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Out in the World – Book Launch – May 7 – Atlantic Avenue Barnes & Noble

If you loved Mark Jason Williams’ delightful and viral New York Times Modern Love essay (and podcast) about his $100 bet with his mother about her not talking about his childhood cancer and him not talking about being gay, you will want to head over to the Atlantic Avenue Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, May 7 […]

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Shake It All Off with the Full Monty

These have felt like dark days recently—–so why not shake it all off 1980’s style—and go for the Full Monty. The pop-rock musical about six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who stage a strip show after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for Chippendales opens on Friday at the Heights Players.  The show, an Americanized version of the hit […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Meeting Focuses on Accomplishments, BQE, and Public Realm

Despite the protestors who prevented Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from speaking (see previous post) at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting, much else was accomplished. As reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle, BHA president Koren Volk (photo), whose term ends soon, although she will remain on BHA’s board of directors, gave an account of BHA […]

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Heather Wolf Leads Bird Walk Sunday; “Warbler Wednesday” Happy Hour at Estuary with Repast Baroque Ensemble

Heather Wolf, author of Find More Birds and Birding at the Bridge, will lead a bird tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday morning, January 14. There are many species wintering in the Park. Ms. Wolf has recently seen these: Cooper’s Hawk, Gadwall, American Woodcock, American Kestrel, White-throated Sparrow, and Great Blue Heron. The tour […]

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For Barbra Fans: Center for Brooklyn History Presents a Panel Discussion of Her Book, Followed by a Musical Tribute

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand’s “chatty and candid” (the New York Times) autobiography, My Name Is Barbra, is the subject of a panel discussion, moderated by filmmaker Ethan Fuirst with panelists Maris Kreizman, Soraya Nadia McDonald, and Jonathan Tolins at the Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) this Wednesday, December 6 from […]

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Halloween Memories in Brooklyn Heights, the return of Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair and a Plan for Saturday’s Packed Community Calendar

I suppose we could have a debate, but I’d win: there’s really nothing more Fall than Halloween in Brooklyn Heights. And with a world going sideways, we need community, small humans and canines in costumes, Fall lovers and spectators, pumpkins, homemade treats and gratitude in this harvest home. This Saturday, October 28th, is shaping up for a […]

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Brooklyn Public Library Invites Support for Campaign Against Book Bans

The Brooklyn Public Library is participating in “Banned Books Week,” during which “NYC’s libraries are asking New Yorkers to join us to celebrate the freedom to read by sharing a meaningful book, sending a message against book bans and showing that NYC abhors censorhip in all forms.” There’s more information on how you can participate […]

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Atlantic Antic and Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday

This year’s Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue this coming Sunday, October 1, from noon until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun sites for kids. There’s […]

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Tomorrow’s Open Streets Montague is the Last Until September

Open Streets Montague tomorrow, Saturday, July 29, which is the last until September 9, has a literary flavor. From noon until 3:00 PM Books Are Magic, 122 Montague (between Henry and Hicks) will host Graphic Fest 2023, featuring many writers and illustrators. From noon until 5:00 PM Brooklyn Poets, 144 Montague, will have a swag […]

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Montague Between Henry & Hicks Closed Tomorrow 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We’ve received this message from the Montague BID: Montague St. between Henry & Hicks will be closed to all vehicle traffic and parking tomorrow, Tuesday, May 30 between 10am-3:00pm for a very special book launch at Books are Magic with PS8. Be a good neighbor. Please don’t park between Henry & Hicks. Thanks for your […]

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