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“Juneteenth Grove” Installed at Cadman Plaza Park as NYC Parks Declares Solidarity with Black Communities

Today, NYC Parks installed “Juneteenth Grove” at Cadman Plaza Park “in celebration of Juneteenth and to celebrate the homegoing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others.” The creation of Juneteenth Grove is also part of a plan to rename NYC parks in each borough in honor of Black Americans, which names will be […]

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Mother’s Day Dining and Gift Ideas

Are you ready? Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Today is Friday in case you were wondering, which means you have two days. A global pandemic is no excuse! Show the mom(s) in your life how much you appreciate her. Here are some local neighborhood options for dining (at home) and for gifts. From James Weir […]

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Mulchfest This Saturday at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

It’s that time of year again when ornaments and stockings are put away and your once green, fragrant tree drops dry needles all over your apartment. Bring your formerly festive tree to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza this Saturday, January 11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Mulchfest. Trees must be free of all […]

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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Free Performance Saturday

This Saturday afternoon, December 14 at 2:00 (seating begins at 1:30), at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street (accessible entrance from Henry Street between Montague and Remsen), Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will Present “A Radio Christmas Carol”, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ (photo) “A Christmas Carol”, by […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Woodcarver This Sunday, December 8; Holiday Shopping With Carols Wednesday the 11th

This Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will host woodcarver Dennis Taylor: During this family-friendly event, Dennis will demonstrate the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Watch as he creates his unique Santa figures [photo] in varying sizes, and take one home with you if […]

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn’s Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church Friday Evening

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will have its annual Christmas Concert this Friday evening, December 6, starting at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague. The concert will feature J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Margaret Bonds’s “The Ballad of the Brown King”, and other music appropriate to the season. There’s […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! We at BHB wish all of you and yours a happy, sumptuous, and whatever you’re allergic to-free Thanksgiving. The photo, by your correspondent, is of Zelda, a hen turkey who inhabited Battery Park for many years. I first spotted her, and took the photo, on November 17, 2006. Given […]

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Holiday Preview Party at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is throwing open its doors to summon the holiday spirit on Thursday, November 7. From 5:30 – 7:30pm, the shop will be open to celebrate its 165th anniversary and inspire some early holiday shopping, including handmade ornaments, decorations, and greeting cards, set amid a trimmed Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and homemade […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt Saturday, April 6th – Volunteers Still Needed!

The Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 6th! The Hunt begins at 10:30am sharp, so tell the kids it starts at 9:30am to get them there on time! This BHA-sponsored event is still looking for volunteers! Whether you’ve got a fresh new take on cupcakes you’ve got to share with the world, […]

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No Garbage, Organics or Recycling Collection New Year’s Day; Alternate Side Rules and Parking Meters Suspended

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, according to the City Department of Sanitation, there will be no pickup of garbage, organics, or recyclables on Tuesday, January 1. Those who normally receive pickup of these items on that day should put them out for pickup following 4:00 PM Tuesday. Also, according to […]

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