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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at St. Francis February 2

On Thursday afternoon, February 2, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, as part of the College’s Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series. She will be joined for conversation by her former law clerk, Sparkle Sooknanan, a 2002 St. Francis graduate. Doors open at 12:30 […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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Tree Lighting Wednesday Evening

The tree is up, and lighted at night, but the official lighting of the Brooklyn Heights Holiday Tree, sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, will take place this Wednesday evening, December 14, at 5:30. Thanks to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange we have this message from former Heights resident and Exchange volunteer Liz Tedford, now […]

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BHS to Present Brooklyn Documentary Films, Featuring Ric Burns, Wednesday, December 21

On Wednesday evening, December 21, at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn documentary films. The main feature will be an excerpt of Ric Burns’ New York, A Documentary Film, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. The event is free, but you must […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Holiday Entertainments This Weekend and Next

In what has become a holiday season tradition, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, is presenting two seasonal events. This Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 3:00, at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, the RPM Singers will bring “Tuneful Tidings” to all, in a concert of songs of the season. […]

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First Presbyterian Presents “Breakfast With Santa” Saturday, December 17

On Saturday, December 17, First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark and Pierrepont), presents “Breakfast With Santa”, a “family friendly, stress-free visit with Santa.” There will be pancakes, Christmas music, crafts for the kids, and photos with Santa. There are two seatings, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 […]

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P.S. 8 Holiday Craft Fair This Saturday-Special Guest NY1’s Pat Kiernan

Get a jump on your holiday shopping while the kids have fun with arty activities.  This Saturday, December 3rd P.S.8 is holding their annual Made @ P.S. 8 Craft Fair from Noon to 4:oo pm in the Lower School Gym and Cafeteria (entrance on Poplar Street). The PTA shared,”This year, we have over 30 vendors, […]

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Build a Gingerbread House; Help Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is “a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world.” On Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Joralemon and Grace Court), you and your children may help Habitat toward its goal of […]

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Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

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Coming Next Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Monday evening, November 28 at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, two noted historians, Steven Hahn and Eric Foner, will discuss Hahn’s book, A Nation Without Borders, which is not about America after the closing of a major bookstore chain, but instead “takes a provocative new look at the eight decades surrounding the […]

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