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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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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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