Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: September 30 – October 2

Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: September 30 – October 2
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Head to St. John’s Episcopal Church for Concerts on the Slope on Sunday, October 2. (Photo via Concerts on the Slope / Facebook.)

Welcome to ROCKTOBER! Weekend events include classical tunes, sublime comedy, and stunning visuals.

Special Ayurvedic and Yoga Workshop with I Am Yoga (Sponsored)
When: Saturday, October 1, 4pm-6pm
Where: I Am Yoga, 760 5th Avenue at 26th Street)
What: Seasonal changes affect our bodies in more than one way. Our digestive system, skin and hair, stamina, moods and emotions, etc., are greatly influenced by what happens in nature. Come explore a special Ayurvedic and yoga workshop series this fall to ease your body into the seasonal change.
How much: $160, please register online.
Contact Information: OM@iamyogaNY.com or 718-499-4946.

6/15 Green Harvest Festival
When: Saturday, October 1, 11am-dark
Where: 6/15 Garden, 6th Avenue and 15th Street
What: A harvest festival with live music, pot luck, children’s activities, and more.
How much: Free

i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
When: October 1-22, Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm. Open reception is October 1, 7-9pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: The steady writing on the sand produced by time is the starting point for a hypnotic tour through a fictional city, in which the individual and the collective merge in order to imagine the possible, enjoy the unpredictable, and write history. With the help of a hypnotist, on weekends throughout Once Upon Unfolding Times i Collective will invite visitors to submerge into parallel universes and take pleasure in envision a city that is constantly being re-shaped by the forces of each community member. Casualties, causalities, futures and pasts compound a history that is not based on the fear of the Other but on the joy of sharing with the others. Hypnotic Tours: October 1 (6pm), October 9 (11am), October 15 (6pm), October 22 (6pm). Please arrive on time. Visitors will not be able to join after the tour has begun.
How Much: Free

Gypsy, A Musical
When: Through October 9, schedule varies
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
How much: $25, $20 for children and seniors. Purchase tickets here.

9-Year Old Shaw Edwards plays Cello
When: Sunday, October 2, 1pm
Where: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 499 Van Brunt Street (next to Fairway)
What: Hear Bach cello recitals #1-4 by a young musician who has played Carnegie Hall
How much: Free

Concerts on the Slope Presents: Frank Morelli and His Bassoon Quartet
When: Sunday, October 2, 3pm
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place at 7th Avenue
What: Baroque favorites by Bach and Corette, music from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Candide, selections from The Barber of Seville, Villa-Lobos’ Cantilena, and more.
How much: Free

First Set hosted by Giulia Rozzi
When: Sunday, October, Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: Comedians are interviewed as they share rare and embarrassing footage of one of their first sets. Don’t worry, they’ll perform current material, too.
How much: $7, purchase advance tickets online.

Gail Flannery: Tumbled Sky
When: Through October 16. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm.
Where: 440 Gallery, 440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
What: 440 Gallery presents Tumbled Sky by Gail Flanery, an exhibition of mixed-media prints. Flanery’s signature imagery draws from nature; much of it is suggestive of landscape but the geography is rarely specific. The landscapes are invented, inverted or re-imagined and animated by lush color and an expansive sense of space. In this exhibition, Flanery channels nature’s turbulence as her gaze shifts upward, to the sky. Flanery is a graduate of Cooper Union where she was influenced by the painter and colorist Wolf Kahn. She has worked with a number of master printers and presently works at the shop of Master Printer Kathy Caraccio. Flanery’s work is in dozens of private and corporate collections and in the permanent collection of the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Flanery has exhibited extensively with several published reviews to her credit, including in The New York Times.
How much: Free.

Exhibition: Ride by Debra Pearlman [closing weekend]
When: Exhibit through October 2. Thursday and Fridays, 3pm-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm
Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue (note new location)
What: A photo is like a souvenir—a memory, a memento of a brief moment in time. There’s an opportunity to present many responses to this initial photograph: an informal setting and selection of work offers the viewer the chance to experience and reflect on this process. Titled RIDE, this installation evokes movement or the implied motion of play, and the objects that support these many activities, all presented here together. Painting, photographs, works on paper, some with text, swings, and a bungee jump caught mid-air in all of these media, invite one to think about play, joy, fear, and anxiety of momentarily casting gravity aside.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

Up From Under: Video Art by Madeleine Altmann
When: Through Friday, October 7. Thursdays-Sundays, 1pm-6pm and by appointment.
Where: Site:Brooklyn, 165 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: Madeleine Altmann’s work interrogates the intersection of nature, technological change, and visual representation. Her video installations, created with reclaimed analog video monitors, re-appropriate seemingly obsolete objects, using them to explore the question of value in modern society. Often, Altmann inserts herself into the frame, disrupting the all too easy notion of a separation between nature and humanity.
How Much: Free

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding
When:  Through Sunday, November 6, 12pm-6pm everyday. Closed Tuesdays,
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: This exhibition seeks to illuminate the strange and profound human connection to preserved animals through the exhibition of seldom-seen taxidermied treasures from private collections. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Kittens’ Wedding, the final and perhaps most unforgettable of all of the works of Walter Potter, completed in the 1890s. Equal parts perverse and adorable, and utterly spellbinding, The Kittens’ Wedding transcends kitsch through its tenderness and sensitive attention to detail. The Kittens’ Wedding was created by Walter Potter, a self-trained British Victorian country taxidermist best remembered for a series of anthropomorphic tableaux in which he posed stuffed animals such as kittens, rabbits and squirrels as if engaging in human activities. These works were exhibited for nearly 150 years until the museum he founded was divided at auction in 2003. The pieces then moved the homes of private collectors around the world, most of them never shown since.
How much: Admission to the exhibition & library is $12. Seniors and students are $8, and children 12 and under are free.

Old Stone House: Appropriating Revolution
When: Fridays 3pm-7pm; or by appointment. Through October 8.
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: A contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, curated by Katherine Gressel.
Cost: Free

PS 321 Flea Market
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm
Where: 180 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets – in front of PS 321
What: This market is considered a Park Slope institution by many, and plans to be open year round. The flea is under new management this year.

Smorgasburg at Prospect Park
When: Sundays, 11am-6pm, through October 23
Where: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill (Located near Lakeside and the Lincoln Road entrance)
What: Smorgasburg begins its warm weather months in our beautiful backyard. Find 100 vendors and food from all over the world every Sunday at Breeze Hill, located near Lakeside and the park’s Lincoln Road entrance.  Find the market on Google Maps here. Presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Dog friendly.

The Old Stone House: Witness to War – An Exhibit Exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783
When: Permanent Exhibition
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: View the new permanent exhibit at the Old Stone House exploring the Battle of Brooklyn,
as well as family life in Brooklyn during the Revolution and Occupation. View our exhibition review.
Cost: Free
More information: 718-455-5300

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