Monday, May 2, 2011

This Saturday May 7, 2011, In Brooklyn Heights: Folk Music With We’re About 9, Barnaby Bright and the Brooklyn Heights Association Landmark House Tour

Here is a suggestion for making a great day of it in Brooklyn Heights this coming Saturday, May 7th. It caps off with catching the folk music performance of We’re About 9 in a return engagement in the First Acoustics series at the Unitarian Church on Monroe and Pierrepont Streets. Folk music duo Barnaby Bright, a married couple, is their opening act. The performances start at 8:00 PM.

But here is how you can make a real day of it. Start out with the annual Brooklyn Heights Association Landmark House Tour. You should be done just in time to have a perfectly timed pre-performance dinner at one of the good local restaurants. The window of time for doing the "go-at-your-own-pace" five town house tour tour is 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with tickets available in advance on-line or by phone, or on Saturday at the event from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. The brownstone/townhouse and garden-oriented house tour is fun and raises money for the oldest and one of the strongest community neighborhood associations in the city. (The BHA is part of the Brooklyn Speaks, which is currently litigating against the Atlantic Yards Ratner mega-monopoly.) With luck this will be another year when homes on the Promenade with views of the harbor will be on view. And if you haven't done it before you should take the tour's opportunity to do the docent-led tour of historic Plymouth Church.

What does notice of a local music event and the Brooklyn Heights Association annual House Tour have to do with Noticing New York’s more typical focus on development in New York City and associated politics? - - It’s a long story (some of which is still being written). Some of it can be found via the segments linked to below:
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Another Insert into the Music- Hands Joining Across Eras: Brooklyn Heights Unitarians and How a Historical Landmark Saved the Past For the Future

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
An Insert Preview - Music Superstar Ethics: How Completely You Can Sell “You can say what you say, but you are what you are.” Jay-Zzzzus!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Adding A few More Off Topic Notes (Or Are They Really?)
Here again is the information about Saturday night’s performances. Tickets are available on-line. Enjoy.
Saturday evening at 8:00 PM
We're About 9
with special guest
Barnaby Bright
First Acoustics
May 7, 2011
All seats $25.00 advance, $30.00 at the door
For More Info

More on the details of getting tickets for the BHA house tour are here. The tour tickets are $30.00 for BHA members and $40.00 for non-members, with an additional significant discount for those who become members and reserve in advance, which is still possible.

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