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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on East River Again This Year

Brooklyn News 12 reports that the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, which had been moved to the Hudson River side of Manhattan for several years, but returned to the East River side, facing Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, last year, will be on the East River again this year.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players conclude their 59th season with the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday evening, May 16 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 17 at 2:00. The play will continue on the same schedule […]

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Local Houses of Worship in “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House event presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship. The local participating institutions, with their addresses and open house hours, […]

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Israel Election Results Discussion at Cong. Mt. Sinai Sunday

The Institute for Living Judaism in Brooklyn, in conjunction with Congregation Mount Sinai and the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, will present “Unpacking the Israel Election Results: Where Do We Go From Here?” at Cong. Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, this Sunday, May 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. It’s billed as [a] discussion and town hall […]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Weekend

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association let us know that there will be an e-waste recycling event this weekend at the First Unitarian Church Chapel, Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. There’s more information […]

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“Celebrate Brooklyn!” Pier 1 Dance Parties Start This Thursday

This Thursday evening, May 14, and the subsequent two Thursdays, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with BRIC, will present the fifth annual series of Celebrate Brooklyn! dance parties, to be held on the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 starting at 7:00 p.m. This week’s party has the theme Classic Soul Funk, and features Sonny […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Poker and booze feature among the offerings at the Brooklyn Historical Society this week. Tomorrow (Monday, May 11) evening at 6:30 two poker playing and writing men and a woman will discuss “Poker Pros, Poker Prose,” in which they will consider: Why are so many writers drawn to poker? Why do so many poker players […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, May 4) evening, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present, as part of its “Movie Mondays” series a screening of the 1976 Academy Award winning documentary Harlan County USA. The feature will be preceded by some short documentary films, focusing on social activism, by the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Admission is free, […]

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