News and Stories from Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is covered with candles the nights after the 9/11 attacks as smoke rises from the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. ©Mark D Phillips
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

We will Never Forget. It's been 18 years and it feels like today.

The Rise of Skywalker and my anticipation grows!
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

In 1977, I went and saw Star Wars 19 times before it left our theater in Morganton, NC. Over the 42 years since it came out, I have watched it so many more times, I can't even count.

14th People’s Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook

On Saturday, August 24th from 4pm to 7pm, the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook hosts The People’s Hall of Fame Special Reception to honor 9 Waterfront Heroes of New York City with pomp and circumstance, and a reception featuring sea chanties and seafaring music from Staten Island.

Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights presents On the (Queer) Waterfront, the first exhibition to focus explicitly on LGBTQ history of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Heights

On the (Queer) Waterfront is the first exhibition ever to focus explicitly on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history of Brooklyn. Join author Hugh Ryan (When Brooklyn Was Queer, St. Martin’s Press, March 2019) for the release party and opening reception on March 5, 2019 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Lunar Eclipse coming on January 20, 2019.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend on Sunday, January 20, 2019, beginning at 10:34 p.m. EST, for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. Hope for clear skies and bundle up to watch it.

Legendary Gleason's Gym Debuts in New DUMBO Home
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

Eighty years after it was founded in the heart of the Bronx, The Hub at 149th St. and Third Ave., and three decades after arriving in Brooklyn, Gleason’s Gym is thriving in new quarters in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge.

The seventh edition of Photoville officially opens to the public today, September 13, 2018
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

The seventh edition of Photoville, which officially opens to the public today, September 13, 2018,  includes some heartrending looks into the Refugee experience and spectacular photography within shipping container galleries under the Brooklyn Bridge.

The first trailer for Tim Burton's live action version of DUMBO is out. How about premiering the movie in the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO?
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

The first trailer for Tim Burton's live action version of DUMBO is out. How about premiering the movie in the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO? Just saying, it's the coolest place and would give the movie an even bigger public relations bounce

Movies With A View 2018
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Movies With A View attracts tens of thousands of people each summer to the waterfront park and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is excited to announce a new partnership with Smorgasburg to provide food and drink vending at this year’s series.

Mel’s Rink Governors Island
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

Ice skate in the summer sunshine! Mel’s Rink Governors Island will give New Yorkers the rare opportunity to skate during the summer months and is the first outdoor skating opportunity on Governors Island beginning Saturday, May 26, 2018.

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Frank Manzi's Magical Mystery Tour at Wayne & Tonja Smith's Magical Backyard Forest in Morganton, NC. ©Mark D Phillips

There’s nothing like a magical night under the stars listening to music. When that experience includes one of my favorite artists appearing in one of my favorite places in the world, it’s at the top of my bucket list.

It all came to be with a simple Facebook post.