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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - February 17-February 24

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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.

Hidden History: Substation 21 And The Mysterious Townhouse - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore the secret identity of this IRT Substation with long-time museum guide and historian Robert W. Lobenstein, former General Superintendent of New York City Transit. Learn about Substation 21's super power – electricity! – and its crucial role in the development of the subway. On this walking tour, you will see what lies behind the mysterious blacked-out windows, and explore the powerful lair hiding within this unassuming townhouse.

Discovery Room – All Over The Map - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of 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.

A Most Improbable Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We will think about what is ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

'Pop-Porn' is Neo-Pop Erotica for the Masses! - MF Gallery
Through February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

'Pop-Porn' is Neo-Pop Erotica for the Masses! Five artists celebrate all forms of intimacy; untethered, unabashed, and unbound. Pop-Porn will debut at MF Gallery in Brooklyn on Jan.12th 2019. Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. Exhibition curator Matt Myers has worked and shown his art at Sotheby’s NY auction house since 2001. He became keenly aware of a cross-connect between Pop-Art and Eroticism, and the idea of Pop-Porn emerged as a platform to showcase a group of artists sharing this vision. The artists selected to participate in the Pop-Porn exhibition are: Eronin, Fernando Carpaneda, Ellen Stagg, Martina Secondo Russo and Anna Park. Just like Warhol, Wesselmann and Lichtenstein drew from everyday images from mass media and popular culture to create Pop-Art, Pop-Porn also draws from mass media, but from more provocative sources. There is a ever-growing trend in major venues and even auction houses to promote erotica as valid and essential. For two years in a row, Sotheby’s London has celebrated erotica in their highly successful public auctions ... (read more)

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Comedy at the Corner - Hungry Ghost
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Watch some of the best comedians in New York descend on an intimate space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for a wild hour-and-a-half hosted by your fabulous and exuberant host, Keenan Steiner. Always fun and fresh and also cheap or free (if you reserve early!). The February 19th show has: Katie Hannigan (Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert) Sara Hennessey (Just for Laughs) Chris Calogero (Vice) Brian Grossi (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival) & More! Hosted by Keenan Steiner (SiriusXM) Plus: Happy Hour Craft Beer & Wine All Night ! Join our exclusive newsletter (and hear about special offers, lineups, and more!) by emailing [email protected] Seating at the show is limited so get there early for a spot and a drink. Doors 7:45 / Showtime 8:20

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

The Development Lab - Made in NY Media Center
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Freelancers Hub, in partnership with Broad Views on Broadway and The Black TV & Film Collective, present an evening of new works by Black/African American/Latinx theatre writers, poets, and composers. From 6pm - 9pm, we'll feature 20-minute presentations of new work from four artists of color, followed by an hour of facilitated feedback Join us for networking, music, poetry and so much more!

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

The Development Lab - Made in NY Media Center
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Freelancers Hub, in partnership with Broad Views on Broadway and The Black TV & Film Collective, present an evening of new works by Black/African American/Latinx theatre writers, poets, and composers. From 6pm - 9pm, we'll feature 20-minute presentations of new work from four artists of color, followed by an hour of facilitated feedback Join us for networking, music, poetry and so much more!

Karaoke Tremendous - Union Hall
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Jay Miller (of Midevenings/Impractical Jokers) and Jeremy (Sir Jarlsberg) Gibson are out to spread love and kick down the walls of your private room karaoke! KARAOKE TREMENDOUS is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. Put it this way, if your favorite dance party had a baby with a karaoke machine, that baby would be KARAOKE TREMENDOUS. You sing good? That's great! You don't? That's fine. Just bring the enthusiasm and we'll give you the fun!!

Refiguring Binaries - Pioneer Works
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

In recent years, the contours of a new contemporary art movement have begun to emerge, forged in reaction to the ideologies of Silicon Valley, the platforming and globalization of culture, and technologies of power like artificial intelligence, photorealistic computer-generated images, and virtual and augmented reality. These "Simulists" simultaneously embrace and subvert technology as their means of interrogation–expressing humanist, nonbinary, and decolonized futures. Curated by Kelani Nichole and featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, LaTurbo Avedon, Meriem Bennani, Snow Yunxue Fu, Claudia Hart, Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Tabita Rezaire, and Lu Yang, the exhibition explores identity, the body, and the politics of technology. Virtual space is inhabited with queer bodies and cultural identity is reclaimed through subversive uses of technology. The boundaries of technology and the body are blurred, as are the lines between author, image, and copy. Possible futures emerge as the layers of simulation that mediate contemporary culture are revealed.

Alejandro Piñeiro Bello, Jose Capaz, And Fabelohung - Pioneer Works
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Tribuna Antimperialista was the site of a long-term propaganda battle in the late 1990s between the Cuban government and the United States Interests Section, Havana (USINT), which was situated in a building across the street from the square. In 2006, the United States installed a five-feet high ticker tape display across the top floor of the building which broadcast messages and quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and other cultural figures such as the comedian George Burns, who once remarked: "How sad that all the people who would know how to run this country are driving taxis or cutting hair." The Cuban government responded by erecting the monument Monte de las Banderas, or Wall of Flags, out of one hundred fifty flags to commemorate "victims of US aggression" and to partially block the ticker. At Pioneer Works, En El Monte evokes this square with an installation of flagpoles, onto which virtual reality headsets are attached.

