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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store will be having a winter clothing sale starting this Sunday, January 25. From the Church: Join us at the Underground Thrift on Sunday, January 25 for a special “bin sale” on kids’ winter clothes. Items are $1, $2 and $5 in the Plymouth Gym. And, upstairs in the Thrift Store, [...]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Announces Free Saturday Family Programs

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present a new series of free family programs each Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first of these will be tomorrow (January 17), and will be a “Handmade History” event in which “families will pick their favorite portrait in the We the People exhibit and return to the art studio [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. On Friday evening, January 16, at 7:00, the Weilerstein Duo (photo) will perform works by Elgar, Ravel, Dvorak, and Enescu. On Saturday evening, January 17 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 4:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras, and pianist Olga Vinokur will perform [...]

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Grace Chorale Presents “Luminous Night” at St. Ann’s Church Friday the 23rd

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, along with a string quartet, will present a winter concert, “Luminous Night,” on Friday evening, January 23, at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. The program includes Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang along with works by contemporary composers, one of which is a world premiere [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the classic 1960s movie and novel The Graduate. Performances are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, January 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the [...]

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Bargemusic’s Festive New Year’s Eve and Weekend

Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 31) at 7:30 p.m. Bargemusic will present a New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring J.S. Bach sonatas performed by Mark Peskanov on violin and Steven Beck on piano. Then on New Year’s Day evening, Thursday, January 1, at 8:00, and on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, there [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday evening, December 20, at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, Bargemusic will present works by Bach (image), Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Mozart performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Andrew Gonzalez on viola, Coleman Itzkoff on cello, and Michael Kimmelman on piano. Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, December 24, starting at 7:30 Bargemusic will [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, December 12, starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Forever Brooklyn: Brooklyn Documentary Screenings.” Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival presents a screening of five Brooklyn short documentaries celebrating the culture of Brooklyn. From 1980′s Third Avenue to contemporary media paradies, see Brooklyn’s creative spirit and energy on screen! The event [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Having gone through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all the seasonal commercial hype that now doesn’t even have the decency to wait until after Thanksgiving to start, you may want to settle back and enjoy a classic tale that gets to the heart of the matter, no matter what holiday, if any, you’re celebrating. [...]

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Downtown for the Holidays on Montague Street This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, the Montague Street Business Improvement District (“BID”) will present the first annual Downtown for the Holidays on Montague Street event. According to the BID: The two-day event kicks off with caroling, a holiday concert, warm refreshments and tasty treats, a photo with Santa, dozens of store promotions, [...]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

With lots of people away for Thanksgiving and the following long weekend, there are few activities scheduled locally. Nevertheless, Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, November 28, starting at 8:00, pianists Rafal Lewandowski and Alexander Peskanov will play works by Mozart, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Byron Adams, Alicia Jonas, and Dvorak. On Saturday [...]

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Really Last Minute Weekend Suggestion: Cavalleria Rusticana at St. Ann’s Church

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 22) evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (photo) and String Orchestra of Brooklyn, along with several distinguished soloists and a guest conductor, organist and chorus master, and director, will present a semi-staged production [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, November 21, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Impressionist in the Boathouse: How Artist Mary Rogers Williams Vanished From Art History Until 2014,” a lecture and discussion by Eve Kahn, antiques columnist for The New York Times, who “will explain how she stumbled upon the painter’s work and [...]

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