole family, ages 6 years and up.”

Dickens photo, public domain.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87647 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87647#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:02:25 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87647

Pianist-composer Michael Brown (photo, by Neda Navaee) will open Bargemusic’s weekend Friday evening, December 14 at 7:00 playing works by Couperin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Chopin, and Liszt, along with the New York premiere of his own work, “Mini Barcarolle.”

On Saturday evening, December 15 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, December 16 at 4:00, pianist Steven Beck will play J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.”

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Promenade Tree Lighting, Caroling and Shopping Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87638 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87638#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:08:45 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87638

As you may have noticed, the Promenade Christmas Tree, located at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, is already lit (see photo, by your correspondent). Still, the official lighting will take place on this Wednesday evening, December 12 at 5:30. Carolers from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will be there to add a festive note. After the tree lighting, the carolers will make their way to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, where you can do holiday shopping until 8:00, and enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87618 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87618#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 03:56:29 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87618

Pianist Ursula Oppens (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, December 7 at 7:00 with two pieces by Schubert and two by modern composers, one by Elliott Carter and one by Joan Tower.

On Saturday evening, December 8 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, December 9 at 4:00, violinist and Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, along with members of the Semplice Players, will perform works by J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn. Also on Sunday afternoon, at 2:00, pianist Olga Vinokur will perform a concert of transcriptions for solo piano by some composers of works by other composers, concluding with George Gershwin’s transcription of his own Rhapsody in Blue.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87574 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87574#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2018 03:40:59 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87574

Brahms (photo) is on the calendar to open Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, November 30 at 7:00, with a concert of his works to be performed by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin, Evan Drachman on cello, and Doris Stevenson on piano.

On Saturday evening, December 1 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, December 2 at 4:00 members of the Semplice Players will perform Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 51, “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” Also on Sunday afternoon, starting at 2:00, pianist Jerome Lowenthal will play works by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, and Liszt’s piano arrangement of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

Brahms photo: C. Brasch, Berlin (biography) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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S.O.B. Performs Mahler’s 4th at St. Ann’s Church Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87555 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87555#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2018 04:30:15 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87555

This Saturday evening, December 1 at 8:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, which delights in its acronym, will present Gustav Mahler’s great Fourth Symphony, with its vocal part performed by soprano Lauren Michelle (photo), winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. You may purchase tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87540 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87540#comments Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:50:17 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87540

Bargemusic’s weekend begins this evening — Friday, November 23 at 7:00 — with pianist Olga Vinokur playing works by Scarlatti, Scriabin, Debussy, and Chopin. On Saturday evening November 24 at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon November 25 at 4:00, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein (photo), along with members of the Semplice Players, will perform works by Haydn and Brahms.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Annual PS8/MS8 Holiday Market December 1st — Vendors Wanted!http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87496 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87496#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:14:53 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87496

Are you a business or an artisan/freelancer/hobbyist/pedlar looking for a venue to sell your crafts and wares to actual humans in the neighborhood that doesn’t involve a certain monopolistic corporate entity bent on owning us all? You’re in luck! The Annual PS8/MS8 Holiday Market is this December 1st, and they are still looking for vendors (sign up here):

Calling all creatives! Are you someone with a craft/artisanal product you’d like to sell? Starting a business and want to showcase your product to the neighborhood? PS8/MS8 is looking for vendors for their annual Holiday Market. The event will held on Saturday, December 1st from 12pm – 4pm – registration for vendors is open now and can be accessed via this link.
This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. There will be crafts and fun for the kids, great shopping for the adults, and lots of delicious food! Hope to see you there!

 

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87477 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87477#comments Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:29:56 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87477

Pianist Jeewon Park (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, Novemeber 16 at 7:00 with works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. On Saturday evening, November 17 at 6:00, Marika Bournaki continues her series of concerts — this is part 4 — presenting all of the piano sonatas of Beethoven.

