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“The Great Escape”, Commemorating Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, August 27 marks the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, also sometimes called the Battle of Long Island because where the fighting took place, in what is now Prospect Park, Park Slope, and Green-Wood Cemetery, wasn’t yet part of Brooklyn. It was the first battle in which regular Patriot troops under the […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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This Weekend at Bargemusic

This Friday evening, August 19 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, along with winners of the Leopold Auer International Competition performing works by Vivaldi (image), Bach, Bizet/Waxman, and Brahms. On Saturday evening, August 20 at 8:00, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, minus the prizewinners, will play works by Juantio Becenti, Mozart, […]

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Historian on Emotional Roots of American Revolution at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

Nicole Eustace, Professor of History at New York University and author of Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution will speak at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Thursday evening, August 18 on “1776: Revolution and Emotion”. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. This event is presented in connection with […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Monday, August 15) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in partnership with BookCourt will present Eowyn Ivey reading from her latest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World. The event is free; books will be available for purchase and signing. Perhaps this Alaskan writer can bring […]

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International Day of Friendship This Sunday at Borough Hall

This Sunday, August 7, from 1 pm to 5 pm, head over to Borough Hall for the third annual International Day of Friendship, celebrating Brooklyn’s diversity. The festivities will kick off with a “Unity Parade of Flags” from Fulton Mall to Borough Hall, followed by cultural performances, tastes of international cuisine, and more. “I call […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 6) from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pebble Beach near the Main Street (DUMBO) entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Aeilushi Mistry will lead a performance of the Hindu lamp ceremony Aarti, in which lamps are set afloat to “bring peace and harmony to our shoreline.” More information here. On Sunday, August […]

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Meet Cops of 84th Precinct at “National Night Out” This Evening

This evening from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Picnic Peninsula, near the foot of Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Bridge park, officers of the 84th Precinct, NYPD, will host a free event for the “National Night Out Against Crime”. Precinct officers, mounted police, and elected officials will be present. There will be entertainment by various local […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Who knows the secrets that lurk in the vaults of the Brooklyn Historical Society? Reference Librarian Joanna Lamaida and Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar Anna Schwartz do! Come to BHS this Wednesday evening, August 3 at 6:30 for “Tales from the Vault: The Skeletons in Our Closets”. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Sunday, July 31 at the Pier 6 Lawns there will be a free Pier Kids event, featuring Private Picassos art and craft activities from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and a “Meet the Animals” event presented by Friends of Wildlife from noon until 1:00 p.m. More information here. On Monday evening, August 1 at 7:00, […]

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