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The Three Gentlemen Featured At Hill Country Brooklyn Family Jam Sunday

The Three Gentlemen (photo) will be performing this Sunday afternoon, February 7, starting at 1:00, at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams Street. There’s no cover charge. Hill Country’s website gives this interesting description of what to expect: The Three Gentlemen, this foursome are a brand-new, noteworthy, BK roots/country, dare we say, super group: Konrad Meissner […]

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Heights Players’ Production of Anything Goes Premieres This Weekend

The Heights Players contnue their Diamond Anniversary season with their production of the ever-popular Broadway musical comedy Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, which opens this weekend. Performances will be at 8:00 p.m.Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, and […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

As I learned from reading Bob Furman’s Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb, in 1790 one third of Brooklyn’s population, which was then 4,500, was slaves. Tomorrow (Thursday, February 4) evening, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion, “Why New York? Slavery on Long Island”, […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Sunset Park already has a large Asian population; now Bensonhurst has a rapidly growing Chinese community. How is this likely to affect local politics? On Wednesday evening, January 27, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a discussion on this topic, moderated by Jarrett Murphy, with panelists Paul Mak of the Brooklyn Chinese-American […]

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Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson Headlines Anti-Human Trafficking Event at Plymouth Church Sunday

Update: Because of the winter storm, this event has been postponed to the following Sunday, January 31. As most Brooklyn Heights residents know, Plymouth Church, at Orange and Hicks streets, has a storied history of opposition to slavery, both under Henry Ward Beecher in the years leading to the Civil War, and in recent times. […]

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Learn Secrets of the Creative Mind at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, January 21, from 7:00 to 9:00, co-authors Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire will be at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main street, at Water Street, in DUMBO, for a launch and discussion of their new book, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. Kaufman is also author of Ungifted: Intelligence […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, January 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening and discussion of A Place at the Table, “which exposes the realities of hunger in the United States through the stories of three families who struggle daily to secure the source of their next meal.” Following the screening, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, January 15, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present an evening of American song, with soprano Jamie Jordan (photo: Berio’s Circles by Glenn Cornett) and pianist/composer Bobby Mitchell, doing songs by Mr. Mitchell and by Frederic Rzewski, Michael Finnissy, Stephen Sondheim, and George Gershwin. On Saturday evening, January 16 at 8:00 and on […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Judge Jack Weinstein (photo), of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the Eastern District includes Brooklyn along with the rest of Long Island and Staten Island) is one of the longest sitting judges on the federal bench. Early in his career he was part of a team of lawyers who […]

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Massenet’s Werther at First Unitarian Monday

This coming Monday evening, January 11, starting at 7:00, Martha Cardona Opera will present Jules Massenet’s opera Werther at the First Unitarian Church, corner of Monroe Place and Pierrepont Street. The title role will be sung by tenor Alex Richardson, who has sung with the Metropolitan Opera and the Washington National Opera, and whose performance […]

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