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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - May 12-May 19

May 12, 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.

Labor and Leadership - Pioneer Works
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Members of Soft Surplus created a zine inspired by a conversation that developed in the #random channel of the collective's Slack. Through this publication, they hope to encourage consideration around ideas of "good leadership." Within the zine is stored a link to a shared Google Doc where viewers are welcome to write in responses. Writers have a platform to share their perspectives anonymously, privately, and/or in conversation with others.

David Manuhutu - Journey to the Magical Islands - ShapeShifter Lab
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

David Manuhutu - Journey to the Magical Islands - David Manuhutu - Piano & Keys - Barry Likumahuwa - Bass - Grady Boanerges - Drums - Bubu Anggraini - Vocal - Matthew Sayersz - Vocal

Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 12, 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.

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Volunteer Orientation - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Directions to find the group will be sent via email to registered volunteers only the day before Orientation

Second Sundays: May 2019 - Pioneer Works
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Mildred Pierce - Nitehawk Prospect Park
Through May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Joan Crawford gives an Academy Award winning performance in the title role of this melodramatic film noir. After Mildred's second husband is murdered, flashbacks reveal the events leading up to his death. A doting mother, Mildred rises from waitress to restaurant-chain owner, but her spoiled daughter's selfishness results in heartbreak.

BLACK VELVET: Architectures and Archetypes - BAM Fisher
Through May 12, 2019 - Fort Greene

A former company member of Batsheva Dance Company and the 2018 recipient of Princess Grace Award in Choreography Shamel Pitts returns home to Brooklyn with his recent work BLACK VELVET: Architectures and Archetypes. The piece, which played to sold-out houses in NYC and around the world in 2017, is the second installment of the Black Series and a follow-up to his autobiographical solo Black Box. Comprising vignette-like solos and duets immersed in intense music, evocative lighting and complemented by the spoken word, BLACK VELVET is a theatrical meditation on transcending the boundaries of gender, race, love, friendship, and identity. This multimedia-infused work, choreographed by Pitts, is a product of a two-year collaboration with his performing partner Mirelle Martins and lighting designer Lucca del Carlo. The performance is accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Mauricio Pisani, Alex Apt, Wilian Aguiar, and Rebecca Stella. Thu, May 9 at 7:30pm (Benefit Gala) Fri, May 10 at 7:30pm Sat, May 11 at 7:30pm Sun, May 12 at 3:00pm

BAMkids presents Glimpse by Oorkaan - BAM Fisher
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

BAMkids presents Glimpse by Oorkaan May 4 - May 12 at BAM Fisher What do colors sound like? Who can understand the moon? What does the sun say? How many colors does a dream have? Dutch company Oorkaan presents a visual concert that poetically and playfully imagines what music might look like if we could see it. Young audiences are transported to an enchanting dream world where jazzy sounds and colorful images play an exciting game with each other, and with you. A world in which music, images, technology, musicians, and audience members embark on a special journey-friendship. Featuring Oorkaan's original jazz-inflected compositions, including vocals, a double bass, and percussion, Glimpse is full of sensory surprises, offering a multitude of ways for children to connect to music. WHAT: BAMkids presents Glimpse by Oorkaan WHERE: BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio, 321 Ashland Pl)  WHEN: Sat, May 4 & Sun, May 5 at 10:30am & 3:30pm; Sat, May 11 & Sun, May 12 at 10:30am & 3:30pm Tickets for Glimpse are $16. For more information visit: www.bam.org/kids/2019/glimpse Photo, coverage, and talent inquiries contact Cynthia Tate at 718.724.8022 or ctate@BAM.org. 

BROOKLYN DESIGNS - Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77
Through May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

BROOKLYN DESIGNS is the borough’s premier design event showcasing furniture, lighting, accessories and technology. In addition to a curated exhibition of 60+ Brooklyn design brands and studios, the show will feature compelling talks, hands-on design workshops, multi-sensory experiences, and family-friendly programming. Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003, it was one of the first fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and continues to serve as an incubator for emerging designers and a platform for established brands. The 2019 edition is part of the citywide NYCxDESIGN initiative will take place in Building 77 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is a host sponsor of the show.

