Archive | April, 2016

Some Highlights Of The Brooklyn Folk Festival

Your correspondent attended many of the performances that made up the Eighth Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival, held at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church Friday evening, April 8 through Sunday evening, April 10, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Music Theatre. (There are videos and more photos after the jump.) This was […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

A and C trains will be running normally to and from High Street and Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend, but once again, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 25 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow evening (Friday, April 22) at 8:00 Bargemusic presents flautist Julia Bogorad-Kogan and pianist Lydia Artymiw performing a mix of classical and modern pieces, including works by Schubert, Martinu, David Schiff, and Bartok. On Saturday evening, April 23, at 8:00 pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will play works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Bolcom, Andy Akiho, and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Democrat Or Republican? Vote Tuesday!

If you’re registered as a Democrat or Republican (but not as an independent), your vote in tomorrow’s Presidential Primary can help to determine who your party’s nominee will be for the general election in November. In case you’ve been in an isolation tank for the past several months, the Democratic contestants are Hillary Clinton and […]

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Grace Church Spring Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala, for which “festive attire” is appropriate, will feature food and drink and an opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction which, in previous years, have included fine clothing; jewelry; artwork; china […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Hosts DUMBO Family Festival Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its DUMBO Family Festival at the John Street and Main Street areas of the Park. It’s a free event, at which you may [s]cale the DUMBO Boulders [photo], explore the wonders of nature at our Environmental Education Center, get […]

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn To Present Ellington’s Sacred Music At St. Ann April 29 and May 1

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present two performances of selections from Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague streets; one on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and one on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. The Chorale will be accompanied by many acclaimed singers, […]

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Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Heights This Evening

Newsday reports on a “Faith and Social Justice Roundtable” held this evening at the First Unitarian Church, corner of Monroe Place and Pierrepont Street, at which U.S. Senator and presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders was the featured participant. Also participating in the roundtable were Cornel West and Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association […]

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Buyer Seeks To Convert Apartment Building At 50 Orange To “Megamansion”

Curbed, picking up from the Wall Street Journal, reports that Benchmark Real Estate Group, which purchased the 22 unit former Jehovah’s Witness apartment building at 50 Orange Street (photo; southeast corner of Orange and Hicks), has plans to gut it and convert it into a single family residence; in Curbed’s words, a “ridiculous megamansion”. Benchmark […]

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