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Down Home Music by Eli Smith at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

Eli Smith, shown in the photo with a washboard during an impromptu jug band session, will bring his banjo and guitar wizardry and voice to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity this Thursday evening, August 12 from 6:00 to 7:00, performing what he calls down home music. He will also emcee and perform in the […]

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Nick Balaban Sings and Plays at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

Singer, songwriter, composer, keyboard artist, and Brooklynite Nick Balaban will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church this Thursday evening, August 5, starting at 6:00, for a concert that also serves as a release party for his latest album. Mr. Balaban has performed with many prominent musicians and groups. He “is also known […]

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Ready for Some Kora Music? St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

The kora is a “long-necked harp lute of the Malinke people of western Africa.” Althea SullyCole (photo) will play it this Thursday evening, July 29, starting at 6:00. She will be joined by Ras Moshe on saxophone and flute, and by Alec Saelens on guitar. There’s more information here. The concert is part of St. […]

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Violinist Molly Fletcher at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

Molly Fletcher, a violinist with a parallel career as a fashion model, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague this Thursday evening, July 22, for a forty five minute concert starting at 6:00. Ms. Fletcher has toured with a range of artists from Clean Bandit to Fetty […]

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St. Ann’s Church Presents “Cosmic American Music” Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, July 8, starting at 6:00, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, will present a concert by The Coolest Ranch (photo), a Brooklyn based trio who bill their sound as “Cosmic American Music.” This caught my eye because “Cosmic American Music” is the term coined by Gram Parsons […]

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Curbside Composting to Resume in Fall

Our friends at Brooklyn Community Board 2 have alerted us to the announcement by the Department of Sanitation that curbside composting will be available again this fall. If you’re interested, go to their website, where you can sign up, or ask your building management to sign up, for composting service. According to the map on […]

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2:30 AM Fireworks in Brooklyn Heights

This morning, at about 2:30, my wife, Martha Foley, was awakened by a series of small explosions outside. She went to a window that looks down at the intersection of Montague Street, Montague Terrace, and Pierrepont Place, just before the entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and got the photo above of a Roman candle […]

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Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge: Take What You Need, Leave What You Don’t

The Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge is up and running to feed the hungry and serve as a hub of giving and caring in the neighborhood. We spoke with Rev. Adriene Thorne of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, whose outreach to the community made it all possible. The idea for the community fridge came from […]

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PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins  of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Today, April 22 is Earth Day, but this Saturday, April 24, Brooklyn Bridge Park will celebrate with a full list of activities for adults and kids. They include a meditative nature walk, a scavenger hunt, family fitness, an Earth Day storytime, Yoga, and opportunities to volunteer for cleanup of the park and shoreline. Here’s a […]

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