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St. Ann’s Church Gets $250K Grant to Restore Tower

It seems the third try was indeed the charm for St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, a pro-cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, at Clinton and Montague Streets. As reported by Ranaan Geberer in the Eagle, the church’s third application for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Spaces has been […]

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Interfaith Gathering on Promenade to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11

This coming Saturday, September 11, is the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the hijacked plane that was brought down in Pennsylvania.  Starting at 7:15 pm there will be a candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade near the Montague Street entrance, presented by the Brooklyn Heights […]

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Aarti, Hindu Lamp Ceremony, at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

Aarti is a Hindu ceremony that is celebrated in many ways, most involving lighting a small oil lamp. In one version, which will be performed at Brooklyn Bridge Park this coming Saturday, August 7, tiny lamps are placed on palm leaves and floated on water (see photo). This will happen between 4:00 and 7:30 PM […]

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New Staten Island Ferry Named for Dorothy Day, Brooklyn Heights Native

The newest Staten Island Ferry boat is named for Dorothy Day. Ms. Day was born in Brooklyn Heights in 1897, but her father, a journalist, took a job in San Francisco in 1903. The family later moved to Chicago, where she reached adulthood. As a young woman, she returned to New York and lived a […]

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Pastoring During a Pandemic: An Interview with Rev. Adriene Thorne of The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn

Rev. Adriene Thorne says she’s not magical. But many in the community would disagree. Since moving to Brooklyn Heights four years ago to become Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, her mark on the community has been tremendous. Adriene tends to her congregation of 300 members, with a focus on faith as it […]

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Brooklyn Heights Artist Angela Rizzuti Wishes “Good Health” to All

Angela Rizzuti, a Brooklyn Heights resident artist, graduate of the Parsons School of Design, and now retired Grace Church School teacher who taught your correspondent’s daughter there, made this little poster and displayed it in her window. The pastor of the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church has told her he will base his e-sermon this Sunday on it. We at […]

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Many Local Places of Worship Suspend or Modify Services

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which includes Brooklyn, has ordered all churches in the Diocese, including Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, to suspend services beginning today through March 26. At that time it will be decided whether to continue the suspension, which would then […]

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MLK Day Events This Sunday

On Sunday, Jan. 19, 11:00 a.m., two local churches will hold services to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. From Rev. Adriene Thorne at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn: This Sunday will be a very special one in the life of our community of faith. We are celebrating the life and witness of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Kristallnacht and Pittsburgh Synagogue Murders Commemorated at City Tech Thursday

This coming Thursday, November 7, starting at noon, City Tech’s Jewish Faculty and Staff Association will host at the College’s Atrium Amphitheater, at 300 Jay Street, “From Kristallnacht to Pittsburgh and Beyond.” On the night of November 9-10, 1938 rampaging mobs throughout Germany and the newly acquired territories of Austria and Sudetenland freely attacked Jews […]

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Four Brooklyn Heights Churches Welcome Tours Next Weekend

Next weekend, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, in conjunction with various religious institutions, will present its annual Sacred Sites Open House. Among the participating houses of worship are four Brooklyn Heights churches: Grace Church (photo, C. Scales for BHB), open Sunday the 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 […]

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