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March 24, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, former NYC Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi, and leading advocates discuss: What’s Wrong With Our Parole System? - Plymouth Church
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

On Sunday, March 24, Plymouth Church’s Racial Justice Ministry will present What’s Wrong With Our Parole System?, a panel and advocacy event featuring leading criminal justice experts. New York State's parole system is broken. Almost half of the people on parole in New York wind up back in prison, with most re-incarcerations due to technical violations that are not crimes. The New York State Legislature is taking up a comprehensive package of criminal justice and parole reform bills, addressing some of the challenges that make our prison system a needless revolving door. At this timely event, attendees will learn about New York’s current system, the proposed reforms, and what can be done to help people get back on their feet and stay out of prisons. WHO: Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Scientist at Justice Lab of Columbia University Rob De Leon, Associate Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society Donna Hylton, Director of the Women and Girls Project, Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice Moderated by Celeste Katz, Co-Host of WBAI New York's "Driving Forces" WHA... (read more)

Brooklyn Music School presents Rock Band Showcase 2019 - The Slope Lounge
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School presents Rock Band Showcase 2019 Saturday, March 24, 2019 at 3pm Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents its annual Rock Band Showcaseon Saturday, March 24, 2019 at 3pm at The Slope Lounge, located at 837 Union Street, Brooklyn. RSVP here: https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/calendar/2019/3/17/rock-band-showcase-march-2019   The showcase will happen at the newly opened Slope Lounge in the heart of Park Slope on Union Street. Families, friends and lovers of rock are encouraged to come and enjoy a great show featuring the up-and-coming rock talent at BMS. Featuring 11 of the 12 rock bands at the Brooklyn Music School, our annual Rock Showcase is not to be missed. The show will include:  The Artist Certificate Ensemble Saturday 3 pm Rock Band Saturday 1 pm Rock Band Rock Rage Backyard Silver Tree Arts Reaching Youth Rock Band Arts Reaching Youth Jr. Rock Band MS8 Rock Band (Outreach program) Groove Ensembles Saturday 4 pm Rock Band Saturday 5 pm Rock Band "For 110 years, BMS has had a strong tradition in classical music and in recent years jazz as well," says Piruz Partow, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Music School, "and we are very p... (read more)

Jewel In The Crown: Old City Hall Station - New York Transit Museum
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

With exclusive access through the New York Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you will learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway's opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

All Wrapped Up - New York Transit Museum
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wrapped or decorated, train cars have celebrated special events throughout the city, like the opening of the Second Avenue Subway. What wacky and wild decorations would you choose for our fleet? Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

I'm not here to be polite - Mark O'Donnell Theater/Actors Fund Arts Center
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents "I'm not here to be polite" (taken from modern dance choreographer Anna Sokolow's remark: "I'm not here to be polite, I'm here to tell the truth"). Program consists of 2 Sokolow works: Steps of Silence and Three Poems; the 1943 solo The Desperate Heart by Valerie Bettis; Sleeping Bouquet by company director Jim May; and This is Not America by guest choreographer Robert Clearly.

I'm not here to be polite - Actors Fund Arts Center
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents "I'm not here to be polite" (taken from modern dance choreographer Anna Sokolow's remark: "I'm not here to be polite, I'm here to tell the truth"). Program consists of 2 Sokolow works: Steps of Silence and Three Poems; the 1943 solo The Desperate Heart by Valerie Bettis; Sleeping Bouquet by company director Jim May; and This is Not America by guest choreographer Robert Clearly.

I'm not here to be polite - Actors Fund Arts Center
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble presents "I'm not here to be polite" (taken from modern dance choreographer Anna Sokolow's remark: "I'm not here to be polite, I'm here to tell the truth"). Program consists of 2 Sokolow works: Steps of Silence and Three Poems; the 1943 solo The Desperate Heart by Valerie Bettis; Sleeping Bouquet by company director Jim May; and This is Not America by guest choreographer Robert Clearly.

