Archive | Fun RSS feed for this section

Brooklyn Historical Society Announces Free Saturday Family Programs

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present a new series of free family programs each Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first of these will be tomorrow (January 17), and will be a “Handmade History” event in which “families will pick their favorite portrait in the We the People exhibit and return to the art studio [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Seasonsky Greetingskys from Deansky Davidsky Yassky

Pace Law School Dean/former NYC Councilmember/former NYC TLC honcho David Yassky and his staff are wishing everyone Season’s Greetings – according to a photo posted by Daily News reporter Celeste Katz.

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday evening, December 20, at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, Bargemusic will present works by Bach (image), Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Mozart performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Andrew Gonzalez on viola, Coleman Itzkoff on cello, and Michael Kimmelman on piano. Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, December 24, starting at 7:30 Bargemusic will [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Having gone through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all the seasonal commercial hype that now doesn’t even have the decency to wait until after Thanksgiving to start, you may want to settle back and enjoy a classic tale that gets to the heart of the matter, no matter what holiday, if any, you’re celebrating. [...]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Downtown for the Holidays on Montague Street This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, the Montague Street Business Improvement District (“BID”) will present the first annual Downtown for the Holidays on Montague Street event. According to the BID: The two-day event kicks off with caroling, a holiday concert, warm refreshments and tasty treats, a photo with Santa, dozens of store promotions, [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, November 21, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Impressionist in the Boathouse: How Artist Mary Rogers Williams Vanished From Art History Until 2014,” a lecture and discussion by Eve Kahn, antiques columnist for The New York Times, who “will explain how she stumbled upon the painter’s work and [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Danish Christmas Fair This Weekend

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark; you can spot it by the ship’s bell in front), is holding its annual Christmas Fair this weekend, Saturday, November 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Fair will take place [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a story that, at the premiere performance of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica, about halfway through the first movement someone in the audience yelled, “I’ll pay another Kreutzer to make the damned thing stop!” To be fair, it was the final piece in a very long program, and Eroica is a work today beloved by [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys From Syracuse, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, November 7 and 8, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, November 9 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. Silhouette artist [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair Saturday, November 8

Plymouth Church’s annual Yankee Fair will be this coming Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be lots of activities for kids, available for the purchase of a $20 wristband per child (if there are three or more children in your family the flat rate is $50), including bounce houses, a [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, November 2 is New York City Marathon day. The closest the runners will come to Brooklyn Heights is the intersection of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues (see course map here). Keep in mind that many streets and bridges, including the Verazzano Narrows and Queensboro/Ed Koch, will be closed during the day (see list of [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Brooklyn Bridge Park will have its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Pier 6 lawn, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. There will be musical performances and lots of activities for adults and kids. More details here. Other events in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend include [...]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, October 17 starting at 8:00, the Chiara String Quartet will present the second and last of its performances of the complete string quartets of Béla Bartók (photo) at Bargemusic. On Saturday evening at 8:00 cellist Martti Rousi will perform the first three of Bach’s six cello suites; on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }