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Center for Brooklyn History Hosts Oklahoma Teacher Who Resigned After Giving Students Access to Banned Books through Brooklyn Public Library

As a highlight to its celebration of Banned Books Week, the Brooklyn Public Library will present on Saturday, September 24 at its Center for Brooklyn History, “The Battle for the Right to Read What You Want,” a discussion featuring Summer Boismier, an Oklahoma teacher who resigned after controversy erupted because she had provided students with […]

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New Brooklyn Heights Library Opens Tomorrow

The new Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 286 Cadman Plaza West, will open tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 AM attended by NYPL President and CEO Linda Johnson along with “[e]lected officials and community leaders.” “At 26,600 [square] feet, the new library features […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

No, Clark Street Station isn’t open yet. The MTA site says “through April 2022″ — that gives them two more days. Apart from there being no late night R service, although N trains should be running normally there are no planned cancellations or route changes directly affecting service at local stations this weekend. Those planning […]

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Earth Day Activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, and there are many activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park for adults and children to celebrate it. They include yoga and a “meditative nature walk” with Chelsea Piers Fitness, an “Earth Day Storytime” with Brooklyn Public Library, a book giveaway with Brooklyn Book Bodega, and many others. There’s a […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Shaw’s “The Dark Lady of the Sonnets” Next Saturday

This coming Saturday, March 12 Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning live theater company, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Public Library, will present an on line reading of George Bernard Shaw’s (photo) short one act play, “The Dark Lady of the Sonnets.” In the play, Shakespeare, played by Theater 2020’s Co-Producing Artistic Director and […]

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Don’t Miss “A Radio Christmas Carol” by Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020, Saturday, Dec 11 at 2:00 pm

Join Brooklyn Heights’ award winning professional theater company, Theater 20/20, for a rousing radio show version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol!  This hour long performance is fun for the whole family and will be accessible via Zoom. Registration is required to join. A Zoom link will sent to participants the day before the event. Registration will close two hours […]

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Three Public Art Installations at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has three public art installations, two already in place and lasting into September, and one about to open and in place until April of next year. All are in the former Empire Fulton Ferry State Park section, a short walk down the hill. We, Women (photo) is “the largest social impact photography […]

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Don’t Miss “A Radio Christmas Carol” by Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020 Saturday, December 12

Sorry for the late notice, but tomorrow, (or today, if you’re reading this on Saturday) December 12, at 2:00 p.m. Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will, with sponsorship of the Brooklyn Public Library, present “A Radio Christmas Carol,” a free Zoom reading of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic, “A Christmas […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Virtual Reading of New Play

Here’s a treat for all theater lovers, and especially for Janeites; devotees of the writing of Jane Austen (image, Wikimedia Commons) of which I’m one. Theater 2020 is Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company. They are presenting, for free and by live zoom reading, a new play by Lynn Marie Macy, Theater 2020’s resident playwright, […]

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More Coronavirus Updates: Borough President Adams, BPL, BHS, BBP

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.”  The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – askeric@brookynbp.nyc.gov – or by calling […]

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