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Holocaust Commemoration at St. Francis College Thursday

This Thursday, April 16, starting at 11:10 a.m., there will be an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorting the victims of the Holocaust, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), featuring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (photo), Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, and Cantor Shira Lissek. Rabbi Potasnik will discuss […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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Schumer to Deliver Keynote Address at Squadron’s Community Convention This Sunday

Brooklyn’s own U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer will give the keynote address at State Senator Daniel Squadron’s Community Convention this coming Sunday afternoon, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 at LES Prep High School, 145 Stanton Street (between Suffolk and Norfolk) in lower Manhattan (F train to the 2nd Avenue station). From Sen. Squadron’s office: We’ll […]

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Senator Squadron’s 7th Annual Community Convention April 12

State Senator Daniel Squadron will hold his seventh annual Community Convention on Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Lower East Side Preparatory High School, 145 Stanton Street (between Norfolk and Suffolk streets). To get there, take the F train to the Delancey Street stop. The Senator alternates the site of his […]

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Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Monday

This coming Monday evening, March 23 (note: this event was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 5, but was postponed) starting at 6:30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, formerly with the Times where she also won a Pulitzer (she and Kristof won it jointly […]

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Heights Author Elizabeth Gaffney at Brooklyn Heights Library Tuesday Evening

This coming Tuesday evening, March 17, from 6:30 to 8:00, Brooklyn Heights resident author Elizabeth Gaffney will have a book talk about her novel, When the World Was Young, the story of a young woman growing up in the Heights in the middle of the twentieth century. The event will take place in the Brooklyn […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, March 11, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Women and Power,” a panel of four historians discussing their works about women who “exercised power in an often hostile environment and advocated changes in American society.” Cindy Lobel is the author of a soon to be published biography of Catharine […]

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Bigger, Better Brooklyn Folk Festival Coming to St. Ann’s Church in April

The seventh annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be in a new, more spacious venue, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the weekend of Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. Among the acts will be Brooklyn’s own Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, who rocked Plymouth Church along with the […]

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Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, March 5 starting at 6:30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, formerly with the Times where she also won a Pulitzer (she and Kristof won it jointly for their reporting on Tiananmen Square) and now with Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 […]

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