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Grace Church Spring Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala, for which “festive attire” is appropriate, will feature food and drink and an opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction which, in previous years, have included fine clothing; jewelry; artwork; china […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Hosts DUMBO Family Festival Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its DUMBO Family Festival at the John Street and Main Street areas of the Park. It’s a free event, at which you may [s]cale the DUMBO Boulders [photo], explore the wonders of nature at our Environmental Education Center, get […]

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NYFEST 2016 Soccer Tournament at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

All day this Saturday, April 16, NYFEST 2016, a charity soccer tournament, will take place on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. The action starts at 8:00 a.m. when the first round of the Industry tournaments kicks off; these continue until 6:00 p.m. A Youth Soccer Showcase goes from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Starting at […]

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Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook Sunday Evening, April 17

This coming Sunday, April 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. there will be a Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook, and you are invited to be one of the judges. The contestants are Kevin’s Restaurant, 277 Van Brunt Street, and the galley of the preserved coastal tanker Mary A. Whalen, docked at the south side of […]

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8th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s This Weekend

Grab your partner! Do Si Do! Down Home Radio and The Jalopy Theater present the 8th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church starting today, Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th.  Per the event’s website, “The 3-day festival includes 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance and swing dance, jam […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt This Saturday, March 26

The annual Spring Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee and the Brooklyn Heights Association will be this Saturday, March 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. (arrive early; there’s always a long line), at the Pierrepont Playground (entrance near Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights). From the BHA website: Without any eggs-aggeration, a good time […]

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Let St. Francis College Prep You For St. Valentine’s Day

This Friday, February 12, starting at 3:00 p.m., in the Callahan Center of St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, St. Francis College will launch its Self Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), led by professors Marisa Cohen and Karen Wilson. SABL will consider questions like,”Does color affect your level of romantic attraction? Does social media impact […]

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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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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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Grace Church WinterFair Next Saturday

This coming Saturday, February 6, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys (there will also be a kids’ cafe), men’s and women’s clothing, books, CDs and DVDs, sports equipment, flowers and plants, […]

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