Things to Do in Ditmas Park This Weekend

Illuminated 2013, via BBG Flickr

Lots of way to keep warm this weekend while still having fun in the neighborhood!

Thursday, January 24

Shop to Support the Library: At tonight’s “shop-warming” party, Brooklyn Industries will be serving snacks from Mimi’s, and they’ll donate 20% of the proceeds from sales made between 6:30-9pm to the Cortelyou Library Friends Group. FYI, they’ve got hats, mittens, and other warm-weather items.

Hear Giacomo Merega and Tom Beckham at Lark, 8pm.

Friday, January 25

Set Up for Saturday’s Soup Kitchen: The Church Avenue BID is looking for volunteers in the afternoon and evening to help prep for a meal that will be served at the Flatbush Reformed Church on Saturday. Contact the BID at or 718-282-2500, x63237 for more info.

Meet fellow new parents at Lark, 1pm.
Hear The Smoke Rings and eat noodles and dumplings at Purple Yam, 10pm.

Saturday, January 26

Celebrate Winter, Swedish-Style: At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Illumination Festival, adults can do handstands, kids can make lanterns, and everyone can enjoy lights and music after the sun goes down (pictured above). The event starts at noon and runs until 9:30pm, with additional activities on Sunday and next weekend.

Cook with Church Ave chefs at Flatbush Reformed Church, 9am.
Find out how to knit in a series starting at Brooklyn ARTery, 10am.
Improve your environment by volunteering with Compost for Brooklyn, 11am.
Learn CPR in a non-certification class at Lark, 4pm.
See the String Orchestra of Brooklyn perform the Goldberg Variations, 8pm.
Hear the jazz of The Luce Trio at Sycamore, 9pm.

Sunday, January 27

Start Thinking About Gardening: Forget about the cold by focusing on the spring to come at the Flatbush Community Garden’s Winterfest at Sycamore from 4-7pm. There will be drinks specials, a baked goods table, and the grill will be going, and you can learn more about the garden on Albemarle at Buckingham, and how you can join. For more info, contact

Sing along with Larry May at Lark, 4pm.
Join in the jam at Underground Works at Sycamore, 8pm.


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