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World Science Festival Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday Evening

The World Science Festival will return to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, this Saturday evening, June 3 from 7:00 to 11:00. There will be telescopes for viewing celestial objects (the weather forecast is for clear skies), Bill Nye the Science Guy will be there for Q&A and book signing, and you can meet astronauts Yvonne […]

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Movies With A View Begins Tomorrow; Other Events Coming Up At Brooklyn Bridge Park

This summer’s run of free Movies With A View begins tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) evening on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, with the Gene Kelly/Donald O’Connor/Debbie Reynolds classic Singin’ in the Rain (the weather forecast gives a ten percent chance of rain tomorrow). The show begins at 6:00 with sounds by DJ Emch Subatomic, […]

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Lots To Do For Free At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

From a chance to contribute to scientific knowledge about life in the changing East River to one to see planets, stars, and galaxies, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers much this weekend. We’ll start with the stars. Saturday evening, June 4, starting at 7:00 you may look at celestial objects through telescopes, meet Astronaut Anna Fisher (photo), […]

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Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night

Reader Andrew Porter alerts us to a total lunar eclipse (photo) that will begin at 10:11 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, September 27) and last until 11:23 p.m. The partial eclipse, when the earth’s shadow begins to darken the moon, will start at 9:07 p.m. The best time to start watching is about twenty minutes before totality, […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

On Wednesday evening, August 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 there will be a happy hour at Fornino’s on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. More details here. Admission is free, but you must RSVP here by tomorrow, Monday, August 24. Also on Wednesday evening is the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

On Monday evening, August 17, starting at 7:00, Jazzmobile will bring the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band for a free concert on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. More details here. On Tuesday morning, August 11, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Former Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway will read from his memoir Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! at Monday evening’s (August 10) “Books Under the Bridge,” which begins at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1. He will be joined by his band mates in Blue Coupe, Blue Oyster Cult founders Albert and Joe Bouchard, to […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park Next Week

Novelists Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted, and Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne (book four of his The Demon Cycle), will be featured at Monday evening’s (August 3) “Books Under the Bridge,” which begins at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1. This week’s event is jointly presented by WORD Bookstores and […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

Tomorrow evening (Monday, July 20) starting at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Books Under the Bridge” series continues with readings by Jami Attenberg (photo) and Kate Bolick read from their works. This event is curated by DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena. It’s free, and no RSVP is necessary. There’s […]

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