Ian Frisch: Magic Is Dead - Books are Magic
March 25, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch's head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today's most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious society known as the52, who are revolutionizing an ancient artform under the mantra Magic Is Dead. Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52's founding members—Chris Ramsay, Laura London, and Daniel Madison—and explore their personal demons, professional aspirations, and what drew them to their art. We join them at private gatherings of the most extraordinary magicians working today, follow them to magic conventions in Las Vegas and London, and discover some of the best tricks of the trade. We also encounter David Blaine, a close friend of Madison's; hang out with Penn Jillette; and meet Dynamo, the U.K.'s most famous magician. Magic Is Dead is also a chronicle of magic's rich history and how it has changed in the internet age, as the young guns moves away from the old-school take on the craft. As he tells the story of the52, and his role as its most unl... (read more)

Brooklyn Poetry Slam - BRIC House
March 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn's best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom, hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne with music by poet and educator DJ Jive Poetic. The Slam is followed by an Open Mic, so come early to sign up and make your voice heard. As Mahogany Browne says, "These poets will make you feel things." Featured poet to be announced.

The Feature Is Female: 'Citizen Jane: Battle for the City', Introduced by M - Brooklyn Historical Society
March 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

In the final documentary about inspiring women, retrace urban activist Jane Jacobs's fight to save historic NYC during the redevelopment era of Robert Moses. Opening remarks by President of the Municipal Art Society Elizabeth Goldstein

Clive Thompson: Coders W/ Anil Dash - Books are Magic
March 26, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Programmers are among the most quietly influential people on the planet, and any serious engagement with the world demands an engagement with code and its consequences. Clive Thompson takes readers close to some of the great coders of our time, and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Who exactly are the coders building today's world? When most are college-educated, white men, how does that impact the digital world they are building? For example, if women or people of color had been involved in the early days of Twitter, would their experiences with bullying have shaped how the platform dealt with cyberbullying? Thompson also examines the intersection of coding and groundbreaking developments in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and virtual reality. Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. He is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. Anil Dash is the CEO of Glitch, the friendly community where millions of creators collaborate to discover and create apps together. He is recognized as one of the ... (read more)

Puzzling: The Puzzle And The World - Pioneer Works
March 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

The puzzle is a self-contained thing: an island of logic. The Puzzle and the World extends the mechanism of the puzzle to the world at large, in order to explore the power of naming, narrative, and its ability to erect a reality. When is this deduction useful, futile, humorous or harmful? The character of the camera in pursuit, the person performing bafflement, the conspiracy theorists, the diagnosing doctor, and a melancholic policeman bring us to the series end.

Bryan Washington: Lot W/ Jia Tolentino - Books are Magic
March 27, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra. Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms. Bryan Washington has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston. Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and got her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. Trick Mirror, her first essay collection, will be published by Random House in 2019.

4-Way Ad-Lib: Katherine Liberovskaya with Shelley Hirsch, Anthony Coleman, and Yoshiko Chuma - Roulette
March 27, 2019 - Boerum Hill

Katherine Liberovskaya's often figurative live video improvisation, draws from a vast database of diverse footage shot since she first owned a video camera in the 1990s, capturing myriad details and fleeting moments of life around her, processed by feedback and dreamy effects, set in motion spontaneous abstract word/voice and sound events by Shelley Hirsch and Anthony Coleman extending into space with Yuko Chuma's dancing… Moving images, text, rhythms, melodies, movements, steps… emerging, merging and colliding, constantly re-shaping each other and the flow of the performance, into 4-dimensional spur-of-the-moment audiovisual "stories".

Senior Socials - Brooklyn Academy of Music
March 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Celebrate spring with BAM's popular Senior Socials. These free daytime gatherings offer a range of activities, from live music to an art workshop, paired with a light meal.

