The Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge is up and running to feed the hungry and serve as a hub of giving and caring in the neighborhood. We spoke with Rev. Adriene Thorne of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, whose outreach to the community made it all possible. The idea for the community fridge came from […]
Archive | June, 2021
Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s signing of legislation making June 19 – Juneteenth – a state holiday, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended this Saturday. Parking meter rules remain in effect.
This coming Monday, June 21, the Montague BID, with co-sponsor the Brooklyn Heights Association, in conjunction with MakeMusicNewYork, will present “Make Music on Montague” The sounds begin at noon with performances in front of various Montague Street businesses. At 4:30 PM a series of performances begins when a “worldbeat meets funk” percussion ensemble begins its […]
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To celebrate the milestone of 70% of New York adults receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Governor’s office announced a fireworks display in 10 locations throughout the state tonight, including the New York Harbor. According to the New York Post, the fireworks will be visible from the Promenade starting at 9:15 […]
On June 19th 1865 Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in Texas, which was the last of the former Confederate states to receive this news. “Juneteenth” has since become an occasion to celebrate the abolition of slavery throughout the former slave states. On Saturday, June 19th there […]
Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have alerted us that there will be a “Celebrate Summer” event for kids and parents or caretakers at Pierrepont Playground (photo by C. Scales from 2013 egg hunt event) this coming Wednesday, June 16 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. From the BHA: We are so excited that our […]
After a year’s hiatus for the pandemic, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be back this year, and they will be on the East River. According to Ranaan Geberer in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle There was no indication on the Macy’s site as to exactly where in the East River the barges will be situated. […]
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and Apollo Chorus of Chicago Present Premiere On-Line Performance of “Epitaph for Eugene Williams” Sunday Evening
In 1909 Chicago’s lakefront beaches were strictly segregated. On a hot July day a young Black man, Eugene Williams, was swimming and accidentally drifted into water off a “Whites Only” beach. A White man on the shore threw stones at him, and he drowned. Several Black bystanders who witnessed this asked a policeman to arrest […]
This coming Sunday, June 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present a Brass Bands Festival, featuring the L Train Brass Band, the Hot Hand Band, the Brass Queens (photo), LowBeatBrass, and Slavic Soul Party. There’s more information here, including times and locations of performances.
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