Things To Do This Week, Through January 4: Make Your Own Rocket, “New Year’s Eve” Movie Screening, And Target First Saturday At The Brooklyn Museum

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 27) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.


Open Play Space
When: Monday, December 28 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Play with toys, learn and grow, make new friends at the library!


Ask a Tech
When: Tuesday, December 29 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.

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Free Movie: “New Year’s Eve”
When: Tuesday, December 29 from 2-4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: 2011 Released film – Comedy, Romance, Starring Halle Berry, Ashton Kucher, Robert Deniro, Sarah Jessica Parker & many more.
Time set, in New York on New Years Eve, the lives of several couples & singles as they celebrate love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts. Rated PG-13, Running Time-113 min.

Image via SQUAIO.
Image via SQUAIO.

Comic Book Illustration Workshop
What: Tuesday, December 29 from 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Want to learn how to draw for Comic Books? Then check out this workshop with Mark Ziemann, who teaches art in San Francisco and is the creator of the comic strip Motorhead.  Mr. Ziemann will show you how to give life and motion to ideas and characters so you can create illustrations of your own!

Read To Me
When: Tuesday, December 29 at 3:30pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Kids ages 8-12 practice reading aloud.  Vocabulary, comprehension, pronounciation and annunciation are emphasized.


Mad Science of New York: Space Travel
When: Wednesday, December 30 at 2:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch, and build your very own Shuttle Copter to fly the skies!

coloring_for_big_kidsKids Create: Coloring Cool Designs
When: Wednesday, December 30 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill LIbrary at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Coloring is a great post-holiday stress buster. Everyone is doing it these days! We’ll provide the coloring sheets and pencils – and even a reader to entertain you with stories while you color.

DIY: Knitting and Crocheting
Wednesday, December 30 at 5pm
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.

Aerobics Class
When: Wednesday, December 30 at 6pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Free fitness class for all ages.

Shape Up: Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, December 30 at 6:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free exercise class with a community volunteer. No pre-registration required.

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


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

Build With LEGOS
When: Thursday, December 31 at 11am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: School is out, so come to the library and see how many cool LEGO creations you and your friends can build in an hour!

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 Barney Bishop.
Photo courtesy of Barney Bishop.

Fireworks In Prospect Park
When: Thursday, December 31, 11pm/fireworks at midnight
Where: Grand Army Plaza
What: If you’re sticking close to home this New Year’s Eve, Prospect Park is the place to be as the clock inches toward 2016. Starting at 11pm, there will be music and hot chocolate, but the real show starts at midnight, when the sky will come alive with one of the city’s best fireworks displays. Set up camp anywhere from 9th Street to Grand Army on Prospect Park West, or inside the park along West Drive to see the show.
How much: Free!



Photo by José Bayona
Photo by José Bayona

Storytime: Winter Wonderland
Saturday, January 2, 11am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street
What: Read snowdrifts of picture books together, including Ezra Jack Keats’ classic A Snowy Day, Uri Shulavitz’s city story Snow, and Over and Under the Snow illustrated by our neighbor Christopher Silas Neal, and more. And after the readings, we’ll make a special snowflake craft together! Ages 3 to 8.
How Much: Free!

brooklyn museumTarget First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
When: Saturday, January 2 from 12-10pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
What: Enjoy a day full of free programming at the museum. Live music, gallery tours, an interactive art-making and letter-writing playspace, pop-up poetry performance, community talk about police reform, and film screenings. Arrive early, as some events have limited seating.


Science Kits: Explaining Science and Math
When: Saturday, January 2, 11am
Where: Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue
What: Young children learn about science and math through working creatively with connecting straws and other materials. Ages 1 to 5.
How Much: Free!


Early Morning Bird Walk 
When: Sunday, January 3 at 10am
Where: Meet at the Audubon Center in Prospect Park
What: Join the Brooklyn Bird Club for a walk around the park to see the beautiful plumage and fascinating behavior of wintering ducks. Please note that the tour leaves promptly at 10am.
How Much: Free!

Arty Facts: “Transformation”
When: Sunday, January 3 at 11am and 1:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
What: Artists combine, transform, and rearrange objects and ideas to create in innovative ways. What materials will you mix up to create unique works of art?

Gallery Tour: “Impressionism and the Caribbean”
When: Sunday, January 3 at 12pm and 3pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
What: Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World.


book_talkBook Talk
When: Monday, January 4 from 2-3:15pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Book Talk Group Reads… GOD HELP THE CHILD, A NOVEL by Toni Morrison. Sign Up, Pick Up Your Copy of the Book Today, Join Us in Reading and Discussing the book on in our Meeting Room. Our Next Book Talk – An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabin Alameddini on February 1st, 2016.


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