Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 7 at 7:00 with a performance of the twentieth century French composer Olivier Messiaen’s (photo) Quartet for the End of Time, composed in 1942 while Messiaen was held in a German prisoner of war camp. It will be performed by Stefan Jackiw on violin, Yoonah Kim on clarinet, Zlatomir […]

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“Unplugged” Music Series Starts Friday Evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park; Stargazing Afterwards

Brooklyn Bridge Park presents “Unplugged,” a series of free acoustic concerts featuring folk, country, gospel, and soul musicians. The series begins this Friday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with local favorites Ali Dineen and Feral Foster (photo, by C. Scales), whom your correspondent heard at this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival. They will be […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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It’s Pride Month: Here’s What’s Happening

June is Pride Month. The Brooklyn Historical Society has an ongoing exhibition at their 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) headquarters, On the Queer Waterfront: The Factories, Freaks, Sailors & Sex Workers of Brooklyn which will be on display through Sunday, August 4. Other events in the Borough are listed on the Brooklyn Pride website. […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Hosts Gardening Party Saturday, June 15

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a beekeeping show-and-tell, refreshments, live music, some light get-your-hands-dirty gardening fun, not to […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open This Summer

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), will remain open this summer, unlike previous summers when it closed June through early September, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. This summer enough volunteers […]

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BHA Has Two New BQE Plans

It’s not quite to the point that there are more alternative plans for the rehabilitation of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights than there are aspirants to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, the Brooklyn Heights Association has presented two new plans, both by the firm […]

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Restaurant Roundup

Here’s some restaurant news that will whet your appetite! Henry’s End is settling into their new space at 72 Henry Street. The red neon sign has been lovingly transplanted to the former Sociale location where diners have definitely been taking advantage of their new outdoor seating, weather permitting. According to the Community Board 2, Happy Fin […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a “Green Light Weekend” From Friday evening, May 31 to Monday morning, June 3, as there are no planned (as always, we stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The following work week – Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7 – each night from 9:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.there […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, May 31 at 7:00 with a performance of works by Boulanger, Helgeson, Rakowski, Andres, and Schumann, by the pianist Donald Berman (photo). On Saturday evening, June 1 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, June 2 at 4:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Wendy Sutter, and pianist Nina Kogan will perform […]

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