Russian Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories and songs in Russian for children and their parents or caregivers. Multilingual First Five Years programs are made possible with support from the New York City Council City's First Readers Initiative, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

Computer Basics Multilingual - Brighton Beach Library
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Computer Basics training is designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before confidently using a computer. This lesson introduces new PC users to the hardware, applications and techniques used to navigate a computer.

ESOL Citizenship Exam Preparation - Brighton Beach Library
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

If you are interested in becoming a U.S.Citizen we can help! Join our free exam preparation groups! For more information call, 718.230.2406 or 718.230.2007

Nonfiction Writers Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join use for an open and ongoing group dedicated to the craft of nonfiction writing. Each week the group, led by a longtime writer and magazine contributor, works on pieces and shares craft if so inclined.

Movies at the Library - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us at Carroll Gardens Library for a new movies each week! Movies will be rated G.

Labor and Leadership - Pioneer Works
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Members of Soft Surplus created a zine inspired by a conversation that developed in the #random channel of the collective's Slack. Through this publication, they hope to encourage consideration around ideas of "good leadership." Within the zine is stored a link to a shared Google Doc where viewers are welcome to write in responses. Writers have a platform to share their perspectives anonymously, privately, and/or in conversation with others.

Email Basics - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have questions on how to create an email account, learn about the different email providers and to compose an email? Or maybe you have questions on how to attach a file to an email. Learn how to connect with the world through email by joining us every Monday for our email basics class and get answers to your questions.

Jayson Greene: Once More We Saw Stars - Books are Magic
May 13, 2019 - Cobble Hill

As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, Once More We Saw Stars quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it—that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation—and a book that will change the way you look at the world. Jayson Greene is a contributing writer and former senior editor at Pitchfork. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Grantland, an... (read more)

Lost in Translation a Film Feast Presentation - Nitehawk Prospect Park
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) doesn't have much going on in her life. Freshly graduated and freshly married, she tags along to Japan with her hotshot photographer husband who leaves her to sit alone in her room while he rubs elbows with tinseltown boobs. In sky-high bar of her hotel, she meets Bob Harris (Bill Murray), an aging, sad sack actor visiting town to cash in on a quick celebrity endorsement. The two form a fast friendship as they explore the Tokyo bizarreride together. Over a decade on, Lost in Translation still stands as Sofia Coppola's defining work; an introspective and wistful romance between two people as puzzled by their own existence as they are by the neon buzz of Shibuya.

Ask a Tech - Brighton Beach Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? No time to attend a formal class? Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Teen Time - Brighton Beach Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. Ages 13 and up.

Chair Exercise Class for Older Adults - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a free exercise and movement class especially for older adults! A low impact, holistic exercise class led by an experienced teacher, this class meets weekly and is open to all!

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bring your baby for a relaxing program full of fun stories, singing and play. This is a great opportunity for children to practice developing social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills.

Gather to Knit and Crochet - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come learn to knit and crochet. All ages welcome.

Labor and Leadership - Pioneer Works
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Members of Soft Surplus created a zine inspired by a conversation that developed in the #random channel of the collective's Slack. Through this publication, they hope to encourage consideration around ideas of "good leadership." Within the zine is stored a link to a shared Google Doc where viewers are welcome to write in responses. Writers have a platform to share their perspectives anonymously, privately, and/or in conversation with others.

Library Lab - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments.

Open Writing Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join an open and ongoing group of writers coming together to discuss craft, share work, and share community. This is an ongoing group and if you are a writer with some projects you've got going, this group will appeal to you.

Storytime with LINC - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our early literacy partners LINC for a fun morning of stories and art. No registration required.

