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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - March 10-March 17

March 10, 2019 - 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.

LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE PRESENTS… DIRTY DANCING FOR ABORTION PROVIDERS! - The Bell House
March 10, 2019 - Gowanus

On March 10th, join Lady Parts Justice League for a day of celebrating abortion providers (and Jerry Orbach & Patrick Swayze tbh) and FIGHTING BACK against the anti-choice a-holes trying to take away our basic human rights at a special sing along/shout along screening of Dirty Dancing, the best Patrick Swayze movie featuring an abortion ever made, In addition to getting our Swayze on, we're setting up a station where we'll be calling our elected officials so they're REAL CLEAR on what later abortion actually is and isn't, and breaking the record for most #ThankBank postcards ever written to clinics at one time! March 10th is National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, and holy crap do clinics need some love right now. Not only are lies about later abortion spewing from the mouth of the President (and from media outlets that SHOULD KNOW BETTER), but Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance and more and more unconstitutional (for now) abortion bills are being passed in statehouses every damn day. On top of all of that, March 6th marks the beginning of the awful "40 Days for Life," which means anti-choice extremists get bussed to clinics around the country to scream at patients for FORTY D... (read more)

Gallery Dialogues: Refiguring Binaries - Pioneer Works
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Morehshin Allahyari and Faith Holland, two of the artists from Refiguring Binaries, for an intimate walk-through of the exhibition. Together, they will discuss identity, the body, and the politics of technology from the perspective of their work and creative process. Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.

Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

See many of the plants that inspired Frida Kahlo's artwork and garden design on this conservatory tour. Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.

Second Sundays: March 2019 - Pioneer Works
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Second Sundays is a free event series that engages Pioneer Works disciplines through live music, food, artists' open studios, and interactive programs.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 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
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 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.

Redbird Reef Painting - New York Transit Museum
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn about recycling, subway-style! Years ago, retired "Redbird" subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to form a new home for fish. Plunge into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled train cars. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Power of Sound Roundtable: Deep Listening and the Drone - Pioneer Works
March 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

In the past five years, sound healing has gone from fringe new-age modality to a popular form of meditation, known ubiquitously as the "sound bath," and featuring instruments such as Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, gong, drum, chimes, and other drone-producing instruments. In the first session of this series, we'll examine the anatomy of the sound bath, why sound therapy has garnered so much recent attention, and how sound is used as a tool for rest, mindfulness and transformation. One of the foundations of working with sound therapeutically is the practice of deep listening. By slowing down and engaging the entire listening body, we enter into sound in a way that can bring us to higher states of consciousness. Combining deep listening with the use of drone instruments, we create the potential for relaxation, where healing and reset of our nervous system can occur.

Puzzling: The Puzzle Without An Answer - Pioneer Works
March 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Something is happening, but the motivation isn't apparent. The clues align but the bigger picture eludes comprehension. The films here portray experiments in logic, formal fragmentation, and ambiguity. They trouble traditional linearity and narrative order to uncover the unsayable or unknowable. Bodies move in tandem, homes are evacuated, animals attack. Larger puzzles are afoot here: life, loss, love, experience, death.

The Feature Is Female: Rbg Introduced by Former New York State Attorney Gen - Brooklyn Historical Society
March 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

In the second of our series of documentaries about inspiring women, each introduced by an inspiring woman of today, former New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood shares her appreciation of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a prelude to the film RBG. The film explores Justice Ginsberg's personal voyage as she rises to the nation's highest court and becomes an unexpected pop culture icon.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Celebrate the many things in motion in New York City by creating mobiles that move. Ages 2-5 and adult companions.

