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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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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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot coming up at the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend and the week following. On Sunday afternoon, February 15, there are two events. The first, starting at 12:30, is an English sword dance festival featuring Half Moon Sword, who have danced on the Promenade annually during June. Admission is free. Then at 3:00 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Sunday afternoon, February 1 at 3:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will begin its celebration of Black History Month with a screening of Brooklyn Boheme: Narrated and written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George [photo], this feature length film celebrates the vibrant African American artistic community that thrived in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill during […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the classic 1960s movie and novel The Graduate. Performances are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, January 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the […]

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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 […]

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BHS Presents Musical Play Based on Hart Crane’s The Bridge

Hart Crane’s The Bridge, inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge, is considered one of the great epic poems of the twentieth century. This coming week, Wednesday through Friday, October 15, 16, and 17, at 7:30 each evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a musical play rooted in Crane’s poem. The play “finds the poet captivated […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A replica of the slave ship Amistad (photo above from her 2006 visit to the Battery Park City marina), built for Steven Spielberg’s 1997 movie about the rebellion aboard her in 1839, and subsequent trial in a U.S. court, arrived today at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Joralemon Street. Amistad will […]

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