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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - May 13-May 20

May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
May 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Mary Karr: Tropic of Squalor - Books Are Magic
May 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar's Club and Lit. Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous—that mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with power—illness, death, love's agonized disappointments. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether you're an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness. Mary Karr is the author of three award-winning, bestselling memoirs: The Liars' Club, Cherry, and Lit, as well as The Art of Memoir, also a New York Times bestseller. She received Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships for poetry and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syr... (read more)

The composers concerts - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through May 15, 2018 - Midwood

The Conservatory of Music presents fresh new acoustic and electroacoustic music works by the very talented student-composers. These threeconcerts will consist of entirely different programs.

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

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

Art Adventures! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Art Adventures! Wednesday, 11:15 – 12:15 am Ages 2 to 4 years Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Wild Waterfront - SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through June 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Wild Waterfront Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am Ages 2 to 4 years Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. This spring we will explore Spark’s special waterfront oyster estuary with the Billion Oyster Project. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Tiny Tot Theater - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Tiny Tot Theater Thursday, 12 – 1pm Ages 2 to 4 years Join the enchanting world of puppets along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theater you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. THURSDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 19 - June 21, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Lavender Blues Music - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Lavender Blues Music Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 0 to 36 months Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. THURSDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 19 - June 21, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 months to 36 months Yo Re Mi is a music, movement and mindfulness program. Through unique integration of movement and original live music, we explore nature, geography, culture, language, rhythm, dance, songwriting and playing instruments.

French for Little Ones’ - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

French for Little Ones’ Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 9 months to 36 months Immerse your little one in our language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. FRIDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 20 - June 22, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 months to 36 months Through game-based interactions, children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. FRIDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 20 - June 22, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Judha Su - Art in General
Through July 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Judha Su is an art critic and writer, working on shifting boundaries of contemporary arts, diverse forms of artistic practices, and politics of knowledge. She perceives art as a point of contact, negotiation, and entry to imagine beyond a conditioned reality. Her current project revolves around reclaiming thinking subjectivities, a transmission of bodily and nonverbal knowledge, and a re-distribution of sensory experiences. From 2015–16, she received a research fellowship from the Japan Foundation Asia Center to conduct fieldwork about practices of art writing in Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan. Last year, she initiated a collaborative project titled "To Whom It May Concern"; started as a laboratory exhibition at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, the project has now developed into a Thai-English online platform for collective learning. Judha is also a laborer of "soi" – a space for dialogue, research, and pedagogy. Judha is in residence at Art in General from April to July 2018 through the support of the Asian Cultural Council.

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

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

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