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Winter Window Boxes of Brooklyn Heights

Floral displays need not be limited to the warmer months, nor to holly and poinsettias in winter, as these photos taken around Brooklyn Heights attest. This window box, which can be seen at 111 Columbia Heights, is the creation of Flo of Flo’s Gardens, as are those pictured below. This is at 30 Sydney Place. […]

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Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The Promenade Garden Conservancy will hold its ever-popular bake sale (photo, by Mrs. Fink, shows goods on sale at the May 2013 event) tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) on the Promenade near the Montague Street entrance from 9:30 a.m. to noon, or “until the last crumb is sold.” The Conservancy is a public-private partnership between the […]

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Gardenista Inspired by Brooklyn Heights for Halloween

Gardenista, a site dedicated to gardening (!), has posted a piece about Brooklyn Heights and it has inspired “15 Ideas to Steal from Brooklyn for Halloween”.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players open their 59th season with Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or, Holmes for the Holidays, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, October 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, October 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More […]

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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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