Historic Walking Tour + New Interactive Statue + NY State Senate

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Happy Friday everyone! Who’s excited for the Atlantic Antic festival tomorrow? Here’s all the top stories from around DUMBO and The Heights – Dashiell


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 68 Low: 54.


Here are the top stories today in Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO:

  1. The Brooklyn Heights Association is planning to hold walking tours of the Heights Historic District on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning this week. The tours commemorate the 60th anniversary of New York architecture expert Clay Lancaster‘s guidebook, “Old Brooklyn Heights.” Did you know that Brooklyn Heights was the city’s first designated historical district? (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  2. An interactive sculpture commemorating the life of Black inventor Lewis H. Latimer was unveiled at Albee Square. The sculpture, titled “BEACON,” reportedly illuminates the area immediately surrounding it based on an onlooker’s proximity. It was built by New York City youth, and is on view until Spring 2022. (Broadway World)
  3. Meet Alana Sivin, the criminal justice advocate and lawyer challenging Brian Kavanaugh from the left for State Senate in 2022. Sivin is seeking an endorsement from New York DSA; she doesn’t think the Kavanaugh, the incumbent is “living up to the moment,” and would like to see him do more for marginalized communities. (City & State)

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Today in Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO:

  • Socially-distanced pilates class at Brooklyn Bridge Park – every Friday through October (8:30 a.m.)
  • Free concert from the Italian Expressiveness and Expressionists Quartet at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace in Brooklyn Bridge Park (6 p.m.)
  • Performance and discussion about the religious figure Mary Magdalene at St. Ann & Trinity with Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Schrader (6:30 p.m.)
  • Speed dating for professionals in Brooklyn (9 p.m.)

Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Patch Notebook

  • There’s a new photo contest hosted by Montague St. BID – enter to win up to $100 in gift cards to local businesses. (Instagram)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Parents: “Brooklyn’s biggest street fair @atlanticanticbrooklyn is coming back this Sunday from 12 to 6 pm! Stop by the kids zone at Boerum Place and Atlantic Ave, we’ll be there! #brooklyn #brooklynstreets #streetfair #brooklynfamilies” (Instagram)
  • The Center For Brooklyn History’s Brooklyn Resists exhibition is closing today, but it’s still accepting submissions to the community-driven digital archive. Check out the exhibition across the borough–including on the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. (Facebook)
  • Rocco & Jezebel pet store is “here to stay” with new owners Jo Batista and Steve Perez (Brooklyn Heights Blog)

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Events:

  • NYT Bestselling Author David Grann and Killers of the Flower Moon Talk (October 1)
  • Office Furniture & Home Furniture Warehouse Liquidation Sale (October 2)
  • 46th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival (October 3)
  • Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (October 7)
  • Four Seasons in Music: Connected Play at Sands Point Preserve (October 10)
  • Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID with Live Improvised Organ Music by Peter Krasinski (October 14)
  • Autumn Fest at Sands Point Preserve (October 17)
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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll see you around. If you’re liking these newsletters, consider bringing some friends and neighbors on board. You can send them this link to subscribe.

Dashiell Allen

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Daily? I’m all ears. You can email me at brooklynheights-dumbo@patch.com.



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