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Tony Bennett book signing
When: Saturday, November 12 at 1 p.m.
Where: The BookMark Shoppe at 8415 3rd Avenue
What: Tony is gracing Bay Ridge for a signing of his new book “Just Getting Started”, an homage to the remarkable people who inspired him over the years.
More info: Only books purchased at The BookMark Shoppe will be signed. At least one copy of “Just Getting Started” must be purchased to meet Tony.
Citizenship exam preparation
When: Saturday, November 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Bay Ridge Library at 7223 Ridge Boulevard
What: Classes meet 4 hours per week for 11 weeks. Study all topics on the naturalization civics test, practice for the interview, and improve your English.
How much: Free, but registration is required.
More info: (718) 748-5709
ShapeUp NYC – Morning Wake-up Zumba
When: Saturday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: New Utrecht Library at 1743 86th Street
What: Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. So join us for this morning wake up dance class, form friendships and get your body moving.
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 236-4086
When: Saturday, November 12 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Coney Island Library at 1901 Mermaid Avenue
What: Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!
How much: FREE
More info: Most appropriate for children up to five years old
Coney Island Brighton Beach Kiwanis Club Fundraiser
When: Sunday, November 13 from 11 to 2 p.m.
Where: Tom’s diner in Coney Island at Stillwell Avenue and the Boardwalk
What: A celebration of everyday heroes
How much: For tickets info contact Joe at 917 282 9498
More info: RSVP required
When: Every Sunday up until November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 18th Avenue between 81st and 82nd street
What: Farmers market featuring a host of fresh produce grown in the tri-state area.
How Much: FREE entry, with food prices ranging. Cash, EBT, Food Stamps, debit, credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted
More information: Grow NYC
Apple Bank food drive
When: Accepting donations October 26 through January 13
Where: All 53 NYC Apple Bank branch locations
What: Donate nonperishable food items. The drive is being held in conjunction with the annual Daily News Food Drive.
More info: See City Harvest’s website
Magic at Coney, the Sunday Matinee
When: Sundays at noon
Where: The Coney Island Museum at 1208 Surf Avenue
What: Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. “Magic at Coney!!!” is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.
How much: For tickets, visit coneyisland.com. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 online or at the door.
More info: Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host.
Learn to Play Hockey for Kids
When: The program begins November 12 and runs for four weeks
What: The Greater New York City Ice Hockey League is offering a 4 week free program to teach youngsters between the ages of 5 to 7 years old to play hockey.
Where: The Abe Stark Ice Arena at 1902 Surf Avenue
How much: FREE
More info: Register online at the Greater New York City Ice Hockey League’s website