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Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade This Sunday!

Update: Start time for the parade has been moved forward one hour, to 9:30 a.m. Have kids? Wish there was a local Halloween-related event where you didn’t have to schlep all your stuff down (and back up!) a very steep hill? This is the event for you –The Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is this Sunday […]

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How to View the 4th of July Fireworks (or Avoid the Crowds)

Brace yourselves neighbors, this year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Brooklyn Heights. The Grucci Family pyrotechnic spectacular is set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River between Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The premium viewing locations are The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt Saturday, April 6th – Volunteers Still Needed!

The Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 6th! The Hunt begins at 10:30am sharp, so tell the kids it starts at 9:30am to get them there on time! This BHA-sponsored event is still looking for volunteers! Whether you’ve got a fresh new take on cupcakes you’ve got to share with the world, […]

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Hateful Halloween: Garden Place Vandalized With Swastikas

For those who haven’t heard yet, Garden Place – the street where everyone takes their kids for tricks and treets today – was vandalized last night with badly (and incorrectly) drawn swastikas, and the n-word (because why not just throw that in there, too). It’s shocking, but this isn’t the first time this has happened […]

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Grand Canyon to Return to Montague Street

Those of you who, like me, miss Grand Canyon’s superb burgers are in for a treat. While the “Restaurant For Lease” sign remains above the former Armando’s site at 143 Montague (see photo by your correspondent taken this evening), the Commercial Observer reports that the restaurant’s owner, who kept open another Grand Canyon in Park […]

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Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade 10/28 — Volunteers Still Needed!

The Annual Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is this Saturday, the 28th! Start time is around 10am, with the usual bake sale, craft table, and (family-friendly) mayhem! They are still looking for volunteers, so sign up here if you’re interested. If you would like to provide baked treats, just remember — fake eyeballs are okay, but […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Salutes Christina of Sweden at First Unitarian Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow (Friday, October 21) evening at 8:00, at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church (116 Pierrepont, near Monroe Place), the Repast Baroque Ensemble will present a musical tribute to Queen Christina of Sweden. Queen Christina of Sweden was a fascinating personality, on the one hand celebrated for her intellectual brilliance, and on the […]

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Bargemusic This Week and Weekend

Bargemusic gets the music going early this week. Tomorrow evening (Wednesday, October 19) at 8:00 pianist Alexander Peskanov (photo) will play works by Mozart, Chopin, and Schumann. On Friday evening, October 21 at 8:00 violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Nicolas Namoradze will perform works by Schumann, Brahms, and 3Medtner. On Saturday evening, October 22 at […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Thursday evening, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. the Broooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of Randy Cohen’s Person Place Thing events. This one will feature Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of, and performers in, the musical The Total Bent. They will talk with Mr. Cohen “about life, love and music.” Admission is […]

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Update on Brooklyn Bridge Park Vehicle Joyride

As a clarification to earlier news reports, we have learned the following from Brooklyn Bridge Park authorities: At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, several individuals broke into the Pier 2 Uplands maintenance and operations yard. Without keys, they turned on and drove a series of BBP’s utility vehicles and a bobcat. It appears they […]

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