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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, September 22 is the Brooklyn Book Festival (photo; video after the jump), “the largest free literary event in New York City.” It will take place at Borough Hall and the adjacent plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Possible thunderstorms are forecast, but with luck they’ll stay away, and plenty […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This Saturday, September 14, promises to be a good deal cooler (high 71), and such a change in weather promises some breezes, so it should be a good day for the Kite Festival, to be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. For those interested in more down to […]

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Solar Powered Charging Stations Available at Pier 1, Other Locations Later

According to Mashable, AT&T and solar energy equipment manufacturer Goal Zero have cooperated to provide solar powered charging stations for cell phones, smart phones, tablets, and other hand-held electronics free for public use at locations throughout New York City, including, according to AT&T’s press release, Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The chargers at Pier […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Culminates Sunday, 9/23 Throughout Brooklyn Heights

More details on The Brooklyn Book Festival, which reaches its finale Sunday, September 23, at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall & Plaza, with 280+ authors and poets participating amid 104+ panels. More than four dozen “bookend” events will also take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Among highlights: A conversation between Borough Prez Marty Markowitz & […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

There’s a lot going on this weekend. There’s the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Third Annual Dog Show Sunday, starting at 1:00 p.m., on Montague Street between Henry and Hicks. Then there’s the Brooklyn Book Festival, which is already underway, but continues through Sunday. It’s also a foodies’ delight, as The Brooklyn Local, an artisinal market to […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Line-Up

The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced its comprehensive lineup for the first-ever weeklong series of “Bookend Events” that will take place at venues throughout the borough from September 17 through September 23. The seventh-annual event is presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council, initiatives of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, with support from […]

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Busy Sunday in Brooklyn Heights: Summer Space and Book Festival

Karl is on hand with cam to catch all the action, from opera by Martha Cardona Theater to the BHA’s Dog Show to palmistry to yoga to great photos at Summer Space on Montague Street, then to the Brooklyn Book Festival on Borough Hall Plaza, starting with literary troubadours covering the 1961 Tokens hit “The […]

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Tinseltown and Tweets at BKBF

Comedian Sarah Silverman made an appearance at soggy Brooklyn Book Festival, and true to form showed off a bit of bathroom humor: RT @cvbryant: @SarahKSilverman just walked out of the men’s bathroom at #bkbf… Oh Sarah! More celeb photos and twitter updates after the jump.

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Brooklyn Book Festival: The Empire Reads Books

A Storm Trooper  checks out  today’s Brooklyn Book Festival ( #bkbf ) as One Story Magazine‘s @hannatinti tweets: Stormtroopers reading @onestorymag! My mission: now complete.

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Poet John Ashbery to be Honored at Book Festival Sunday

The distingushed New York poet John Ashbery will be honored with the “BoBi” award at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, to be held at Borough Hall Park this Sunday, September 12. At 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Ashbery and renowned Brooklyn novelist Paul Auster will have a conversation on the stage of the St. Francis College auditorium, […]

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