News and Stories from Brooklyn Heights

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.

Seventh annual Banjo Toss of the Brooklyn Folk Festival
Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Red Hook

The 7th annual Banjo Toss into the Gowanus Canal is one of my favorite events sponsored by Jalopy Theater as part of the Brooklyn Folk Festival!

Liquid Assets: New York's Watersheds & Waterways
Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan looks at water during Liquid Assets: New York's Watersheds & Waterways, a conversation with an esteemed panel of environmentalists discussing what New York can do to protect its drinking and recreational water supply in a changing climate.

Mount Sinai Health System announces opening of new, full-service urgent care center in Dumbo
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Mount Sinai Health System announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art, full-service urgent care center in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood, which will feature daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Premiere of A Brooklyn Symphony in Six Variations
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra premieres “A Brooklyn Symphony in Six Variations,” a short film directed and produced by musician and Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Susan Abdulezer, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Downtown Brooklyn as a fundraiser for the organization.

the Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

Beginning January 20, the Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems with WATERFRONT.

Great American Eclipse wins viewers' vote as top image of 2017
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The top three images of 2017 were picked by our viewers. The results are in.......

Mikaela Shiffrin rules
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Weeks before the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shiffrin scored a first-place finish so commanding, so seemingly effortless on the unforgivingly icy slope in the FIS World CACup slalom races in Killington, she brought the hometown crowd to deafening cheers.

Victoria Rebensburg of Germany
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The FIS Ski World Cup Giant Slalom race at Killington ended in light rain and tears for the local crowd as the US' Mikaela Shiffrin finished second behind Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany.

John Grisham at St Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Author John Grisham is one of the world's best selling authors, having written 39 books from The Pelican Brief to his newest, The Rooster Bar. And he can't stop talking about how lazy he is. The event was sponsored by local independent Carroll Gardens bookseller, Books Are Magic.

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Matthew Masciadrelli skis to a second place finish on the Super G course on Echo Trail at at the U19/21 Eastern USSA Finals held at Gore Mountain, NY

For the competitors at the U19+ Eastern Finals at Gore Mountain, it is the World Cup and Olympics rolled into one.

Ski for MS at Pico Mountain with Liza Phillips and Donna Weinbrecht

By Mark D Phillips
SouthBrooklyn.com