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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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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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John Bourne, Founding Member of Heights Players, 1924-2015

John Bourne, a founding member of Heights Players, died on Friday, January 9. Last November his 90th birthday was celebrated at a Players’ performance of The Boys from Syracuse. From the Heights Players: John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players, Brooklyn’s oldest self-sustaining community theater organization. In 1956, a small [...]

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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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Had Enough Christmas? Theater 2020 Says “No”; Offers Jane Austen as Temptation

This is a tough sell. With the Christmas season, and New Year’s, just behind, even the most Tiny Timmish of us might be ready to say, “Bah, humbug!” Nevertheless Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will boldly go against conventional wisdom and present a reading of Innocent Diversions, a Christmas Entertainment with Jane [...]

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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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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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a story that, at the premiere performance of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica, about halfway through the first movement someone in the audience yelled, “I’ll pay another Kreutzer to make the damned thing stop!” To be fair, it was the final piece in a very long program, and Eroica is a work today beloved by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys From Syracuse, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, November 7 and 8, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, November 9 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. Silhouette artist [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, November 2 is New York City Marathon day. The closest the runners will come to Brooklyn Heights is the intersection of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues (see course map here). Keep in mind that many streets and bridges, including the Verazzano Narrows and Queensboro/Ed Koch, will be closed during the day (see list of [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Brooklyn Bridge Park will have its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Pier 6 lawn, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. There will be musical performances and lots of activities for adults and kids. More details here. Other events in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend include [...]

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