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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 15, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of The Messenger, a 2009 film about an Iraq veteran assigned to notify surviving family members of the deaths of their soldier husbands, wives, sons or daughters. David la Rocca, editor of The Philosophy of War Films and Edward […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 8, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Lacey Schwartz’s (photo) documentary film Little White Lies, a “provocative documentary about being a biracial woman who grew up believing she was white.” Ms. Schwartz will be present, and after the screening will engage in a discussion led […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Events This Week

On Tuesday evening, June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and co-director, with the late Tim Hetherington, who was killed along with Brooklyn Heights resident Chris Hondros as they were covering action in Libya, of Restrepo, will be at BHS for a showing of his latest documentary, The Last […]

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Tribute to WWII Veterans at Cadman Plaza Park Sunday

This Sunday, May 24, starting at 10:30 a.m., there will be a tribute to Brooklyn’s World War Two veterans at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park. There are 25 living Brooklyn WWII veterans who will receive honors. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Marching Band, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, the American Bombshell Singers, […]

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AM New York Goes Shopping on Montague Street

AM New York’s Alison Fox visited Montague Street to write the paper’s first installment of an “Explore a Block” series. Ms. Fox noted that Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, having been first settled in 1636 by a group of Dutch farmers who were unhappy with the rocky soil of lower Manhattan […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The big event this weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House Tour, which will be Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be five historic houses on the tour, with gardens and balconies open weather permitting. General admission is $80, or $65 for BHA members. You may purchase tickets here. Bargemusic’s […]

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Holocaust Commemoration at St. Francis College Thursday

This Thursday, April 16, starting at 11:10 a.m., there will be an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorting the victims of the Holocaust, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), featuring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (photo), Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, and Cantor Shira Lissek. Rabbi Potasnik will discuss […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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