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Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Pet Adoption, Park Stewardship, Community Meetings

Marine Park.
Marine Park. (Photo: Tanya Pavl / Facebook)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. There are few opportunities to have your voicer heard. Check out the community board meeting, the police council meeting, or the Manhattan Beach Community Group. Plenty of important issues will be discussed! There’s also a poetry jam, movie screenings, and a pet adoption center.

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Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, April 12, 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

Community Board 15 Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 12, 7pm
Where: Kingsborough Community College, Room U112, 2001 Oriental Boulevard
What: Bring up issues related to your neighborhood and hear from community leaders. The board will be reviewing several proposals, including a construction plan for a four-story building on Quentin Road, between East 10th Street and East 9th Street, that will contain a new school.
How much: Free
More info: 718-332-3008

Film Festival: Silver Linings Playbook
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Where: Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue (Near Bartlett Place)
What: After a screening of Silver Linings Playbook, a movie about a teacher who moves in with his parents after spending time in a mental institution, there will be discussion about the film with other movie buffs.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1435

DIY Stop-Motion Animation
Wednesday, April 13, 3 – 5pm
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
Learn to be an animator in this two hour class presented by BRIC. You will work on a short animated video that could be featured on the Brooklyn Public Network.
How much:
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Reserve tickets here.

Manhattan Beach Community Group Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 13, 7:30pm
Where: PS 195, 131 Irwin Street (Near Hampton Avenue)
What: Senator Marty Golden will be speaking with residents about the new budget passed in Albany. There will also be a discussion about a new DOT traffic plan in Sheepshead Bay.
How much: Free

61st Precinct Community Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 13, 7:30pm
Where: YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue (Near Gravesend Neck Road)
What: Meet with the precinct’s top officers and share concerns about crime and safety in the neighborhood.
How much: Free

Movies at the Library: The Duchess
When: Friday, April 15, 1 – 3pm
Where: Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X (Near West 2nd Street)
What: Get regal with The Duchess, a movie about the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
How much: Free
More info: 718-382-5792

Spring Stewardship Day at Marine Park
When: Saturday, April 9, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Marine Park, Gerritsen Avenue, at Channel Avenue
What: Help Marine Park’s natural wonders flourish. Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest.
How much: Free
More info: 212-360-1463

Mobile Pet Adoption Center
When: Sunday, April 17, 12 – 4pm
Where: Petco, 2601 86th Street (Near Stillwell Avenue)
What: Looking to bring home a new member of your family? The Animal Care Centers of NYC is hosting a mobile pet adoption center.
How much: Free
More info: 212-788-4000

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