Archive | 2016

Congratulations to the Brooklyn Cat Cafe!

These kittens are more than just pretty faces: they’re also award winners! Congratulations to the Brooklyn Cat Café on Atlantic Avenue, winner of this year’s Atlantic Avenue LDC Annual Holiday Window Design contest. Windows on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue were eligible, and these cool cats netted a $500 prize for the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Just like the past two weekends, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, and again late nights (11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) the following week (Monday, December 12 to Friday, December 16) there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or on the R/N platforms at Jay […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, December 9 at 8:00. Bargemusic presents pianist Olga Vinokur playing works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, December 10 at 8:00, Julian Schwarz on cello and Marika Bournaki, “the Celine Dion of classical” (HuffPo) on piano (photo), will perform works by Debussy, Schubert, Danzi, Strauss, Popper, Bloch, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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We’re Losing BookCourt, but Relief May be in Sight

The news that BookCourt, a superb independent bookstore on Court Street between Pacific and Dean, will, as reported by Gothamist, close on December 31, hit me with a gut punch equivalent to that I suffered with the closing of Capulet’s on Montague in the mid 1980s. I’ve spent many a happy hour browsing in BookCourt, […]

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn Presents Holiday Concerts

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, “an 80 member chorus based in Brooklyn Heights” and celebrating its 40th anniversary, will present a holiday concert, O Magnum Mysterium (no, it’s not about a mysterious pistol, but a great mystery), at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon); at two times: one this Friday, December 9 […]

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BHS to Present Brooklyn Documentary Films, Featuring Ric Burns, Wednesday, December 21

On Wednesday evening, December 21, at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn documentary films. The main feature will be an excerpt of Ric Burns’ New York, A Documentary Film, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. The event is free, but you must […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Holiday Entertainments This Weekend and Next

In what has become a holiday season tradition, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, is presenting two seasonal events. This Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 3:00, at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, the RPM Singers will bring “Tuneful Tidings” to all, in a concert of songs of the season. […]

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Al Capone, Brooklyn Native, Subject of Book Talk at BHS Monday

On Monday evening, December 5, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a book talk by Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend. Born in Brooklyn in 1899, Capone rose to infamy as head of the rackets–principally bootlegging during the prohibition years–in Chicago. “With exclusive access to his descendants,” Ms. […]

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First Presbyterian Presents “Breakfast With Santa” Saturday, December 17

On Saturday, December 17, First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark and Pierrepont), presents “Breakfast With Santa”, a “family friendly, stress-free visit with Santa.” There will be pancakes, Christmas music, crafts for the kids, and photos with Santa. There are two seatings, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 […]

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