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Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Chinese Brush Painting, Laser Show, Road Runners

(Photo: Coney Island / Facebook)
(Photo: Coney Island / Facebook)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Hear from city and state officials about progress in Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. There’s also a psychedelic laser light show in Coney Island, a poetry jam, movie screening, and much more.

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Chinese Brush Painting & Cultural Event
When: Monday, February 29, 3:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street
What: Join us for an afternoon of fun, food and facts: paper cutting, origami, and Q&A about art and culture. New Utrecht Friends will be provide balloon animals, tattooing & other crafts. Sponsored by Apple Savings Bank.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Friends Book Sale!
When: Daily, 1 – 6pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Support your local library by purchasing a book. There is a large selection of books from all genres. Proceeds go to support the Sheepshead Bay Library.
How much: Prices are $1 – $3.
More info: 718-368-1815

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, March 1, 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

Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 1, 7:45pm
Where: The Waterford on the Bay, 2900 Bragg Street (Near Emmons Avenue)
What: Bring your concerns about issues related to the community. The meeting will also address the recent flooding around Sheepshead Bay.
How much: Free

Video Production in the Field
When: Wednesday, March 2, 3 – 7pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Sign up for this three-week class to learn the skills to produce high-quality, professional videos. You’ll gain hands-on experience using a professional-grade digital video camera, sound equipment, tripods, and portable lighting equipment.
How much: $50
More info: Register here.

Superstorm Sandy Town Hall
When: Thursday, March 3, 7pm
Where: Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary, 2335 Gerritsen Avenue (Near Avenue V)
What: Senator Marty Golden is hosting a town hall to address progress is Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. Hear from representatives of Build it Back, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and more,
How much: Free
More info: For more information, call Senator Marty Golden’s office at 718-238-6044 or email Golden@NYSenate.gov.

Movies at the Library: My Old Lady
When: Friday, March 4, 1 – 2pm
Where: Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X (Near West 2nd Street)
What: A down on his luck New Yorker gets a break when he inherits a Paris apartment from his father. However, his plans to sell the property go awry when he discovers a feisty English woman living there with her daughter. Starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas.
How much: Free
More info: 718-382-5792

Jewelry Making
When: Friday, March 4, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Get creative making your own hand-crafted jewelry. Make a gift for your friends or something nice for yourself!
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1815

Beatles Laser Show
When: Saturday, March 5, 9pm
Where: Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue
What: Enjoy a mind-blowing, psychedelic experience at this immersive laser light show accompanied by the hits of the Beatles. There’s also a virtual thrill ride on Coney Island’s greatest roller coasters. The show is preceded by Rock ‘n Roll disco party at 8pm.
How much: $15
More info: Buy advanced tickets here.

New York Road Runners Open Run
When: Sunday, March 6, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place.
What: Get some fresh air and exercise! Join with your neighbors for a run through Marine Park.
How much: Free

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