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-Up, Lark, 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 Wilbur, Selena Coppock, Geoff Wolinetz, Babe 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.