Things To Do In Sunset Park This Week: Free Movies In The Park, Kelp Forests, And Cinco De Mayo

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Below you’ll find information on events through the week in and around Sunset Park. Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.

MONDAY, MAY 2

Salsa Lessons
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 7-8pm
What: Free salsa lessons for adults of all ages.

Adult Basketball
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 8-9pm
What: Play a game of basketball with your neighbors.

Image via anitapeppers.
Image via anitapeppers.

TUESDAY, MAY 3

Intermediate Graphic Design
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 12-1pm
What: Improve your graphic design skills to get more work or just for fun.

Ballroom Dancing
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 12:30-2pm (Tuesdays through Thursdays)
What: Learn how to ballroom dance with an experienced instructor.

Read and Play
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 1pm
What: Share stories, rhymes and music for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, with and without disabilities. Age 0 to 5.

Chinese Calligraphy
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 3:15pm
What: Practice with a Chinese calligraphy brush to learn how to write simple Chinese characters.

Photo by Justina Wong/NYC Parks.
Photo by Justina Wong/NYC Parks.

After-School Stories
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 4:30pm
What: Offers a fun-filled hour of stories and crafts for kids with and without disabilities. Age 6-12.

Learn English for Business
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 6pm
What: Free intermediate-to-advanced business conversation classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and business.

Martial Arts with Pedro
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 6:30-7:30pm
What: Free class for teens aged 14-17.

Yoga
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 7:45pm
What: Yoga for beginners and intermediate practitioners alike.

star wars clone warsWEDNESDAY, MAY 4

Jump and Jive Toddler Movement Class
Where: 194A 22nd Street
When: 9:30-10:30am
What: Jump & Jive is a creative movement class for children ages 11-18 months and their caregivers. Each week Miss Eve, NYS licensed teacher with a Master Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, leads the children through a 45 minute session of animated movement activities that introduce early childhood educational concepts. $10 per class; call Eve 718-473-6872 before attending; www.kidventuresnyc.com

Story Play with Reading Is Fundamental
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 10:30am
What: Enjoy books, songs, and playtime. For ages 0-5 years old. Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is included.

Intro to Photography
Where: 
Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 
5-6pm
What: Free photography class for beginners.

Basics Of Design
Where: Sunset Park Recreation Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 6-8pm
What: Learn to use basic materials and techniques, line value, color, shape, and texture in a two-dimensional composition. For all ages and skill level. For more information, call 718-972-0567 and ask for Alberto Villarreal.

May The Fourth Be With You: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
Where: 68th Street and Colonial Road at Owl’s Head Park
When: 7:30-10pm
What: Bring your light saber and celebrate this iconic blockbuster! Join NYC Parks for games, costume contests and more as we screen the only animated feature in this epic franchise. Star Wars: The Clone Wars follows the Republic’s clone army in their struggle against Count Dooku’s Separatist forces, and features fan-favorite characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Darth Maul.
Contests begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins at 8:00 p.m. However, it is strongly encouraged that you arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Trivia Night
Where:
 Irish Haven at 58th Street and Fourth Avenue
When: 8pm
What: Win prizes on your own or with your team!

Image via BPL.
Image via BPL.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

New York Aquarium present: Far Out Kelp Forest
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 3:15-5pm
What: Venture to the West coast of the United States to explore the life within the kelp forest habitat! Build a kelp forest and reveal how a special furry mammal plays an important role in this rich and diverse habitat. You’ll also meet a live animal and discover why kelp forests are also important to humans.

Kids Create: Lego
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 3:30pm
What: Kids learn about science and art through working with Lego. Recommended for kids up to age 10.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 4-7pm
What: Join NYC Parks for a celebration of Mexican culture in the community with music, dance, crafts, and more!

Photo via NYC Parks.
Photo via NYC Parks.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Wildlife Theater
Where: Sunset Park Rec Center at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue
When: 10-11am
What: Puppet show featuring Butterfly Boogie. Best for grades pre-K – 5.

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Navigator Assistance
Where: Sunset Park Library at 5108 Fourth Avenue
When: 12pm
What: Obtain information about qualified health insurance plans, check requirements for subsidies and government insurance programs, and get enrollment assistance from trained and certified navigators. All sessions are by appointment only.

selena movieFree Seminar on the Drug Crisis in Our Communities
Where:
 Second EF Church at 5201 Eighth Avenue
When: 7pm
What: Listen to the personal testimony of Simon Lau, Director of Operation Dawn, a Christian substance abuse treatment centera. Includes a Q&A session and will be translated into Chinese and English.

Movie Under The Stars: “Selena”
Where: Sunset Park, lawn at Fifth Avenue
When: 8-10pm
What: Free outdoor screening of the film Selena. This musical biopic tells the story of Tejano music icon, Selena Quintanilla-Perez (Jennifer Lopez).

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