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Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill Window Box Contest

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club is sponsoring a window box contest open to all residents of Brooklyn Heights or Cobble Hill. Contestants may enter more than one kind of planting; flowers in window boxes, containers, and tree beds are all eligible. You must choose a category: either “I […]

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Karl Covers the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Christmas Tree Lighting

Mr. J. and his cam were on hand for this evening’s Promenade Christmas Tree lighting, then wandered around a bit to get some shots of decorations in the neighborhood and in nearby MetroTech. Video after the jump.

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‘Tis the Season for Lights

The lights on the menorah at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, sponsored by Chabad of Brooklyn Heights, are already shining. Tomorrow (Monday, December 2) at 5:30 p.m. there will be a ceremonial lighting of the giant menorah, also sponsored by Chabad, in Columbus Park in front of the Supreme Court building. Also tomorrow […]

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MLK & Inauguration Day—And A Christmas Tree?

The annual Christmas tree that has festively lighted the Brooklyn Heights Promenade’s Montague Street entrance for 63 years is still standing – on January 21. According to tradition, January 6—the day of Epiphany or Twelfth Night, is the last day for ol’ tannenbaums.

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Promenade Tree Lighting Next Wednesday

The Promenade Christmas Tree lighting will take place next Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m., at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. Santa will be there, as will the Grace & Spiritus Chorale to lead the caroling. The tradition of a Promenade Christmas Tree goes back to before there was a Promenade–perhaps it was […]

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Promenade Tree Lighting Set for Wednesday, December 15

Further to my “Holiday Lights” post, the tree lighting ceremony for the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, and will include an appearance by Santa Claus. More details to be provided as they become available.

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits as Heights Tree is Lighted

A small but enthusiastic crowd came out in a light rain to witness the lighting of the Heights Holiday Tree between the foot of Montague Street and the Promenade. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including Borough President Marty Markowitz (photo), and Heights preservation pioneers Otis Pratt Pearsall and Nancy Pearsall, whose four year old granddaughter, […]

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