Duncan Hannah: 20th Century Boy W/ Gerry Howard - Books are Magic
March 28, 2019 - Cobble Hill

Celebrated painter Duncan Hannah arrived in New York City from Minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, game for almost anything, and with a prodigious taste for drugs, girls, alcohol, movies, rock and roll, books, parties, and everything else the city had to offer. Taken directly from the notebooks Hannah kept throughout the decade, Twentieth-Century Boy is a fascinating, sometimes lurid, and incredibly entertaining report from a now almost mythical time and place. Full of outrageously bad behavior, naked ambition, fantastically good music, and evaporating barriers of taste and decorum, and featuring cameos from David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and many more, it is a rollicking account of an artist's coming of age. Duncan Hannah was born in Minneapolis in 1952. He attended Bard College from 1971 to 1973 and Parsons School of Design from 1973 to 1975. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Art Institute. Twentieth Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies is his first book. Gerry Howard is executive editor and vice president of Doubleday Books. He received the 2009 Ma... (read more)

The End of Everything: The Acceleration of Atelier Van Lieshout - Pioneer Works
March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Have we reached the end of capitalism? The rapid depletion of global resources could prove the need for an alternative economic model. This idea is further articulated in the political and social theory of accelerationism, which suggests that the expansion—and ensuing destruction—of capitalism is the only way to bring about radical social change.

Zeena Parkins: Captiva - Roulette
March 28, 2019 - Boerum Hill

For Zeena Parkins, the harp is an infinite challenge and the specificity with which she can hear a new angle of inquiry or a new trajectory of sound has an unabashed creative license. In the Captiva Pieces, this is manifested within a closed system of simple rules, that finds unlimited access to exploration. Parkins's approach is without dogma. It is not describing a system, determining one or representing a system outside of itself. It is generating a way of listening and sensing within new systems. Each sound action is absolutely specific and placed against the next, propels our listening into a space of intricate and complex tension. "The playing pulls me in and out of the texture of the gesture, an embodied experience of moving towards and listening to the distance. I hear the thick, curly sensation of fingers on strings moving from plucked to muted. Each sound shaping the space for the next event to land in. Following a cosmic, muted pattern. It holds its history of being played and of playing, arriving into itself as a trace of its future possibility."

B-Side: B O T - BRIC House
March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

b o t (/bät/) is a Brooklyn-based musical collective created in early 2016. In all of its permutations, b o t is led by an unnamed character of ambiguous gender who appears to be perpetually apprehensive and cynical. Being heavily influenced by the contemporary gospel of the late nineties and oughts, b o t's sound lends itself to being off-centered, soulful pop. B-Side is BRIC TV's live in-studio music series and screening, featuring performances from emerging and established musicians -- free of charge.

The Brink Q&A with Director Alison Klayman & Producer Marie Therese - Nitehawk Prospect Park
March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Starring: Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage, Jérôme Rivière, Giorgia Meloni, Filip Dewinter, Kent Ekeroth Join us for a special preview screening of the recent Sundance Film Festival fly-on-the-wall documentary on Steve Bannon, The Brink, before it's released in theaters. Director Alison Klayman and producer Marie Therese will be here for a discussion following the feature. When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump's inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post — though some say he still has a direct line to the White House — he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. The Brink follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and m... (read more)

Transit Tots – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

We'll learn about the signal language of the railroad, create our own signal lanterns, and play a favorite stop-and-go-game. Ages 2-5 and adult companions.

Pay-As-You-Wish at SPARK - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop-In play at SPARK is Pay-As-You-Wish Thursday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. Thursday, March 21 Good Luck Charms! Make your own pocket sized good luck charm with clay! Thursday, March 28 Spring Equinox Flower Paintings Explore color mixing by dripping watercolor with droppers to create a wax resist flower painting. All programs subject to change. Wednesday, 1:00-5:00PM Thursday, 1:00-6:00PM - Pay-As-You-Wish! Friday, 1:00-5:00PM Saturday, 1:00-5:00PM Sunday, 1:00-5:00PM We are closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Living Room Show - Postmark Cafe
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

The longest running stand-up and sketch comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in it’s 12th year)! Every Friday night at 8pm come to this clean, all-ages show to see some of TV's funniest comedians and hear jokes they're working on for their next TV appearance on Comedy Central, Fallon, Conan, The Tonight Show, and more! Come as a couple or come alone. Bring a group friends or bring your family. No restrictions on audience, we ask comics to keep their acts clean and EVERYONE gets in FREE! The show is at The Postmark Cafe: 326 6th St in Brooklyn. Follow @LivingRoomShow on Twitter and Facebook for weekly lineups While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.com facebook.com/livingroomshow

