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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - February 9-February 16


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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.

Community Potluck! - Coney Island Brewery
February 09, 2020 - Brooklyn

Our kitchen isn't ready.. just yet! But we are keeping our monthly potlucks going, so bring in something to share and get $2 off your beers!We hope to see some familiar faces, and new ones for the perfect Sunday funday!

Geology: Highbridge Rocks! - Highbridge Park
February 09, 2020 - Manhattan

Although much of Manhattan's natural landscape has been flattened, there are still places to see glacier-carved Manhattan schist the second oldest of New York City's bedrocks, formed 450 million years ago.Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover the geological history of Highbridge Park. Keep an eye out for huge boulder piles and the glittering surface of schist in the park.

Romeo & Juliet - Kings Theatre
February 09, 2020 - Flatbush

ROMEO AND JULIET Full-Length Ballet in 2 ActsMusic by Sergei Prokofiev, Choreography by Michael Lavrovsky, Production by Garry Savoyan.This full-scale, set to the music of Sergey Prokofiev and based on William Shakespeare's timeless tale of tragic love. The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine bring 55 of talented and brightest Ballet stars to present the most passionate romantic tragedy of love.

Amuse presents Antigone - St John's Episcopal Church
February 09, 2020 - Brooklyn

Amuse Singers is thrilled to present the NY premiere of James Kallembachs haunting oratorio Antigone as part of our 2019-2020 Season. This visionary work for womens ensemble and cello quartet interpolates scenes from the Sophocles play with the writings of Sophie Scholl and the WWII White Rose resistance movement. Antigones exploration of unrest and the individual at odds with the state is as timely as ever, and it is a striking example of a necessary and ongoing commitment by womens ensembles to contribute to the currently underrepresented body of womens choral literature. The program also includes Joshua Shank's arrangement of Saro and Mary Montgomery Koppel's Mother of Exiles. All works were originally commissioned by the vanguard and visionary Boston-based women's ensemble, Lorelei. The concerts will take place on Sunday February 9 at 4 pm at St Johns Episcopal Church at 139 St. Johns Place in Brooklyn, and on Tuesday February 11 at 7:30 pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch at 552 West End Avenue in Manhattan. Advance tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.amusesingers.org. Tickets at the door are $25/$20 for students and seniors.

Anniversary Party 9 Years - Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Through February 09, 2020 - Brooklyn

DJ C-Prod-G's Spin-In The Best Jams!!!PERFECT BAR~The New York TimesOne of the best bars in America~Esquire MagazineOne of NYCs best small music venues~Gothamist"Voted Best Brooklyn Bar with Live Music"~ 2019 Dime Bank Best of Brooklyn.

Open House Week at Highbridge Recreation Center - Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park
February 10, 2020 - Brooklyn

This event repeats every weekday between 2/10/2020 and 2/14/2020.

Toxic City: Lead Poisoning and Its Silent Attack on the Vulnerable - Brooklyn Historical Society
February 11, 2020 - Brooklyn

Hidden in decaying walls and aging infrastructure, lead is an insidious threat to the health of Brooklynites and citizens throughout New York City, especially children and communities that have been historically marginalized by structural inequalities. Dr. David Rosner, Co-Director of Columbias Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health, shares this tainted history and joins a conversation with staff lawyer at North Manhattan Improvement Corporation Matthew Chachre and Director of Lead Poisoning Prevention and Treatment at Montefiore Childrens Hospital Dr. Morri Markowitz about the efforts being made to treat illnesses caused by lead, to hold industrial interests accountable, and to secure the future of healthy communities in our city.

Tim & Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour - Kings Theatre
February 11, 2020 - Flatbush

Tim and Eric Mandatory Attendance Tour! Tim and Eric return to the road for a WORLD TOUR (Australia, Canada and USA) filled with more spoofs, goofs and insanity, including some very special surprises we can't talk about right now.

Positive Aging: Effective Communications Strategies with Alzheimers - Brooklyn Heights Library
February 11, 2020 - Brooklyn

Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate.

Positive Aging: Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors - Brooklyn Heights Library
February 11, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Open House Week at Highbridge Recreation Center - Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park
February 11, 2020 - Brooklyn

This event repeats every weekday between 2/10/2020 and 2/14/2020.

Open House Week at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center - Hamilton Fish Recreation Center in Hamilton Fish Park
February 11, 2020 - Brooklyn

This event repeats every weekday between 2/10/2020 and 2/14/2020.

Highbridge Hoops-Fest - Highbridge Recreation Center in Highbridge Park
February 11, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join us for a friendly basketball competition! Each team will consist of five players and will compete to see who can get the most baskets.

Toddler Time - Red Hook Library
February 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

Storytime

Toddler Time - Red Hook Library
February 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

Storytime

Chess Club - Brooklyn Heights Library
February 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

Drop into our chess club and learn strategy from our Chessmaster William De Castillo. Play a game with other kids in the neighborhood and watch yourself become a master while having fun! Ages 5+

Celebrating Black History: SONIC BLACKNUSS, All About LOVE - BRIC House Stoop
February 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

Celebrating Black History: SONIC BLACKNESS, All About LOVE

Welcome to America, Your Cell Is Right This Way: Our Long History and Deep-Seated Habit of Criminalizing Migrants - Brooklyn Historical Society
February 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

In his new book "Migrating to Prison: Americas Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants", scholar and legal expert Csar Cuauhtmoc Garca Hernndez lays out a passionate and unvarnished view of the US immigrant detention industry, the politics that created it, and the circumstances that keep it thriving. Hear Garca Hernndezs analysis first-hand as he contextualizes the crisis at our southern border. Moderated by Lee Wang, director of the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.

