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Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Flower Sale, Talent Show, Seining Lessons

(Photo: NYC Parks)
(Photo: NYC Parks)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. If you need to pick up some Mother’s Day flowers, considering stopping by the Gerritsen Beach Library this week. There’s also registration for a talent show in Coney Island, seining lessons on Marine Park, and meeting with city officials to discuss the new traffic plan in Sheepshead Bay.

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Coney Island Talent Show Sign-Up
When: Daily, 10am – 6pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: The Coney Island Library, with support from City Councilman Mark Treyger, is hosting their first talent show. All types of performers are invited to participate, though the show is only open to ages 12 to 17. The last day to register is Friday, May 5.
How much: Free
More info: Contact Elizabeth Thompson (BK Library): 718-265-3220 ext. 32117 or email ethompson@bklynlibrary.org.

Gerritsen Beach Spring Flower Sale
When: Tuesday, May 3, 1 – 8pm
Where: Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue (Near Bartlett Place)
What: Mother’s Day is coming soon. Purchase flowers to show your love to the woman who loves you most. All proceeds are donated to the Gerritsen Beach Library.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1435

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, May 3, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 3, 7:45pm
Where: The Waterford on the Bay, 2900 Bragg Street (Near Emmons Avenue)
What: Representatives from the MTA and DOT will be feilding questions about the new traffic recongiguration on Sheepshead Bay Road. Come share your concerns about the project.
How much: Free

Film Festival: Network
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Where: Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue (Near Bartlett Place)
What: After a screening of Network, a movie about a strugglinh television station in the 1970s, there will be discussion about the film with other movie buffs.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1435

Movies at the Library: Mamma Mia!
When: Friday, May 6, 1 – 3pm
Where: Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X (Near West 2nd Street)
What: Enjoy the afternoon watching Mamma Mia, the 70s musical with songs by the band ABBA.
How much: Free
More info: 718-382-5792

ShapeUp NYC
When: Saturday, May 7, 11am – 12pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: Exercise made easy! Join expert fitness trainers and get your body moving. Being active is fun!
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

New York Road Runners Open Run
When: Sunday, May 8, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place.
What: Get some fresh air and exercise! Join with your neighbors for a run through Marine Park.
How much: Free

Seining Lessons
When: Sunday, May 8, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Marine Park, Burnett Street and Avenue U
What: Learn about the ethics of sustainable catch-and-release fishing as well as the ecology of your local waterway.
How much: Free
More info: 718-421-2021

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