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The Stained Glass Windows of Grace Church

At Grace Church’s Community Open House yesterday, parishioner Bob Whiteford (photo at top) gave a guided tour of the stained glass windows that decorate the nave. The Te Deum (“To God”) window dominates the east end of the nave, behind the chancel, altar, and carved alabaster reredos. The figures on the four panels of the […]

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Grace Church Community Open House Sunday, March 24

Grace Church, which was designed by America’s then pre-eminent church architect, Richard Upjohn, and has stood at what is now 254 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court, between Joralemon and Remsen) since 1848, is about to undergo an extensive renovation that will close its sanctuary (photo; services will be held in the upstairs Guild Hall […]

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Grace Church Winterfair Coming Saturday, February 2

Grace Church’s annual Winterfair will be held on Saturday, February 2. The fair will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and you can shop for children’s clothing and toys; books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and records for all ages; baked goods, flowers and plants, furniture, men’s and women’s fashions, sportswear, and sporting equipment. A […]

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From Grace Church: Help Sought for Sandy Victim

A reader sends us this info: Grace Church is helping to defray costs of a local contractor who has been generously providing labor and materials to rebuild the home of a local UPS driver who has given caring, personal service along his route for years. The home was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy and requires […]

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Grace Church Celebrates Paul Olson’s 20 Years’ Service With Party, New Hymn

Paul Richard Olson has completed twenty years’ service as Organist and Choirmaster at Grace Church, as well as Music Specialist at Grace Church School (he is shown in the photo giving an introductory lesson on the church’s Austin Organ). Today, there was a celebratory brunch in the church’s Guild Hall to mark the occasion. As […]

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Dogs on a Bench, a Bird in Hand

Four four legged friends enjoy the sunshine and each others’ company on a bench in front of the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. On the right is Wellington, named best tail wagger at this year’s Brooklyn Heights Association Dog Show. Next to him, in pink harness, is neighbor and occasional walking companion […]

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Brunch at Colonie

This past February at the Grace Church Winterfair Silent Auction my wife bid on, and won, brunch for two at Colonie, 127 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Henry). We finally got around to doing it today. We arrived at around 11:30 (brunch there starts at 11:00) and found all tables occupied (Colonie only takes reservations […]

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Another Magnificent Brooklyn Heights Elm Doomed

It’s been a bad year for elm trees in the Heights. Just under a year ago, the great elm in the courtyard of the Mansion House, 145 Hicks Street, fell victim to Hurricane Irene. Now we have learned that the even larger and probably older elm in the courtyard of Grace Church (photo) off Hicks […]

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Ornamental Kale: The Cabbage That’s Eating Brooklyn Heights

Brassica oleracea is showing up everywhere in the neighborhood, as a survey by your correspondent today indicates. With its mix of white and colors and variety of leaf shapes (see photo, taken in the courtyard of Grace Church) it’s an eye-catching addition to gardens and window boxes. More photos after the jump.

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Grace Church Fair This Coming Saturday

This Saturday, February 4, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys, men’s and women’s clothing, books and CDs, sporting equipment, plants and flowers, furniture, housewares and tchatchkes. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 […]

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