Reading Celebrations with LINC - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our early literacy partner LINC for a fun afterschool story and art program. No registration required.

Teen Tech Time - Boardman Road Branch Library
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Looking for some afternoon fun? Join us for Playstation 4 or Wii U!

Rachel Kushner: The Mars Room - Books are Magic
May 14, 2019 - Cobble Hill

It's 2003 and Romy Hall, named after a German actress, is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility, deep in California's Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: her young son, Jackson, and the San Francisco of her youth. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, portrayed with great humor and precision. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room is "wholly authentic…profound…luminous" (The Wall Street Journal), "one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart" (The New York Times Book Review, cover review)—a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined and "affirms Rachel Kushner as one of our best novelists" (Entertainment Weekly). Rachel Kushner is the bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013... (read more)

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Urban Bush Women: Dance for Every Body - BRIC House
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

This movement jam/dance class embraces the idea that everyone has a unique and significant contribution to make, and that our bodies are powerful and capable. The goal is for "every body" to find their level of challenge and comfort and partake according to their abilities, and to appreciate the group's diversity as a benefit to their community. Participants explore Urban Bush Women's technique with close attention to the use of breath, weight, call and response, and polyrhythm. This is a movement class designed for the community, so no prior dance experience is needed.

Powerpoint Intermediate Part One - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Whether your new to Powerpoint or looking to further advance your skills this is the class for you. Learn all you need to know so that you can create a sucessful presentation. Stop in, ask questions, get answers, its never too late to learn!!!. Lets learn and grow together.

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and join us for songs, fingerplays, stories and more while meeting other babies and caregivers in the neighborhood! Ages 0-18 months. This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in advance, at 1pm on Monday. Please show email confirmation of registration for entry. Late admittance may not be guaranteed.

TOUR | Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting: Date Night Edition - Brooklyn Navy Yard @ BLDG 92
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery bring you a special “date night” addition to the popular “Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting.” Designed specifically for couples and best friends, participants will be introduced to local lore around whiskey and have a fully-guided tasting experience that includes a taste of 4 – 6 whiskeys that are crafted onsite. To cap off the experience, each guest will be provided with a free drink ticket to enjoy at the historic Gatehouse tasting room once the tour concludes (that's a tour, tasting and drink!). This experience starts at BLDG 92 a lasts approximately 90 minutes and participants must be 21 years of age. The tour does involve climbing stairs. For questions about accessibility, please contact amurray@bnydc.org.

Bruce Mack w/Nubian Messengers, 7pm & Turning Jewels Into Water, 8pm - ShapeShifter Lab
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRUCE MACK w/NUBIAN MESSENGERS (7pm performance), will share a double bill with TURNING JEWELS INTO WATER (8pm performance), at SHAPESHIFTER LAB on WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th.. Tickets are $15. and can be purchased at the door on the night of the performance. Fresh from a hot performance at Nublu in NYC’s Lower East side, prolific songwriter and alternative funk-rocker Bruce Mack, (former Black Rock Coalition President & Burnt Sugar Arkestra alumnus), w/Nubian Messengers, set to perform at 7pm, will share a double bill with Turning Jewels Into Water (a collaboration between Val Jeanty & Ravish Momin), at 8pm. TURNING JEWELS INTO WATER’s unique sound is a collaboration between Val Jeanty, Haitian Electronic Music, composer/percussionist/turntablist, and Ravish Momin, percussionist and composer.that draws on improvisational sounds rooted in Afro Haitian/Indian & Middle Eastern music. Together they have created and developed an original sound of electro-acoustic beats. Based in New York City, their unique sounds have taken them to music festivals around the world, such as Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, and Toronto.

