Brooklyn Heights Blog » Astronomy http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Sun, 26 Mar 2023 21:31:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 “Unplugged” Music Series Starts Friday Evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park; Stargazing Afterwardshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88536 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88536#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:31:06 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88536

Brooklyn Bridge Park presents “Unplugged,” a series of free acoustic concerts featuring folk, country, gospel, and soul musicians. The series begins this Friday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with local favorites Ali Dineen and Feral Foster (photo, by C. Scales), whom your correspondent heard at this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival. They will be joined by thirteen year old banjo and singing wonder Little Nora Brown.

There will be succeeding concerts each Friday evening from 6 to 8, through August 2. A complete schedule is here. Concerts will take place at the Greenway on Pier 3 (see map at immediately previous link).

Also on this Friday evening, and each succeeding Friday evening through August 9, from 8:30 to 10:30 (weather permitting), members of the .Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be on the Pier 1 Promenade with their high-powered telescopes for a free Journey to the Stars. The AAA members will share views through their telescopes of the moon and such planets and stars as may be visible in our sky on each night.

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World Science Festival Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83975 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83975#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2017 03:11:19 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83975

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 Cagle and Leland Melvin. You may also participate in the Umbrella Project, arranged by the dance theater Pilobolus. Bring your future Neil deGrasse Tysons and Sally Rides; it should be great for the whole family, and it’s free. More information and directions here.

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Movies With A View Begins Tomorrow; Other Events Coming Up At Brooklyn Bridge Parkhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80462 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80462#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:49:08 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80462

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, followed by Tim Sessler’s short film Erosion, and by the feature film at sundown.

Also tomorrow night, starting at 8:30 elsewhere on Pier 1, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for you to enjoy a “Journey to the Stars”. More information here. (The linked page shows Journey to the Stars happening on the Harbor View Lawn, but this would conflict with the movie. Our guess, based on past experience, is that the telescopes will be set up along the esplanade by the East River, north of the Granite Prospect.) These events will continue each Thursday through August 25.

Dance enthusiasts have a treat this Saturday evening, July 9, at 7:00 on Harbor View Lawn, as Gibney Dance gives a free performance. There will be more of these on the following Saturdays, through July 30. More information here.

On Sunday, July 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 334 Furman Street “Pier Kids” will present arts activities with Private Picassos from 11:00 to noon and performances by Arm of the Sea Theater from noon to 1:00. It’s all free. More information here.

This year’s “Books Beneath the Bridge” series begins on Monday evening, July 11 at 7:00 on Pier 1’s Granite Prospect with a celebration of the publication of Heather Wolf’s book Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront. The park’s partner for this event is, appropriately, Freebird Books. There’s more information here.

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Lots To Do For Free At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79845 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79845#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 03:59:01 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79845

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), ask questions of scientists, watch soccer playing robots, and enjoy other activities, all in conjunction with the World Science Festival. More information here.

Also on Saturday, starting at 2:00 p.m., you may participate in The Great Fish Count: help cast a net and haul in marine creatures that biologists and ecologists will identify and you may help count and then release. More information here.

If you’re busy Saturday but want to see the marine life of the East River, you have another chance on Sunday, June 5 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. “Seining” as scientists use a long net to catch fish and other creatures, let you examine them, then release them. More information here.

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Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Nighthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76721 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76721#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:25:48 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76721

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, or about 9:50 p.m.; at this time you should be able to see the curved edge of earth’s shadow moving slowly over the moon’s surface. The weather forecast is for partly cloudy skies tomorrow night, going to mostly cloudy by 11:00 p.m. Here’s hoping there are enough breaks in the clouds to allow for good viewing.

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76259 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76259#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:06:11 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76259

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 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street. The subject of this week’s tour will be “The Awesome Oyster”; it will be led by Isa Del Bello, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Education Manager. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Conservancy members. There’s more information and buy tickets here.

Thursday, August 27 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn, this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation is Die Hard. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76127 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76127#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:43:55 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76127

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” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. More information here.

The next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on August 12 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street, will be “Native Plant Identification,” led by Jenny Blackwell of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

Thursday, August 13 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn, this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation is Dazed and Confused. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75999 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75999#comments Sat, 08 Aug 2015 20:31:47 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75999

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 play some “full throttle” rock. This week’s event is jointly presented by BookCourt and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. It’s free; More information 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” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. More information here.

On Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 on Pier 1’s Bridge View Lawn there will be a free “Shakespeare at Sunset” performance of the comedy Measure for Measure. There’s more information here.

