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Pies, and Volunteers, Wanted for Heights and Hills Thanksgiving

In an annual tradition that has continued for over 47 years, the Heights and Hills communities come together every year to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for older adults, and the wider community is called upon to bake lots of pies. There can never be too many pies! A Thanksgiving luncheon is held in Grace Church, […]

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Organ Recital at Grace Church Sunday Evening

On Sunday evening, November 17, starting at 5:00 p.m., Paul Richard Olson, Grace Church’s Music Director and organist, will present a recital of organ music, followed by a festive reception. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 to support Community Help in Park Slope (CHiPS), which “feed[s] the hungry in our soup kitchen and shelter[s] […]

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Irish Cyclist Ends Transcontinental Ride in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Irish Times reports that 26 year old Shane Finn, of County Kerry, Ireland, today completed a 36 day bicycle journey that began at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and ended at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where he was greeted by his cousin, Mary Evans, who flew over from Ireland for the event. Mr. Finn undertook […]

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BloomAgainBklyn to Host Spring Fling at Plymouth Church May 7

BloomAgainBklyn is a community-based, non-profit organization which repurposes unsold and once-used flowers into new arrangements which are distributed by volunteers to home bound seniors, local nursing home residents, trauma and homeless survivors, and others in need. The organization’s goal is to create an uplifting experience for those who may not regularly have visitors or receive […]

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Socks Sought; Get Selfie With Elves

No, not the socks that went missing in the laundry. The Montague Street BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 24 from noon to 2:00 PM by collecting new socks, which are the item of clothing least donated to and most needed by the homeless. If you donate, you may take a […]

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Small Business Saturday-Shop Montague, Donate New Warm Winter Items, Take An “Elfie”

If you want to guarantee a spot on Santa’s “Nice” list, shop our local merchants on Montague Street this weekend during American Express’ Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Businesses will offer special discounts, complimentary treats and holiday cheer and free gifts with purchase. Participating vendors include City Chemist, Lassen & Hennings, Montague Wines & Spirits and […]

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Benefit Folk Concert and Square Dance Saturday Evening to Benefit St. Ann’s Church Restoration

This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]

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Housing Works Thrift Shop Closing March 13

The Housing Works Thrift Shop, which has graced the spot between Kiehl’s and Haagen-Dazs on Montague Street just off Henry for some years, and which has provided your correspondent and his wife many bargains as well as a place to donate gently used but no longer needed items to serve the cause of the homeless […]

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Reminders: BHA Annual Meeting Monday; Plymouth Stuff-A-Sack Sale Continues Sunday

As we previously reported, the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting, to which all are invited, is this coming Monday evening, February 27, at St. Francis College, starting at 6:30. It will feature awards to those who have contributed significantly to the Heights community, as well as a discussion of the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector light rail […]

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Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

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