Things To Do This Week, Through December 18: Free Jazz Funk Dance Class, Ingersoll Tree Lighting, And 88th Precinct Community Council Meeting

Things To Do This Week, Through December 18: Free Jazz Funk Dance Class, Ingersoll Tree Lighting, And 88th Precinct Community Council Meeting

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

For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through December 15) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

dance class mark morris cumboBrooklyn Borough Hall Tree Lighting
When: Monday, December 14 at 6pm
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall
What: Tree lighting and live performances with Borough President Eric Adams leading the festivities.

Free Jazz Funk Dance Class
When: Monday, December 14 from 7-8pm
Where: Mark Morris Dance Group at 3 Lafayette Avenue
What: Free class, co-sponsored by Mark Morris Dance Group and Councilmember Laurie Cumbo.
How Much: Free

Monday Night Karaoke
When: Mondays from 8-11pm
Where: Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle at 474 Myrtle Avenue
What: Show off your range while hitting all the notes in your favorite song during Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle’s weekly karaoke event.  Between 8pm and 11pm, enjoy food and drink while enjoying the vocal stylings of fellow locals.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15

Ask a Tech
When: Tuesday, December 15 at 11am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn about computer hardware and software. Learn how to use the mouse, search the library website. Surf the internet and setup an email address.

the loft movie

Free Movie: “The Loft”
When: Tuesday, December 15 at 2pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Psychological Thriller film about 5 friends who conspire to share a secret penthouse loft in the city, a place where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. Their fantasy becomes a nightmare when a dead body of a woman is discovered in the loft. Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden…Running time 103 min

88th Precinct Community Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 15 at 7pm
Where: French Speaking Baptist Church at Vanderbilt and Willoughby Avenues
What: Meet local police, get an update on crime, ask questions.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

Image via Baba Cool.
Image via Baba Cool.

DIY: Knitting and Crocheting
When: 
Wednesday, December 16 at 5pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn basic knitting and crocheting skills. Please bring your own needle and yarn.

Aerobics Class
When: Wednesday, December 16 at 6pm
Where: Bedford Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free fitness class for all ages.

Shape Up Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, December 16 fat 6:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free fitness class for all ages and experience levels.

putnam's pub via facebook

Trivia Night
When: Wednesdays 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: Wednesdays 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, DECEMBER 17

Movement Class For Older Adults
When: Thursdays from 11am-12pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Led by Mark Morris Dance Center faculty. Explore movement and music in a creative and fun way. Designed to use gentle movement to explore and increase range of motion for older adults.
How much: FREE

Photo courtesy of Corkscrew Wines
Photo courtesy of Corkscrew Wines

Vertical Thursday Wine Tasting
When: Thursdays 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.

NYPD PSA 3 Holiday Party
When: Thursday, December 17 at 6pm
Where: Lafayette Gardens
What: Holiday party with snacks, gifts, and Santa.

elim christmas event

Christmas at Elim
When: Thursday, December 17 at 7pm
Where: 28 Madison Street
What: Presented by Arts at Elim, with the Judah International Dance Theatre.

Live Music
When: Thursdays at 9pm
Where: The Great Georgiana at 248 DeKalb Avenue
What: Truly Yours, presented by Akalepse.

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

ingersoll Tree LightingFort Greene Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Friday, December 18 from 5-8pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Cookie decorating, hot chocolate and hot cider, crafts, entertainment and Santa Claus. Call (718) 522-5051 for more details. Sponsored by University Settlement in partnership with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
How Much: FREE

Wine Tasting
When: Fridays from 5-8pm
Where: Leon and Son Wine & Spirits at 995 Fulton Street
What: Free tasting at the new Clinton Hill shop!

Greene Grape Wine Tasting
When: Fridays from 6-8pm
Where: Greene Grape Wine Store at 753 Fulton Street
What: Come sample a selection of this week’s wines!

Comedy Show
When: Fridays at 8pm
Where: Five Spot Soul Food at 459 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free comedy show every Friday night.

Image courtesy of SIP Bar.
Image courtesy of SIP Bar.

Karaoke Night
When: Fridays from 8pm-12am
Where: SIP Bar at 14 Putnam Avenue
What: Every Friday night. Hosted by Kings of Karaoke.
How much: Free

BAMCafe Live: Beat Kaestli
When: Friday, December 18 at 9:30pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Swiss-American singer Beat Kaestli has won acclaim for his poignant, expressive vocals and interpretations of everything from American jazz standards to soulful originals. For this special performance, Kaestli debuts work from his latest project Rock My R&B, featuring 80s rock classics reimagined in the timeless style of jazz and R&B.

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