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Theater 2020 Presents As U Like It

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, presents As U Like It, a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy — the Bard’s script is here, but there is original music by Jason Wynn (no, not that Jason Wynn) — and a setting in contemporary Brooklyn. Shakespeare tackles gender fluidity with comic gusto and director […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 19

The annual Willowtown Fair will take place on Saturday, May 19 on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets) from noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s fair will include: food from Iris Cafe; live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band; face painters; a plant sale; a baked goods table; games (including a three legged race […]

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Fireworks on Saturday Night

In case you hear something that goes boom in the night , Lady Liberty will be lit up late tomorrow night: “There will be a fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty tomorrow, 5/12, at approximately 11:45 PM. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will take place on 5/13.”

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All That Shooting? It’s Not Your Imagination

Over the last few weeks, those little multi-colored notices on trees and street signs have flourished almost as efflorescently as the white blossoms that are harbingers of spring in our neighborhood. Locals, though, don’t welcome the signs with quite as much enthusiasm as they do the blossoms. The Brooklyn Eagle reports what we always know to be […]

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PS8 Student Art Premiers at Guggenheim Museum

From the “It’s never too late to report good news” files… On the evening of April 26th the Guggenheim held an opening reception for A Year of Children 2018, an annual exhibition featuring student work from the museum’s teaching artist’s residency program, Learning Through Art.  Per the Guggenheim website, “the program sends experienced teaching artists into […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

It’s an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. The keyboard fest begins Friday evening, May 11, at 8:00 with Olga Vinokur (photo) playing works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Schumann. On Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 Gerald Robbins will play works by Schubert and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon, May 13 at 4:00, Misha and Cipa Dichter […]

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Some Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 5) Brooklyn Bridge Park will be host to a kite festival, to be held on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn from noon until 2:30 PM. Admission is free. BYOK, or buy or make one there. There’s more information here. (Photo by C. Scales from 2013 festival.) Alert reader Andrew Porter has compiled […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, May 4 at 8:00 and Saturday evening, May 5 at 6:00, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras (photo) and pianist Doris Stevenson will present Parts 1 and 2, respectively, of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano. On Sunday afternoon, May 6 at 4:00 violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Roger Tapping, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist […]

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“Crime” Spree Hits The Heights

Brace yourselves, neighbors: for the next week, nowhere will be safe. The intruders will be everywhere, from Montague to Cranberry, Cadman Plaza to Hicks Street. Some of us (this writer included) view the encroachment of TV crews as nothing short of an invading army. Others may welcome the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mariska […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns With “Bohemian Fantasy” Friday

The Repast Baroque Ensemble will return to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street) on Friday evening, May 4 at 8:00, to present “Bohemian Fantasy”. The program is “[i]nspired by the improvisatory, imaginative, contemplative, and funny works by the Baroque era’s great Bohemian virtuosi”, and […]

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