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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s lots of music in and around Brooklyn Heights this coming weekend (Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26). On Friday evening, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianists Timo Andres and David Kaplan playing works by Mr. Andres, Beethoven, and Brahms. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Tuesday evening, April 21, starting at 6:30 BHS will present a panel discussion, offered in partnership with Downtown Rising Working Group, featuring speakers from community advocacy organizations, developers, academic institutions, and others on the topic “The Rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn: Ten Years Later.” The panel will explore the future of Downtown Brooklyn with the […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Those, like me, who are concerned about the effect the ever-rising real estate market has on the ability of artists and other creative people who have yet to achieve great monetary success to survive in Brooklyn should attend a panel discussion Tuesday evening, starting at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The discussion, “‘The Gentrification […]

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Heights Author Elizabeth Gaffney at Brooklyn Heights Library Tuesday Evening

This coming Tuesday evening, March 17, from 6:30 to 8:00, Brooklyn Heights resident author Elizabeth Gaffney will have a book talk about her novel, When the World Was Young, the story of a young woman growing up in the Heights in the middle of the twentieth century. The event will take place in the Brooklyn […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot coming up at the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend and the week following. On Sunday afternoon, February 15, there are two events. The first, starting at 12:30, is an English sword dance festival featuring Half Moon Sword, who have danced on the Promenade annually during June. Admission is free. Then at 3:00 […]

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Had Enough Christmas? Theater 2020 Says “No”; Offers Jane Austen as Temptation

This is a tough sell. With the Christmas season, and New Year’s, just behind, even the most Tiny Timmish of us might be ready to say, “Bah, humbug!” Nevertheless Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will boldly go against conventional wisdom and present a reading of Innocent Diversions, a Christmas Entertainment with Jane […]

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Jonathan Lethem at BHS Thursday Evening

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 23) evening at 6:30, Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude, along with writer Brian Berger “will take a look back at one of the novel’s central characters: the dynamic, racially-charged and rapidly-changing streets of 1970s Brooklyn.” The discussion will be moderated by Andy Newman of The New York Times. Admission […]

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Award Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates at St. Francis Friday Evening

Joyce Carol Oates, winner of a National Book Award and author of We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Accursed, will read from her new collection of short fiction, Lovely, Dark, Deep, this Friday evening, October 10 starting at 7:00, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The stories have been described as ” display[ing]…Oates’s […]

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