The next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on August 12 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street, will be “Infrastructure Intersections,” a look at the “history of iconic bridges, subaqueous tunnels, rail freight, rapid transit, and an innovative cantilevered expressway.” The tour will be led by historian John Kriskiewicz. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

Guard your precious bodily fluids on Thursday, August 13 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn, as this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation is Dr. Strangelove. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park Next Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75837 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75837#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:10:24 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75837

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 the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. It’s free; books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. More informtion here.

On Tuesday morning, August 4, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. More information here.

The next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on August 5 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street, will be “Bugs ‘n’ Blooms,” a look at the Park’s plant and insect life and how they interact. The tour will be led by Matthew Wills of Backyard and Beyond, one of my favorite local blogs. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

Friday on Thursday? On Thursday, August 6 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn is this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation: Friday. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75685 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75685#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:22:56 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75685

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 controversial “sequel” (though written earlier but just recently published) Go Set a Watchman. The event has been arranged, in cooperation with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, by the Community Bookstore in Park Slope. Its sister store, under separate ownership, in Cobble Hill is closing. The event is free, and no RSVP is necessary. More information here.

On Tuesday morning, July 28, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. More information here.

Learn about the history and the present state of New York City’s ferries, which played a crucial role in the creation of Brooklyn Heights as “America’s first suburb,” at the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street. The tour will be led by Andrew Gustafson of Turnstile Tours. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

On Thursday, July 30 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn is this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation: Clue. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar.

Image: USA Today; photo by Rob Carr, AP.

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75574 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75574#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75574

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 more information here.

On Tuesday morning, July 21, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” series. This will be held on the other Granite Prospect, the one upland from Pier 3. It’s also free, with no RSVP needed. Rain date is the following Tuesday, July 28. More information here.

Learn about native plants and how they contribute to coastal reslience at the next Wednesday Night Tour, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on July 22 at the entrance to Pier 1 near the foot of Old Fulton Street. The tour will be led by Lauren Alleman, Urban Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy. Tickets are $10; there’s more information and buy tickets here.

There are three notable events scheduled for Thursday. Starting at 6:00 p.m. at Jane’s Carousel the Photoville crew will lead a free tour of this year’s version of The Fence, which extends for 1,250 feet along the Park’s pathways, and displays the work of photographers whose works will be included in this year’s Photoville which will be on the Pier 5 uplands from September 10 through 20. More information here. Also starting at 6:00 p.m. at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn is this week’s Syfy Movies With a View free presentation: Attack the Block. More details here. Following the movie, also on the Harbor View Lawn, from 8:30 to 10:30 members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up telescopes for free public viewing of celestial sights. More information here.

Other Park activities this coming week are listed on the Park’s events calendar.

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On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; there will be video simulations to try; and you may put on bits of spacesuit gear. From 7:00 p.m. on, “Night Lights, Big City” will allow you to look through the telescopes of local amateur astronomers (the weather forecast is “partly cloudy”) and chat with professional ones, as well as have a “moderated Q&A” with an astronaut recently back from the International Space Station (9:20 p.m.) and try your hand at astronomy trivia (9:40 p.m.). There’s more information here. These events are free.

On Friday evening, May 29, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Donald Berman playing works by Berio, Fauré, Scott Wheeler, and Charles Ives. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Jakub Jerzy Omsky Trawkowski, and pianist Jerome Lowenthal will perform works by Fauré, Beethoven, and Schubert. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

This weekend will be your last chance to see the Heights Players production of the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 29 and Saturday evening, May 30 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 31 at 2:00. You can reserve tickets here.

Don’t forget Theater 2020’s THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Connecticut, continuing this weekend at St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Also, don’t forget the Lebanese Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m. (Update: despite the banner, this year’s festival will be on Saturday only.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearbyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/67575 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/67575#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 04:07:01 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=67575

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 will feature Lebanese food, live music and entertainment, folkloric dance, rides, games, raffles, and boutiques.

On Friday evening, May 30 at 7:00 Bargemusic presents a concert of works by contemporary composer David Del Tredici, performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Michael Nicolas on cello, and Steven Beck on piano, and by the Voxare String Quartet. On Saturday evening at 7:00 and again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a concert of works by Schumann and Brahms performed by Messrs Nicolas on cello and Beck on piano. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 2:30; first come, first seated.

Theater 2020’s production of King Lear continues with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00. More information here.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Belle and Ida. More information and showtimes are here.

