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Weekend Events — American Intervention Discussion, Free Opera, Drive-In Movies

Photo submitted by Warren Tang. Ahh, Coney, how you stun me
Photo submitted by Warren Tang. Ahh, Coney, how you stun me

Have a great weekend and take advantage of all your neighborhood has to offer at one of these local events. If you have an event to share, please email us at editor@bensonhurstbean.com or post it on our our calendar.

Cross Cultural Conversations – Damned If We Do; Damned If We Don’t
When: Friday, November 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: New Utrecht Library at 1743 86th Street
What: How is American intervention, or lack thereof, viewed by the rest of the world?
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 236-4086

Scrabble Gaming
When: Friday, November 18 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Coney Island Library at 1901 Mermaid Avenue
What: Come to the library every week to play Scrabble! All levels welcome
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 265-3220

Home Alone drive-in flick
When: Saturday, November 19
Where: The New York Aquarium parking lot at 602 Surf Avenue
What: Drive-in Movie night featuring Home Alone
How much: FREE
More info: Sponsored by Councilman Treyger

L’Opera dei Pupi Gaspare Canino by Salvatore
When: Sunday, November 20 at 4 p.m.
Where: Beacon IS 96 at 99 Avenue P
What: A performance presented by the Federation of Italian American Organizations and Castellamare del Golfo USA Club
How much: FREE
More info: For more information call Mr. Rizzi at (718) 259-2828

Bay Ridge Author Rob Lenihan book signing
When: Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m.
Where: The Bookmark Shoppe at 8415 3rd Avenue
What: Born Speaking Lies author Rob Lenihan will be doing a signing of his book, which we profiled earlier this month
How much: FREE

Boxes of Love at Salt and Sea Mission
When: Sunday, November 20 at noon
Where: 1530 Mermaid Avenue
What: Salt and Sea Mission will be giving out Boxes of Love at this holiday event
How much: FREE

When: Saturday, November 19 at 9 a.m.
Where: Bay Ridge Jewish Center at Fourth Avenue and 81st Street
What: Sit as a community, eat breakfast and participate in engaging discussion led by the Rabbi. Following discussion and breakfast is an abbreviated Shabbat Service
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 836-3103 or office@brjc.org

Jazz and classical concert
When: Sunday November 20 at 3 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd at 7420 4th Avenue
What: Jazz and classical streams interact in Charley Gerard’s unique musical vision. This concert will feature the world premier of “Viola in the Groove,” a suite of pieces he wrote for his daughter, violist Eva Gerard, who will be joined by Mr. Gerard and Jonathan Singer. The second half of the program consists of Mr. Gerard’s arrangements of Gershwin and Ellington songs performed by Charley Gerard and Aidan O’Donnell.
How much: Tickets at the door cost $15 or $10 for students and seniors
More info: (718) 745-8520 or artonthecornerbr@gmail.com

Citizenship Exam Preparation
When: Saturday, November 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Bay Ridge Library at 7223 Ridge Boulevard
What: Classes meet 4 hours per week for 11 weeks. Study all topics on the naturalization civics test, practice for the interview, and improve your English. Free, but registration is required.
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 748-5709

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories
When: Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Avenue H
What: Perhaps best known for his iconic television roles on Taxi and Who’s the Boss?, Tony Danza has also established himself as a Broadway star (Honeymoon in Vegas, The Producers), a best-selling author, and one of America’s most esteemed performers. Join this Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man as he returns to his hometown of Brooklyn, combining selections from the Great American Songbook with storytelling, a dash of soft shoe, and a healthy dose of charisma.
How much: Tickets cost $36 to $55 and are available for purchase online


Bensonhurst Greenmarket
When: Every Sunday up until November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 18th Avenue between 81st and 82nd street
What: Farmers market featuring a host of fresh produce grown in the tri-state area.
How Much: FREE entry, with food prices ranging. Cash, EBT, Food Stamps, debit, credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted
More information: Grow NYC

Apple Bank food drive
When: Accepting donations October 26 through January 13
Where: All 53 NYC Apple Bank branch locations
What: Donate nonperishable food items. The drive is being held in conjunction with the annual Daily News Food Drive.
More info: See City Harvest’s website

Magic at Coney, the Sunday Matinee
When: Sundays at noon
Where: The Coney Island Museum at 1208 Surf Avenue
What: Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. “Magic at Coney!!!” is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.
How much: For tickets, visit coneyisland.com. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 online or at the door.
More info: Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host.

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