Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to knit, or you just wanna dance, we’ve got some great events around the neighborhood this weekend.
Kings County Fiber Festival
When: Saturday, October 12, 10am-6pm
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street
What: Kids can learn finger knitting, while grown-up fiber fans will enjoy spinning demonstrations, needle felting, and more. And you can buy some yarn, and things made out of yarn, of course.
How much: Free!
Race Around the Farmyard
When: Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13, 2-4pm
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: The whole family can get in on the fun of potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned games. Repates every weekend in October.
How much: $3 suggested donation
French & Spanish Storytime
When: Saturday, October 12, 3:30pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Volunteers from the Brooklyn Beanstalk language immersion school do an entertaining storytime program in French and Spanish for ages 12 months to 8 years.
How much: Free, but space is limited. Tickets available at Children’s Desk beginning at 1pm.
2nd Saturdays Retro Dance ParTay
When: Saturday, October 12, 5-11pm
Where: Ginger’s Bar, 363 5th Avenue
What: Come dressed in your favorite duds from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and groove to old school house and dance music. Door prizes, drink specials, a 50/50 raffle, and more.
How much: $5
Lloyd Miller CD Release Party With Hip Tot
When: Sunday, October 13, 11:30am (doors 11am)
Where: Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place
What: The Hip Tot Music Fest concert series presents Brooklyn kids music favorite Lloyd Miller (of The Deedle Deedle Dees), plus book readings, crafts, face painting, giveaways, and more.
How much: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (non-walkers are free)
The Gowanus Thirteen
When: Sunday, October 13, 2pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: OXHEART and Quiet Lunch Magazine have curated an ode to the number 13. See work from 13 artists, hear tunes from live bands and DJs, and get a caricature (or 13?) done.
How much: $7 in advance, $10 at the door, 21+
The Walking Dead Season Premier
When: Sunday, October 13, 9pm
Where: The Gate, 321 5th Avenue
What: Season four of everyone’s favorite zombie television show returns, and the bar will be screening it weekly once again due to popular demand. Show up early to claim a good spot!
How much: Free!