Words & Memories - Brighton Beach Library
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Words and Memories program stimulates memory in the older adult in a cheerful and edifying way, to relieve, at least for a time, boredom, depression and excessive self-concern. The program is offered in English, Spanish, Chinese, Polish and Russian. A moderator (our Senior Assistants) might read poetry or start discussions at facilities to reach out to older adults, with and without disabilities. The idea is to include all in a program relevant to seasons, current events, holidays or any other way the discussion goes pursuant to jogging the memory of the participants. Best of all this program is brought to your facility on a monthly basis, ABSOLUTELY FREE of charge.

Build with Lego - Brighton Beach Library
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Release your inner engineer, build amazing creations with LEGOs at the library!

Labor and Leadership - Pioneer Works
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Members of Soft Surplus created a zine inspired by a conversation that developed in the #random channel of the collective's Slack. Through this publication, they hope to encourage consideration around ideas of "good leadership." Within the zine is stored a link to a shared Google Doc where viewers are welcome to write in responses. Writers have a platform to share their perspectives anonymously, privately, and/or in conversation with others.

Build with LEGO - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Need a creative way to decompress from a long school day? No problem! Join us at your very own LEGO group where can take up the weekly LEGO challenge or let your imagination run wild with your very own design.

Power of Sound Roundtable: Sound and Consciousness - Pioneer Works
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

One of the foundations of sound therapy is often described through the lens of the following formula: frequency + intent = healing. In other words, sound, joined with the intention of healing, has the power to create movement towards wholeness. In our final session of the series, featuring guest Gong Master Michael Jay, we'll explore this formula experientially, working with the gong and metal bowls as conductors of consciousness. We'll also touch on the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and José Argüelles, who advocate for an awakened planetary mind they call the noosphere—the time when the consciousness of the planet goes from the cosmic unconscious to the cosmic conscious. Through guided meditation combined with sound, we'll harness the transformative power of the group mind, radiating our intention outward to create waves of harmony on Earth.

John Glynn: Out East W/ Tucker Bellingrath - Books are Magic
May 15, 2019 - Cobble Hill

They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. The house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. Against the moonlight the house's octagonal roof resembled a bee's nest. It was dubbed The Hive. In 2013, John Glynn joined the share house. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember. John didn't understand the loneliness. He just knew it was there. Like the moon gone dark. OUT EAST is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John's own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Hive was a center of gravity, a port of call, a home. Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond. Blending the sand-strewn milieu of George Howe Colt's The Big House, the radiant aching of Olivia Liang's The Lonely City, OU... (read more)

A Handbook for New Stoics Book Launch - The Brooklyn Commons
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The authors of A Handbook for New Stoics, a new book on applying the Stoic philosophy, will be reading and speaking on the subject. Stoic groups in NYC, the media, and the public have been invited to attend.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE Come and join us for stories, songs, music and movement as we enjoy a storytime just for toddlers and their caregivers! Have fun and meet others in the neighborhood! Ages 18-36 months. This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in advance, at 10:30am on Tuesday. Please show email confirmation of registration for entry. Late admittance may not be guaranteed.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 15, 2019 - 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+ This program is generously funded by our Brooklyn Heights Friends Group.

Le Vent du Nord - Littlefield
May 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The award-winning and highly acclaimed Canadian quintet Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone Folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music. Its members sing in French and play traditional Quebecois music that is heavily influenced by the sounds of the Celtic diaspora. On stage, these five friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of traditional folk instrumentations with curiosities like the hurdy gurdy and foot-tapping board. This is the modern sound of tradition, music of the here and now.

Pod Tours America - Kings Theatre
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Pod Save America is hitting the road again to have live, no-nonsense conversations about politics, the press, and the nightmare that is the Trump presidency. The tour is called Pod Tours America because they think that's clever. Pod Save America, co-hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor has been downloaded more than 370M times, and was dubbed "the voice in blue America's head" by New York Times Magazine. Favreau, Lovett, Pfeiffer and Vietor all served in key roles in the Obama White House. They have expertise in political campaigns (both winning and losing), political strategy, speechwriting and foreign policy. They are blunt about their disgust with the Trump administration, but are equally hard on the Democratic Party when it screws up. You'll laugh. You might cry. And you'll leave motivated to fight for our democracy.

