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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a wealth of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting tomorrow (Thursday) evening and extending through the weekend. On Thursday evening, June 23, starting at 8:00, park partner BAMcinemaFest presents a screening of Sara Jordenö’s film Kiki on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1. Admission is free; there will be “curated food” for sale. […]

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Make Music New York to Present Free Outdoor Performances in and around Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday, June 21 Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor (the events will be cancelled in case of rain) musical performances all around New York City. In our neighborhood, the music will start in Cadman Plaza Park with a concert by Dominion (“experimental”) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Brightfully […]

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Poplar Street Gardening Party Saturday

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, this coming Saturday, June 25 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The party will feature “hands-on gardening fun”, a “beekeeping show & tell”, light refreshments, music, […]

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Human Rainbow to Span Brooklyn Bridge in Support of Orlando

In response to the tragic events in Orlando, local businesswoman Jessi Arrington has organized a “Human Rainbow.” She invites neighbors of all ages who would like to show their support to “dress solidly in one bright color of the rainbow” and gather at the center of the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 […]

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OPA! The 39th Annual Greek Festival is in Full Swing on Schermerhorn St.

Nobody parties like the Greeks, and this year’s Annual Greek Festival of the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn is proving it again. The church’s 39th annual festival has been in full swing all week and Saturday is your last chance this year to sample the delicious home-made Greek food and pastries, […]

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Come One, Come All to P.S. 8’s Paddlewheeler Block Party This Saturday

P.S. 8 invites one and all to come out this Saturday, June 11th to enjoy delicious food, fun rides, arts & crafts and a performance by the MS8 rock band at their annual Paddlewheeler Block Party.  We have it on good authority there will be a dunk tank, too. The festivities take place 12:00 pm […]

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Fourth Of July Fireworks On East River Again

Macy’s tells us that this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be launched from the East River again. Prime viewing locations will be the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the high floors or roof decks of any buildings with river views.

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Fleet Week Begins Tomorrow, Continues Through Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, with a parade of ships that, starting at 11:30 a.m., will proceed from the Narrows up through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, up to the George Washington Bridge. The ships will then head back to their assigned docks: some at the Cruise […]

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Council Member Levin’s Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening

City Council Member Stephen Levin will hold a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall this Thursday evening, May 26, from 7:00 to 9:00, in the Second Floor Community Room at 140 Cadman Plaza West. Update: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon will also be there. Among the topics to be discussed are: (1) […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Events This Week

On Tuesday evening, May 24, at 6:30, multi-media journalist and author Amy Goodman, producer of Democracy Now!, and co-author David Goodman, will discuss the show, now in its twentieth year of shining “light on important issues that are overlooked by mainstream news coverage”, and their book by the same title. Admission is $5, or free […]

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