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“Hybrid” Brooklyn Book Festival Underway

The main events of this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival take place this coming weekend. This year’s Festival is “Hybrid,” with many events in person and many on-line. Children’s Day is Saturday, October 2; schedule and locations here. The main event, and Literary Marketplace (see photo) will be on Sunday, October 3; schedule and locations here. There are “Bookends” events taking […]

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Three Public Art Installations at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has three public art installations, two already in place and lasting into September, and one about to open and in place until April of next year. All are in the former Empire Fulton Ferry State Park section, a short walk down the hill. We, Women (photo) is “the largest social impact photography […]

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Coming Virtual Events from the Center for Brooklyn History

The Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society (located at the corner of Pierrepont and Clinton streets) is presenting a number of free virtual discussions among panels of distinguished educators, writers, and activists on a variety of topics, including feminism and race, how signage affects our perceptions of communities and businesses, and how […]

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Theater 2020 Presents “Masque of the Red Death” On Line for Halloween

Looking for some virtual excitement this Halloween? Starting at 8:00 p.m. Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present a virtual reading, featuring the Karloffian voice of David Fuller, of a classic uniquely suited to our present world, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death.” If you dare, email theater2020@gmail.com and […]

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“Orange is the New Black” Author Piper Kerman Featured at Last “Books Under the Bridge” Virtual Event Monday

This Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with Freebird Books, will present the last of this season’s “Books under the Bridge” virtual events. It will feature Piper Kerman, the author of the book that inspired Orange is the New Black, along with Vikki Law. They will discuss how prisons make […]

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Bluegrass and Books on Line from Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Sunday, September 13 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, in conjunction with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will present on line the “Women’s Stage” portion of its 2020 “Long Distance” festival, featuring a diverse group of women musicians with styles “spanning traditional and modern Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz.” […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Goes Virtual This Year

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be back for its fifteenth year from September 28 to October 5, but not in its usual location in front of Borough Hall (photo). This year, thanks to COVID-19, it will be held on line. As Kevin Duggan reports in The Brooklyn Paper, one of the Festival’s co-producers sees a […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival This Weekend

The sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will have its Children’s Day events this Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the MetroTech Commons. Events will include a “Where’s Waldo?” search, an interactive bookmaking session with JooHee Yoon, music with Dan and Claudia Zanes, and many more events that are fun for kids […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins tomorrow evening, Friday, April 26 at 7:00, when pianist Gleb Ivanov presents the third in his series of performances of the complete piano sonatas of Prokofiev. On Saturday evening, April 27 at 6:00 pianist David Kaplan (photo) will play works by Mozart and Schumann, and the world premiere of “Five Easy Pieces” […]

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