Things To Do This Week, Through Friday, February 5: Board Games, Police-Community Theater At Irondale, And Spice And Grill Grand Opening

Things To Do This Week, Through Friday, February 5: Board Games, Police-Community Theater At Irondale, And Spice And Grill Grand Opening

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!

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ONGOING

Book Sale Donation Collection
When: Through Friday, April 8
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: The Friends of Clinton Hill will be holding their next Book Sale on Saturday, April 16th in conjunction with the ASPCA Adoption Van. Donations of books and CD’s in good condition will be accepted during library hours ONLY from Tuesday, January 12th through Friday, April 8th.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

English Conversation Group
When: Monday, February 1 at 3pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Join other adults who are learning to speak English.  No registration required.  Fun and Free!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Story Time with First RIF
When:  Tuesday, February 2 at 11am
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Hear stories, sing songs and play with other children.  Ages 0-5.

Toddler Time with RIF
When:  Tuesday, February 2 at 11am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. (18 – 36 months)

woodlawn movie

Free Movie: “Woodlawn”
When: Tuesday, February 2 at 1:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player on the Woodlawn High School football team. Their dedication to love and unity, in a newly desegregated school filled with racism and hate, leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of superstar, Tony Nathan.

Zumba Class
When: Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Classes are on Tuesday evenings starting on January 5th and running through February 23rd. Have fun and meet new people while fulfilling your New Year fitness resolutions. Our free Zumba classes are taught by certified Zumba instructor Arturo Perez.

Resume/Career Writing
When: Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free drop-in resume assistance: No appointment necessary. Bring your resume with you or ask for help creating one. Brush up on your interviewing techniques. Asisstance with LinkedIn and other social media accounts.
How Much: Free

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Photo via Kahunapule Michael Johnson.
Photo via Kahunapule Michael Johnson.

Drop-in Computer Class
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 1pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet?  No time to attend a formal class?  Join our drop-in computer lab for personalized assistance.

Board Games & Chill
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Play some board games, or just hang out to color and sketch! This is teen time to chill!

Image via Spice and Grill.
Image via Spice and Grill.

Grand Opening: Spice & Grill
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 6pm
Where: Spice & Grill at 441 Myrtle Avenue
What: Celebrate the opening of Nepali-Indian restaurant Spice & Grill! Ribbon-cutting and free food!

Shape Up: Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 6:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free exercise class with a community volunteer. No pre-registration required.

girl through glass book

Book Launch: Sari Wilson presents Girl Through Glass
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: In her debut novel Girl Through Glass, Pushcart Prize-nominated author and former dancer Sari Wilson draws us into the complex world of a gifted 11-year old ballet dancer, striving for greatness in the days when the legendary George Balanchine hand-picked tomorrow’s stars. A story of New York City in the 1970s and the present, Wilson’s novel evokes the beauty and pain of a demanding and compelling art form. Wilson talks about her novel and the world of dance with acclaimed dance writer and translator Marina Harss, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book launch.
How Much: FREE, with books for sale

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: 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, FEBRUARY 4

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

architecture for children

ArchForKids: Playground Pranks
When: Thursday, February 4 at 3:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Design your ideal playground or adventure park and understand the simple machines behind the equipment.
How Much: FREE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Clinton Hill Playdate
When: Friday, February 5 at 10am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Stop by the Clinton Hill Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. For children age 0-3 and a caregiver.

Movies at the Library
When: Friday, February 5 at 3:30pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Free movie screenings for kids ages 6-12 and their families.

Image via Brooklyn Public Library.
Image via Brooklyn Public Library.

Build with DUPLO and LEGOS
When: Friday, February 5 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: LEGOs at the library! Come help us think up new things to build: towers, cities, vehicles, monsters? Collaborate with your friends and get creative.
How Much: FREE

Image via Irondale.
Image via Irondale.

Theatre: “To Protect, Serve, and Understand”
When: Friday, February 5 at 7pm
Where: Irondale at 85 South Oxford Street
What: An extraordinary cast of NYPD officers and civilians have spent the last two months improvising together,
sharing their stories, and stepping into each others’ shoes. Please join us for the inspiring theatrical performance they have created.
How Much: FREE, but make a reservation using code ‘FREE.’

black artstory month marp some assembly required

BLACK ARTSTORY MONTH KICKOFF
When:
 Friday, February 5 from 7-9pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: *Space is limited/ RSVP Required — A Night of Performance, Engagement & Art featuring gospel group Manifest, Sophia Dawson and her Roller Skating Crew, Victorious Dance Company, live painting by Ashton Agbomenou, art-making workshops with SONYA (South of the Navy Yard Artists) and more. Taking inspiration from the community gatherings of organizers during the Civil Rights Movement and experimental art Happenings, the night is equal parts artistic expression and community building. All-ages welcome!
How Much: FREE, but RSVP http://blackartstorykickoff.eventbrite.com

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