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Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Pink Floyd Laser Show, West Point Day, Rain Barrel Giveaway

(Photo by Ilmicrofono Oggiono / Flickr)
(Photo by Ilmicrofono Oggiono / Flickr)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this weekend. Check out the Pink Floyd laser show in Coney Island. For more psychedelic lights, visit the Parachute Jump lighting ceremony for Autism Awareness Day, There’s also a rain barrel giveaway, a West Point education fair at the Fort Hamilton army base, and more.

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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 29, 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

Short-form Video Techniques
When: Wednesday, March 30, 3 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn how to turn your PC and mobile device into tools for digital storytelling. The class will introduce you to the editing software program Movie Maker and explore concepts like script writing, story boarding and how to get the take advantage of lighting and get the best sound quality.
How much: Free
More info: Register here.

Movies at the Library: Age of Adeline
When: Friday, April 1, 1 – 3pm
Where: Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X (Near West 2nd Street)
What: Free movie screening of Age of Adeline, about a young woman who becomes agesless after an accident. Her solitary eternal life is complicated by a man who enters her life.
How much: Free
More info: 718-382-5792

West Point Day
When: Saturday, April 2, 9:30am – 1pm
Where: Fort Hamilton Army Base, Seventh Avenue and Poly Place
What: Fort Hamilton will be hosting a community event to demonstrate the advantages of enrolling in the U.S. military academy. There will also be performances by the drill team, the Hellcat Pipes and Drums, as well as fencing and boxing exhibitions.
How much: Free
More info: Register here.

Autism Awareness Day in Coney Island
When: Saturday, April 2, 7 – 8pm
Where: Parachute Jump, West 19th Street and the Boardwalk
What: Join City Councilman Mark Treyger and the Coney Island Autism Angels when they light the parachute jump for Autism Awareness Day.
How much: Free

Pink Floyd Laser Show
When: Saturday, April 2, 11pm
Where: Sideshows at the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue
What: Get ready for a psychedelic experience when Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon plays comes for a laser show in Coney Island.
How much: $15
More info: Buy tickets here.

Rain Barrel Giveaway
When: Sunday, April 3, 10am -1pm
Where: Manhattan Beach Jewish Center, 60 West End Avenue, near Shore Boulevard
What: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is sponsoring a rain barrel giveway for homeowners who want to collect rainwater and cut down on their water bills. The rain barrels are given away on a first come, first serve basis.
How much: Free
More info: Call the Assemblyman’s district office at 718-743-4078.

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