Private Event - Littlefield
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+ We are available for private events, weddings and receptions, corporate parties, benefits, and more. Our maximum capacity is 350 standing room; however capacity reduces depending upon the amount of tables and chairs that are added.

Secret Science Club - The Bell House
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Underground . . . Shrouded in mystery . . . Chock-full of brainiacs . . . The Secret Science Club features: • mind-bending lectures • volatile experiments • chemical libations • star-gazing sounds

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Carroll Gardens Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a morning full of great stories, songs and playtime as your toddler acquires early literacy, fine motor and language developmental skills.

Brooklyn Supports - Brighton Beach Library
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for coffee and connection to social work resources. Support available around homelessness, housing and other social service needs. Contact Ashley Horn at 718.230.2173 or ahorn@bklynlibrary.org for more information. This program is provided by Brooklyn Public Library's Outreach Services in partnership with Breaking Ground.

Teen Tech Time: Gaming - Brighton Beach Library
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. Ages 13 and up.

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Subway Sketch Night - New York Transit Museum
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

PreK Story & Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and have a blast with us reading stories, singing songs and learning fingerplays. After storytime, we'll have a craft or exploration stations to enjoy. Ages 3-5. This program requires online registration - registration will be available 24 hours in advance, at 10:45am on Wednesday. Please show email confirmation of registration for entry. Late admittance may not be guaranteed.

Ask a tech - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Have tech related questions about your Ipad, laptop, pc, smartphone, etc.? this is the place for you. Stop by and signup for a one on one session ( 30 minute sessions) and get the help you need. We will help you troubleshoot all your tech related questions. Stop in, ask questions, get answers, its never too late to learn!!!.

Karaoke Tremendous - Union Hall
May 17, 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!

Brighton Beach Play Date - Brighton Beach Library
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Brighton Beach Playdate to enjoy sensory activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy, STEM learning, and more! Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. For babies and toddlers birth to 3 years and their participating parents and caregivers.

Kids Chess! - Brighton Beach Library
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

Dan Tepfer/ 'Natural Machines'/ Sunnyside Records - Shorefire
May 17, 2019 - New York

Using Yamaha's self-playing Disklavier piano as his only instrument, "one of the moment's most adventurous and relevant musicians" (New York Magazine) sets a new framework for how humans can make meaningful art. These songs, simultaneously written and recorded in single takes, are products of Tepfer's improvisations interacting with his own computer programs; his algorithms process the music to instantly create counterparts and trigger the Disklavier's keys to express sound.

Amanda Stern: Little Panic W/ Piper Weiss - Books are Magic
May 17, 2019 - Cobble Hill

The world never made any sense to Amanda Stern--how could she trust time to keep flowing, the sun to rise, gravity to hold her feet to the ground, or even her own body to work the way it was supposed to? Deep down, she knows that there's something horribly wrong with her, some defect that her siblings and friends don't have to cope with. Growing up in the 1970s and 80s in New York, Amanda experiences the magic and madness of life through the filter of unrelenting panic. Plagued with fear that her friends and family will be taken from her if she's not watching-that her mother will die, or forget she has children and just move away-Amanda treats every parting as her last. Shuttled between a barefoot bohemian life with her mother in Greenwich Village, and a sanitized, stricter world of affluence uptown with her father, Amanda has little she can depend on. And when Etan Patz disappears down the block from their MacDougal Street home, she can't help but believe that all her worst fears are about to come true. Amanda Stern is the author of thirteen books: eleven for children written under pseudonyms, a novel, and most recently the memoir LITTLE PANIC: Dispatches from an Anxious Life. S... (read more)

Nick Lowe/ 'Love Starvation / Trombone'/ Yep Roc - Shorefire
May 17, 2019 - New York

Lowe, the "master songwriter who never takes himself too seriously" (Rolling Stone), and Los Straitjackets, America's beloved masked men of surf-and-spy guitar instrumentals, team up once again. Recorded in Woodstock, NY, over a short break from touring, the EP features three new Lowe originals and a cover of "Raincoat In The River," an obscure gem originally recorded by Sammy Turner and produced by Phil Spector.

