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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On my customary morning stroll around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I found actors rehearsing Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew for Random Access Theatre’s free performances of that classic comedy at the Granite Prospect on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings (July 18, 19, and 20) starting at 7:00. More information here. Also at Brooklyn Bridge [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) is City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is participating with kayaking and with Seining the River Wild. The Park’s Pier Kids series presents The Art of Stepping on Pier 1 Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. All of these events are free. Also on Sunday Smorgasburg will be [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update:On Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Heights Association will have a social event at the new Chocolate Works on Montague. Details here. Tonight’s Fireworks take top billing for events this weekend, but the Brooklyn Heights Cinema again has new offerings. Late tomorrow (Saturday) night, July 5, starting at 11:45, there will be [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showing of They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd tomorrow (Friday, June 27). The Cinema will also be showing Ida and Words and Pictures. On Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a special showing of “Cartoon Cryptozoologist” Tom Stathes’ Cartoons on Film. [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, [...]

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Farewell Concert by Gregory Eaton This Sunday Evening, June 15

Gregory Eaton, the departing Music Director of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, will give a farewell concert on the church’s historic Skinner organ this Sunday evening, June 15, starting at 7:00. The concert is free and all are invited. Mr. Eaton will play a selection of favorites from his 21 year tenure at [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

We get our own Shakespeare in the Park this coming weekend (Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15) as Theater 2020 continues their critically praised production of King Lear with three free performances at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings starting at 7:00. It’s slated to be perfect walking weather on [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

PS 8′s annual Paddlewheeler Block Party is this Saturday, June 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Poplar Street between Henry and Hicks streets. It’s your, and your kids’, chance to meet Elsa the Snow Queen and Anna from Frozen. There will be a bouncy castle, a magic show, face and hair painting, an obstacle [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Besides the not-to-be-missed Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour, there are several events of note in the neighborhood this weekend. Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (photo), Henry and Remsen Streets, will have its annual Lebanese Festival on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 from noon to 6:00 p.m. The festival [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the holiday weekend? It’s your last chance to see the Heights Players’ final production of their 2013-14 season, West Side Story. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. There’s more information here. This weekend also offers your first chance to see Theater 2020′s production of [...]

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Window Concert Tomorrow Afternoon at Henry and State Streets

The Music House, Henry and State streets, will present its Annual Fourth Window Concert tomorrow (Sunday, May 18) starting at 4:00 p.m. As you can see from the photo, at last year’s concert, seating was provided, but if you get there late, it’s SRO. According to TMH “your favorite rock songs” will be on the [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House weekend presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship, including the newly restored interior of Grace Church (photo). The local participating institutions, [...]

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Willowtown Spring Fair Coming Saturday, May 17

We have word from Ben Bankson (in striped shirt in photo, at last year’s Fair) that this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair will be Saturday, May 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m., on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). This year’s Fair will feature a pet parade. Participants and pets should assemble in Adam Yauch [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The highlight of the weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Landmark House and Garden Tour, to be held this Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Houses on display this year range from an 1820s vintage Federal style frame house (photo; by Judith Angel) to a condo in a recently converted parking garage. [...]

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Balkan Beat Box Kicks Off Brooklyn Bridge Park Dance Parties Thursday

This year’s series of Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Parties, held at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, begins this Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. with a Gypsy Punk Dance Party featuring Balkan Beat Box (photo) and DJ Joro-Boro. The parties continue on the two subsequent Thursdays. On May 15, there will be an Electro-Jamzz Dance [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn will present two performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a cantata composed in 1935-36, based on medieval poems, that has become one of the world’s most recognized pieces of “classical” music, and has been covered by, among many others, the Swedish metal group Therion and by Nas and Puff [...]

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