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Atlantic Antic; DUMBO Arts Festival Next Weekend

Big things will be happening to the north and south of Brooklyn Heights next weekend. To our south, on Atlantic Avenue, the Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s largest street fair, will have its fortieth anniversary on Sunday, September 28. The Antic features food and crafts vendors, live music from various traditions, and treats for kids such as [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a kite festival on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free; you may bring your own kite, or they will be available for purchase. The forecast calls for rain in the afternoon, so best to arrive [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Besides the not-to-be-missed Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour, there are several events of note in the neighborhood this weekend. Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (photo), Henry and Remsen Streets, will have its annual Lebanese Festival on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 from noon to 6:00 p.m. The festival [...]

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Weekend Update: Snow Sculpture Contest On For Saturday

Word is in from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy that the long awaited Snow Sculpture Contest will be tomorrow, Saturday, February 15, at Pier 5 (near the foot of Joralemon Street) from noon to 2:00 p.m. Maybe the creator of the Promenade snow-person (photo) will enter. It’s all free, including hot cocoa and treats from [...]

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A Friendly Face on the Promenade

Coming up onto the Promenade from the Remsen Street entrance, I was greeted by this welcoming figure (double click on image twice to enlarge). I believe this is a snow woman (see semi-profile photo after the jump). Either that or a snowman with long hair.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, [...]

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Marina, Roller Rink, and More to Come at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction work at Brooklyn Bridge Park will pick up further in 2014, thanks to some recent awards in response to Requests for Proposals and decisions regarding other projects. Edgewater Resources, “a multi- disciplinary marina design, development, and management company with extensive national and international experience,” will develop and operate a marina between Piers 4 and [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen’s drama about a free African American New Yorker kidnapped and sold into slavery, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, and with a cast including Heights resident Paul Giamatti. The Cinema is also showing Robert Redford’s All Is Lost, in which he [...]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Holiday Preview Party Thursday Evening

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) will have a Holiday Preview Party this Thursday evening, November 7, from 6:00 to 8:00. All are welcome to see the Exchange’s collection of holiday goods, talk with the staff, and enjoy refreshments. On Friday, November 8 (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Saturday, November [...]

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Karl’s Weekend Preview

Mr. J. gives us views (video after the jump) of some of the art installations you can see in this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival (photo), and footage of a previous Willowtown Fair and Atlantic Antic as previews for Cafe Iris’s Willowtown Bazaar and this year’s Atlantic Antic. All three of these events are this weekend: [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The DUMBO Arts Festival, “a three day [Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29] celebration of art, music & performance,” is this weekend. A preview, in the form of Michael Clyde Johnson’s “Untitled Benches, Tables (Cube for Children)” (2013), a work that “invites interaction” (as in the photo), has been in the Brooklyn Bridge Park [...]

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Release Your Inner Picasso on Atlantic Avenue Under the BQE

The Atlantic Avenue BID has let us know that this Thursday, August 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there will be a community painting event in the tunnel below the BQE’s overpass of Atlantic. The BID won an award to have a mural painted there, and you may contribute to it. We will be [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, June 16, starting at 10:30 a.m., author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Stephanie Graegin of the new children’s book Water in the Park will be at the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park (adjacent to Jane’s Carousel and the Tobacco Warehouse) will talk, read, and draw for the benefit of young readers and [...]

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