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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a kite festival on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free; you may bring your own kite, or they will be available for purchase. The forecast calls for rain in the afternoon, so best to arrive [...]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Work Day

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo), located at the northwest corner of Hicks and Poplar streets, needs helpers this Saturday, September 13, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden’s herbaceous perennials make a show that changes delightfully through the seasons. Many are also food and habitat for bees, butterflies, or birds – and/or food and [...]

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Apple Tree Pruning Time at Poplar Street Community Garden

This Saturday, July 26, from 11:00 a.m. until some time in the afternoon when the trees all get pruned, it’s apple tree pruning time at the Poplar Street Community Garden, at Hicks and Poplar streets. Come by and lend a hand; if you haven’t done it before, there will be experienced pruners there to show [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, [...]

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Poplar Street Garden Party Saturday

This coming Saturday, June 21 is the date of the summer solstice, and to celebrate, the gardeners of Poplar Street Community Garden, northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, have invited all to their Fourth Annual Summer Solstice Garden Party. From the gardeners: Please join us this coming Saturday for our annual celebration of the [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House weekend presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship, including the newly restored interior of Grace Church (photo). The local participating institutions, [...]

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Promenade Gardeners’ Bake Sale Tomorrow

The Promenade Gardeners will have a bake sale tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) from 9:30 a.m. to noon, on the Promenade near the Montague Street entrance. Your correspondent can vouch for the quality of the goods on sale at previous bake sales. Proceeds go to buying seeds, bulbs, and other gardening goodies needed to… …keep the [...]

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Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Now that spring is here in almost full force and temperatures are climbing, on my customary morning walks over the past few days, I’ve seen blossoms in profusion in many locations, starting with these in the garden outside my building on Montague Street. There are more photos and there is more text after the jump. [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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Never Mind the Chill: Spring is Here!

Crocuses (or, if you wish, crocae, or are they croci?) are coming into bloom by the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade (click to enlarge).

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Let it Snow, Redux

Saturday a week ago we had some snow; the following day, before it melted, your correspondent got this photo of some hardy ornamental kale, to which an ornament was attached, outside Dellarocca’s on Hicks Street near Montague. Today’s (Tuesday, December 24) forecast is for snow showers, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until 7:00 p.m. [...]

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Autumn in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

Autumn is officially with us for almost another month, but it feels like, to quote a Joni Mitchell song, “winter’s closing in.” I’ve collected here some photos I’ve taken on walks over the past month, mostly in Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the Promenade, showing foliage nearing or at its peak fall dress. Above is [...]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Needs Helpers Sunday

“Something there is”, the poet Robert Frost wrote, “that doesn’t love a wall.” Still, the herbs in the Poplar Street Community Garden need a retaining wall to recline against. So, this Sunday, October 27, starting at 1:00 p.m., head gardener Cindy Goulder will supervise the construction of said wall. It will be made of handy-sized [...]

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