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Hamantashen Bake at Congregation B’nai Avraham March 2

As your correspondent can attest, you don’t have to be Jewish to love hamantashen, the small triangular cookies with sweet fillings that are a staple for the holiday Purim. This year, Purim falls on March 6-7. To prepare, Chabad of Brooklyn Heights will have a hamantashen bake at Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between […]

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9/11 Memorial Service on Promenade Sunday Evening

Tomorrow, Sunday, September 11, starting at 7:15 PM, the Brooklyn Heights Interfaith Clergy Association, which includes representatives of various Christian, Jewish, and Muslim houses of worship in the neighborhood, will hold their annual candlelight memorial service for those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The […]

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St. Charles Borromeo Church Welcomes Migrants Bused In From Texas

On Monday, St. Charles Borromeo Church on Sidney Place welcomed 200 migrants sent by bus from Texas to the doorsteps of the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens. According to The Tablet, Msgr. Alfred LoPinto of CCBQ said hundreds of migrants were found camping out in front of 191 Joralemon St. with letters in their hands that […]

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Rev. Adriene Thorne Named Senior Minister of The Riverside Church, Delivers Her Last Sermon at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn

Rev. Adriene Thorne, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, a founder of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, one of the BHB Ten 2021, recipient of the Brooklyn Heights Association Community Service Award 2022, a former Radio City Rockette, and self-described “Mama, Minister, and Mystic,” has been named Senior Minister of The Riverside Church. The Riverside Church, […]

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First Presbyterian Church Celebrates Bicentennial

Brooklyn’s First Presbyterian Church was established in March of 1822, and has been in continuous operation since. It is located at 124 Henry Street, just south of Clark. To celebrate the Church’s bicentennial, it will be presenting “a year long calendar of events” that are open to the public. We will notify you of any […]

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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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