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String Orchestra of Brooklyn at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Saturday Evening

This Saturday evening, February 13, starting at 8:00, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will present a concert at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. On the program are Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, the East Coast premiere of Timo Andres’ Running Theme, and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, the last featuring […]

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BHA Annual Meeting Wednesday Evening, February 24; Brooklyn D.A. Thompson to Speak

The Brookyn Heights Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 24, starting at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The meeting is open to all. The guest speaker will be Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (photo), who will speak on “Keeping Brooklyn Safe in an Equal and Just System”. A […]

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Sword Dance Festival at Library Saturday

(Video after the jump.) This Saturday, February 13th, starting at 1:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, will host an English Sword Dance Festival. The event is free. According to the poster (thanks to my wife for the photo): Sword dancing is a winter celebration that has […]

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Let St. Francis College Prep You For St. Valentine’s Day

This Friday, February 12, starting at 3:00 p.m., in the Callahan Center of St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, St. Francis College will launch its Self Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), led by professors Marisa Cohen and Karen Wilson. SABL will consider questions like,”Does color affect your level of romantic attraction? Does social media impact […]

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Theater 2020 Presents A Little Night Music Starting This Weekend; Vaudeville Revue on Tuesday the 16th

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own, award winning professional stage company, will present Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway classic A Little Night Music over the next four weekends at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (corner of Monroe Place). Performances this weekend will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February […]

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Brooklyn Heights Kittens Hit the Puppy Bowl Big-Time

Kittens rescued by our own Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will be appearing during Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XII’s Kitty Half-Time Show on Animal Planet on February 7. This isn’t the first time that our local rescue felines have been featured by the network; in 2013, a mama cat and kittens rescued from Hurricane Sandy by BBAWC were featured on an episode […]

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Goodbye, Bay Lander

For the past year and a half the small former U.S. Navy ship Bay Lander has been moored to Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. We reported her arrival here. For a year or so she was moored to the north side of the pier, but when pieces of the marina to be assembled there began […]

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Court Hearing on Alleged Pierhouse View Plane Obstruction Today

Update: The hearing was about the defendants’ (Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, New York City, and developer Toll Brothers) motion to dismiss the suit because it is barred under the statute of limitations. Plaintiffs (the Brooklyn Heights Association and Save The View Now) introduced an affidavit by City Council Member Steve Levin to the effect that […]

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Heights Players’ Production of Anything Goes Premieres This Weekend

The Heights Players contnue their Diamond Anniversary season with their production of the ever-popular Broadway musical comedy Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, which opens this weekend. Performances will be at 8:00 p.m.Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, and […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

As I learned from reading Bob Furman’s Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb, in 1790 one third of Brooklyn’s population, which was then 4,500, was slaves. Tomorrow (Thursday, February 4) evening, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion, “Why New York? Slavery on Long Island”, […]

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