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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow evening (Friday, March 13) at 8:00 Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert featuring bass trombonist Dave Taylor (photo) and friends. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the Dorian Wind Quintet will play works by Bach, Perle, and Dvorak. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Alaria Chamber Ensemble will perform works by Haydn, Faure, […]

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Squibb Park Footbridge Repairs Will Cost $700K, Truth To Cost More

Whatever structural engineering issues are keeping the fancy $5 million Squibb Park Bridge (aka “Bouncy Bridge”) closed until spring must be pretty serious: repairing the distinctively bouncy pedestrian footbridge that failed after only a year will cost about $700,000, and it’s unclear when if ever the public will find out what exactly went wrong. That’s the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, February 20 starting at 7:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a performance by the Brooklyn Art Song Society of works by the French composer Francis Poulenc (photo) (1899-1963), whose compositions are known for “bright colors, strong, clear rhythms, and gorgeous and novel diatonic harmonies” and who was part of Les Six, […]

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 1

On Sunday, March 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, will have a Purim Carnival featuring rides, games, prizes, and food (including hamantaschen). All are invited (as the bread ads say…). Wear your costumes. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information email info@congregationmountsinai.org or call 718-875-9124. […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Neil Simon’s Fools. Performances are Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, February 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same schedule. You may make […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Announces Free Saturday Family Programs

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present a new series of free family programs each Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first of these will be tomorrow (January 17), and will be a “Handmade History” event in which “families will pick their favorite portrait in the We the People exhibit and return to the art studio […]

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P.S. 8 and all NYC Public Kindergarten Registration is Now Open Through February 13

The NYC Department of Education Kindergarten application period for children born in 2010 is now open.  “If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, it’s time to apply to kindergarten.  All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. All families, including those of students with disabilities […]

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PS 8 Kindergarten Application Process to be Addressed at January 20th Info Session

PS8 PTA Co-Presidents Kim Glickman and Ansley Samson have not sat idle since the November 20th town hall meeting that outlined the serious issues of overcrowding at PS8. The over-arching message of their latest missive, sent yesterday is that it is not too late for your voice to be heard. If you have not signed […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday evening, December 20, at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, Bargemusic will present works by Bach (image), Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Mozart performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Andrew Gonzalez on viola, Coleman Itzkoff on cello, and Michael Kimmelman on piano. Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, December 24, starting at 7:30 Bargemusic will […]

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