On Sunday afternoon, November 18 at 2:00, cellist Edward Arron, and Ms. Park on piano, will perform the first of two concerts presenting all five of Beethoven’s sonatas for cello and piano. The first concert will feature sonatas 2 and 3. The second concert, at 4:00 the same afternoon, will present sonatas 1, 4, and 5.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic this Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87448 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87448#comments Thu, 08 Nov 2018 03:54:12 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87448

Bargemusic begins the weekend with a concert on Friday evening, November 9 at 7:00, marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy (shown in the photo, taken in 1904, with his soon to be stepdaughter, Hélène “Dolly” Bardac, and a very impressive Borzoi; see here). The concert will feature works by Debussy, along with others by his contemporary Ravel and by Stravinsky, on whom he was an influence, performed by Rolf Schulte on violin and Aaron Likness on piano.

On Saturday evening, November 10 at 6:00, and again that evening at 8:00 (same program), violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, along with members of the Semplice Players, will play works by Mozart, Bartok, Haydn, and Beethoven.

On Sunday afternoon, November 11 at 4:00, pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform a concert, “The American Dream,” including American themed works by Debussy, Busoni, and Stravinsky, as well as by the American composers Gershwin and Barber.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Grace Chorale Presents “Musica Mystica” at St. Ann’s Church Next Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87424 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87424#comments Sat, 03 Nov 2018 22:44:07 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87424

On Friday evening, November 9 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, November 11 at 3:00, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, under the direction of Jason Asbury, along with the St. Ann’s School High School Chorus and Consort, baritone Peter Kendall Clark, and soprano Morissa Pepose, will present “Musica Mystica,” a concert including “O frondens virga” by the twelfth century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen, the “Requiem” by the French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), and “Five Mystical Songs” by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). The concerts will be held at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton). There’s more information and you may buy tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87404 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87404#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2018 03:16:54 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87404

It’s an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, November 2 at 7:00 pianist Sara Davis Buechner will return to Bargemusic to play a second concert of works by the Jazz Age composers Dana Suesse and George Gershwin, feturing a different set of works than those in her October 12 concert.

For fans of four-handed piano, pianists David Kalhous and Olga Vinokur (photo) will play works by Poulenc, Dvorak, Chopin, Medtner, Rihm, and Brahms on Saturday evening, November 3 at 6:00.

On Sunday afternoon, November 4 at 4:00, pianinst Lucas Krupinski will play works by Chopin, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87328 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87328#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2018 03:29:36 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87328

It’s all Beethoven this weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, October 26 at 7:00, pianist Marika Bournaki will perform the third in her series of concerts presenting all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

On Saturday evening, October 27 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, October 28 at 2:00, violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov and pianist Victoria Kochinkaya-Kogan will perform the third in a series of concerts presenting all of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano. The fourth concert in this series will be performed on Saturday evening at 8:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

Image: Joseph Karl Stieler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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That Time of the Year: Halloween Parade!http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87293 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87293#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:27:39 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87293

If it’s late October, that must mean it’s World Series Oktoberfest Readathon almost Halloween! The annual Pierrepont Park Halloween Parade will be happening next Saturday, October 27th, at around 10:30 am, so come on down with all your ghouls, goblins, and Joe Lhotas. During and after the parade, there will be food and refreshments for sale. Enjoy this little neighborhood tradition before they ram a highway through it!

Volunteers are still needed, so if you would like to help, or show off your mad baking skillz, there’s an online Halloween Parade sign up sheet here.

 

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87284 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87284#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:06:07 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87284

It will be an almost all Beethoven weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, October 19 at 7:00, and again on Saturday evening, October 20 at 6:00, violininst and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov and pianist Steven Beck will perform Part I of their series of concerts presenting all of Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano. Messrs. Peskanov and Beck will present Part II of this series on Saturday evening at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, October 21 at 2:00.

