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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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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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Public Forum on Transportation Thursday (2/19) Evening

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 19) evening from 6:00 to 8:00, at the YWCA (Atlantic and Third Avenues) there will be a public forum on MoveNY’s “Fair Plan” to reduce traffic congestion in Downtown and Brownstone Brooklyn, modernize and expand the transit system, and fix roads and bridges. This event has a number of co-sponsors, including the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Tuesday Evening, February 24

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, February 24, starting at 7:00, at Grace Church, corner of Hicks Street and Grace Court (between Joralemon and Remsen). We’ll have an annual report from BHA President Alexandra Bowie. Tom Stewart, Channel 13 Announcer will present our Community Service Awards. Justin Davidson, […]

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