Things To Do This Weekend, February 5-7: First Sunday At BBG, BRIC FamJam, Ice Wine Festival, And Police-Community Improv At Irondale

Things To Do This Weekend, February 5-7: First Sunday At BBG, BRIC FamJam, Ice Wine Festival, And Police-Community Improv At Irondale

WINE TASTINGS: here’s a list of seven weekly options!

Myrtle Avenue’s KIDS GUIDE also has great listings.

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ONGOING

books

Book Sale Donation Collection
When: Tuesday, January 12 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.
How Much: DONATE!

Show and Tell Photos Of Your Clinton Hill Neighborhood
When: By appointment
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 to cclark@bklynlibrary.org

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Image via Rooftop Reds.
Image via Rooftop Reds.

Ice Wine Festival
When: Friday-Saturday, February 5-6
Where: Rooftop Reds at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
What: Wine tastings, custom food pairings, hot toddy and mulled wine tastings, and an ice art installation. VIP tickets cost $80 and get you extra access and tastings.
How Much: $50-80

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 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

larry murphy at myrtle comedy via splitting

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

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: Taye Johnson
When: Friday, February 5 at 9pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: With a soaring voice and charismatic stage presence, this up-and-comer blends old school soul influences like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke with a modern pop sheen. With a soaring voice and charismatic stage presence, he moves between Motown-inspired soul, reggae-tinged jams, and covers of classics. Johnson comes with brand new tracks from his forthcoming debut album, which is produced by former Cobra Starship bassist Alex Suarez.
How Much: FREE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
When: Every Saturday from 8am-4pm
Where: Washington Park between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues
What: Weekly farmers market with live music and family-friendly activities.

Shape Up NYC: Essentrics
When: Saturday, February 6 at 10am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Join these FREE classes.

Image via BRIC.
Image via BRIC.

BRIC FamJam: Family Mosaic
When: Saturday, February 6 from 11am-2pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street
What: A new family program designed as a workshop for families to work together to complete one creative art project. From silent movies to mosaic plaque creations, these projects will celebrate the notion of home and more. For families with school-age children (ages 7+).
How Much: FREE, but RSVP

happy in our skin book

Storytime: Fran Manushkin presents “Happy In Our Skin”
When: Saturday, February 6 at 11:30am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Join Fran Manuskin, NYC author of more than 50 children’s books for a celebration of what makes us unique—and what holds us together. Happy in Our Skin savors different bouquets of babies—cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and cream. As they grow, their clever skin does too, enjoying hugs and tickles, protecting them inside and out, and making them one of a kind. Manushkin’s rollicking text paired with delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family—and how wonderful it is to be just who you are. Ages 3 to 8.
How Much: FREE

Shape Up NYC! Aerobics
When: Saturday, February 6 at 12pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Join this FREE aerobics class.  Class taught by NYC Parks Department community volunteer.

adventures in storytelling

Adventures In Storytelling House Party
When: Saturday, February 6 from 12-5pm
Where: BRIC Stoop at 647 Fulton Street
What: Brooklyn’s best family daytime parties continue with special daytime activities, including family dance classes, gaming, art making, and other participatory activities, all ending with a family disco party. Adventures in Storytelling is a memorable exploration of community storytelling through song, dance, film, and more.
How Much: FREE, but RSVP

Tea Workshop
When: Saturday, February 6 from 2-4pm
Where: Dou Yoga at 214 Greene Avenue
What: Let Tea Be Your Meditation workshop to create blends that build immunity and prepare our bodies to withstand harsh winters. It’s all about being preventative and maintaining balance. Participants will be learning the simple craft of creating their personalized & signature tea blend to suit their taste and needs. It’s an experience that will allow you to listen deeply through your senses and your internal compass as we walk through energetic properties and benefits of herbal botanicals. The best part, you take home 1 ounce of your signature blend to share and enjoy.
How Much: $20/$25 day-of

Theatre: “To Protect, Serve, and Understand”
When: Saturday, February 6 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.’

BAMCafe Live: Sugartone Brass Band
When: Saturday, February 6 at 9pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Swinging horn lines, impressive bebop harmonies, and deep funk grooves come together in the infectious sounds of this New Orleans-style brass band. Since its formation in New York City in 2002, the Sugartone Brass Band has been seen everywhere, from the annual Village Halloween Parade to MTV’s Making the Band, bringing with them the rambunctious energy of the Big Easy.
How Much: FREE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

bbg first sundaysFirst Sundays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
When: Sunday, February 7 from 10am-3pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden at
What: Delightful winter programs in honor of the 100th anniversary of BBG’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden—all free with admission! Origami, adult yoga, card crafting, Lego Japanese garden, a winter bird walk, and more.
How Much: Free with admission

Bethel Sports Club’s Free Exercise Class
When: 
Every Sunday from 3-4pm
Where: 
Bethel SDA Health Ministry at 457 Grand Avenue
What: 
Weekly exercise class with dumbbells, tension ropes, exercise ball, treadmill and the guidance of a certified fitness instructor.

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