This Thursday evening, July 8, starting at 6:00, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, will present a concert by The Coolest Ranch (photo), a Brooklyn based trio who bill their sound as “Cosmic American Music.” This caught my eye because “Cosmic American Music” is the term coined by Gram Parsons to describe his “hybrid of country, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, and rock.”The concert is part of St. Ann’s summer concert series, that benefits the church’s “Pop-Up Pantry,” which provides non-perishable food and fresh produce to those in need. Those attending the concert are asked to bring food donations or make a cash offering to support …
Netflix doc ‘Sisters on Track’ highlights heartfelt journey of three young Brooklyn runners and their coach
A new Netflix documentary follows the lives of three Brooklyn sisters who were launched into the spotlight after their 2016 wins at the Junior Olympics. “Sisters on Track” centers around the Sheppard sisters: Tai, Rainn, and Brooke. They were thrust into the national spotlight in 2016 with their first-time wins in track and field at the Junior Olympics and ultimately landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids as “SportsKids of the Year.” With their mother Tonia Handy, the Sheppard sisters are able to move from …
Mayor’s office brings live performances to vaccination sites with launch of ‘Music Heals’ program
A handful of the city’s vaccination sites will play host to special performances for those looking to get the jab — and those distributing it! The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and AFM Local 802 have launched “Music Heals,” a new program where musicians are paid to play for vaccine recipients and healthcare workers. The program follows in the footsteps of the Music for the Soul of NYC’s Health + Hospitals Heroes, a series launched by MOME and Local 802 AFM in spring 2020, in which local musicians performed virtually to support staff and patients at the city’s public hospitals. “Understanding the value that art and music can have on healing, …
Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns for In-Person Performance May 28
The Repast Baroque Ensemble – in photo, clockwise from top right: Amelia Roosevelt, violin; Sarah Stone, viola da gamba and cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord; and Stephanie Corwin, bassoon – will have their first in person public performance since January 2020 on Thursday evening, May 27, starting at 7:30, in the main sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church, 119 Pierrepont Street (corner of Monroe Place). The concert will feature works by the composers J.S. Bach and François Couperin.Our program includes Bach’s great sonata in A major for violin and obligato harpsichord, a trio sonata arranged for violin, cello and continuo, and and organ trio arranged for violin, bassoon, and cello. Interspersed are Couperin’s 8…
Feel the love at Myrtle Avenue’s annual ‘Black Artstory Month’ art walk
This year an annual arts-focused event that celebrates the rich tradition of Black art in Brooklyn hopes to unite artist and viewers with an exploration of love as a power for healing, unity and liberation. The theme is “Love, this time” for the 2021 edition of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s Black Artstory Month, and nine installations on are on display in storefront windows along Myrtle Avenue. Curated by Atiba T. Edwards, the exhibition includes work by Black artists and activists in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, including Tiffany Baker, Ashley Crawford and Steven Mosley. You can also get some artistic inspiration via the playlist…
Nets pay tribute to Brooklyn’s Jean-Michel Basquiat with new uniforms
With the 2020-2021 NBA season quickly approaching, the Brooklyn Nets have unveiled new threads. For this year’s City Edition jerseys, the Nets have chosen to pay homage to Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was an artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent whose paintings explored themes such as segregation, racism and income inequality. In 1983, … The post Nets pay tribute to Brooklyn’s Jean-Michel Basquiat with new uniforms appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents “Movies with a View” Trivia Event
For obvious reasons, there couldn’t be a “Movies with a View” series of screenings at Pier One, Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. Still, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with The Big Quiz Thing, on Thursday, October 29 starting at 7:00 p.m., will present “a fun trivia evening, featuring questions based on movies that have been screened in the Park. Come play with your friends, family, or anyone who has watched movies with you on Pier 1!”Advanced reservation is required; follow the link here.
BAM to host annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at its 34th annual tribute to the historic civil rights activist. A BAM tradition since 1990, the celebration is New York City’s largest public tribute to King’s life and vision, according to the Brooklyn institution. BAM President Katy … The post BAM to host annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle.
Bargemusic This Weekend and Christmas
The Beethoven fest continues at Bargemusic this weekend with performances of all of his Opus 18 string quartets, of which there are six, by members of the Semplice Players along with Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov, on violin. The first concert, featuring quartets 3, 6, and 4, will be on Friday evening, December 20 at 7:00. Quartets 1 and 5 will be performed on Saturday evening, December 21 at 6:00, and quartets 2 and 5 that same evening at 8:00. Quartets 1 an 2 will be performed Sunday afternoon, December…
10 Brooklyn holiday markets to hit this season
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Wendy Richman and SOB at St. Ann’s Church Saturday Evening
On Saturday evening, November 23, at 8:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, acclaimed violist Wendy Richman (photo) will, along with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (yes, they delight in their acronym), perform Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata. The SOB will also perform Samuel Barber’s “Overture to the School of Scandal” and William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony”.Admission is $16, or $11 for students or seniors. You may purchase tickets here.
