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A Beautiful Day for an Egg Hunt

There’s a bit of a chill in the air, but the sun is shining, and a throng of parents and kids have lined up for the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s annual Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this holiday weekend. This evening (Friday, April 18) at 7:00 pianist Gilles Vonsattel will play works by Beethoven, Benjamin Shadow, Messiaen, Liszt, Holliger, Janacek, and Rzewski. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the concert will feature works by works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Kreisler, and Sarasate, perfromed by Mark [...]

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Spring’s Poppin’ at Sociale and All Along Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights

While yesterday’s rain wasn’t great, the weather on Monday saw folks heading outside to catch some rays. Outdoor seating at Henry Street’s Sociale was loading up to capacity. Coupled with the new lease on life at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, a new addition to Jack the Horse (raw bar?) as well as mainstays Noodle Pudding, [...]

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Opening Day Poem for Derek Jeter

Just in time for Opening Day, Yankee fans from Brooklyn Heights and beyond wax poetic about Captain Derek Jeter in a revamped version of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” directed by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. (Who would like it to be known that she is a Mets fan.) Featuring scenes from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace [...]

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Grace Church “Evening Under the Stars” Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The theme this year is “An Evening Under the Stars” as guests will have the opportunity to view the church’s restored nave with its star-spangled ceiling (photo), decorated walls, and impressive array of stained glass [...]

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The Custom House Gnome Has A Gname

BHB’S Heather Quinlan has won a $50 gift certificate to the Custom House for winning its Name the Gnome Competition. Let’s all raise our glasses to Drinkey O’Pintey.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aareon Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” [...]

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There’s a New Gnome in Town at The Custom House in Brooklyn Heights and He Needs a Name

Our pals at The Custom House are looking for a name for their new gnome. Folks who’d like to suggest one can go to the pub’s Facebook page with the a $50 gift certificate going to the winning entry. Of course, Homer would be an awesome name, eh? Judging by the early competition, we’ve got [...]

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 9

Purim is perhaps the most joyous of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the time when Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai thwarted the plan of the villain Haman to have all the Jews in Babylonian exile murdered. Your gentile correspondent once attended a Purim party that featured, among other things, a bluegrass band, and plenty of [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic returns from a mid-winter break this weekend, with a full schedule of “Masterworks” concerts: one on Friday evening, February 21 at 7:00 featuring works by Joseph Joachim, György Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, and Ernest Bloch performed by Nicholas Cords on viola and Jeewon Park on piano; another on Saturday evening, February 22 at 7:00 featuring [...]

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Weekend Update: Snow Sculpture Contest On For Saturday

Word is in from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy that the long awaited Snow Sculpture Contest will be tomorrow, Saturday, February 15, at Pier 5 (near the foot of Joralemon Street) from noon to 2:00 p.m. Maybe the creator of the Promenade snow-person (photo) will enter. It’s all free, including hot cocoa and treats from [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting tomorrow (Friday, February 7) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing for a limited two week engagement Gloria, a film by Chile’s Sebastian Lelio, starring Paulina Garcia (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Cinema will also be showing Nebraska. Today is your last chance to see Inside Llewen Davis at the Cinema (your correspondent [...]

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Grace Church Winterfair Next Saturday

Grace Church, 245 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court, between Joralemon and Remsen streets) will have its annual Winterfair this coming Saturday, February 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On sale will be children’s clothes, books, and toys; women’s and men’s clothing; flowers and plants; “Gracious Gourmet” frozen meals; baked goods; picture frames; household [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Bargemusic is having a four concert “Here and Now” event, featuring the works of contemporary composers, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, January 2) evening at 7:00, and continuing Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00. Details and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in [...]

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BHS Family Sing-along Series Starts Saturday with Deedle Deedle Dees

This coming Saturday, January 4, starting at 3:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the first in a series of musical events for children from five to ten years of age and their parents, “Sing Back, Brooklyn! with Lloyd H. Miller.” This Saturday, Miller will be joined by the other members of the Deedle [...]

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