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Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and other nearby venues, and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special […]

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A Fall Migration Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Monday (Labor Day) morning, a group of bird enthusiasts, your correspondent included. met with Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a walk around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, to try to spot birds during the fall migration. As luck would have it, the first bird we spotted was an American Robin […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Aspiring Izaak Waltons will get inspiration at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Thursday evening, July 6 at 6:30 for “Gone Fishin': Brooklyn’s Favorite, Forgotten Pastime,” a panel discussion featuring local anglers and environmental advocates. There’s plenty more coming up in the next couple of weeks, including a book talk on Tuesday evening, July 11 about […]

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World Science Festival Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday Evening

The World Science Festival will return to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, this Saturday evening, June 3 from 7:00 to 11:00. There will be telescopes for viewing celestial objects (the weather forecast is for clear skies), Bill Nye the Science Guy will be there for Q&A and book signing, and you can meet astronauts Yvonne […]

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The Air Was Cold, But The Birds Were Out

Your correspondent ventured out at 8:45 yesterday (Saturday) morning in sub-zero wind chill to walk from his home on Montague Street down to the Pier 1 entrance. There he met Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge and guide for a bird walk scheduled for what proved to be a very cold morning. The […]

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Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, will lead a Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday, February 5. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the entrance to Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. According to Ms. Wolf: Buffleheads [photo] are now being seen near Pier 4 beach and […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents “The Awesome Oyster” Wednesday Evening

Someone once said, “It was a brave person who ate the first oyster”, or something like that. No oysters will be eaten at “The Awesome Oyster”, this week’s adventure in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s series of Wednesday Night Tours, but Isa Del Bello, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Director of Education, will tell you about the […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a wealth of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting tomorrow (Thursday) evening and extending through the weekend. On Thursday evening, June 23, starting at 8:00, park partner BAMcinemaFest presents a screening of Sara Jordenö’s film Kiki on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1. Admission is free; there will be “curated food” for sale. […]

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Lots To Do For Free At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

From a chance to contribute to scientific knowledge about life in the changing East River to one to see planets, stars, and galaxies, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers much this weekend. We’ll start with the stars. Saturday evening, June 4, starting at 7:00 you may look at celestial objects through telescopes, meet Astronaut Anna Fisher (photo), […]

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Brush Up On Your Survival Skills At Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

Terrified of what the outcome of this year’s election may bring? Want to learn how to live off the land? Come to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s HQ, 334 Furman Street (foot of Joralemon, just past the BQE overpass) at 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 20, for the start of a Foraging Tour. Join author and forager […]

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