There are plenty of events this week to help you a) recover from the Christmas rush or b) rev up for New Year’s Eve madness. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your tennis game, see a Flamenco show, or party Chanukah-style — this is your spot for the best events in (and immediately around) Ditmas Park. If you have an event to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter recess at Prospect Park featuring tennis workshop
When: Tuesday, December 27 between 12pm and 4pm, through Friday, December 30.
Where: Various locations in Prospect Park, including the Audubon and Tennis Centers.
What: There’s plenty to do at Prospect Park for winter recess, including nature exploration from 12pm to 4pm; and an intensive tennis workshop for kids and adults. To register for tennis, see the forms here.
How Much: Free for park programs; $80 for tennis from 1pm to 4pm.
Gingerbread “Person” Making Workshop
When: Wednesday, December 28 at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm.
Where: The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Road between Stratford & Westminster Roads.
What: Calling children of all ages! The Farm is hosting it’s 5th annual Ginger-Folk making workshop, including all-natural gingerbread and all the ingredients needed to make them into fantastic people-cookies. Make your reservation at email@example.com.
How much: $23 per child, includes kid’s meal.
Green-Wood’s Historic Trolley Tour
When: Wednesday, December 28 at 1pm.
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 5th Avenue.
What: Experience ‘The Far Side of Green-Wood’; in the 478-acre cemetery. Join expert tour guides to hear stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, and tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn.
How Much: $10 for members of Green-Wood, $15 for non-members. Seating is limited and they say tours routinely sell out – so book your ticket in advance!
Chanukah in Ditmas Park
When: Wednesday, December 28 at 7pm.
Where: 967 Coney Island Avenue at the corner Newkirk Avenue (formerly “famous pita”).
What: Celebrate Chanukah with Chabad of Ditmas Park, featuring live music by Jake G and the Soul Vibrance band, an open bar, and crispy latkes made on the spot. RSVP by emailing Chana@DitmasParkChabad.com.
How much: $20 per person
4th Street Nite Owls at Bar Chord
When: Wednesday, December 28 at 9pm.
Where: Bar Chord, 1008 Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and Stratford Road.
What: Enjoy the Fats Waller Songbook and other jazz classics at Bar Chord.
How much: No cover charge.
Outdoor Menorah Lighting & Chanukah party
When: Thursday, December 29 from 6pm to 9pm.
Where: Flatbush Jewish Center, 327 East 5th Street at the corner of Church Avenue.
What: Enjoy the sixth night of Chanukah with a free outdoor menorah lighting, then head inside the Flatbush Jewish Center for pizza dinner, a billiards tournament, and board games.
How much: Free menorah lighting, $5 per person for the indoor events.
Flamenco music and dance at Manchego
When: Thursday, December 29 from 7pm to 9pm.
Where: Manchego, 1502 Cortelyou Road at Marlborough Road.
What: Enjoy Flamenco guitar by Christian Puig and dance by Sol La Argentinita while you drink wine and eat tapas at the Cortelyou Road restaurant. Read our full restaurant review here.
How much: Free performance with dinner.
The Crimson Ragdolls, & Eva Salina and Peter Stan at the Owl
When: Friday, Dec 30 at 8pm.
Where: The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Avenue between Midwood and Maple Streets.
What: Enjoy a pre-NYE party with the old-timey stylings of the Crimson Ragdolls followed by Balkan and Romanian-inspired musicians Eva Salina and Peter Stan.
How much: $10 suggested donation.