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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you’re in town for the Fourth, the One Big Thing is the fireworks. Expect huge crowds on the Promenade and in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Parking will be prohibited from 11:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, July 3) to 11:00 p.m. on the Fourth on Joralemon from Hicks to Furman; […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, June 20, starting at 10:00 a.m., as part of its “Hidden Brooklyn” series of tours, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a tour of Good Eggs [photo], Brooklyn’s beloved home delivery grocery service, is redefining how local foods travel from the farm to your kitchen. Come tour their Bushwick foodhub, enjoy a local snack, […]

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Opera at Brooklyn Bridge Park Tonight

Metropolitan Opera stars soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and baritone Nathan Gunn (photo), joined by pianist Dan Saunders, will give a free performance of arias and duets this evening (Wednesday, June 17) on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. More details here.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you missed seeing Theater 2020’s THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR Connecticut at St. Charles Borromeo Church–your correspondent saw it, and enjoyed it enormously–you can see it for free this weekend. We get our own Shakespeare in the Park, with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 12-14, all starting at 7:00 p.m., at […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), 55 Pierrepont Street, will be open tomorrow (Friday, June 5) and Saturday, June 6, but will then close for the summer, re-opening in September. Come in to enjoy end-of-season sale prices on many items. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday. […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players conclude their 59th season with the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday evening, May 16 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 17 at 2:00. The play will continue on the same schedule […]

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“Celebrate Brooklyn!” Pier 1 Dance Parties Start This Thursday

This Thursday evening, May 14, and the subsequent two Thursdays, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with BRIC, will present the fifth annual series of Celebrate Brooklyn! dance parties, to be held on the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 starting at 7:00 p.m. This week’s party has the theme Classic Soul Funk, and features Sonny […]

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