Karaoke Tremendous - Union Hall
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Jay Miller (of Midevenings/Impractical Jokers) and Jeremy (Sir Jarlsberg) Gibson are out to spread love and kick down the walls of your private room karaoke! KARAOKE TREMENDOUS is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. Put it this way, if your favorite dance party had a baby with a karaoke machine, that baby would be KARAOKE TREMENDOUS. You sing good? That's great! You don't? That's fine. Just bring the enthusiasm and we'll give you the fun

Princess Mononoke - Nitehawk Prospect Park
March 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)! Director: Hayao Miyazaki Run Time: 134 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1997 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka When a massive demon erupts from the forest and rampages through a rural village, the town's elders send their last prince, Ashitaka, west to investigate the cause of the outburst. Ashitaka discovers a bustling industrial town, Irontown, whose inhabitants are clearing out large swaths of surrounding forest to fuel their monstrous forges. The blind industrial encroachment sends a plague through the forest, putrefying everything it touches and endangering the life of the ancient Great Forest Spirit. Enraged by such carelessness, the animal Gods of the forest lead an army of wolves and boars to besiege Irontown. During one of their attacks, Ashitaka catches a glimpse of a human girl, San, riding atop a large white wolf. When he discovers a government plot to kill the Great Forest Spirit, the young prince joins with this princess of the ... (read more)

'The Knights' Family Show - BRIC House Ballroom
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

An hour-long Family Matinee where audiences of all ages are introduced to classical music in a fun, relaxed, and interactive setting. New Yorkers are invited to sing, dance, and learn about music with the GRAMMY-nominated orchestra The Knights. Excerpts from diverse repertory will be interspersed with hands-on demonstrations and Q&A, in an interactive matinee performance sure to inspire curiosity and encourage musical discoveries.

Pj Masks Live: Save the Day! - Kings Theatre
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

'PJ Masks Live!,' the hit live musical production from Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room, is back with an all-new show, "PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!" Based on eOne's top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, the new show features preschoolers' favorite pre-school superheroes and familiar songs from the popular show along with brand new music and a whole new adventure. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, toe-tapping tunes and a whole lot of super fun as they go into the night to save the day from the Villains along with PJ Robot who is new to the show for 2019! In addition to the new tour, the Original Cast Recording for 'PJ Masks Live!' is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. The album features many well-loved songs from the series recorded by the cast of the first 'PJ Masks Live!' tour. Now in its second season, the hit PJ Masks series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embar... (read more)

Storytime with Mika Song: A Friend for Harry - Books are Magic
March 30, 2019 - Cobble Hill

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend—or will a friend find him? With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship. Mika Song is a children's author/illustrator who makes stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She draws much inspiration from her childhood in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii. She is the author and illustrator of Tea with Oliver and Picnic with Oliver. Currently she is working on a graphic novel for young readers coming in 2020 from Random House Graphic.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Cybornetics with Hugh Herr - Pioneer Works
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

A prodigious teenage climber, one of the best in the world, is overwhelmed by a storm after a technically difficult ascent. He loses both of his legs below the knees to frostbite. There are few events that define any of us so starkly. Hugh Herr, 17 at the time of the amputations, recovers and strives and comes to lead the Biomechatronics group at MIT's Media Lab where he designs his own legs. He can be shorter or taller. He can climb again. He builds prosthetics that can be controlled by thought alone. Herr's Biomechatronics aims to eradicate disability and to redefine what it means to be human in the wake of cybornetics. Our director of sciences, Janna Levin, invites Professor Hugh Herr to consider if it is better to be a cyborg than to be an ordinary human.

Dj Party - Union Hall
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over DJ parties happen most Saturdays at midnight or earlier (after the shows!) Check website for other special DJ nights.

