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Cosmos Partner in Soccer Training at Pier 5 This Spring

The New York Cosmos Training and Development Program has entered into partnership with Play Study Win Metro Soccer NY to provide soccer training for kids ages seven through twelve at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this spring. According to Big Apple Soccer: The Brooklyn spring clinics will be offered on Saturdays beginning March 22 for [...]

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 9

Purim is perhaps the most joyous of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the time when Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai thwarted the plan of the villain Haman to have all the Jews in Babylonian exile murdered. Your gentile correspondent once attended a Purim party that featured, among other things, a bluegrass band, and plenty of [...]

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman Or There Was A Snow Sculpture Contest At Brooklyn Bridge Park On Saturday

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted a “snow sculpture” contest on Saturday (2/15). Up for grabs for the best effort were various gift cards and ski passes to contestants in the “adult” and “family” categories. A trio of Park Slopers won the “adult” category with the Winchosters taking honors in the family group. DNAinfo: John [...]

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Weekend Update: Snow Sculpture Contest On For Saturday

Word is in from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy that the long awaited Snow Sculpture Contest will be tomorrow, Saturday, February 15, at Pier 5 (near the foot of Joralemon Street) from noon to 2:00 p.m. Maybe the creator of the Promenade snow-person (photo) will enter. It’s all free, including hot cocoa and treats from [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting tomorrow (Friday, February 7) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing for a limited two week engagement Gloria, a film by Chile’s Sebastian Lelio, starring Paulina Garcia (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Cinema will also be showing Nebraska. Today is your last chance to see Inside Llewen Davis at the Cinema (your correspondent [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Moms Invited To Belly Dance Their Way To Delivery

If you’re expecting, then the Brooklyn Heights Prenatal Group has an event scheduled you may want to check out:

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The Impressions Head the Bill for “Free the Slaves” Concert at Plymouth

Plymouth Church is known for its pre-eminent role, under the leadership of Henry Ward Beecher, in the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. While the Emancipation Proclamation declared the slaves free, and the Thirteenth Amendment abolished the “peculiar institution,” slavery still exists in the United States, and, on a larger scale, elsewhere in the world. [...]

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BHS Family Sing-along Series Starts Saturday with Deedle Deedle Dees

This coming Saturday, January 4, starting at 3:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the first in a series of musical events for children from five to ten years of age and their parents, “Sing Back, Brooklyn! with Lloyd H. Miller.” This Saturday, Miller will be joined by the other members of the Deedle [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Don’t forget Theater 2020′s production of “A Radio Christmas Carol” starting at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30) this Saturday, December 21, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 19 Sidney Place. This is “Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic performed as a radio play, complete with Foley artist sound effects.” Your correspondent attended last year’s performance, and attests [...]

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus Sings in TD Bank Lobby

Young choristers of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus raised their voices in song today in the lobby of the TD Bank branch at Montague and Court Streets.

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While #Santacon Hosts Pretenders, The Real Santa Comes To Brooklyn Heights For Breakfast

The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn held its annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday (12/14) morning. Santa held court and heard the Christmas wishes from over 100 kids during two sold out seatings of the pancake breakfast. Santa had no comment about the thousands of over-served pretenders flooding the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn [...]

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Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend and Next

Besides the tree lighting and caroling on Wednesday, December 18, there are other local seasonal events coming up. If you know of anything not listed here, please add a comment. Today (Friday, December 6) until 3:00 p.m. Plymouth Church School is having its Holiday Bazaar, with lots of gifts for sale. Enter through the Beecher [...]

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Atlantic Avenue Children’s Story Reading Series

Winners of the Atlantic Avenue Children’s Literature Contest will read original stories along with selections from their favorite picture books. Judging panel includes Brooklyn-native Bruce Degan, illustrator of The Magic School Bus series. Kids will decide the Kids Choice Award by voting for their favorite story. Free hot chocolate provided by Sahadi’s along with bookmarks [...]

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Theater 2020 Presents Two Holiday Events

They were a great success the past two years, so our Brooklyn Heights neighbors, David Fuller and Judith Jarosz of Theater 2020, are presenting holiday events (video after the jump) on two weekends this month. Both will be happening at St. Charles Borromeo, 21 Sidney Place. The first, on this coming Sunday, December 8, starting [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Diane Ravitch: Five Things Mayor de Blasio Should Do About Education

The election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York is a “major setback” for the polices of Mike Bloomberg and George W. Bush says author/Brooklyn Heights resident Diane Ravitch in a new blog post. Saying that, de Blasio “understands the failure of the Bloomberg education policies,” she outlines 5 things the new mayor [...]

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