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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, June 20, starting at 10:00 a.m., as part of its “Hidden Brooklyn” series of tours, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a tour of Good Eggs [photo], Brooklyn’s beloved home delivery grocery service, is redefining how local foods travel from the farm to your kitchen. Come tour their Bushwick foodhub, enjoy a local snack, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you missed seeing Theater 2020’s THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR Connecticut at St. Charles Borromeo Church–your correspondent saw it, and enjoyed it enormously–you can see it for free this weekend. We get our own Shakespeare in the Park, with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 12-14, all starting at 7:00 p.m., at […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), 55 Pierrepont Street, will be open tomorrow (Friday, June 5) and Saturday, June 6, but will then close for the summer, re-opening in September. Come in to enjoy end-of-season sale prices on many items. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday. […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; […]

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Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend

Update: despite the banner, this year’s festival will be on Saturday only, from noon until 9:00 p.m. The annual Lebanese Food Festival will be this coming Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral, Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton streets.

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AM New York Goes Shopping on Montague Street

AM New York’s Alison Fox visited Montague Street to write the paper’s first installment of an “Explore a Block” series. Ms. Fox noted that Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, having been first settled in 1636 by a group of Dutch farmers who were unhappy with the rocky soil of lower Manhattan […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players conclude their 59th season with the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday evening, May 16 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 17 at 2:00. The play will continue on the same schedule […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The big event this weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House Tour, which will be Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be five historic houses on the tour, with gardens and balconies open weather permitting. General admission is $80, or $65 for BHA members. You may purchase tickets here. Bargemusic’s […]

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