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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates the Dodgers with Paint Your Own Jersey Day

News 12 Brooklyn reports on a fun day for kids at the BHS yesterday celebrating the Brooklyn Dodgers:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players are premiering their new production of Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown, described by The New York Times as “a delicious soufflé of satire.” Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Make reservations here. The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, which is trying to [...]

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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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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. On Friday evening, January 17, starting at 7:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by Eric Ewazen, Manuel de Falla, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington (photo), Thelonious Monk, Lianna Gekker, and Wayne Shorter. On Saturday evening at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting this Friday (January 10) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers’ take on the 1960s folk music scene; something dear to your correspondent’s heart. The Cinema will continue showing Nebraska, and the Sunday kids’ movie, starting at noon, will be Madagascar. Today (Thursday, January 9) is your last [...]

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Heights History (A Slight Return): Montague Street Revitalization Plan 1976

Here’s the latest in our revisiting of our Heights History series – this post originally ran on March 24, 2009.

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The Impressions Head the Bill for “Free the Slaves” Concert at Plymouth

Plymouth Church is known for its pre-eminent role, under the leadership of Henry Ward Beecher, in the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. While the Emancipation Proclamation declared the slaves free, and the Thirteenth Amendment abolished the “peculiar institution,” slavery still exists in the United States, and, on a larger scale, elsewhere in the world. [...]

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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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Today is Centenary of Composer Benjamin Britten, Former Brooklyn Heights Resident

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), arguably Britain’s foremost composer of the past century, whose War Requiem has long been a favorite of mine, was for a time a resident of 7 Middagh Street, the now famous February House. (The house was demolished during the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.) As a tribute to Britten and his Brooklyn [...]

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Council Members Past and Present Discuss Issues Then and Now

The present–Steve Levin (photo above)–and past three–The Hon. Abraham Gerges (photo below), Ken Fisher, and David Yassky–who have represented City Council District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, were in the Moot Court Room at Brooklyn Law School Tuesday evening for a panel discussion moderated by Brooklyn Law Professor David Reiss. The moderator opened the discussion [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players’ production of Twelve Angry Men premieres this weekend at the Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 12:00. This now classic drama began life as a television show in the 1950s, was made into a movie (12 Angry Men) by Henry [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The weekend starts early at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, with two special events tonight (Thursday, October 24). There will be a sneak preview at 9:15 p.m. of Robert Redford’s new solo turn, All is Lost. Before that, starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a unique artistic event, Now Playing, I and II: Light artists Gibson [...]

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Brooklyn Law School Presents Forum of Present and Former City Council Members Tuesday Evening, October 29

Next Tuesday evening, October 29, from 6:00 to 7:30 Brooklyn Law School will present a panel discussion, “Good Council: Representing Brooklyn,” featuring the incumbent, Stepehen Levin, and three former–Ken Fisher, The Hon. Abraham Gerges, and David Yassky–City Council Members representing the 33rd District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods. Join us for an insider’s [...]

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