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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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Film Director David Cronenberg Reads From Debut Novel at St. Francis Thursday Evening

David Cronenberg, the Canadian film director “known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood”, will read from his first novel, Consumed, Thursday evening at 7:00 at St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen Street. The event, presented by Book Court, includes a release party, reading, audience Q&A, and book signing. The event […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew […]

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Literary Tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday Evening

Update: the tour has been cancelled. “My Hand in Yours, Walt” will be “a literary walk through the legacy of the Brooklyn Bridge in works by Whitman, Crane, Bishop, and Moore” this Wednesday evening, September 17, starting at 6:30 at the entrance to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park (near the foot of Old Fulton Street). […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 21

The ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 21 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, readings and activities for children, and books for sale. There’s more information here. During the coming week […]

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Elizabeth Gaffney, at BHS, Reads, Talks About Bygone Brooklyn Heights

Novelist and Brooklyn Heights resident Elizabeth Gaffney was at the Brooklyn Historical Society yesterday evening to read from her second novel, When the World Was Young, on the date of its publication by Random House. She read two segments of the novel. The first told how a physician forced to give up her career because […]

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