Bqx Workshop: Red Hook - P.S 676
February 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) is a City investment to better connect New Yorkers who have limited transit options from Red Hook, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens to where they need to go.The public workshops will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss the BQX planning work that's been done to date, and the process moving forward.

Pop-Up Magazine - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave
Through February 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Contributors tell vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories, accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score, performed onstage by our musical collaborators Magik*Magik Orchestra. We end the night gathered around the bar, performers and audience together. Shows are one night only, and nothing goes online afteryou have to be there to see them.

On Stage At Kingsborough Presents: Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band - On Stage At Kingsborough
February 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Romantic French Gypsy Jazz Tunes!Cap of your week with some world-class jazz at our intimate and stunning oceanview Lighthouse. Enjoy the smooth music with some wine and cheese in a relaxed nightclub setting. Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band will serenade you with songs inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s, such as La Vie en Rose, I Wish You Love, and Autumn Leaves, made famous by such jazz greats as Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, and Charles Trenet. Tatiana Eva-Marie has performed in some of the most renowned cabarets and theaters in France, including the Comedie Francaise. She and The Avalon Jazz Band have performed in New York at Lincoln Center, Dizzys, The Iridium, and Birdland; at festivals such as The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Midsummer Night Swing; and on tour internationally. Meet The Artists After the Show! One of the finest rising jazz vocalists! Vanity Fair One of the best young singers around! The Wall Street Journal

Karaoke Tremendous - Union Hall
February 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+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!

Living Room Comedy Show - Postmark Cafe
February 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th 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.While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.comFollow @LivingRoomShow on Twitter/Facebook and email livingroomcomedy@gmail.com to get our monthly lineups direct to your inbox.facebook.com/livingroomshow

Dj Party - Union Hall
February 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

DJ parties happen most Saturdays at midnight or earlier (after the shows!) Check website for other special DJ nights.Ages 21+

Orientation, Media Education - BRIC House Stoop
February 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Hello, Future Media Mogul! You've got media dreams. We've got media possibilities!

Family Fun: Salsa - Mark Morris Dance Center
February 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Learn the steps and rhythms of this favorite Latin social dance. This energetic class will include stretching, body isolations, and basic partnering.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Heights Library
February 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

A History of Digital Photography - Pioneer Works
February 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Lucien Samaha's A History of Digital Photography brings together three decades of the artist's worka time period that corresponds with the rise of digital photography; in 1990, Samaha was the inaugural recipient of Kodak's Professional Photography Division scholarship, becoming the first person to use Kodak's DCS 100 Professional Digital Camera System outside the factory floor. Since then, the artist's pioneering experiments with the form have reflected this radical new era of image-making. This exhibition gives us a deeply intimate account of this history, through Samaha's obsessive chronicling of the people and places around him.

The BK Drip - Kings Theatre
February 16, 2020 - Flatbush

The new wave of young trap artists will take over the stage this coming President's Day weekend on Sun. February 16th. This roster of artists not only have been blazing in the NY streets and streaming platforms alike with their infectiousness sound but have simultaneous managed to impact NY terrestrial radio in an impressively short amount a time where it would have normally taken years to achieve. Pop Smoke 'Dior,' 'Welcome to the Party,' Polo G, Fivio Foreign, Melii 'HML,' 'Slow for me,' Sheff G, along with NYC's own Funk Flex. Who knows what other guests artist will surprise and take stage on this holiday 3 day weekend. A show not to be missed.

Park Slope Farmer's Market - 4th Street and 5th Avenue in J.J. Byrne Playground
February 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Teddy Bear Project to help start seeds for the spring at Vidalia Park.

Ybor City - Rustik Tavern
Through February 26, 2020 - Brooklyn

"Ybor City" by Anita Gonzalez (book) and Dan Furman (music and lyrics) is a musical about the rise of unionism and the healing of racial divides within an American community. In 1918 Tampa Florida, Rafael comes to town to read newspapers for the factory workers. He falls for Teresa, the sister of union organizer Catalino. Romance blossoms, tensions rise, and when Catalino stands up for worker rights, violence erupts. The community struggles to unite against an abusive factory owner and collectively form a multi-racial union.Brooklyn Tavern Theaterpresents original musicals in taverns and institutions that are open to the public, but only (at this point) on slow days for the drinking crowd--Mondays, Tuesdays and some Wednesdays. Plays 7:00 PM Feb. 5, 12, 18, 19 and 26.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through February 27, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join each week for transit-themed stories and hands-on activities for the youngest transportation fans. Free with admission. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults. This month's theme is Elizabeth Jennings Graham!

Fun family programs: Celebrating Elizabeth Jennings Graham - New York Transit Museum
Through March 01, 2020 - Brooklyn

Enjoy fun family programs every weekend in February (Saturdays & Sundays) with museum admission. Participate in games, activities, stories, fun facts, learning, and more! This month's theme is Celebrating Elizabeth Jennings Graham! See more family programs at nytransitmuseum.org/programs/.

Read Me Like a Book: 30 Years of Dobbin Books - Pratt Institute Library
Through April 09, 2020 - Brooklyn

Pratt Library presents Read Me Like a Book: 30 Years of Dobbin Books, a retrospective exhibit of acclaimed artist and Pratt Faculty member Robbi Ami Silverberg. The show celebrates the 30th anniversary of Silverbergs artist book studio, Dobbin Books. Over the course of 30 years, Dobbin Books has published over 130 artist books. Silverberg is involved in all stages of production and publishing, realizing coherent works of art.Her work is conceptually focused on word cognition and interlinearity, with an emphasis on process and paper as active substrate. Unique to Dobbin Books is that Silverberg runs one of four hand paper making studios in NYC located at Dobbin Mill. The exhibition will present circa 65 artist books dating from 1992 to 2019, along with threevideos and threeinstallations.


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