Brooklyn Book Festival This Weekend
The sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will have its Children’s Day events this Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the MetroTech Commons. Events will include a “Where’s Waldo?” search, an interactive bookmaking session with JooHee Yoon, music with Dan and Claudia Zanes, and many more events that are fun for kids and parents. At 10:00 a.m. there will be a coffee reception for educators.The Festival’s main event, Festival Day, will take place on Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Borough Hall and
18th Avenue Feast: The foods and flavors
The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia — known by locals as the 18th Avenue Feast — is a celebration to honor the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, with entertainment, music, rides carnival games and most importantly: food. Each year a stretch of 18th Avenue, aka Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, from 67th to 75th streets transforms and becomes a buffet of Italian street food. The feast kicked off last night, and lasts through Sept. 1. It’s not hard to find a good sausage-and-peppers sandwich…
How to View the 4th of July Fireworks (or Avoid the Crowds)
Brace yourselves neighbors, this year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Brooklyn Heights. The Grucci Family pyrotechnic spectacular is set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River between Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The premium viewing locations are The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dumbo’s Main/Street and Carousel area.It goes without saying massive crowds are to be expected along with street closures, parking restrictions, frozen zones, checkpoints and bag inspections. The thirty-minute show pops off at 9:30. The Montague BID sent out this primer with ALL the details:Macys-Fireworks-Celebration-Community-Alert-07-04-19Last but not least, …
Again, and Again, With the Fireworks
Notify NYC lets us know that there will be fireworks tomorrow (Saturday, May 18) starting at 11:45 p.m. and on Monday, May 20 starting at 10:45 p.m. Both displays are to be launched near the Statue of Liberty, and should therefore be easily visible from the Promenade, and audible throughout the Heights.
There will be a fireworks display tonight — Saturday, May 11 — starting at approximately 11:45 p.m., near the Statue of Liberty. Thanks to our friends at Brooklyn Community Board 2 for the tip.
Kids’ Craft Event at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Sunday
This Sunday, April 13, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be to create lovely sachets just in time for spring; (see illustration here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. No RSVP needed. Suggested donation is $5.00 per family.Looking ahead, silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Exchange Friday, April 26th (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), Saturday, April 27th (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and
The “Martians” Are Coming! Matt Damon Touches Down in Brooklyn Heights
Last summer Brownstoner reported Actor/Producer, Matt Damon was in contract at The Standish on Columbia Heights for over $16.6 million. The deal has been widely-reported as the largest residential sale in Brooklyn to date. Now, it appears the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Martian,” his wife, Luciana Barroso and their children have finally landed at the 6,218 square feet 12th-floor penthouse. The sprawling abode is a combination of three units and boasts a 3,366-square-foot terrace.The intel comes from a Facebook friend of your correspondent who also resides on Columbia Heights. When the source witnessed “many truck loads of stuff being moved in” earlier this week, they conducted a bit of their own “Good Will Hunting.&#…
Exhibit “Deconstruction of the Third Avenue El” at Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery
An exhibit of photographs by Sid Kaplan, who teaches at the School of Visual Arts, documenting the dismantling of… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball?
I wish I could have gotten a better photo of what I consider to be a magnificent building, but the lighting and shadows were against me, as was a bit of sidewalk shed protecting pedestrians from falling debris generated by renovation work on the building at the corner of Court and Remsen. “Magnificent?” I know some readers are thinking. “That old pile?” Old it is, completed in 1887. It was designed by Parfitt & Parfitt, two English brothers who also gave us the Montague and the Grosvenor, on Montague Street. I’ll also confess that I have a love for Victorian Romanesque architecture, of which …
Bargemusic This Weekend
This weekend Bargemusic presents a “Here and Now” festival, featuring works by seven contemporary composers, most of them world premieres. These will be performed by members of the Semplice Players, led by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov. The festival’s first performance will be Friday evening, January 4 from 7:00 to 8:30. It will be repeated on Saturday evening, January 5 from 8:00 to 9:30, and again on Sunday afternoon, January 6 from 4:00 to 6:30.On Saturday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 and again on Sunday afternoon
Harvard Krokodiloes, world famous crooners, sing to save Promenade
Brooklyn Heights residents who hope to save the historic landmark Promenade have engaged the famous Harvard Krokodiloes to perform a benefit concert January 11 at the Heights Casino. The public is invited to support the cause, hear the Kroks unique blend of acapella harmony and humor, and even dine with them afterwards in the elegant dining room of the Heights Casino, founded in 1904. To attend the concert, readers should click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/help-save-the-promenade-the-harvard-krokodiloes-benefit-concert-tickets-53874227264 KROKS HAVE A LUMINOUS HISTORY The Kroks are rooted in the Hasty Pudding Club, founded in 1770 and recognized as the oldest collegiate…
The Custom House Serves Up The World’s Favorite Game
When host Brazil faced off yesterday against an upstart Croatia team in Sao Paulo, it was the opening match in professional sport’s grandest spectacle. Every four years the World Cup pits the thirty-two best (or perhaps most geographically fortunate) football sides in an elimination tournament. This year’s Cup will be played over the next four weeks as South America’s largest democracy hosts the most democratic of games. For the casual soccer fan (only in America is the …
Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Ghana 1
On a balmy Monday night a jam-packed Brooklyn Heights crowd watching the United States World Cup opener on the big screens at The Custom House was treated to a number of US firsts: fifth fastest Cup goal in history (but the fastest in US World Cup history), defender John Brooks’ first-ever goal as a member of the US squad, and—after two previous losses—a first ever win over Ghana. These all added up to a thrilling 2-1 victory for the Stars & Stripes in their first match of the 2104 World Cup in Natal, Brazil. To the absolute…