Things To Do This Week, Through August 27: Mobile Legal Clinic Van, Social Media For Seniors, And Book Talk About “Go Set A Watchman”

Things To Do This Week, Through August 27: Mobile Legal Clinic Van, Social Media For Seniors, And Book Talk About “Go Set A Watchman”

Below you’ll find information on events through the week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this weekend. Check back Thursday to see what’s scheduled this weekend!

For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through August 25) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR or by emailing editor@bklyner.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

Sunset Yoga at the Brooklyn Grange farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Photo courtesy Brooklyn Grange)
Sunset Yoga at the Brooklyn Grange farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Photo courtesy Brooklyn Grange)

Yoga at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
When: Monday, August 24 from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Grange Farm, entrance at 63 Flushing Avenue at Brooklyn Navy Yard
What: Open to practitioners of all levels. Class will begin with a brief centering, a collection of ourselves in breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. In community, we’ll move, breathe and connect to our inner and outer landscapes. Classes held at dusk to enjoy the herb-scented breeze as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline. **PLEASE NOTE: BYO Yoga mat, water bottle, and please make sure you have a photo ID for entering the yard.**
How much: $15

Images via Greenlight Bookstore.
Images via Greenlight Bookstore.

Computer Basics for Seniors
When: Monday, August 24 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: BRIC Arts House at 647 Fulton Street
What: BRIC is very proud to announce Tech Basics, an all-new series of free classes specifically designed to help seniors up their tech skills. We are offering six classes throughout the summer— three to help seniors increase their computer literacy and the other three are to help seniors increase their social media literacy.

Author Talk: Jess Row and Victor LaValle
When: Monday, August 24 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Jess Row’s startling and deeply moving debut novel Your Face In Mine centers around a man who has had “racial reassignment surgery” to change his race from white to black. Delving into questions of identity through complicated, perfectly articulated characters and an utterly enthralling narrative. Row’s novel illuminates what race means in our lives and how we find and hold onto our place in the world. The novel has been praised by fellow writers including Martha Southgate and Victor LaValle, who calls Row “one of the smartest, most observant contemporary writers around.”

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

Movie: “Kingsman”
When: Tuesday, August 25 at 1pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Action, Adventure & Comedy 2014 film starring Colin Firth, Jack Davenport & Samuel L. Jackson – rated R – running time 2 hrs 9 min.

Movie: “To Kill A Mockingbird”
When: Tuesday, August 25 at 5pm
Where: Clinton Hill LIbrary at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.  Nominated for 8 Academy Awards.

Photo by JessicaGale.
Photo by JessicaGale.

Free Resume Clinic
When: Tuesday, August 25 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free drop-in resume assistance with our community volunteer: No appointment necessary Bring your resume with you or ask for help creating one Brush up on your interviewing techniques Assistance with LinkedIn and other social media account. 

DIY Your Own Everyday Essentials
When: Tuesday, August 25 from 6:30-8:45pm
Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard
What: On average, NYC residents produce over 12,000 tons of trash A DAY! Enter Lauren Singer. This waste free powerhouse has taken the Zero Waste lifestyle by storm, analyzing the things she uses, the things she actually doesn’t, and keeping only the necessities in her life. The result? A lot less trash. In this workshop, Lauren will teach us how to make our own toothpaste and body scrub. These are all things that we normally purchase, that come wrapped in all sorts of wasteful packaging, and honestly might not be that good for us!! She’ll give you tips for leading a low waste lifestyle and leave you feeling inspired.
How much: $40

Social Media Basics for Seniors
When: Tuesday, August 25 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: BRIC Arts House at 647 Fulton Street
What: BRIC is very proud to announce Tech Basics, an all-new series of free classes specifically designed to help seniors up their tech skills. We are offering six classes throughout the summer— three to help seniors increase their computer literacy and the other three are to help seniors increase their social media literacy.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

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Brooklyn Grange Farm Tour
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 10-11am & 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Grange — Meet at BLDG 92 at 63 Flushing Avenue
What: Come check out the world’s largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard!  We’ll tell you about our daily operations and farming methods, the basics of our business model, and the environmental benefits of urban ag and rooftop farming, then give you some time to explore.
How much: $10

Mobile Legal Help Center
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 10am-3pm
Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church at 279 Lafayette Avenue
What: Free civil legal services. Make an appointment by contacting

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Book Discussion: “Go Set A Watchman”
When: Wednesday, August 26 at 2:15pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: New book by Harper Lee.  Parent book to Kill a Mockingbird.  Topics include Father & Daughter Relationship; Race Relations; Southern States

Summer Reading Closing Party
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 4-5:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Magician James Lazzarini presents THE MAGIC OF AMORE, a side-splitting magic show that requires lots of audience participation! We will also be doing crafts, handing out summer reading participation certificates and giveaways, and collecting your entries for the grand prize drawing.

