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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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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Historic District, and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday’s walk took me to the library to return some books, then to DUMBO, to Brooklyn Bridge Park, then back into the Heights. These purple flowers were at the southern entrance to Cadman Plaza Park. There was soccer action on the field south of the Brooklyn War Memorial (Eggers and Higgins, sculpture by Charles Keck, [...]

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Memorial Day Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights & Nearby

Your correspondent and family returned from visiting friends on Cape Cod Sunday, having endured a rainy, chilly couple of days there. We understand it was, if anything, worse here. I was delighted to get up Monday ready to enjoy one more day’s holdiday, and find bright sunshine and milder temperatures. So, I took a walk. [...]

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More Photos From My Walks; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A floral display on a stoop on Henry Street between Joralemon and Remsen. Photos in this post are from several walks over the past two weekends. A colorful row of townhouses on Joralemon between Hicks and Furman. Sand volleyball season has started on Pier 6. South Street Seaport Museum’s schooner Pioneer, seen from Pier 6. [...]

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The Stained Glass Windows of Grace Church

At Grace Church’s Community Open House yesterday, parishioner Bob Whiteford (photo at top) gave a guided tour of the stained glass windows that decorate the nave. The Te Deum (“To God”) window dominates the east end of the nave, behind the chancel, altar, and carved alabaster reredos. The figures on the four panels of the [...]

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Cosplay On Montague Street In Brooklyn Heights

A super hero of sorts took a stroll down Montague Street on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Fink snapped this photo to document the occasion. Pardon our ignorance, but it’s been awhile since our last trip to Comic Con so we can’t tell if this guy is Tron, a Transformer or something completely different. Maybe there was [...]

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