Living Room Show - Postmark Cafe
March 15, 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

Living Room Show - Postmark Cafe
March 15, 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

Tainted Love - 80's Dance Party with Dj Jane Elizabeth - February Edition - The Bell House
March 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

SYNCRETICS SERIES: HPRIZM: PRESSURE WAVE / JOSH SINTON: KRASA - ISSUE Project Room
March 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Friday, March 15th, ISSUE continues its Syncretics Series with acclaimed composer and performer Hprizm (Kyle Austin) performing PRESSURE WAVE, an evening length audio/visual piece. Saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and creative musician Josh Sinton also presents krasa, a series of investigations exploring the amplification and sound magnification of the contrabass clarinet. Curated by Chris McIntyre, Syncretics Series is a programming platform that unites differentiated musical practices on each concert event. Comprised primarily of solo and duo performances by artists culled from a wide swath of the field, Syncretics presents a manifold range of work including virtuosic improvisations, immersive audio/visual environments, and keenly focused programs of recent and contemporary repertoire.

Nathan Trice / Rituals Dance Theater Presents: Recognizing Women Project 2019: Exploring the Identity, Presence & Power of the Feminine - Kumble Theater
March 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Recognizing Women Project Is an Annual Research and Performance Initiative Created in 2001 to Develop Theatrical Dance Performances About Women's Unique Experiences and Stories Globally. the Evening Will Feature a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational Cast of Women That Give Passionate Visceral Performances About the Identity, Presence and Power of Mothers and Daughters Navigating the World We Live In.

March Madness Comedy Jam - Kings Theatre
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Nephew Tommy returns for the March Madness Comedy Jam!

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
March 16, 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.

Closed for Private Event - The Bell House
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

Hidden History: Substation 21 And The Mysterious Townhouse - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 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 – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 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
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 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.

All Wrapped Up - New York Transit Museum
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wrapped or decorated, train cars have celebrated special events throughout the city, like the opening of the Second Avenue Subway. What wacky and wild decorations would you choose for our fleet? Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Nathan Trice / Rituals Dance Theater Presents: Recognizing Women Project 2019: Exploring the Identity, Presence & Power of the Feminine - Kumble Theater
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Recognizing Women Project Is an Annual Research and Performance Initiative Created in 2001 to Develop Theatrical Dance Performances About Women's Unique Experiences and Stories Globally. the Evening Will Feature a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational Cast of Women That Give Passionate Visceral Performances About the Identity, Presence and Power of Mothers and Daughters Navigating the World We Live In.

Larsen-Choi Duo: Sirota, Schumann, and Grieg - St. John's Episcopal Church
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Concerts on the Slope presents the world premiere of Robert Sirota's Sonata No. 2.. at St. John's Episcopal Church. Written for the Larsen-Choi Duo, cellist Benjamin Larsen and pianist Hyungjin Choi will give this premiere on a program alongside Schumann's Five Folk Songs, Op. 102 and Grieg's Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36. Of Robert Sirota's work, The Portland Press Herald asserts: "Sirota's musical language is personal and undogmatic, in the sense that instead of aligning himself with any of the competing contemporary styles, he follows his own internal musical compass."

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

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

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

All Wrapped Up - New York Transit Museum
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wrapped or decorated, train cars have celebrated special events throughout the city, like the opening of the Second Avenue Subway. What wacky and wild decorations would you choose for our fleet? Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths - Brooklyn Music School
Through June 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths Fridays evenings: March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Open to Ages 16 & up Suggested $20 donation Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces First Friday Sound Baths on Fridays: March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2019 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration is on a sliding scale, with a $20 suggested donation. RSVP at: https://firstfridaysoundbaths.eventbrite.com As part of the Brooklyn Music School's expanding Music Therapy offerings, BMS will be offering a series of four Sound Baths on the first Friday of each month starting in March. Sound Baths offer an opportunity to unplug from the on-going demands of daily life. With the sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, hand pans, gong, and other instruments, participants enjoy deep states of relaxation and meditation. Facilitated by BMS' Music Therapy Department Chair, Katie Down, Sound Baths are sonic meditations incorporating all the senses, based on the premise that we listen with our etheric, emotional and mental body and that through Deep Listening, we can self-heal, connecting with ourselves and each other while creating new neural pathways f... (read more)

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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