Living Room Comedy Show - Postmark Cafe
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The longest running stand-up 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. While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.com Follow @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
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over DJ parties happen most Saturdays at midnight or earlier (after the shows!) Check website for other special DJ nights.

Mark Morris Dance Group Family Fun Series: Hip-Hop - Mark Morris Dance Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come learn a Hip-Hop routine and freestyle with your own moves in this style born in the South Bronx.

Saturday Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes at the library! Recommended ages birth to 5 and caregivers, but older siblings are welcome too.

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

Miles of Tiles - Transit Museum
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Discover the art of mosaic making that beautifies our subway stations as you create unique patterns and designs. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Spring Fling in Prospect Park - Prospect Park
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

On May 18 + 19, Prospect Park Alliance celebrates spring in Prospect Park with a full weekend of special events and activities that brings together the entire community! Enjoy a family-friendly fair, a scavenger hunt, fun run, birdwatching walk and tons of other exciting and fun springtime activities in Brooklyn's Backyard! Check back soon for further details!

Storytime W/ Sheetal Sheth: Always Anjali - Books are Magic
May 18, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Anjali and her friends are excited to get matching personalized license plates for their bikes. But Anjali can't find her name. To make matters worse, she gets bullied for her "different" name, and is so upset she demands to change it. When her parents refuse and she is forced to take matters into her own hands, she winds up learning to celebrate who she is and carry her name with pride and power. A timeless story about appreciating what makes us special and honoring our differences. Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress known for her provocative performances in a wide range of memorable roles on film and television. She has starred in over 20 feature films and many TV shows and has earned a loyal following. Sheetal has become a favorite in the independent film world. She won 3 Best Actress nods in the festival circuit for THE WORLD UNSEEN, 1 for her role in WINGS OF HOPE, and most recently for GRIN. In 2012, fans voted her 'Favorite Movie Actress' in AfterEllen's Visibility Awards. She just completed filming on the feature, HUMMINGBIRD, which she also produced. Sheetal has represented such brands as Reebok and CHI hair care. She regularly speaks on panels and forums international... (read more)

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Fishing Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Fishing Clinics Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and maybe even reel up a fish! Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, you'll learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of Brooklyn Bridge Park's aquatic organisms.

Nyrr Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

NYRR Open Run New York Road Runners invite you to join their free Tuesday night Open Runs! Whether you're a first time runner, a seasoned marathoner, or you prefer to walk, you're welcome along. No need to register in advance; sign-in takes place on site. Volunteers track the timing and marshal the course, but please leave your valuables at home as bag check is not provided. To participate, meet on the path south of Fornino at Pier 6 at 6:45pm for registration. The run begins at 7:00pm and the course comprises a full 5K.

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

VERTERE - The Mark O'Donnell Theatre at The Actors Fund Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Australian Modern Dance Company, CoreDance Contemporary, in collaboration with The Actors Fund Arts Center, present; "VERTERE", an evening of modern dance featuring new work "Unnerving Disequilibrium at Altitude". Choreographer: Rebecca McCormac Dance Artists: Rebecca Allen Kathleen Bollana Luke Muscat Jessica Nolan Brittany Piazza Photo Credit: Scott Allen

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Contemporaneous and Projeto Arcomusical - Littlefield
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 22 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of the present. In this groundbreaking collaboration with berimbau sextet Projeto Arcomusical, disparate traditions of string instruments collide in an explosion of radical new music that draws from diverse traditions of ancient string instruments. The program builds a musical atlas of the ubiquitous and eclectic history of music for strings, from the kora to the harp to the cello to the berimbau. In two world premiere works by Elliot Cole and Ian Gottlieb written for Contemporaneous and Arcomusical, the visionary composers reimagine the sound of the berimbau (the one-string Afro-Brazilian percussion instrument known for its use in capoeira) to stretch its expressive possibilities in a new context.