On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Alaria Chamber Ensemble (photo) will play works by Debussy, Martinu, and Beethoven.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Them Foreigners” at First Unitarian Thursday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87268 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87268#comments Sun, 14 Oct 2018 04:50:44 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87268

The Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to Brooklyn Heights, and to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, this Thursday evening, October 18, starting at 8:00. They will present “Them Foreigners,” a program of baroque music exemplifying the fact that

[m]any Baroque composers made musical characterizations of peoples who were exotic to them, such as Native Americans, Turkish, Polish, and French. Tapping into the current national issues about immigration and racism, Repast presents a cultural flashback to relevant issues of encountering “the other” in musical discourse.

The concert will include works by Telemann, Rameau, and Guignon. In addition to Repast’s usual complement of outstanding musicians, this concert will feature Arash Noori on theorbo. You may buy tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87252 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87252#comments Thu, 11 Oct 2018 02:55:59 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87252

On Friday evening, October 12, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Sara Davis Buechner (photo) playing works by Suesse and by George Gershwin, including a solo piano rendering of the famous “Rhapsody in Blue.”

On Saturday evening, October 13, starting at 6:00, violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, and pianinst Maureen Volk will perform works by Handel, Schubert, and Mozart.

On Sunday afternoon, October 14 starting at 2:00, and again, starting at 4:00, the Amernet Quartet will perform works by Beethoven, Guillaume, and Schumann.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Montague Street BID Hosts Sunday Social October 14thhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87215 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87215#comments Sun, 07 Oct 2018 18:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87215

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The Montague Street BID is set to host their annual street fair, Sunday Social next Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm between Court and Hicks Streets with Kids Zone sponsored by Brooklyn Bridge Parents.

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The event features a bouncy house and loads of family/kid friendly activities including a ninja obstacle course, outdoor blocks, soccer, hands on science and crafting activities, face painting, glitter tattoos and more! It’s a great day to shop local too with discounts from merchants including James Weir Florists, Kiehl’s, Cohen’s Fashion Optical and Chocolate Works.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

  • 11:30 am Special reading of Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat by local author, Melanie Hope Greenberg
  • 12:00 pm  Paprika Music Parade
  • 2:00 pm ZCO Dance Project, a wheelchair dance troupe
  • 3:00 pm Bucket drumming with Brooklyn Music School
  • 4:00 pm Acclaimed Brooklyn Diamonds Cheer Squad

 

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87174 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87174#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2018 02:03:23 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87174

Bargemusic’s weekend begins tomorrow (Friday, October 5) evening at 7:00 when flutist Brandon George (photo) and guitarist Jordan Dodson, of the Semplice Players, will perform works by Bach, Debussy, Robert Beaser, Roland Dyens, and Piazolla.

On Saturday evening, October 6 at 6:00, violinist Semmy Stahlhammer will play the first of a series of concerts presenting J.S. Bach’s Bach Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo. The second concert in the series will be on Sunday afternoon, October 7 at 4:00.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Gargoyle Epic Tuesday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87157 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87157#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2018 02:54:27 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87157

If you’re an admirer of gargoyles, the decorative, often grotesque drainage pieces that adorn many gothic, beaux arts, and art deco (see examples on 55 Pierrepont in the photo) buildings, you may wish to attend a presentation at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Tuesday evening, October 2, starting at 6:30 PM. In “New York’s Gargoyles: The Immigrants Who Made Them and the Hunters Who Saved Them” John Freemen Gill, author of the novel The Gargoyle Hunters, will tell of their history and preservation in a discussion moderated by writer and documentary filmmaker Laurie Gwen Shapiro. There are more details here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87125 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87125#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:23:56 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87125

Bargemusic’s weekend starts early, on Thursday evening, September 27 at 7:00 when pianist Gloria Cheng (photo) plays a series of short pieces, “Garlands for Steven Stucky” written by many contemporary composers in memory of one who died in 2016, at the height of his career, and concluding with one piece by Stucky himself. Details and buy tickets here.

