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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 44th annual Atlantic Antic will be this Sunday, September 23 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants along Atlantic. More information here.

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Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball?

I wish I could have gotten a better photo of what I consider to be a magnificent building, but the lighting and shadows were against me, as was a bit of sidewalk shed protecting pedestrians from falling debris generated by renovation work on the building at the corner of Court and Remsen. “Magnificent?” I know […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacation

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, September 14 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present Tokyo to New York, a concert of contemporary music by Tokyo-based and New York-based composers, performed by Thomas Piercy (photo) on clarinet and guanzi, Cheng Jin Koh on yangqin, and Chen Yihan on piano. On Saturday evening, September 15 at 8:00 and again on Sunday […]

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Photoville Opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Straight from the Photoville website: “For its seventh edition, Photoville will present work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions & outdoor installations, providing an accessible venue for the public to experience both challenging and entertaining visual stories from a diverse group of artists, curators and organizations. In addition to exhibitions in and around […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and other nearby venues, and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special […]

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Heights Players Open Season With Oliver!

Our neighbors at the Red Hook Star Revue have an excellent story about Brooklyn Heights’ community theater, the Heights Players, who stage their productions in the old chapel at 26 Willow Place (photo), between Joralemon and State Streets, in Willowtown. The Players began their 2018-19 season — their 63rd — this weekend with Lionel Bart’s […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic begins the weekend Friday evening, September 7 at 8:00 with a concert in honor of the American composer Ned Rorem (photo, Christian Steiner), who celebrates his 95th birthday this year. Pieces by Rorem, including a world premiere of his Pas de Trois for clarinet, violin, and piano, and by others composed in his honor, […]

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The “Martians” Are Coming! Matt Damon Touches Down in Brooklyn Heights

Last summer Brownstoner reported Actor/Producer, Matt Damon was in contract at The Standish on Columbia Heights for over $16.6 million. The deal has been widely-reported as the largest residential sale in Brooklyn to date. Now, it appears the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Martian,” his wife, Luciana Barroso and their children have finally landed at the 6,218 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Labor Day weekend, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now Labor Day Festival” featuring works by contemporary composers, performed by a group of distinguished musicians, including Lish Lindsey on contrabassoon flute (yes, there is such a thing; see photo) and Bargemusic’s own Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov on violin. Concerts will be on Friday evening, […]

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