FAMILY DAY | Future Saturdays: Designing Your Room! - Brooklyn Navy Yard @ BLDG 92
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kids are full of ideas and so are the designers who design for them! Join BLDG 92 for an afternoon dedicated to design for kids. From desktop organizers to funky pillows, your kids will leave with a better understanding of what goes into the designs they love. On site will be several designers from the Yard and neighborhood with opportunities for kids to watch demos and also do some hands-on activities. Have a budding designer? Have a child that is curious about how things are made? Want to give your son or daughter inspiration for personalizing their space? This is the afternoon for you that is perfectly timed to coincide with the city's annual NYCxDESIGN celebration taking place May 10 - 22! Future Saturdays is an inter-generational program that takes place once a month between May and October. This program features Yard-based businesses and local community organizations that are helping to (re)define urban innovation and urban manufacturing. Future Saturdays is geared toward residents with children ages 5 – 12 (Adults without children will not be permitted to program).

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Sings - Kings Theatre
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sing in the spring and summer with Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 600 glorious voices. This incredible day of music draws from a wide range of choral traditions, both sacred and secular to Brooklyn's own Kings Theatre. Check the Brooklyn Youth Chorus website for a breakdown of each concert.

Build with Duplo - Brighton Beach Library
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come get creative and build with DUPLO blocks while socializing with other toddlers and their caregivers. Ages 18 months to 5 years.

Closed for Private Event - The Bell House
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over For more info on Private Events at The Bell House please visit our private events section HERE

Storytime W/ Sergei Urban: Thedadlab - Books are Magic
May 19, 2019 - Cobble Hill

With more than 3 million fans, TheDadLab has become an online sensation, with weekly videos of fun and easy science experiments that parents can do with their kids. These simple projects use materials found around the house, making it easier than ever for busy moms and dads to not only spend more quality time with their children but also get them interested in science and technology. In this mind-blowing book, Sergei Urban takes the challenge off-screen with fifty step-by-step projects, including some that he has never shared online before. Each activity will go beyond the videos, featuring detailed explanations to simplify scientific concepts for parents and help answer the hows and whys of their curious children. Learn how to: explore new fun ways to paint; make slime with only two ingredients; defy gravity with a ping-pong ball; produce your own electricity, and more! With TheDadLab, parents everywhere will have an easy solution to the dreaded "I'm bored" complaint right at their fingertips! Sergei Urban is a stay-at-home father who started TheDadLab as a way to share fun activities others can do from home while educating their children and spending more quality time with... (read more)

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ed Center Open HoursThe Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Be the Dream - Nitehawk Prospect Park
Through May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 8 and up Get globally aware with this program of award-winning and audience favorite short live-action films from Children's Film Festival Seattle. The young people in these films are determined to make new friends, follow their passions and create bright futures for themselves and others. You'll hear the music of other languages in this program and realize that despite cultural differences, kids everywhere yearn for the same things — to love, to laugh, and dream the future.

Swamp in the City - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
Through May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Swamp in the City is a Cajun/Creole music festival in Brooklyn that celebrates the traditional music, culture and cuisine of Southwest Louisiana. The 3-day festival takes place May 17th-19th at Jalopy Theatre and features over a dozen+ Louisiana dancehall bands, Cajun & Zydeco music, musical instrument workshops led by Grammy-winning artists, backyard jam sessions, a Sunday family dance, Cajun/Creole food, libations, and more! Swamp in the City is excited to welcome top-notch talent from Louisiana including Jesse Lege, Cedric Watson, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Mitch Reed, Wilson Savoy, Chas Justus, Chris Stafford, Desiree Champagne, Darren Wallace, Jo Vidrine and Colin Gould, plus foot-stomping dancehall bands from the Northeast including Rose & the Bros, C'est Bon Cajun Dance Band, The Empty Bottle Ramblers, and more! The festival will take place May 17-19 at Jalopy Theatre and Tavern. NOTE: the tavern will be closed to the general public during this festival. Our venues have limited capacity and tickets WILL sell out, so don't wait! Buy early and don't worry.

