Things To Do In Ditmas Park This Weekend


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There’s so much to do this weekend, you’d better start planning ahead! You can enjoy Haitian Flag Day & Heritage Month events or feel all warm and fuzzy at Prospect Park’s Fleece Festival, Bike the Branches and stop by Butterflies, Bulbs & Bookmarks, or swap and shop, and help a local bar celebrate one year in business. Oh, and watch out for road closures due to the Brooklyn Half Marathon, will you?

Thursday, May 15

No Place on Earth, the true story of nearly 40 people who survived WWII by hiding in a Ukranian cave (and how cave diver Chris Nicola discovered their existence), is playing–and Chris Nicola will be there to answer questions–at the Flatbush Jewish Center, 6:30pm.
• Sign up for open mic night at 773 Lounge starting at 8pm.
• Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies play folk rock at Bar Chord, 9pm.

Friday, May 16

• Sing along with Lloyd of The Deedle Deedle Dees at Lark, 10 and 11am.
• Shape Up NYC hosts a free pilates class in Prospect Park, 12pm.
• Meet fellow moms and dads at the New Parent Meet-UpLark, 1pm.
• Kids can learn about different types of birds at Blooming Naturalists  at the Audubon Center in Prospect Park, 1-2pm Thursdays and Fridays…
• … followed by Nature on the Go, also at the Audubon Center, 2-3pm Thursdays and Fridays…
• … and finally, learn about local wildlife at Animal Encounter in Prospect Park’s Audubon Center, 3-4pm Thursdays and Fridays.
• There’s a writing workshop for teens at the Cortelyou Library, 2:45pm.
• Happy hour with babies and ice cream happy hour are at Lark, 4pm.
• Check out Happy Hour cocktail recipes at T.B. Ackerson Wine Merchants, 6-8pm.
• Get your heart rate up and explore the neighborhood with Ditmas Rides, meeting in front of the Cortelyou Library at 7pm.
The Woes play Bar Chord, 9pm.
• There’s live music with BOW on at 773 Lounge, 10pm.

Saturday, May 17

• Register to help the Weekend Woodland Corps, starting at Prospect Park’s Picnic House parking lot, 9:45am.
• The Lavender Blues sing along is at Lark, 10 and 11 am.
• The too cool Touch-A-Truck fundraiser is back at PS 295, 12-5pm.
• You can check out Introduction to Birdwatching, starting at the Audubon Center, 12-1pm.
• … or visit the Pop-Up Audubon at the Binnen Bridge, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm.
• … or take a tour of the Lefferts Historic House, every half hour Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30-4:30pm until June 29.
• There’s meditation with Svetlana Buyanova at the Cortelyou Library, 12-2pm.
• Stop by an open house at the new Cynthia King Dance Studio (21 Snyder Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues), 2-5pm.
• Bar Chord’s First Anniversary Music Feast-ival is on featuring a number of local artists (and a good amount of BBQ), 2-10pm.
• Alex Levin and guests play jazz at Purple Yam, 12:30-2:30pm.
• It’s Read Aloud Day at the Lefferts Historic House, 1-4pm.
• There’s an upcycling class for kids four and above ($15 with registration or $20 to drop in) with Fruiggie at Lark, 2-3pm.
• History in Your Hands: Fleece Fun is at the Lefferts Historic House, 2-4pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Misery Loves Company is at 773 Lounge, 9pm.

Sunday, May 18

• There’s a clothing swap and drive in the PS 139 cafeteria, 9am-2pm.
• Play and sing at Toddler Time with Mary Jo, Lark, 10am.
•  Shred Fest is at Prospect Park’s 3rd Street entrance, 10am-4pm.
• There’s a BBQ for prospective Temple Beth Emeth members at 225 Argyle Road, 3-6pm.
• This month’s Lit at Lark features Dan WilburSelena CoppockGeoff WolinetzBabe Parker, and Matthew Love–at Lark, of course–5pm.
• There’s an Old Time Jam at Bar Chord, 3-6pm.
• Join the Ditmas Park Sitting Group to meditate at Third Root, 6:45pm.
• Game Night is on at 773 Lounge, 7pm.
• The Cortelyou Jazz Jam is at Bar Chord, 9pm.

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