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Anchor Away at 76 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

The news I had feared and knew inevitable came with this Eagle story confirming that the owner of Friend of a Farmer, the restaurant that is moving into the space at 76 Montague formerly occupied by Design Within Reach, will remove the antique anchor (photo) that has been displayed in front of the building since [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, November 21, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Impressionist in the Boathouse: How Artist Mary Rogers Williams Vanished From Art History Until 2014,” a lecture and discussion by Eve Kahn, antiques columnist for The New York Times, who “will explain how she stumbled upon the painter’s work and [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a story that, at the premiere performance of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica, about halfway through the first movement someone in the audience yelled, “I’ll pay another Kreutzer to make the damned thing stop!” To be fair, it was the final piece in a very long program, and Eroica is a work today beloved by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys From Syracuse, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, November 7 and 8, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, November 9 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. Silhouette artist [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, November 2 is New York City Marathon day. The closest the runners will come to Brooklyn Heights is the intersection of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues (see course map here). Keep in mind that many streets and bridges, including the Verazzano Narrows and Queensboro/Ed Koch, will be closed during the day (see list of [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Brooklyn Bridge Park will have its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Pier 6 lawn, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. There will be musical performances and lots of activities for adults and kids. More details here. Other events in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend include [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, October 17 starting at 8:00, the Chiara String Quartet will present the second and last of its performances of the complete string quartets of Béla Bartók (photo) at Bargemusic. On Saturday evening at 8:00 cellist Martti Rousi will perform the first three of Bach’s six cello suites; on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players open their 59th season with Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or, Holmes for the Holidays, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, October 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, October 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A replica of the slave ship Amistad (photo above from her 2006 visit to the Battery Park City marina), built for Steven Spielberg’s 1997 movie about the rebellion aboard her in 1839, and subsequent trial in a U.S. court, arrived today at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Joralemon Street. Amistad will [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a kite festival on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free; you may bring your own kite, or they will be available for purchase. The forecast calls for rain in the afternoon, so best to arrive [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 15, at 7:00, Bargemusic will present works by Haydn, Schumann, Beethoven, and Smetana played by pianist Roman Rabinovich. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo) will perform works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Jeremiah Bornfield, and Dvorak. The concert on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 will feature works by Brahms [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of Magic in the Moonlight, starring Colin Firth (photo) as Stanley Crawford, “a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims”, who meets his match, in two senses of the word, in Sophie [...]

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