Molière in the Park - LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn
Through May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Molière in the Park is dedicated to bringing yearly, free, inclusive productions of Molière's masterpieces to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park. Considered one of the world's greatest French satirists, we aim to make English translations of Molière's plays a vital part of Brooklyn's diverse culture. Every year a different, contemporary production will bring our community together, free of charge, to experience subversive and timeless comedies under the stars. For more information, visit www.MoliereInThePark.org

A Streetcar Named Desire - MISTER ROGERS
Through May 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

An immersive new staging, featuring the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois Set in the sultry and sweltering 1940's French Quarter of New Orleans, this immersive production invites audiences into the Kowalski apartment where young couple Stanley and Stella are joined for the summer by Stella's damaged, fading debutante sister, Blanche. In a play that famously pins the working class, alpha male Stanley Kowalski against the soft, privileged beauty Blanche DuBois, this production speaks to the divided state of the world today. Written by Tennessee Williams Directed by Kevin Hourigan The cast features Julian Alexander, Max Carpenter, David J. Cork, Isabel Ellison, Tony Macht, Yvonna Pearson, and Russell Peck. The creative team includes scenic design by Choul Lee, lighting design by Kate McGee, sound design by Ian Scot, associate director David Kahawaii IV, stage management by Ryan Juda, assistant stage management by Joseph McCabe, and producing intern Mary Sanders. Produced by Lisa Backwell, Ryan Guiterman, Joey Merlo and Brian Pollock. Tuesday, May 7 @ 8 pm Wednesday, May 8 @ 8 pm Thursday, May 9 @ 8 pm Friday, May 10 @ 8 pm Saturday, May... (read more)

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)

Antigone in Ferguson - St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
Through July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

This innovative project fuses dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles' Antigone with live choral music. Each performance culminates in a powerful, audience-driven discussion of race and gender-based violence and social justice. Featuring a rotating cast of actors, including; Amy Ryan, Chris Noth, Paul Giamatti, Jumaane Williams, Kathryn Erbe, Obi Abili, Linda Powell, Josh Hamilton, and David Strathairn. With guest following guest choirs: R.Evolucion Latina, Brooklyn Interdenominational Chorus, United Voices of Hope, The Guardians, Police Athletic League Choir, Bethel Gospel Assembly Translated, Directed, and Facilitated by BRYAN DOERRIES Music composed and conducted by PHIL WOODMORE

Roulette's Spring Open House - Roulette
Through April 02, 2109 - Boerum Hill

Calling all local residents, community organizers, vendors, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Roulette's Rental Program! You are invited to Roulette's free Spring Neighborhood Open House on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. From 6pm – 8pm, we will be opening our doors to the public and inviting the community to visit Roulette. Have a drink, jam to beats by DJ Natural State of Dance, learn about our programming, and see why Roulette has become one of the most in demand venues in Brooklyn for weddings, not-for-profit, and commercial organizations, private celebrations, conferences, galas, and more! Featuring complimentary food with the return of the legendary Pies'n'Thighs and Naturally Delicious, a chance to relive the culinary heaven of our 40th Gala with Night Kitchen Catering, and sweet dreams from our neighborhood chocolate supplier Nunu Chocolates; decor by the top-tier team of Big Dawg Party Rentals; and free photobooth mementos provided by MVS Studio/ Fobo. Whether you're passionate about Roulette's music programming or interested in renting our venue for your next event, come meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff and see the space in action!

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