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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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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, February 20 starting at 7:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a performance by the Brooklyn Art Song Society of works by the French composer Francis Poulenc (photo) (1899-1963), whose compositions are known for “bright colors, strong, clear rhythms, and gorgeous and novel diatonic harmonies” and who was part of Les Six, […]

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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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