Day-off-from-school Drop-in Programs - New York Transit Museum
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We'll think about what's ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Living Room Show - Postmark Cafe
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

The longest running stand-up and sketch comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in it’s 12th year)! Every Friday night at 8pm come to this clean, all-ages show to see some of TV's funniest comedians and hear jokes they're working on for their next TV appearance on Comedy Central, Fallon, Conan, The Tonight Show, and more! Come as a couple or come alone. Bring a group friends or bring your family. No restrictions on audience, we ask comics to keep their acts clean and EVERYONE gets in FREE! The show is at The Postmark Cafe: 326 6th St in Brooklyn. Follow @LivingRoomShow on Twitter and Facebook for weekly lineups While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.com facebook.com/livingroomshow

Stereo Hideout: Tchaikovsky V. Drake - Kings Theatre
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

An epic live symphonic experience: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and the music of Drake

Les Délices: Songs Without Words | Queens - Old First Reformed Church
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The baroque virtuosi of LES DÉLICES return to 5BMF this season with their new program, Songs Without Words. This innovative and daring program takes the adaptation of 17th Century songs for instruments as its point of departure and brings the concept into the 20th Century with torch songs and jazz standards arranged and improvised by the ensemble. Music by baroque composers Lambert, Lully, and Marais is heard alongside tunes by Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Sondheim, and more in this program of timeless melodies and inspired improvisations. Cleveland’s Plain Dealer commented, “mixing old and new numbers freely, the ensemble liberated the music of both eras, creating a kind of conversation across the centuries.” Founded by baroque oboist Debra Nagy in 2009, Les Délices has established a reputation for their unique programs that are “thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of ” (New York Times). The group’s debut CD was named one of the “Top Ten Early Music Discoveries of 2009” (NPR’s Harmonia), and their performances have been called “a beguiling experience” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), “astonishing” (ClevelandClassical.com), and ... (read more)

Orientation: Create Your Own TV Show - BRIC
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hello there, Future Media Mogul. Welcome to BRIC! Want to have your film, TV show, or short air on our New York Emmy-winning, community-produced TV channel? It's possible. Learn more at orientation! BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams. So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Discovery Room – All Over The Map - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of 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.

A Most Improbable Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We will think about what is ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Comedy Outliers - One More Time - The Bell House
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

For one night only, hosts Brandon Collins (TimeOut NY) and Mike Brown (TruTV) bring back their high energy, critically acclaimed "Comedy Outliers" stand-up show! The line-up for this special event includes Dan Soder (Showtime's "Billions"), Emma Willmann (HBO), Rojo Perez (Conan), Ricky Velez (Netflix) and more! Get ready to laugh non-stop and some random giveaways! 6:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Show $20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show Ages 21+

Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center @ BLDG 92
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery for a tour and tasting that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today. Participants will get the opportunity to learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s role in dispatching Marines to crack down on illegal whiskey distilling in the nineteenth century, as well as the details of distilling and crafting whiskey today. Tours last approximately 2 hours and participants must be 21 years of age. Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest, largest, and premier whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 119-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Kings County uses New York grain and traditional distilling equipment to make distinctive spirits with several whiskeys earning numerous awards and was named Distillery of the Year in 2016 by the American Distilling Institute. Visitors are welcome every day to Kings County’s Gatehouse tasting room that located in the 1896 ceremonial entrance to the Brooklyn Navy yard on Navy Street. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and participants must be 21 yea... (read more)

Discovery Room – All Over The Map - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of 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.

A Most Improbable Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We will think about what is ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Brooklyn Bike Tour - Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours
Through December 30, 2020 - Brooklyn

Of all the different tours of Brooklyn out there, the ones that always best capture the pace of the borough are on bike! With its countless stops and signature attractions, this Brooklyn Bike tour is an epic excursion that gives you and your family a real insider’s look at the borough. Pedal your way through DUMBO, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Prospect Park and more! Take a 3-hour guided Brooklyn Bike tour! Hop on your lightweight hybrid bike at DUMBO, right by the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard then continue to South Williamsburg. Appreciate the stunning street art and colorful shops. Next, pedal your way from Fort Green Park to Barclays Center. Marvel at all the historic buildings en route. Ride through Prospect Part and head to Red Hook. Make stops at local distilleries, chocolatiers and bakeries. Even more historical architecture awaits at Brooklyn Heights! Lastly, travel back to DUMBO and into Brooklyn Bridge Park for a post-cycling snack! Few other New York City bike tours offer an experience as culturally rich and diverse as this one! Pedaling through New York’s most colorful neighborhoods gives you time to see everything up close in a... (read more)

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