Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week: The Nutcracker, Dyker Lights, Poetry Jam & More

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week: The Nutcracker, Dyker Lights, Poetry Jam & More
(Photo: Bruce Handy / Facebook)
(Photo: Bruce Handy / Facebook)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Get in the holiday spirit by checking out the Christmas lights in Dyker Heights or go to Fort Hamilton High School to see The Nutcracker. There is also a free movie screening, a poetry jam, chess club and much more.

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Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2015
When: All December long
Where: Dyker Heights, 10th Avenue to 13th Avenue, 81st Street to 85th Street
What: Each December, thousands flock to Dyker Heights to take in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood’s spectacular holiday displays. See giant Santas, sleighs, soliders, raindeer, and so much more. Also, drop by one of the area’s famous bakeries for hot chocolate and cannoli.
How much: Free
More info: Website

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

Blood Pressure Screening
When: Tuesday, December 22, 12:30 – 1pm
Where: Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue (near Avenue W)
What: Have an experienced nurse check your blood pressure.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1709

Low Impact Exercise
When: Tuesday, December 22, 1 – 2pm
Where: Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue (Near Avenue W)
What: Get some healthy physical activity during this exercise session for seniors.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1709

Chess Club
When: Tuesday, December 22, 3 – 5pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Sharpen your chess skills with other players. Open to all skill levels.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, December 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

The Nutcracker Suite at Fort Hamilton High School
When: Tuesday, December 22, 7pm
Where: Fort Hamilton High School auditorium, 8301 Shore Road (Near 83rd Street)
What: You don’t have to leave Brooklyn to enjoy the Nutcracker this year. Fort Hamilton High has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet School to put on this holiday favorite.
How much: $5 minimum donation at the door.

Movies at the Library: And So It Goes
When: Wednesday, December 23, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road (Near Brighton Beach Avenue)
What: Visit your local library to watch this romantic comedy, starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, about a self-absorbed realtor who asks his neighbor to help care for a granddaughter he never knew existed.
How much: Free
More info: 718-946-2917

Sodom by the Sea Salon
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from November 7 to February 7
Where: Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Avenue
What: The Coney Island Museum presents a cross section of Coney inspired works – paintings, watercolors, photographs and drawings – done between 2008 and 2015 by over 75 artists, hailing from Australia to the West End of Coney Island, presented on the home turf where their inspiration began.
How much: Free
More info: Website

Run for Life at Marine Park
When: Sunday, December 27, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near the entrance at Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place
What: Get some fresh air and exercise at this three-mile run in the park. Open to all ages.
How much: Free
More info: Visit the park website.


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