Knitting and Crocheting Club
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 5-6pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn basic knitting and crocheting skills.  Please bring your own needle and yarn.

Image courtesy of Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.
Image courtesy of Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.

Shape Up NYC Aerobics Class
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 6-7pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Join this FREE aerobics class. Class taught by NYC Parks Department community volunteer.

Knitting Loom with Ms. Perry
When: Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Learn to make a shrug on your own loom.  4 Wednesday sessions of Instruction. The Loom, loom hook, needle and 1 ream of yarn will be supplied.  Registration Sign-Up is Required.  You must come in to branch to sign-up.

Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 6:45-7:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free fitness class.

Book Launch: Elisabeth Egan’s “A Window Opens”
When: Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Elisabeth Egan, the beloved books editor at Glamour magazine, presents her debut novel A Window Opens, the story of a compulsively honest heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. When her husband makes a radical career move, mother of three Alice takes accepts a job offer at a hip book-related startup and feels like she may just have it all – until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her scintillating job takes an unexpected turn. Greenlight is delighted to launch this witty and compassionate take on the contemporary (or eternal) struggles of women to juggle careers, families, and their own happiness with a reading and wine reception.

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Trivia Night
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 8-11pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Weekly trivia competition to win gift cards of $100 to Putnam’s. Beer specials all night.
How much: Free

Trivia Wednesdays
When: Wednesday, August 26 at 9pm
Where: Moot Bar at 579 Myrtle Avenue
What: Inaugural trivia night! Five rounds of 10 questions each on variety of subject matter from cereal box characters to physics. Winning team gets $50 off their bar tab.
How much: Free

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

Project EATS Farm Stand
When: Thursday, August 27 from 2-6pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza on Eastern Parkway
What: The Project EATS farm stand is back! Stop by Thursday afternoons this summer and pick up some fresh produce for dinner.

Bowling for Adults
When: Thursday, August 27 at 5pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Participants will learn how to bowl using the Wii gaming console.  Come out to meet and compete with other older adults.

Vertical Thursday Wine Tasting
When: Thursday, August 27 from 5:30-8pm
Where: Corkscrew Wines at 489 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free weekly wine tasting. Educational and casual to explore specific grapes or a region. Discover what makes your favorite wines unique. You are the expert of what works for you, Corkscrew is here for you to discover what that is.

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Sunset Yoga at Lakeside
When: Thursday, August 27 from 7-8pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park at 171 East Drive
What: Stretch out the last few hours of the day and join us Thursdays this summer for yoga movements guided by progressive house beats, trance, and ambient music. Breathe deep, listen, and watch as the sun sets over Prospect Park Lake with Abhaya Yoga and DJ Nagual. All ages welcome, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Author Talk and Bourbon Tasting
When: Thursday, August 27 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: In “Bourbon Curious,” award-winning whiskey writer Fred Minnick creates an easy-to-read interactive tasting journey that helps consumers select bourbons based on their flavor preferences. Using the same tasting principles he offers in his Kentucky Derby Museum classes and as a judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Minnick cuts to the chase, and the book’s simple, flavor-driven style offers a unique perspective in the world of whiskey books. Minnick talks about the history and future of whiskey with Bill Samuels Jr., chairman emeritus of Maker’s Mark, and offers a guided tasting for audience members.

Comedy Thursdays
When: Thursday, August 27 from 7:30-10pm
Where: Splitty at 415 Myrtle Avenue
What: Greg Johnson and Larry Murphy (Bob’s Burgers) host this weekly comedy show featuring a curated night of stand-up, characters, and the unexpected.
How much: $5 cover

Function Thursdays Live Music
When: Thursday, August 27 at 9pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Jessica Mahasin and DJs Jeff Haze/Asen James
How much: Free

ONGOING

Photo courtesy of Duke University Libraries.
Photo courtesy of Duke University Libraries.

Show and Tell Photos Of Your Clinton Hill Neighborhood
When: Through August 31 from 10am-6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Bring a picture and your written short caption/short story that tells the story of your Clinton Hill neighborhood. It can be a picture of a person or persons, a place, a thing, a picturesque memory. All photographic short stories/captions & pictures will be displayed in the Clinton Hill Library for you and your neighbors to see for the month of September 2015. You can bring in your picture and story into the branch or mail it to 380 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 or email it tocclark@bklynlibrary.org.

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