Park Slope

7 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend



Looking for something fun to do close to home this weekend? We’ve got a few ideas:

Valentine Crafternoon
When: Saturday, February 8, 12-2pm
Where: Culture, 331 5th Avenue
What: Craft-loving kids of all ages and their parents are invited to make Valentines, and the best crafter will win free groceries from Good Eggs.
How much: Free!

Rain Play!
When: Saturday, February 8, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Illustrator and author Javaka Steptoe tells the story Rain Play!, his book of little ones playing games and having fun on a rainy day. Accompanied by tap dancer Michela Marino-Lerman, it should be an energetic show of words, dance, and syncopation.
How much: Free!

Art Reception: When Words Fail
When: Saturday, February 8, 6pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: There are selfies, and then there are self portraits. Check out some fascinating versions (like the one pictured above) of the later from photographer Ben Zank at the opening of his solo show.
How much: Free!

Mighty Teen Jazz Big Band
When: Saturday, February 8, 7-9pm
Where: Cafe Dada, 57 7th Avenue
What: The Mighty Teen Jazz Big Band is the centerpiece of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Teen Jazz Program. Hear students come together as a large and dynamic ensemble to bring jazz standards and other repertoire to life.
How much: Free!

Sing Along With Miss Amy
When: Sunday, February 9, 10am
Where: Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Avenue
What: Playing original and well-known songs on guitar, ukulele, and percussive things, singing stories with puppets and bubbles, Amy brings her quirky style to the sing along arena.
How much: $7

Screening & Discussion: American Promise
When: Sunday, February 9, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: See the New York City-based documentary that took 13 years to make, as parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, turned their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as the boys made their way through school.
How much: Free!

Ginger’s Sunday Bingo Show
When: Sunday, February 9, 7:30-10pm
Where: Ginger’s Bar, 363 5th Avenue
What: It’s free to play however many rounds of the old classic as you want, and there are fun prizes and drink specials — and some special Valentine’s drag performances.
How much: Free!

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