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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 18

The eleventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. On Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be […]

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This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

There are three events at Brooklyn Historical Society this week. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 6) evening at 6:30, Renée Dinnerstein, author of Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play will discuss her book with Anna Allanbrook, principal of P.S. 146 Brooklyn New School, followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments will be […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Monday, August 15) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in partnership with BookCourt will present Eowyn Ivey reading from her latest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World. The event is free; books will be available for purchase and signing. Perhaps this Alaskan writer can bring […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Sunday, July 31 at the Pier 6 Lawns there will be a free Pier Kids event, featuring Private Picassos art and craft activities from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and a “Meet the Animals” event presented by Friends of Wildlife from noon until 1:00 p.m. More information here. On Monday evening, August 1 at 7:00, […]

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Movies With A View Begins Tomorrow; Other Events Coming Up At Brooklyn Bridge Park

This summer’s run of free Movies With A View begins tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) evening on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, with the Gene Kelly/Donald O’Connor/Debbie Reynolds classic Singin’ in the Rain (the weather forecast gives a ten percent chance of rain tomorrow). The show begins at 6:00 with sounds by DJ Emch Subatomic, […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, June 27) evening at 6:30 p.m. Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, the immigrant from Poland who arrived in Brooklyn in 1912 practically penniless and with no English, “and went on to start a food empire that remains a household name a century later”, will be at Brooklyn Historical Society to screen and […]

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Children’s Author At Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Saturday, May 7

Tomorrow–Saturday, May 7–from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., local children’s author Tad Hills will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, to read from and sign his New York Times best selling books Duck and Goose, Rocket Learns to Read, and others. More information here.

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National Book Award Winner Andrew Solomon To Speak At Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Wednesday evening, May 4 at 6:30, Andrew Solomon, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Noonday Demon, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where you may join him as he muses on his latest work, a collection of essays about places in dramatic transition, titled Far and Away, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Presents Writer Suzanne Loebl Tuesday Evening

In honor of Women’s History Month, on Tuesday evening, March 15 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 180 Cadman Plaza West (at Tillary Street), will present writer and local resident Suzanne Loebl (photo), who will read from and discuss her two memoirs, At the Mercy of Strangers: Growing Up at […]

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