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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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Brooklyn Heights Author Rachel Cline Reads From New Novel

On Thursday evening your correspondent attended a reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Brooklyn Heights resident and native Rachel Cline, from her forthcoming novel, The Question Authority. Her central character in the story, like Ms. Cline, lives in the Heights and works for the City’s Board of Education, but Ms. Cline carefully said that […]

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Senator Gillibrand at St. Ann’s Church Saturday to Promote New Book

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 […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and other nearby venues, and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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This Tuesday, A Night to Celebr8 Reading

The P.S./M.S. 8 PTA presents a Night to Celebr8 Reading this Tuesday, November 7th from 6:oo – 8:00.  The good folks at Superfine (126 Front Street in DUMBO) are hosting. Tickets are $35 and include additional snacks by Shalini’s Kitchen. Cash bar. Click HERE to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit P.S./M.S. 8 and help sponsor […]

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Brooklyn’s Waterfront as Artistic Inspiration Subject of Wednesday Discussion at BHS

This Wednesday evening, June 21 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present novelist Jennifer Egan (photo, at Brooklyn Book Festival, 2010), author of The Keep and A Visit From the Goon Squad and the soon to be published Manhattan Beach, leading a discussion “about Brooklyn’s waterfronts, industrial and liminal, as an inspiration to artists.” […]

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Author of Novel About Vanishing New York at Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Thursday

This Thursday evening at 6:15 the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will present John Freeman Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters, “one of Booklist’s picks for Best New Adult Fiction of 2017,” to discuss and sign his novel at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s temporary quarters, 109 Remsen Street. The novel is based […]

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