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Again, and Again, With the Fireworks

Notify NYC lets us know that there will be fireworks tomorrow (Saturday, May 18) starting at 11:45 p.m. and on Monday, May 20 starting at 10:45 p.m. Both displays are to be launched near the Statue of Liberty, and should therefore be easily visible from the Promenade, and audible throughout the Heights.

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Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The members of the Promenade Garden Conservancy, who are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens and for the floral displays we enjoy, are holding a bake sale this Saturday, May 18 (rain day May 19), from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. All proceeds go to the […]

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Grace Chorale and Friends Concert This Sunday

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and friends will present a concert this Sunday afternoon, May 19 at 3:00, at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark and Pierrepont). There’s more information and you can buy tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, May 17 at 7:00 with a recital of vocal works by Dowland, Beethoven, Schubert, Leisner, Borisov, and Waldteufel, sung by the tenor James Onstad (photo) accompanied on guitar by David Leisner. On Saturday evening, May 18 at 6:00, and again at 8:00, members of the Semplice Players will perform two […]

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Fireworks Tonight!

There will be a fireworks display tonight — Saturday, May 11 — starting at approximately 11:45 p.m., near the Statue of Liberty. Thanks to our friends at Brooklyn Community Board 2 for the tip.

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Four Brooklyn Heights Churches Welcome Tours Next Weekend

Next weekend, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, in conjunction with various religious institutions, will present its annual Sacred Sites Open House. Among the participating houses of worship are four Brooklyn Heights churches: Grace Church (photo, C. Scales for BHB), open Sunday the 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, May 10 at 7:00, when pianist Andreas Foivos Apostolou plays works by Purcell, Rameau, J.S. Bach, and Leo Ornstein, as well as four compositions of his own. On Saturday evening, May 11 at 6:00 pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will present “Adventures in Transcription,” a series of works originally written […]

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Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, May 11, from noon to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, there will be a Kite Festival at Pier 5, the soccer field pier near the foot of Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year’s festival will include many new features, including live music, robot demonstrations, and many more fun and educational activities. Admission is […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “The Curious Inventions of Biagio Marini” Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, May 9 at 8:00 p.m., at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church. 116 Pierrepont Street, the Repast Baroque Ensemble will present “The Curious Inventions of Biagio Marini,” featuring works by that seventeenth century Italian composer, along with works by Dario Castello. Marini’s music was considered to be avant garde in […]

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City Council Member Proposes “Bill of Rights” For Communities Affected by Film Shoots

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that City Council Member Inez Barron, whose district includes East New York and New Lots, has introduced a bill that would create a community and media Bill of Rights, with the aim of producing clear and consistent guidelines for production companies. The bill would provide rules regarding parking, […]

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