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10 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend


Book Sale
If you’re looking to stock up on books while supporting your local library, you think enjoying a bite to eat al fresco sounds like a good way to spend the afternoon, or you’d like to get the whole family into volunteering, there’s plenty to do this weekend in our area. Here’s a recap of some of the events going on in the neighborhood today and tomorrow:

Park Slope Library Book Sale
When: Saturday, April 26, 10am-5pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: So many books, DVDs, and more to go around on Saturday as the official book sale kicks off. Come out, grab a few new novels, and support our neighborhood branch.
How much: Free!

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
When: Saturday, April 26, 10am-6pm
Where: 78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue
What: Our local police precinct is collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. They can only accept pills or patches — no liquids or needles/sharps — and the service is completely anonymous, with no questions asked.

Prospect Park Fair
When: Saturday, April 26, 11am-4pm
Where: The Bandshell, Prospect Park
What: Enjoy nature activities at the Pop-Up Audubon, dance to music by DJ Steve Papa, see a performance by Uncle Majic The Hip Hop Magician, play 19th century games and see exhibits at the Lefferts Historic House, meet Brooklyn Cyclones mascot Sandy the Seagull, and more.
How much: Free!

A Year With Frog And Toad
When: Saturday, April 26, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: The beloved characters hop from the page to the stage in this musical that will get kids jumping with its jazzy upbeat sound.
How much: Free!

Morning Buzz Sex Tips With Gorilla Coffee
When: Saturday, April 26, 3pm
Where: Babeland, 462 Bergen Street
What: Get a real pick-me-up at this workshop where Babeland is teaming up with their neighbors at Gorilla Coffee to give you lattes and a whole lotta ideas for adding more buzz to your morning romp. Arrive early — the first 10 customers will receive a Babeland mug filled to the brim with toys and beans and one lucky winner will win $100 worth of Babeland and Gorilla Coffee treats.
How much: Free; RSVP not required, but appreciated.

Spring Civic Sweep
When: Sunday, April 27, 10am-2pm
Where: Meet at J.J. Byrne Playground, 5th Avenue at 4th Street
What: Join your neighbors to spruce up our streets! From tree care to picking up litter to graffiti removal, there’s something everyone in the family can help with. There will also be electronics recycling, free milkweed plants (to attract butterflies!), refreshments, and live music.

Food Truck Rally
When: Sunday, April 27, 11am-5pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza
What: Got a hankering for a lobster roll and an ice cream sandwich, and enjoying them al fresco in the park? The food trucks are back!

Earth Day
When: Sunday, April 27, 12-4pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: Celebrate Earth Day by learning about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, cleaning up the lakeshore, learning about birds of prey, and making your own instrument using recycled materials. Plus, enjoy a performance and parade by Bash the Trash.
How much: Free!

Poets In The Drunken Round 
When: Sunday, April 27, 2pm
Where: Mission Dolores, 249 4th Avenue
What: Celebrate National Poetry Month at this second annual reading! This year’s line-up: Denver Butson, Lorraine Doran, Diana Hannah-Taschen, Amy Hosig, and Jim Tolan.
How much: Free!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
When: Sunday, April 27, 2:30pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Families with kids ages 3-5 will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills, helping you and your child get ready for school. Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.
How much: Free!

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