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Confessions of a Failed Community Theater Fan—Finally Discovering the Heights Players

I am embarrassed to say that until this month, I was a newbie at The Heights Players. Oh, you too? Our delightful community theater spot on Willow Place, between Joralemon and State Streets. Just a left turn from the cobblestone path down to Brooklyn Bridge Park? No? Never heard of it? Heard of it, but […]

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Highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival 2023

The 2023 Brooklyn Folk Festival began on Friday evening, November 17 with a performance on the Main Stage in the Sanctuary of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church by the Down Hill Strugglers (photo above) consisting of (left to right): Eli Smith, organizer and host of the Folk Festival; Jackson Lynch; and Walker Shepard, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library to Close Sundays

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced that after Sunday, December 17 the Brooklyn Heights Branch, along with some other branches, will no longer be open on Sundays, thanks to cuts to the Library’s budget. The Library announced that the budget cuts will also require us to reduce spending on library materials, programming, and building maintenance. […]

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Danish Christmas Fair This Coming Weekend

Want to get a jump on Black Friday shopping, and enjoy some Danish delicacies and drinks as well? The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (near Clark) will hold its annual Christmas Fair, or Julmarked, this coming weekend, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19. Shop unique Scandinavian designs, […]

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BQE Truck Weight Limit Enforcement Begins Today

According to Ben Brachfeld in amNY, starting this week northbound trucks on the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights that exceed the 80,000 pound weight limit will be charged $650 fines. The weight sensors have been operative for three months, but until now overweight trucks have been given warnings. The sensors for […]

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Who Chopped Down a Tree on Clark St. in the Dark of Night? NYC Parks Dept Seeks Info

Mary Frost reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that the NYC Parks Department is seeking information about a missing tree on Clark St. According to the report, sometime after midnight on October 13, an arborcidal maniac chopped down a young, healthy, honey locust tree in front of 64 Clark St. The Parks Department had planted the tree a […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church This Coming Weekend

The Brooklyn Folk Festival returns to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, this coming Friday evening, November 10, with performances continuing through Saturday and Sunday. There’s a complete schedule here. Among the performers will be long time Folk Festival favorites like Nora Brown (photo above by C. Scales for BHB), […]

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Poppy’s Soft Opening Through This Weekend and Grand Opening on Tuesday!

The wait is over! Poppy’s is open in the old Cranberry’s space at 48 Henry Street. Soft opening is this weekend: Friday 8 am – 2 pm Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 4 pm. Grand opening is Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 8 am – 7 pm to start. About opening her second location in Brooklyn Heights, Poppy’s […]

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Pre-Halloween Events Make For Lively Saturday in Brooklyn Heights

Things got going at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with the start of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Halloween Parade on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (photo above; “Read full story” for more photos). Oscar the Grouch offered some wisdom to passers-by in the parade. Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair featured a pumpkin patch, along with many activities for […]

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Halloween Memories in Brooklyn Heights, the return of Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair and a Plan for Saturday’s Packed Community Calendar

I suppose we could have a debate, but I’d win: there’s really nothing more Fall than Halloween in Brooklyn Heights. And with a world going sideways, we need community, small humans and canines in costumes, Fall lovers and spectators, pumpkins, homemade treats and gratitude in this harvest home. This Saturday, October 28th, is shaping up for a […]

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