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Taking the “Birds, Bugs, Bees” Tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park

That’s a fearsome looking cicada-killer wasp peering over the edge of a flower stalk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this morning. I saw it while on the Birds, Bugs, Bees tour offered by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Although skies were gray and some desultory rain was falling, I put on my slicker and walked down […]

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Proust in the Park Tomorrow Evening

The “Books Under the Bridge” reading series continues tomorrow evening (Monday, July 29) at the Granite Prospect, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 7:00, with a reading from Swann’s Way, the opening volume of Marcel Proust’s monumental trilogy À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time). […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Theater 2020 Nominated for Four Awards

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, with Montague Street residents Judith Jarosz and David Fuller as producing artistic directors, has been nominated for four New York Innovative Theater Awards this year for its production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which played at St. Charles Borromeo Church in late May, then had several […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Saturday is the annual City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has several events planned to celebrate it. There will be kayaking from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between piers 1 and 2. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pier 6 there will be a Wildlife Theater performance that should appeal to kids, A […]

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Evening Walk Photos: Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

I took a walk early yesterday (Monday) evening. On my way from the Squibb Park pedestrian bridge on to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I was greeted by this gray catbird (thanks to reader elw_ny and FB friend John Hunt for the species ID). A little farther along, I found a red saddlebags dragonfly (thanks […]

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Whale Carcass Towed Past Brooklyn Heights?

Update: Appearances can be deceiving! It wasn’t a whale carcass; it was a boat fender. Thanks to reader Erin Hughes for the tip. On my morning walk today, I saw this launch motoring past Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, towing something mysterious. A miniature submarine? The flag flying from the boat’s bow staff said New […]

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Metropolitan Opera at Brooklyn Bridge Park Next Friday

This coming Friday evening, July 19, weather permitting, some “rising stars” of the Metropolitan Opera: soprano Erin Morely; mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard (“opera’s new it girl”; photo); and tenor Stephen Costello; accompanied by Bradley Moore on piano, will perform a recital of “favorite opera arias and duets” starting at 7:00 p.m in front of the Harbor […]

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4th of July Photos: Celebrations in Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Despite the heat and humidity, many people were out enjoying the holiday. The Picnic Peninsula, near the landward side of Pier 5, was crowded. Every grill was in use. There were plenty of customers lined up for ice cream at the Ample Hills Creamery concession, Pier 5. The Hudson River sloop Clearwater was docked at […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town during the post-Independence Day weekend, Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. Friday evening at 8:00 there’s a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by several contemporary composers, performed by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna, pianist Olga Vinokur (photo), pianist David Kalhous, and flutist Amelia Lukas. On Saturday evening at 8:00 there’s a […]

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Waterfowl at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has become an attraction for migratory birds. Several American black ducks have settled, at least temporarily, along the stream that follows the landward side of Pier 1. Over the past few weekends, I’ve seen them every time I’ve crossed a footbridge over that stream. In the photo above, one appears to be […]

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