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Local Houses of Worship Open for “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend — Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 — many houses of worship in Brooklyn Heights and nearby will be participating in the “Sacred Sites” open house program sponsored locally by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Two that are offering special, pre-booked tours are the First Unitarian Congregational Society at 116 Pierrepont […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; […]

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Theater 2020 Presents THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR Connecticut, Starting This Weekend

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Connecticut, a re-envisioning of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as a contemporary reality TV show: A middle aged, overweight Casanova woos two society women in a wealthy Connecticut suburb, while parents debate over who should win the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, March 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, February 20 starting at 7:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a performance by the Brooklyn Art Song Society of works by the French composer Francis Poulenc (photo) (1899-1963), whose compositions are known for “bright colors, strong, clear rhythms, and gorgeous and novel diatonic harmonies” and who was part of Les Six, […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020 Presents “Singapore Mikado” Starting Next Weeekend

Theater 2020, the Heights’ own professional stage company, will present The Singapore Mikado, an adaptation by Charles Berigan and Heights resident (and Theater 2020 Artistic Director) David Fuller “with a twist” of Gilbert’s and Sullivan’s perhaps most beloved operetta, The Mikado. It’s December, 1941, just days after Pearl Harbor, and the parish entertainment at a […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

PS 8’s annual Paddlewheeler Block Party is this Saturday, June 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Poplar Street between Henry and Hicks streets. It’s your, and your kids’, chance to meet Elsa the Snow Queen and Anna from Frozen. There will be a bouncy castle, a magic show, face and hair painting, an obstacle […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aaron Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing two new films starting this weekend: The Great Beauty, by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film; and ten time Oscar nominated American Hustle. More information and showtimes are here. Don’t forget the Cinema’s campaign to raise funds to buy digital […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players are premiering their new production of Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown, described by The New York Times as “a delicious soufflé of satire.” Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Make reservations here. The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, which is trying to […]

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