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Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions

Tomorrow (Monday, July 6) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Park’s annual “Books Under the Bridge” series will begin with a program hosted by Freebird Bookstore: [A] unique outdoor Scrabble competition between John D. Williams, Jr. (former Executive Director of the National SCRABBLE Association and author of […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, Seen From a Brooklyn Heights Rooftop

At dusk, a great flotilla of boats small and large, sail and motor, filled the harbor from below Brooklyn Heights to the channel between lower Manhattan and Governors Island. Police and Coast Guard vessels, lights flashing, darted here and there, making sure all was secure and ready. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Picnic Peninsula was jammed with […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you’re in town for the Fourth, the One Big Thing is the fireworks. Expect huge crowds on the Promenade and in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Parking will be prohibited from 11:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, July 3) to 11:00 p.m. on the Fourth on Joralemon from Hicks to Furman; […]

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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Explore Brooklyn Bridge’s Literary Legacy Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening, June 24, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents “My Hand In Yours, Walt,” in which Poet, Adam Fitzgerald, leads a literary walk that examines the legacy and connections of Brooklyn Bridge’s shadow within the work of Hart Crane and Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, and Marianne Moore. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Randy Cohen will be at BHS to interview Kurt Andersen (photo), Spy Magazine co-founder, former New York Magazine editor, and host of the award winning radio show Studio 360, as part of Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green Wood […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, June 20, starting at 10:00 a.m., as part of its “Hidden Brooklyn” series of tours, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a tour of Good Eggs [photo], Brooklyn’s beloved home delivery grocery service, is redefining how local foods travel from the farm to your kitchen. Come tour their Bushwick foodhub, enjoy a local snack, […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 8, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Lacey Schwartz’s (photo) documentary film Little White Lies, a “provocative documentary about being a biracial woman who grew up believing she was white.” Ms. Schwartz will be present, and after the screening will engage in a discussion led […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; […]

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