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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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

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; […]

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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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Comet “Lands” at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

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 […]

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Moon and Venus Conjunction Seen From Brooklyn Heights Rooftop

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 […]

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