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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be fireworks tomorrow night (Saturday, September 30) starting at 10:55 PM. They will be launched from a barge off Red Hook, opposite the Liberty Warehouse. They might not be visible from all parts of Brooklyn Heights or the Promenade because of intervening tall buildings, though they should be visible from many rooftops. They […]

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Fleet Week This Coming Weekend

This coming Memorial Day Weekend will feature the customary visit of U.S. Navy ships to Brooklyn. The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruisers Monterey (CG 61; photo) and San Jacinto (CG 56) will be docked at the Red Hook Cruise Ship Terminal and will be open for tours this Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29. […]

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A Walk Through Red Hook

This past weekend your correspondent participated in two Jane’s Walks, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of New York. The walks, which are free, are funded in memory of Jane Jacobs, an urbanist who lived for many years in the West Village and who advocated a community based as opposed to a centrally planned pproach […]

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Glass Artist Tags Brooklyn Heights (and Beyond) With Colorful Pigeons

About two weeks ago, I made the most delightful discovery at the intersection of Henry and Orange Streets: A glass mosaic pigeon affixed to the base of a street lamp. It instantly made me smile and reminisce about how, as a teen, I would frequently spot similar treasures in downtown Manhattan; the jubilant dancing babies […]

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Make Music New York to Present Free Outdoor Performances in and around Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday, June 21 Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor (the events will be cancelled in case of rain) musical performances all around New York City. In our neighborhood, the music will start in Cadman Plaza Park with a concert by Dominion (“experimental”) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Brightfully […]

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Meeting on Proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector Monday Evening at St. Francis

The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us of a public meeting, to be held at St. Francis College, the Callahan Center, 182 Remsen Street, this Monday evening, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., to discuss the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (“BQX”), a streetcar, or if you prefer, trolley,

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Fleet Week Begins Tomorrow, Continues Through Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, with a parade of ships that, starting at 11:30 a.m., will proceed from the Narrows up through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, up to the George Washington Bridge. The ships will then head back to their assigned docks: some at the Cruise […]

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Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook Sunday Evening, April 17

This coming Sunday, April 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. there will be a Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook, and you are invited to be one of the judges. The contestants are Kevin’s Restaurant, 277 Van Brunt Street, and the galley of the preserved coastal tanker Mary A. Whalen, docked at the south side of […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

BHB colleague and mom SongBirdNYC lets me know there are lots of events for kids and their parents this weekend. Children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton (photo) will be at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook on Sunday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. More information here. The New York Transit Museum has several programs for kids, […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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