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

HARD WOOD: DAXOPHONE CONSORT WITH DANIEL FISHKIN, CLEEK SCHREY & RON SHALOM - ISSUE Project Room
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Saturday, March 30th, ISSUE presents composers and instrumentalists Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom -- the U.S.'s only extant daxophone consort. The daxophone is a thin wooden strip played with a bow, which was created by the German improviser/inventor Hans Reichel in 1987. The instrument's sound, somewhere between a cello and badger, ranges from furtive gurgles and delicate whistles to wild screams. Drawing on backgrounds in instrument building, theater, costume, and traditional music, the trio develops realizations of historical experimental music and creates new compositions out of a shared improvisational grammar. Past collaborators have included Ellen Fullman, music theorist Mack Hagood, and the LeStrange Viols. In 2015 they performed at Dublin's Science Gallery as part of Trauma: Built to Break, an exhibition on art and trauma. In 2016 they participated in Fishkin's ambitious series of concerts in Philadelphia, supported by The Pew Center, which posed the question "What is Tinnitus Music?"

Blue Skies And Bluebirds - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

When subways emerge from underground to travel on elevated tracks, it's so much fun to look out the window and see the sky. Sketch out your blue-sky visions of New York City and we'll share our art by posting them along the windows of the Museum's Bluebird subway car. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Transit Walk: Highbridge, The Bronx - New York Transit Museum
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore the rich history of New York City, past and present, one neighborhood at a time. Through the lens of transportation, discover new places, share stories, and connect with communities. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves in the Highbridge section of the Bronx to learn how transportation affected neighborhood development— from Edgar Allen Poe's favored footpaths, to the oldest bridge in New York City, to abandoned trolley platforms and remnants of the Ninth Avenue elevated — and consider the future impact of transit development as the neighborhood evolves.

On Stage At Kingsborough Presents: Ann Hampton Callaway’s Jazz Goes To The Movies - On Stage at Kingsborough at Kingsborough Community College
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn,

The incomparable Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the golden age of great love songs written for the silver screen. These songs gave people dreams when they needed them the most, like Vernon Duke’s “Taking a Chance on Love,” Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”, and Herman Hupfeld’s classic “As Time Goes By.” Callaway also will perform songs she has recorded for films, including “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “The Nearness of You.” Ann Hampton Callaway is a Tony nominee (Broadway’s Swing!) and Platinum Award winner whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s CDs. She wrote and sang the theme song for the hit TV series The Nanny, and is the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter.

Brooklyn Music School's 6th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12pm-6:30pm - Brooklyn Music School
Through March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School's 6th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12pm-6:30pm Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents the 6th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12pm to 6:30pm, with a concert at 4:30pm, followed by a jam session with students, faculty, and guest artist. BMS is located at 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn. Concert tickets are a $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit: https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/calendar/msjazzfest-2019 The festival will feature performances by participating middle schools, a rhythm section clinic by special guest clinician Helen Sung, clinics by the BMS faculty, professional development for participating school faculty members, and a closing concert/awards ceremony. This year, BMS welcomes Donald Harrison, "the King of Nouveau Swing" to the festival as the guest host. Previous guest artists have included: Ingrid Jensen, Dr. Victor Lewis, Robin Eubanks, Sherman Irby, and Duane Eubanks. Festivals, such as this, are important for the development and training of budding jazz musicians in America. When asked about the inspiration behind this annual jazz festival, Piruz... (read more)

Pj Masks Live: Save the Day! - Kings Theatre
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

'PJ Masks Live!,' the hit live musical production from Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room, is back with an all-new show, "PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!" Based on eOne's top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, the new show features preschoolers' favorite pre-school superheroes and familiar songs from the popular show along with brand new music and a whole new adventure. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, toe-tapping tunes and a whole lot of super fun as they go into the night to save the day from the Villains along with PJ Robot who is new to the show for 2019! In addition to the new tour, the Original Cast Recording for 'PJ Masks Live!' is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. The album features many well-loved songs from the series recorded by the cast of the first 'PJ Masks Live!' tour. Now in its second season, the hit PJ Masks series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark... (read more)

Brooklyn Maqam 1st Anniversary Concert - Roulette
March 31, 2019 - Boerum Hill

Brooklyn Maqam will cap their first year of programming with a full night of music featuring three of the top Arabic musical groups from in and around NYC: the Tarab Ensemble featuring classically-trained Syrian mutrib Wajde Ayub, Takht al-Nagham, and Nano Raies. This will be a rare chance to hear a variety of different traditions in Arabic music performed by master musicians and singers. A new community organization devoted to the middle-eastern music scene in New York, Brooklyn Maqam has been forging connections between musicians and enthusiastic audiences through their twice-monthly Brooklyn Maqam Hang events in Brooklyn.

