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Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

This year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be launched from seven barges staged in the East River between East 23rd and East 40th Streets. Per the official website, “the fireworks may be viewed from any area in Brooklyn with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.”  Macy’s does not recommend Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]

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“Window Concert” Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 20th) beginning at 4:00 PM, if you go to the corner of State and Henry streets, you may enjoy the ninth annual “4th Window Concert.” This year’s concert features a copious selection of music, including pieces by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Guns & Roses, Kansas (I know you’re all eager, as […]

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“Glassbarge” and Schooner Lois McClure at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park

The “Glassbarge” and the canal schooner Lois McClure (photo) are docked at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park through Memorial Day, May 28. They will be open for tours every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tours of the Glassbarge, which is owned by the Corning Museum of Glass, and that include lectures and glassblowing […]

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Shred Fest 2018 at Cadman Plaza Saturday

Not to fear, it’s not a guitar contest. Organized by NYC Consumer Affairs, “shred Fest is a free paper-shredding citywide event that aims to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. At Shred Fest you can safely shred personal papers for free using shredding trucks and get free identity theft prevention tips.” The event begins at […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 19

The annual Willowtown Fair will take place on Saturday, May 19 on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets) from noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s fair will include: food from Iris Cafe; live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band; face painters; a plant sale; a baked goods table; games (including a three legged race […]

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Fireworks on Saturday Night

In case you hear something that goes boom in the night , Lady Liberty will be lit up late tomorrow night: “There will be a fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty tomorrow, 5/12, at approximately 11:45 PM. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will take place on 5/13.”

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Some Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 5) Brooklyn Bridge Park will be host to a kite festival, to be held on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn from noon until 2:30 PM. Admission is free. BYOK, or buy or make one there. There’s more information here. (Photo by C. Scales from 2013 festival.) Alert reader Andrew Porter has compiled […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Grace Chorale Presents “Messiahs False and True” at Plymouth Church May 5 and 6

On Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM, at Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Hicks and Henry, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present “Messiahs False and True,” a concert featuring “[t]hree works exploring the allure of charismatic leaders in times of crisis.” The three works are: “Cry Out and […]

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