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Brass Bands Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This coming Saturday afternoon, May 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 don’t be surprised if you hear some sounds that make you think you’ve wandered into a revival of The Music Man. Brooklyn Bridge Park will be having its second annual Brass Bands Festival. Performances will range from Pier Six to Pier Three, all just below, […]

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“Jane’s Carousel Day” This Saturday, May 7

(Click on “Read full story” to see video.) The Friends of Jane’s Carousel have declared Saturday, May 7 to be “Jane’s Carousel Day” celebrating the Carousel’s 100th anniversary since its construction by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. When Idora Park closed and sold off its rides, Developer David Walentas and […]

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Earth Day Activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, and there are many activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park for adults and children to celebrate it. They include yoga and a “meditative nature walk” with Chelsea Piers Fitness, an “Earth Day Storytime” with Brooklyn Public Library, a book giveaway with Brooklyn Book Bodega, and many others. There’s a […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Highlights

Because of a long standing conflict your correspondent was unable to attend Thursday evening’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Fortunately, The Eagle’s Mary Frost was there to provide an excellent summary. As always for the past several years, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was a prominent topic. The Eagle story quotes BHA President Erika Belsey Worth: The […]

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For $25 You Can Stand on a Freezing Roof Sipping a Cocktail from a Glass Carved from Ice

According to TimeOut the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which we know as the building that blighted the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade until One Manhattan Square, aka “The Cheese Grater” (someone once commented on BHB, “It gives Pecorino Romano a bad name”) utterly trashed it, has found a way to make money […]

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“Fam Jam” at Brooklyn Bridge Park Next Tuesday

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present its inaugural Holiday Fam Jam on Tuesday afternoon, November 30, from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Pier 3 (at left in photo) Plaza. “Party Like Brooklyn, Baby will be spinning your favorite tunes” so you and your family can “shake your post-turkey day tail feathers.” Admission is free, […]

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Mega Yacht at Marina is a Movie Star

If you’ve been to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade or Brooklyn Bridge Park lately you’ve almost certainly noticed a very large – 240 feet long, in fact – yacht docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, near the foot of Joralemon Street. The photo, taken by your correspondent from the Promenade, shows its mast towering to the […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Saturday

This Saturday, October 23 Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its tenth annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, live music, dancing, magic, story readings, and more. It’s all free. There’s more information here.

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Photoville is Back

Photoville, the free outdoor photographic festival, has returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park and to other locations around Brooklyn and the other boroughs. The format of many of the exhibits is like that in the photo: large, billboard like panels with several photos concerning a particular theme, along with explanatory text. The exhibit in the photo […]

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Mark Morris Dance Group Performs at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This coming Saturday, September 25, the Mark Morris Dance Group (photo) will perform at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn. There will be two dance performances: 2:00 to 2:45 PM and 4:00 to 4:45 PM; between them, from 3:00 to 3:45 PM will be “an all-ages family-friendly workshop.” The events are free and no registration is […]

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