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Artist, Philanthropist, Carousel Namesake, Jane Walentas Dies at 76

As reported by Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Paper, Philanthropist, Artist, Real Estate Developer, and “First Lady of Dumbo,” Jane Walentas passed away July 5th after a brief battle with cancer. She was 76 years old. The Walentas Family and their management company, Two Trees, is synonymous with DUMBO as we now know it. And […]

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New Section of Brooklyn Bridge Park Opens

A new section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, upland from Pier Two (the one with the basketball courts and other athletic facilities), opened recently. It includes a water feature, seen in the photo taken by your correspondent today), with fountains that jet up at intervals, providing cooling relief on hot days like today and fun for […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Valentine’s Craft Event for Kids Sunday

This Sunday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will present a Valentine’s Day craft event for kids: We’ll be making quilled designs for Valentines Day. Also known as paper filigree, quilling is a technique that turns rolled paper into intricate patterns and designs. […]

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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Free Performance Saturday

This Saturday afternoon, December 14 at 2:00 (seating begins at 1:30), at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street (accessible entrance from Henry Street between Montague and Remsen), Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will Present “A Radio Christmas Carol”, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ (photo) “A Christmas Carol”, by […]

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Selfies with Elves at the Bossert – Yes, the Bossert – on Saturday

If you’re in town over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Montague BID and its member merchants are sponsoring another “Selfies with Elves” event on Saturday, November 30 from noon until 2:00 p.m. A receipt from any Montague Street business gets you and your child admission to “Selfies with Elves” and Balloon Artistry at – and this […]

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Plymouth Church Yankee Fair Saturday

This Saturday, November 2, historic Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, holds its annual Yankee Fair. Nothing to do with baseball loyalty (thank God), but instead to Congregationalist history going back to the Pilgrims. There will be many things for sale, including kids’ and adults’ clothing, toys, books, housewares, food, and so on. […]

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, October 19 Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its tenth annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, live animals, music, lawn games, food trucks, and more. It’s all free, except for the […]

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Atlantic Antic This Coming Sunday, September 29

The 45th annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue this coming Sunday, September 29, from noon until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun sites for kids. […]

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Get Your Free Mustard Ice Cream in Brooklyn Heights Tomorrow!

Gothamist reports that, in celebration of National Mustard Day, which comes on Saturday, mustard maker French’s and L.A. based ice cream makers Coolhaus have joined forces to make a “surprisingly delicious” (yes) mustard ice cream. Tomorrow – Friday, August 2 – a truck bearing the French’s logo will visit Brooklyn Heights – the time (and […]

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Comedy Comes to Vineapple This Thursday Night

Theater publication Broadway Local alerted us to a comedy night this Thursday: The Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights! (BHCN) is a monthly stand-up show @ The Vineapple Cafe featuring local comedians, big-time headliners, foreign nationals and everything in between. The show takes place on Thursday, July 18th @ 8:30pm with co-hosts Shelly Colman (2014 Newcomer National Grand […]

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