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A Beautiful Day for an Egg Hunt

There’s a bit of a chill in the air, but the sun is shining, and a throng of parents and kids have lined up for the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s annual Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground.

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Annual Pierrepont Street Park Egg Hunt Scheduled For Saturday 4/19/14

Brooklyn Heights Playgrounds will hold its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19 at 10am. The event is free and 100% fun for all.

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BHA Events: “Vision Zero” Workshop April 24; BHA Social! April 29; House Tour May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a full schedule of events over the coming thirty days. On Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church there will be a public workshop, sponsored by the NYC DOT, on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic fatalities. All are welcome, and if you [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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DJs Andrew Andrew, Appearing At BRIC Arts Media House Saturday, Talk About Lena Dunham Being Topless

NYC celebrity DJs Andrew Andrew will be appearing at the BRIC Arts Media House this Saturday (4/12) for its Future Future event. We’ve been fans of the identically dressed duo for years and their banter on a recent BRIC TV appearance to promote their set this weekend was quite entertaining. Dressed in matching US Olympic [...]

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Sen. Squadron’s Community Convention Sunday, April 27

State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Carroll Gardens and other Brooklyn neighborhoods, along with lower Manhattan, will host his sixth annual Community Convention at Seward Park Educational Campus, 350 Grand Street in Manhattan (Delancey Street stop on the F train), on Sunday afternoon, April 27, from 2:00 to 5:00. [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Grace Church “Evening Under the Stars” Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The theme this year is “An Evening Under the Stars” as guests will have the opportunity to view the church’s restored nave with its star-spangled ceiling (photo), decorated walls, and impressive array of stained glass [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aareon Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” [...]

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Free Recital Wednesday, March 19 by Classical Pianist Rowena Mariano

The classical pianist Rowena Mariano (photo) will give a free preview of some of the music she will play in May at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall at the St. Francis College Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street, on Wednesday, March 19 starting at 11:45 a.m. She will play Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in F [...]

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Plymouth’s Underground Thrift Store “Spring Fever” This Weekend

Plymouth Church’s popular Underground Thrift Store this weekend will celebrate the impending (official) arrival of spring by opening on Saturday, March 15 as well as Sunday. Saturday hours will be the same as Sunday’s: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. “Our racks are bursting with the first look at Spring items for men, women and children. [...]

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Gettysburg: One Woman’s War at St. Francis College This Wednesday

Saturday was International Women’s Day and, as a fitting follow-up, St. Francis College will present Gettysburg: One Woman’s War, a one woman play starring Michéle LaRue (photo from her performance in Someone Must Wash the Dishes) as a woman resident of Gettysburg during and after the great Civil War battle. According to the Eagle: The [...]

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Shirky Gives the Word at BHA Annual Meeting: the Internet Will Not Destroy Culture

A lot went on at Thursday night’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting, much of which is touched on in our “Tale of the Tweets” coverage. I have a few points about the business side of the meeting to expand on. In addition to the awards for “best diner” to Clark Restaurant and to Patricia and [...]

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 9

Purim is perhaps the most joyous of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the time when Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai thwarted the plan of the villain Haman to have all the Jews in Babylonian exile murdered. Your gentile correspondent once attended a Purim party that featured, among other things, a bluegrass band, and plenty of [...]

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Weekend Update: Snow Sculpture Contest On For Saturday

Word is in from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy that the long awaited Snow Sculpture Contest will be tomorrow, Saturday, February 15, at Pier 5 (near the foot of Joralemon Street) from noon to 2:00 p.m. Maybe the creator of the Promenade snow-person (photo) will enter. It’s all free, including hot cocoa and treats from [...]

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