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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Receives Bomb Threat

According to the New York Daily News, at about 5:15 PM yesterday the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, 131 Remsen Street, received an email stating that a bomb was on the premises. Three employees evacuated. Police came and found no bomb. This followed similar threats earlier on Saturday against two Manhattan synagogues. Shortly after the threat against […]

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Women’s History Month Film Screening: “The Philadelphia 11″ at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Sunday, March 17th at 1:00 pm

From St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church: Film Screening: The Philadelphia 11 Join us in-person on Sunday, March 17 at 1:00pm at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church (157 Montague St.) for a screening of the powerful new documentary film, The Philadelphia 11. The Philadephia 11 tells the story of the first eleven women ordained as Episcopal priests at […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Spoke at Plymouth Church 61 Years Ago, Calling for Peace and Brotherhood

In February of 1963 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a guest sermon at Plymouth Church, then called Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, in Brooklyn Heights. He spoke at the invitation of Plymouth’s then Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Harry Kreuner. In his sermon, which called for brotherhood and world peace, Dr. King […]

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and Grace Church to Join in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Friday evening, January 12 at 6:30 parishioners of Grace Church will join with congregants of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at the Synagogue, 131 Remsen Street (between Henry and Clinton) for a Shir Shabbat service commemorating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Allen […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Two Chances this Weekend—and a Few More Before Christmas– to Hear Plymouth Church’s Delightful Minister of Music, Raymond Trapp—and Sing Along Too

Before I ever met Raymond Trapp, I asked him a favor. I was hoping he could help me with a sing-along after the 175th Anniversary celebration dinner of Plymouth Church last November. He was the recently-named interim Minister of Music. “Just a few songs, we could sing around the piano,” I’d said. He quickly agreed. […]

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Grace Church Celebrates 175th Anniversary

This morning Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court) celebrated the 175th anniversary of the first service held in its building, which was on December 10, 1848. The service, officiated by The Reverend Dr. Allen F. Robinson, fifteenth Rector of Grace, shown preaching in the phoro above. used the same liturgy and music […]

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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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Plymouth Church Hosts Panel on Food Justice Tomorrow; Yankee Fair Saturday, October 28

Tomorrow (Sunday, October 15) from 12:30 until 2:00 PM Plymouth Church will present a panel discussion on Food Justice in recognition of World Hunger Sunday. [W]e will gather in our Reception Room to share a simple lunch of rice and beans and talk about food insecurity in our own city. Last year, the mayor’s office […]

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My First Dispatch: On Moving to Brooklyn in 1996 as We Welcome September in the Best Neighborhood in NYC

Greetings neighbors—the first dispatch from me, Caroline Aiken Koster, your newest BHBlogger here. This first post has me thinking about moving to Brooklyn Heights in Fall of 1996. Until then, my husband James and I, fresh out of graduate school and landing in Manhattan from our hometowns of Louisville and Cincinnati, rented a standard NYC […]

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9/11 Memorial Service on Promenade Monday

Update: because of weather, the service was held in the Parish House of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. The Brooklyn Heights Interfaith Clergy Association will hold its annual interfaith memorial service for the victims of the 9/11 attacks this coming Monday, September 11 starting at 7:15 PM, on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade near […]

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