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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - April 22-April 29

April 22, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.

Earth Day Poetry Tour - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

April brings showers, flowers, pine pollen, Earth Day, and National Poetry Month. Join us as we explore our specialty gardens (Herb, Water, and Conifer Collection) from the perspectives of ecology and poetry. Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

Join our expert Museum Educators on a dramatic journey through the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904. Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm.

Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon - Carroll Park
April 29, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon is a fun free educational event to raise awareness around the importance of adopting and to find forever loving homes for our city's shelter animals. The dogs up for adoption walk down a red carpet, the so called 'Bark Avenue' and there's a lot of fun activities for kids, adults and our four-legged friends. This year we have a 70's 'Disco Dog' theme and Brooklyn's own, 'Brian Travolta' will kick off the event by showing us some disco moves this dog day afternoon! ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE GROUPS: ANIMAL CARE CENTERS OF NYC ANIMAL HAVEN ASPCA BADASS BROOKLYN ANIMAL RESCUE BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY BIDEAWEE HEVENLY ANGELS ANIMAL RESCUE SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC THE SATO PROJECT

Sakura Matsuri 2018 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 29, 2018 - Brooklyn

Sakura Matsuri offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival celebrates the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

Explore Walks: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Walking Tour - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through June 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Let the entire city be your museum! Our guided walking tour starts in downtown Brooklyn and explores the history and evolving present of Brooklyn as we cross the world's most famous bridge. The tour continues up through Chinatown and back to Lower Manhattan, passing some of the most historic sites and diverse architecture in all of New York. Sites like Federal Hall, Wall Street, African Burial Ground, World Trade Center, and many more that might otherwise fly beneath the radar! The tour finishes steps from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and ferries to the Statue of Liberty, perfect for continuing your trip!

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

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