Solar Power(ed) Art - Pioneer Works
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn the basics of solar power and a variety of techniques for creating solar powered electronic art. Over the course of this workshop, we will cover basic electronic knowledge, off-grid solar circuit design, and ways to incorporate solar power into kinetic, sound, light, or text-based art. We will also explore a variety of techniques for working with solar panels as sculptural material. Ultimately, participants will build a solar powered art piece and have new insight into incorporating alternative energy into our daily lives through both practical and experimental uses.

Discovery Room – Colorful Commute - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our March theme of color, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Create a spin art painting and dress up a subway car with colorful vinyl. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials. For all ages

Family Workshop – Blue Skies And Bluebirds - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

When subways emerge from underground to travel on elevated tracks, it's so much fun to look out the window and see the sky. Sketch out your blue-sky visions of New York City and we'll share our art by posting them along the windows of the Museum's Bluebird subway car. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Drop-In Play at SPARK - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

DROP-IN PLAY AT SPARK Drop-In play at SPARK is offered Wednesday through Sunday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. MARCH DROP-IN PLAY ART PROJECTS Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in March in our Studio. This month at SPARK we celebrate the spring equinox! Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3 Mixed-Media Mittens! Decorate a pair of mittens with precut shapes, fluffy cotton balls, and stickers! Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 Rainbow Clouds Build a rainbow cloud paper sculpture by bending and folding colorful paper. Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17 Good Luck Charms! Make your own pocket sized good luck charm with clay! Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24 Spring Equinox Flower Paintings Explore color mixing by dripping wate... (read more)

Pj Masks Live: Save The Day - Kings Theatre
Through March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

'PJ Masks Live!,' the hit live musical production from Entertainment One , "PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!" Based on eOne's top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, the new show features preschoolers' favorite pre-school superheroes and familiar songs from the popular show along with brand new music and a whole new adventure.

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths - Brooklyn Music School
Through June 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School Announces First Friday Sound Baths Fridays evenings: March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Open to Ages 16 & up Suggested $20 donation Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces First Friday Sound Baths on Fridays: March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2019 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration is on a sliding scale, with a $20 suggested donation. RSVP at: https://firstfridaysoundbaths.eventbrite.com As part of the Brooklyn Music School's expanding Music Therapy offerings, BMS will be offering a series of four Sound Baths on the first Friday of each month starting in March. Sound Baths offer an opportunity to unplug from the on-going demands of daily life. With the sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, hand pans, gong, and other instruments, participants enjoy deep states of relaxation and meditation. Facilitated by BMS' Music Therapy Department Chair, Katie Down, Sound Baths are sonic meditations incorporating all the senses, based on the premise that we listen with our etheric, emotional and mental body and that through Deep Listening, we can self-heal, connecting with ourselves and each other while creating new neural pathways f... (read more)

Brooklyn Bike Tour - Brooklyn Giro Bike Tours
Through December 30, 2020 - Brooklyn

Of all the different tours of Brooklyn out there, the ones that always best capture the pace of the borough are on bike! With its countless stops and signature attractions, this Brooklyn Bike tour is an epic excursion that gives you and your family a real insider’s look at the borough. Pedal your way through DUMBO, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Prospect Park and more! Take a 3-hour guided Brooklyn Bike tour! Hop on your lightweight hybrid bike at DUMBO, right by the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard then continue to South Williamsburg. Appreciate the stunning street art and colorful shops. Next, pedal your way from Fort Green Park to Barclays Center. Marvel at all the historic buildings en route. Ride through Prospect Part and head to Red Hook. Make stops at local distilleries, chocolatiers and bakeries. Even more historical architecture awaits at Brooklyn Heights! Lastly, travel back to DUMBO and into Brooklyn Bridge Park for a post-cycling snack! Few other New York City bike tours offer an experience as culturally rich and diverse as this one! Pedaling through New York’s most colorful neighborhoods gives you time to see everything up close in a... (read more)

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