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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, and Some Stuff the Week After: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday evening, August 29 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, August 30 at 4:00 Bargemusic will present works by Haydn, Mozart, and Dvořák performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Vladimir Mendelssohn on viola, Edward Arron on cello, and Jeewon Park on piano. Looking ahead to the following week, on Wednesday, September 2 there will be […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

If you’re a map freak like me, the Brooklyn Historical Society is a good place to be on Tuesday evening, August 11, starting at 6:30. A panel of artists will discuss their work on the exhibit “Mapping Brooklyn,” which will be on display until September 6. There will be time to view the exhibit, which […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society Next Week

On Monday evening, August 3, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, as part of its “Movie Mondays” (first Monday of each month) series, will present a screening of two films in which “[t]he line between reality and fantasy is blurred”: Marina Fernández Ferri’s short film Temblor and Spanish director Victor Erice’s 1973 classic The […]

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Your Correspondent Learns About Waterfront History at Brooklyn Bridge Park; More Tours to Come

Last Wednesday evening your correspondent went on a tour through Brooklyn Bridge Park of “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History” led by Julie Golia (photo), a Columbia history PhD and Director of Public History for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Julie described the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront over the years, from natural shoreline up until the early nineteenth […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, June 20, starting at 10:00 a.m., as part of its “Hidden Brooklyn” series of tours, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a tour of Good Eggs [photo], Brooklyn’s beloved home delivery grocery service, is redefining how local foods travel from the farm to your kitchen. Come tour their Bushwick foodhub, enjoy a local snack, […]

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Jeppe Hein’s “Please Touch The Art” at Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you haven’t been down to Brooklyn Bridge Park in the last two weeks, you should go and experience Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s “Please Touch the Art”; an exhibit that will remain in place at locations throughout the Park until next April. There are many variations of his “modified social benches,” which invite sitting in […]

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Streetside Call Boxes Functional Again, and “Captain Cleanup” Caught in the Act

We have word from a reader that Verizon has installed new fiber optic communications cable, and that consequently the streetside fire and police call boxes at various locations around Brooklyn Heights (The one in the photo, an obvious recipient of the loving attention of “Captain Cleanup,” a “BHB Ten” honoree for 2013, is located on […]

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“Whimsical” Artworks of Jeppe Hein to Adorn Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times reports that works of Danish artist Jeppe Hein will soon “run the 1.3-mile length of” Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Times story describes his works as including: Fire-engine-red benches that spike, arch and undulate. A room with walls of rising water [photo]. A labyrinth of mirrored panels. The exhibition, titled “Please Touch […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Those, like me, who are concerned about the effect the ever-rising real estate market has on the ability of artists and other creative people who have yet to achieve great monetary success to survive in Brooklyn should attend a panel discussion Tuesday evening, starting at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The discussion, “‘The Gentrification […]

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