Things To Do In Ditmas Park This Weekend

The annual Lunar New Year parade in Sunset Park. Photo by Jole Carliner
Photo by Jole Carliner

Happy Thursday, neighbors! This weekend, you can celebrate the Lunar New Year, go to a Bronx Brewery beer tasting at the Flatbush Food Coop, join neighbors for a Justice for Kyam Livingston rally, get out your ball gowns and go to an Oscars party at Sycamore, and lots more:

Thursday, February 19

• Dream of warmer weather with surfing videos and Caribbean food at Sycamore’s The Lodge, 8pm.
Beninghove’s Hangmen will be playing their groovy surf noir at Bar Chord, 9pm.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Purple Yam’s New Year menu, Thursday-Sunday.

Friday, February 20

• Join the drop-in sing-alongs with Lloyd H. Miller at Lark Café, 10 & 11am.
• Free yoga class for people of all ages and levels at the Cortelyou Library, 10:15-11:15am.
• Come to Prospect Park’s Audubon Center for a free cardio toning class, 12pm.
• Meet fellow moms and dads at the New Parent Meet-Up, Lark, 1pm.
• Kids can attend Blooming Naturalists  at the Prospect Park’s Audubon Center, 1-2pm Thursdays and Fridays.
• … followed by Nature on the Go, also at the Audubon Center, 2-3pm Thursdays and Fridays.
• Neighbors of all ages are welcome to attend the creative writing group at the Cortelyou Library, 2:45-3:45pm.
• Learn about local wildlife at Animal Encounter, also at the Audubon Center, 3-4pm Thursdays and Fridays.
Happy hour with babies and ice cream happy hour are at Lark, 4pm.
• Drop-in sing-along with Andrew of Rolie Polie Guacamole at Lark Cafe ($10 per family), 4pm.
• The Flatbush Food Coop is holding a beer tasting with The Bronx Brewery, 5-8pm.
Check out Happy Hour cocktail recipes at T.B. Ackerson Wine Merchants, 6-8pm.
• Get your heart rate up and explore the neighborhood with Ditmas Rides, meeting in front of the Cortelyou Library at 7pm.
• Brooklyn College presents William Inge’s “Picnic” at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, (through February 28, $15, buy tickets here), 7:30pm.
• Looking for a fun & safe environment for your child while you do your shopping, go out to dinner, or catch up with friends? Latin Fever will provide your child with fun-filled activities, games, movies and more. $35 for 2.5 hours and snacks or $15 for one hour. 7:30-10pm.
Jake G and the Soul Vibrance will play funk & soul classics, Flatbush style at Bar Chord, 9pm.
Rahlou is at Sycamore, 10pm.

Saturday, February 21

• Lavender Blues Sing-Along at Lark Cafe, 10 & 11am.
• Join other crafty adults to make beautiful handmade creations (all materials will be provided) at the Cortelyou Library, 11am-12pm.
• The Brooklyn Bird Club offers a free class on birdwatching at Prospect Park’s Audubon Center, 12-1:30pm.
• Clear your mind at the Sahaja Yoga Meditation at the Cortelyou Library, 12:30-1:30pm.
• Join neighbors at the Justice for Kyam Livingston rally at Church Avenue & E. 18th Street, 1pm.
• Show off your talents at the All Souls Bethlehem Church’s open mic night, 1-5pm.
• Try some scrumptious food and drinks at Sycamore’s Flatbush Food Court, 2-8pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Darren DeFranco and The Means Beans will perform pop rock, funk & dance at Bar Chord, 8pm.
The Michael Louis Band plays their good time rock ‘n’ roll at Bar Chord, 9:30pm.

Sunday, February 22

• Check out all the fresh veggies, fruit, and more at the Cortelyou Greenmarket (Cortelyou between Argyle and Rugby), 8am-3pm.
• Kids yoga with Jen at Lark Café, 10am.
• Sing along with Amy Miles at Lark Café, 11am.
Alden Moves Dance Theater celebrates its grand opening with a “Studio Marketplace” that will feature local artisans and artists at the new storefront at 1203 Church Avenue, 11am-3pm
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual Sunset Park parade, 12pm.
• Meet the cidermakers (and drink some cider) from Millstone Cidery at The Lodge at Sycamore, 4-7pm.
• Drink some bubbly and wear your best ball gown to the Oscars party at Sycamore, 7pm.
• Cortelyou Jazz Jam at Bar Chord, 9pm.


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