Don’t forget the model comet and Saturday night stargazing event on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 this weekend. On Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., also on Pier 1, there will be a free Pier Kids event featuring Morgan Taylor, creator of Gustafer Yellowgold. There’s more information here. Smorgasburg will be on the Pier 5 uplands (near the Joralemon Street entrance) Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also on Sunday, starting at noon, there will be a free Docent Tour of Pier 1.

On Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, there will be an artist talk and reception featuring sculptor Sandra Osip and painter Douglas James, whose joint exhibition Raising the Dead will be at the church through July 6.

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Comet “Lands” at Brooklyn Bridge Parkhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/67561 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/67561#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 04:36:28 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=67561

What you see in the photo is a 1/1,000 scale replica of the head of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (there will be a quiz) that sits at the northwest corner of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, through this coming weekend. Comet C-G (yes, there’s a cheat version) is the target of the European Space Agency’s probe Rosetta, which is now approaching the comet. The vapor emitted by the replica represents the comet’s atmosphere.

The comet replica is part of the World Science Festival, which is taking place at various locations in New York City through Sunday, June 1. As part of the Festival, on Saturday, May 31, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight on the Pier 1 Promenade, there will be an evening of stargazing:

Get out your telescope (or come borrow one of ours) for a night of urban stargazing and live music as we celebrate the dance of the planets. Learn even more about the universe at our Star Chat, where some of the world’s best astronomers, physicists, and scientists will discuss hunting for life, landing crafts on Mars, and discovering planets trillions and trillions of miles away. Gear up for the Rosetta Mission that is slated to land on a comet later this year by visiting our model comet with interactive programming. Finally, get a taste of what it’s like to be an exoplanet hunter with NASA’s interactive game, The Hidden Light, and enjoy finding your favorite constellations without ever leaving the city.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearbyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/63499 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/63499#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:25:05 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=63499

The Heights Players’ production of Twelve Angry Men premieres this weekend at the Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 12:00. This now classic drama began life as a television show in the 1950s, was made into a movie (12 Angry Men) by Henry Fonda and Sidney Lumet, and finally was adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Shergel. The play’s run continues the following two weekends on the same schedule. There’s more information here, and you can make reservations here. Looking ahead, on Saturday November 9 and 16 at noon the Heights Players will present Little Red Riding Hood: a Participation Play for Children. More information here.

Starting Friday, Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, directed by Steve McQueen, and featuring Heights neighbor Paul Giamatti. The Cinema will also be showing Robert Redford’s All Is Lost. Tonight (Thursday) is your last chance to see Enough Said, starring the late James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Showtimes are here.

On Saturday at 7:00 p.m. the Urban Park Rangers will be on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, with telescopes, to guide you on a tour of astronomical objects in the night sky. More information here. Also on Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting a walking tour of the Wallabout Historic District, near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which contains many pre-Civil War wooden houses. Looking ahead, on Tuesday evening, November 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 BHS will host a panel discussion, “Marfa Dialogues/NY: Our Climate, Our City, Our Future: Hurricane Sandy One Year Later”, and on Thursday evening, November 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 another panel discussion, “The Landmarks of New York: Now and in the Future”, in which one of the panelists is Heights preservation pioneer Otis Pearsall. More information on all these BHS events is here.

Bargemusic has a special weekend in store for piano fans. Friday evening’s concert, starting at 7:00, will feature works by Chopin, Wojciech Kilar, and Alicia Jonas, performed by Rafal Lewandowski. On Saturday evening, also at 7:00, there will be an all-Chopin concert by Alexander Peskanov. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Lewandowski and Peskanov will join to perform four-hand piano works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak, and Mussorgsky. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, program and musicians TBA. The doors open at 2:30; it’s first come, first seated. More information and buy tickets here.

On Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. there will be a street fair on Court Street between Atlantic Avenue and Joralemon Street. There will be food and craft vendors, games, rides, a Sean Casey Animal Rescue mobile pet adoption, and an FDNY fire safety exhibition. Call 718 444 6028 for more information.

Don’t forget Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Waliking Tour Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m.

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Moon and Venus Conjunction Seen From Brooklyn Heights Rooftophttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/62341 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/62341#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:49:57 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=62341

There was a visual conjunction of the moon and the planet Venus, the two brightest objects in the evening sky, this evening (click on photo twice to enlarge). “Conjunction” means that they appear, from our point of view on earth, to be close together, although they are millions of miles apart. Your correspondent got this photo from the roof of 57 Montague Street, looking over Two Montague Terrace.

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