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Some Scenes From Today’s Earth Day Celebration

Rain, never heavy, but scattered showers, put something of a damper on today’s Earth Day celebration, sponsored by the Montague Street BID. Who can blame Mother Earth for a little rain? April showers, as they say, bring May flowers. In any event, things got going as scheduled at 10:00 AM, with the Brooklyn United Marching […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30

The ninth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Clinton and Montague streets) from Friday evening, April 28 through Sunday evening, April 30. Your correspondent has attended the last two festivals–see here and here and enjoyed them enormously. This year’s promises to be even better, given the superb […]

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Sanitation Town Hall Tomorrow Evening, Wednesday, April 19

The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that the twice postponed Sanitation Town Hall will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, starting at 6:00 PM, at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street. Representatives of the NYC Department of Sanitation will be there to answer your questions and hear your complaints. City Council Member […]

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Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day celebration on Montague Street, all the way from Court Street to the Promenade entrance. The events will begin at noon, with music by the Brooklyn United Marching Band until 1:00. Immediately following that, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM, there will be other music and […]

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Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor Returning to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange April 21-23

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; and Sunday, April 23, during regular store hours. Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with duplicates available for $15 each. The silhouettes are cut freehand […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of part one of Ken Burns’s documentary, Jackie Robinson. This film focuses on Robinson’s early life, from his childhood in Georgia through his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It will be introduced by co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 PM tomorrow, Friday, April 7, to 5:00 AM Monday, April 10, there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. 5 trains, which don’t normally serve Brooklyn on weekends, will provide alternative service to and from Manhattan and to or from […]

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Pete Hamill and Sam Roberts at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday Evening

On Thursday evening, April 6, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present acclaimed journalist, novelist, and Brooklyn native Pete Hamill (photo) in conversation with Sam Roberts of the New York Times. They will talk “about life, writing, and coming home to Brooklyn.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS members; you may purchase […]

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Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt 4/8: Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, April 8th, will be Pierrepont Playground’s umpteenth annual Egg Hunt! Over a week away! Plenty of time to clear your schedule! The great hunt will start at 10am, and there will be a (nut-free) bake sale as well. They are still looking for volunteers, so if you want to help clean up, or provide […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Spring Craft Workshop For Kids

This Sunday, April 2 the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a spring craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be the making of hand-sewn sachets (see details here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. No RSVP […]

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