Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Luna Park Opening (Rescheduled), Blessing Of The Rides, Pet Adoption Center

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Luna Park Opening (Rescheduled), Blessing Of The Rides, Pet Adoption Center
(Photo: Luna Park NYC / Facebook)
(Photo: Luna Park NYC / Facebook)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Don’t miss opening day at Luna Park (rescheduled because of an expected snowstorm), as well as the blessing of the rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, a community board meeting for important issues, a free movie screening, a pet adoption center, and much more.

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Friends Book Sale!
When: Daily, 1 – 6pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Support your local library by purchasing a book. There is a large selection of books from all genres. Proceeds go to support the Sheepshead Bay Library.
How much: Prices are $1 – $3.
More info: 718-368-1815

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, March 22, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Community Board 15 Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 22, 7pm
Where: Kingsborough Community College, Room U112, 2001 Oriental Boulevard
What: Bring up issues related to your neighborhood and hear from community leaders. The board will also review an application to reduce the number of required parking spaces at a proposed five story building and a health care facility.
How much: Free
More info: 718-332-3008

Digital Camera Basics
When: Wednesday, March 23, 3 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn all the tricks used to make beautiful photographs at this class sponsored by BRIC.
How much: Free
More info: Register here.

Movies at the Library: A Brilliant Young Mind
When: Thursday, March 24, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher – whose roles are often reversed – and the unfathomable experience of first love – even when you don’t understand what love is.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Luna Park Opening Day
When: Friday, March 25, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Avenue
What: Luna Park had to reschedule its opening day ceremony after weather reports indicated a snowstorm was expected to hit New York on the first day of spring. A special christening ceremony for the newly refurbished Cyclone rollercoaster, which will include a free rides and egg creams for 100 guests, will happen on Saturday, March 26, 11:30am.
How much: Free
More info: Check out the website.

31st Annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park
When: Saturday, March 26, 11am
Where: Deno’s Wonder Wheel, 1025 Boardwalk (Near West 12th Street)
What: In honor of the Wonder Wheel’s 96th year, there will be a blessing of the rides ceremony at the park. Free rides on Deno’s Wonder Wheel for the first 96 people!
How much: Free
More info: 718-372-2592

Mobile Pet Adoption Center
When: Saturday, March 26, 12 – 4pm
Where: Petco, 1610 Avenue Y (Near East 16th Street)
What: Looking to bring home a new member of your family? The Animal Care Centers of NYC is hosting a mobile pet adoption center.
How much: Free
More info: 212-788-4000

Solo Piano Concert Dedicated to Women’s History Month
When: Saturday, March 26, 2 – 3pm
Where: Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue Near Avenue W
What: Ukrainian pianist Vadim Rubinskiy, winner of the prestigious Artist International Award and Ukrainian Premier Festival of Jewish Arts, will be performing at the Kings Bay library.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1709

New York Road Runners Open Run
When: Sunday, March 27, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place.
What: Get some fresh air and exercise! Join with your neighbors for a run through Marine Park.
How much: Free


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