Things To Do This Week, Through September 3: Amitav Ghosh Book Launch, Trivia Nights, And A Community Dance Class

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 September 8) Kid Calendar.

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 31

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 31 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

Photo by David Andrako.
Photo by David Andrako.

Community Dance Class
When: Monday, August 31 from 6:30-8pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street
What: Evidence, A Dance Company blends traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word providing a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. These Community Classes, accessible for all ages and skill levels, are rooted in the Company’s fusion aesthetic and are the perfect alternative to another boring day at the gym. Come discover the joy of dance! No previous experience necessary.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Movie: “5 Flights Up”
When: Tuesday, September 1 at 2pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: 2015 Film – Drama – Starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon, E’dena Hines (Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter who most recently died August 2015) and others. Rated PG-13, running time 93 minutes. .

Photo by JessicaGale.
Photo by JessicaGale.

Free Resume Clinic
When: Tuesday, September 1 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. 

Basic Floral Arranging with Herbs and Edibles
When: Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Grange Farm at the Navy Yard, entrance at Flushing and Clinton Avenues
What: Join urban farmers and co-owners of Molly Oliver Flowers, Deborah Greig and Molly Culver, for a workshop in basic flower arranging. We’ll tour the farm and discuss what’s growing “in the field,” go over some tricks of the trade in floral design, and then build our own beautiful, spunky seasonal arrangements featuring local flowers, herbs and edibles!
How much: $80

Yoga for Adults
When: Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Practice yoga with local yoga instructor, Jenine Osborn. All levels welcome. Limit of 10-12 per class. Mats will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Brooklyn Grange Farm Tour
When: Wednesday, September 2 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

Game On!
When: Wednesday, September 2 at 4pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Play games and have fun with others.

Photo via .
Photo via .

Veggiepalooza
When: Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Grange Farm at Flushing and Clinton Avenues
What: September is the month of epic harvests, so who needs meat!? Dinner will start with a cocktail hour during which guests can sip on a summery garden-to-glass cocktail and snack on pickled veggies while watching the sun set over our stunning Manhattan skyline view. We’ll then move on to a family-style, four-course dinner served down the length of a gorgeous banquet table, with wine and beer flowing freely. In a nod to an old family tradition, please bring your own plate!
How much: $95

Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, September 2 from 6:45-7:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free fitness class.

machines of loving graceAuthor Talk: John Markoff and Steven Levy
When: Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society – on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health – those who design the machines have a stark choice to make. They can design systems to enhance the quality of human work and life – or they can design systems that replace humans entirely. Both approaches will reshape the modern world. In Machines of Loving Grace, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter John Markoff explores this issue and searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these robots help us… or will they replace us?

putnam's pub via facebookTrivia Night
When: 
Wednesday, September 2 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, September 2 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, SEPTEMBER 3

Vertical Thursday Wine Tasting
When: Thursday, September 3 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.

amitav ghosh flood of fire bookBook Launch: Amitav Ghosh
When: Thursday, September 3 at 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Flood of Fire is the final volume in Amitav Ghosh’s celebrated Ibis Trilogy, continuing the varied stories of the soldiers, merchants, thieves, politicians, and innocent bystanders of the First Opium War – men, women, and children whose lives are inextricably caught up in a chain of history both of their own making and beyond their understanding. Through rich historical detail, intertwining plots, and heartbreaking characterization, Ghosh — our Fort Greene neighbor — concludes his opus with style and aplomb. A beautiful tale in its own right, and a compelling conclusion to an epic and sweeping story.

Comedy Thursdays
When: Thursday, September 3 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, September 3 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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