Things To Do This Weekend, Through January 17: Park Scavenger Hunt, Donate Books, And Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Things To Do This Weekend, Through January 17: Park Scavenger Hunt, Donate Books, And Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY KIDS events, see this week’s (through January 12) Kid Calendar.

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

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY events.

Myrtle Avenue’s KIDS GUIDE also has great listings.

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

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!

Image via Brooklyn Historical Society.

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, JANUARY 15

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: Onaje Allan Gumbs
When: Friday, December 18 at 9pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Acclaimed pianist, composer, and arranger Onaje Allan Gumbs, bassist Gregory M Jones, and drummer EJ Strickland form the core of this melodic jazz trio, while the “plus” is a rotating cast of special guest musicians and vocalists. Gumbs—a veteran sideman best known as a member of the legendary trumpeter Woody Shaw’s band and for playing alongside greats like Nat Adderley, Betty Carter, and Cassandra Wilson—is renowned for the beautifully reflective, lyrical touch he brings to the piano.

soul inscribed

Soul Inscribed Record Release Party
When: Friday, January 15 at 9:30pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street
What: Following a performance of The Spinning Wheel, join us for a free after party celebrating the release of Soul Inscribed’s debut studio record,featuring special guests Y?, Tavi Fields and Eli Asher, with dancers Ken Fury and projections by Emre. A special set by DJ Rabbi Darkside will start the evening off on the Stoop. The New York-based four-piece band Soul Inscribed mixes up a heady brew of Hip Hop poetics and sultry R&B/Soul vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of Jazz, Funk and Dub instrumentals.
How Much: FREE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

Photo by Mariana Keller.
Photo by Mariana Keller.

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, January 16 at 10am
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Join these FREE classes.

the bear report book

Story Time: Thyra Heder presents “The Bear Report”
When: Saturday, January 16 at 11am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: Welcome Brooklyn author Thyra Heder, author of Fraidyzoo, back to the bookstore for another animal adventure! In her new bookThe Bear Report, Heder explores the Arctic through a child’s eyes: specifically, Sophie, who does NOT want to do her assigned research report on polar bears. But when a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, she soon learns all about the playful bear’s habits and habitat, from glacier mice to the northern lights. Sophie finds herself falling in love with the pristine and mesmerizing landscape, and ready to return home and take another swing at her assignment, this time with gusto. Heder’s story and her stunning illustrations honor the bravery it takes to face one’s fears with curiosity and imagination, whether it’s an incomplete homework assignment or the Arctic ice. She joins us today for an interactive story time, including live drawing and amazing polar bear facts! Ages 3 to 8.
How Much: FREE

Scavenger Hunt Hike (Light)
When: Saturday, January 16 from 1-2:30pm
Where: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center
What: Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Source Material for a Poem I’ve Been Trying to Write about Casual Superlatives, National Progress and Palate Cleansers (detail), 2015, multi-component room installation. (Photo via Brooklyn Museum)
Kameelah Janan Rasheed. 2015, multi-component room installation. (Photo via Brooklyn Museum)

Art-Making Series: “Activating Your Activism #1: Collage Critique”
When: Saturday, January 16 at 2pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
What: Collage has long been used by artists to present political critique and consider possibilities for change. With the guidance of artist and archivist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, use found images and text to create a collage that challenges social norms and imagines a better future. Presented in conjunction with the Agitprop! exhibition.
How Much: $16 + online fee for advance tickets includes Museum admission and materials. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at our Admissions Desk on the day of the event.

Funbrain Games
When: Saturday, January 16 at 2pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Expand your mind with exciting math and word games!

Gallery/Studio Program Exhibition Reception
When: Saturday, January 16 from 3-5pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
What: Join us for the opening reception of the fall 2015 Gallery/Studio Program Student Exhibition. Family, friends, and the general public are all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
How Much: FREE

Image via BAM.
Image via BAM.

BAMCafe Live: Onaje Allan Gumbs
When: Saturday, January 16 at 9pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Acclaimed pianist, composer, and arranger Onaje Allan Gumbs, bassist Gregory M Jones, and drummer EJ Strickland form the core of this melodic jazz trio, while the “plus” is a rotating cast of special guest musicians and vocalists. Gumbs—a veteran sideman best known as a member of the legendary trumpeter Woody Shaw’s band and for playing alongside greats like Nat Adderley, Betty Carter, and Cassandra Wilson—is renowned for the beautifully reflective, lyrical touch he brings to the piano.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

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.

disclosures playPerformance: “Disclosures”
When: Sunday, January 17 at 8pm
Where: JACK at 505 Waverly Avenue
What: Disclosures is a performance that invites different people to share their stories, fears, and confidences, demystifying borders of privacy and nakedness as they strip away their clothes. Being naked/nakedness are intimate experiences closely related to one’s individuality and the social norms of one’s surroundings. Whether an extrovert or introvert, the idea of nakedness connotes meaning for everyone –- about borders, privacy, shame, vulnerability, and social order. It can also serve as a powerful affirmation of self, an empowering mirror through which one might not only see oneself, but also more fully see others.
How Much: $15

MONDAY, JANUARY 18
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Here’s a list of the day’s events.

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