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Daniela Gioseffi, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Award Winning Author, to Speak at First Unitarian Sunday

The Eagle reports that Heights resident and National Book Award winner Daniela Gioseffi will speak on climate justice in a homily titled “Green World Rising” this Sunday, July 24 at the 11:00 a.m. service at the McKinney Chapel of First Unitarian Church, on Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton. The many talented Ms. Gioseffi, […]

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Target Presents Kids’ Event at Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

This Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Target will hold an event at Pier 6, the pier nearest to the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, to introduce Cat & Jack, their new line of children’s and infants’ clothing. According to the Observer kids can play on the “larger than life […]

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The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good”

Tuesday (the 19th) was a gorgeous day in NYC.  The skies were clear, blue and dotted with wispy, fluffy clouds. It was the perfect weather to take the ferry to Governors Island for the opening of The Hills.  In a word, they are spectacular offering 360 degree views of New York harbor.  The 25 foot […]

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“Bridge Grooves” at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Wednesday and Next

This Wednesday evening, July 20, and the following, July 27, starting at 7:00 on the Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and Brooklyn Bodega will present “Bridge Grooves”, two free concerts featuring “some of New York’s most exciting musicians”. This Wednesday’s event features the PitchBlak Brass Band […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, July 18) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc., with an introduction by and post-screening discussion led by Saara Nafici, Executive Director of Added Value Farms. This event is in conjunction with BHS’s current exhibit Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of […]

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Hip Hop Festival Finale Tomorrow Under Brooklyn Bridge

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 16) the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will conclude with a final performance in the Brooklyn Bridge Park space under the Brooklyn Bridge on Water Street in the Fulton Ferry Historic District. The show will run from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and feature performances by Nas, with special guests The Soul Rebels; Fabulous; […]

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Grand Re-Opening of Häagen-Dazs on Montague St. This Saturday: Ribbon Cutting by Boro Prez Eric L. Adams, Free Ice Cream and Prizes

Fun neighborhood fact: The Häagen-Dazs shop at 120 Montague St., opened 40 years ago by the founder’s daughter Doris Mattus, was the first storefront location for the company. After undergoing renovations this past spring, the shop will have a grand re-opening this Saturday, July 16. The celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting by Borough President […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Receives Award; Upcoming Events

The Brooklyn Historical Society has announced that it has received a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its project, Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations. The project, which consisted of oral histories and public programs at the Society from 2011 to 2015, “examine[d] the history and experiences of […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents “The Awesome Oyster” Wednesday Evening

Someone once said, “It was a brave person who ate the first oyster”, or something like that. No oysters will be eaten at “The Awesome Oyster”, this week’s adventure in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s series of Wednesday Night Tours, but Isa Del Bello, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Director of Education, will tell you about the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Views The Fireworks, And Their Aftermath

Some light, intermittent rain, which mostly stayed off during the display, didn’t seriously dampen the festivities last night as the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, with one barge located directly in front of Brooklyn Heights, came off as scheduled. Not long after the show ended (video after the jump), the rain picked up in earnest, […]

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