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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

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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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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