On Friday evening, September 28 at 8:00, violist Andrew Gonzalez and pianist Carlos Avila will play works by Bach and Rachmaninoff.

On Saturday evening, September 29 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, September 30 at 4:00 a quartet led by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin, will perform works by Schubert, Schumann, and Mozart.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Americana Music Festival At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87102 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87102#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:23:15 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87102

The 4th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival will take place this Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM both days, on Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will feature “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” Admission is free, and there’s more information here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87096 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87096#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:09:55 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87096

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, September 21 at 8:00 when violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Anna Polonsky play works by Strvinsky, Prokofiev, Rubinstein, Razaz, Andrela Pinto Correla, and Schnittke.

On Saturday evening, September 22 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, September 23 at 4:00, violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Misha Dichter will perform works by Handel, Halvorsen, and Schubert.

On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pianist Marika Bournaki will perform the third in a series of concerts that, when completed, will have presented all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Atlantic Antic This Sundayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87077 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87077#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:34:40 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87077

The 44th annual Atlantic Antic will be this Sunday, September 23 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants along Atlantic. More information here.

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Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball?http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87060 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87060#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2018 02:54:57 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87060

I wish I could have gotten a better photo of what I consider to be a magnificent building, but the lighting and shadows were against me, as was a bit of sidewalk shed protecting pedestrians from falling debris generated by renovation work on the building at the corner of Court and Remsen. “Magnificent?” I know some readers are thinking. “That old pile?” Old it is, completed in 1887. It was designed by Parfitt & Parfitt, two English brothers who also gave us the Montague and the Grosvenor, on Montague Street. I’ll also confess that I have a love for Victorian Romanesque architecture, of which I think this is a fine example. In 2012, its history was related as a Brownstoner Building of the Day.

As for its recent history, when I arrived in the Heights in 1983 it was the National Headquarters of the NAACP. After the NAACP departed for Baltimore, the building was taken over by the Little Flower Children’s Services. Then it became vacant, and has remained so for some years. I kept hoping St. Francis College, its next door neighbor to the west, would find some use for it. Now, according to this New York YIMBY post, it’s been acquired by Upventures LLC, who have filed plans for a fourteen story hotel on the site. The plans do not contemplate keeping the existing building and adding to it, but demolition plans have not yet been filed.

186 Remsen, which is between Court and Clinton streets, is outside the Heights Historic District, but it is inside the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which means that any plan to demolish 186 Remsen would need approval of the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacationhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87049 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87049#comments Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:31:36 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87049

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from Brooklyn and beyond.”
IMG_8997The exchange’s fall offerings include children’s clothes, toys, and books as well as items for adults, including t-shirts, housewares, condiments, and books.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87039 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87039#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2018 02:12:05 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87039

On Friday evening, September 14 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present Tokyo to New York, a concert of contemporary music by Tokyo-based and New York-based composers, performed by Thomas Piercy (photo) on clarinet and guanzi, Cheng Jin Koh on yangqin, and Chen Yihan on piano.

On Saturday evening, September 15 at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, September 16 at 4:00, a distinguished group of musicians led by Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet and Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin will perform works by Beethoven and Weber.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Photoville Opens in Brooklyn Bridge Parkhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87024 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87024#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:11:46 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87024

Straight from the Photoville website:

“For its seventh edition, Photoville will present work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitionsoutdoor installations, providing an accessible venue for the public to experience both challenging and entertaining visual stories from a diverse group of artists, curators and organizations.

In addition to exhibitions in and around the freight containers, Photoville offers panel discussions, artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops, extraordinary nighttime programming, and our Education Day that brings together hundreds of public school students for a unique photo-based field trip.

Photoville remains open to the public— dogs included—free of charge, making it unlike any other photo festival in the world.”

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza section of the park, the exhibition will run from September 13 through the 23rd.

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