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8:00 am

What Is It, Then, Between Us

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tues-Sat • 8am-10pm Mon • 8am-6pm Sun • 10am-6pm
BRIC Cafe,
647 Fulton STreet, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Magali Duzant’s interdisciplinary work fuses the poetics of perception with a scientific approach to relating the lived experience. In this installation, Duzant illuminates the power of gesture to serve as a universal language. The text, an American Sign Language translation of an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” underscores the possibility of human … Continue reading What Is It, Then, Between Us Find out more »
10:00 am

Brooklyn Photographs

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until October 29, 2017
BRIC Arts Media,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Curated by BRIC’s Elizabeth Ferrer, Show Features Work by Yolanda Andrade, Stefanie Apple, Nelson Bakerman, Leigh Davis, Russell Frederick, Max Kozloff, George Malave, Meryl Meisler, Patrick D. Pagnano, Sergio Purtell and Larry Racioppo   The culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s work photographing remnants of the Cold War through- out the United States and … Continue reading Brooklyn Photographs Find out more »

Shemini Atzzeret

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bay Ridge Jewish Center,
405 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209 United States
 Shemini Atzeret—The last day of Sukkot when we do not shake the lulav and estrog, however we recite special prayers and  Yiskor after the Torah Reading. Find out more »

Julia Oldham: How to Escape a Black Hole

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sunday hours are 12 - 6 p.m.
Project Room at BRIC House,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A stimulating and immersive video installation. This hallucinatory guided tour into a philosophically fraught region of space time is part physics lesson, part voyage toward destruction. Oldham herself plays an entity that has assumed the appearance of a giant floating human head, so viewers “feel more comfortable in [her] presence.” The head, naturally, leads the … Continue reading Julia Oldham: How to Escape a Black Hole Find out more »

Playdough Playtime

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Every week on Thursday until November 16, 2017
The Cobra Club,
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Toddlers explore their tactile senses using completely non-toxic playdough (ingredients are flour, salt and water). Along with some basic tools such as rolling pins, popsicle sticks and blocks, toddlers experience ways to shape, mold and stamp playdough. This is a drop-in open play setting for 18mos to 4 year olds. Find out more »
Free

Emergency Food and Supplies Donations for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 10 AM to 4 PM; Thursdays from 12 Noon to 7 PM; and Fridays from 10 AM to 12 PM.
Assemblyman Colton’s District Office,
155 Kings Highway (between West 12th & West 13th Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11223 United States
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Assemblyman William Colton’s office is collecting supplies for the victims of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans are in desperate need of non-perishable goods and daily essentials, such as bottled water, canned foods, flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby formula, small generators, personal items (shampoo, toothpaste, feminine napkins, etc.) and more. Please drop off any items for donation by Oct. … Continue reading Emergency Food and Supplies Donations for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico Find out more »
11:00 am

Infinite Blue

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 5, 2017
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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The works of art in Infinite Blue feature blue in all its variety—a fascinating strand of visual poetry running from ancient times to the present day. In cultures dating back thousands of years, blue—the color of the skies—has often been associated with the spiritual but also signifies power, status, and beauty. The spiritual and material … Continue reading Infinite Blue Find out more »

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until January 21, 2018
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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In the ancient burial ground at Saqqara, Egypt, one animal cemetery alone has yielded over four million individual ibis mummies. And the nearby dog cemetery contained over seven million mummies, with countless others found throughout Egypt. This unusual aspect of ancient Egyptian culture and religion—the mummification of animals—has remained largely a mystery. Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies … Continue reading Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt Find out more »

My Shot: Portraits from Hamilton

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.
United Photo Industries Gallery,
111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Hamilton is a cast of revolutionaries. Night after night, this band of young rebels raise their voices to the darkness in an inspiring uprising of song and spirit. They are at once our history and our future, inciting rebellion and leading the way to change. Josh Lehrer captured their portraits using antique cameras and lenses. … Continue reading My Shot: Portraits from Hamilton Find out more »

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until January 7, 2018
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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At particular moments in history, artists use their artwork to reveal social, cultural, and political complexities, responding to the times in which they live. Bringing together the work of three innovative chroniclers, Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longooffers insight into the energy, empathy, and creativity with which these artists recounted and reimagined their realities. Together … Continue reading Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo Find out more »
12:00 pm

Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 30, 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base. 70 years later, on April 5, 2017, Brooklyn Historical Society is proud to open a new exhibition celebrating this seminal moment in American history. Featuring a wonderful array of archival materials, photography, programs, and … Continue reading Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Find out more »

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it. This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over one hundred artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted … Continue reading The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Find out more »

Beyond-Beyond

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 5, 2017
Smack Mellon,
92 Plymouth Street at Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Ron Baron’s expansive installation of nearly one hundred pairs of life-size cast ceramic shoes. Although each pair is small in comparison to the gallery’s vast space, their combined poetic and ghostly presences fill the significant void and evoke all that is missing.   Find out more »
1:00 pm
$15 per child BCM Passport Members enjoy free admission

October drop in play

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 29, 2017
Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum,
1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Come inside and enjoy these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place during drop-in hours for play during the month of October in our Studio. Saturday, October 7th – Sunday, October 8th Messy Monster Collages Rip, tear, cut and arrange paper to make a monster collage. Saturday, October 14th – Sunday, October 15th Animal Masks Make … Continue reading October drop in play Find out more »
2:00 pm
Free

The Fire Theory: Ice

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until October 13, 2017
Open Source Gallery,
306 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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The Fire Theory presents Ice, an exhibition, residency and collaborative project curated by Omar López-Chahoud. Immigration has been a cornerstone of the identity of the United States since its inception and the “American Dream” has been an often unattainable, yet inspiring dream for millions of immigrants from all over the world. Currently, racism and xenophobia limits … Continue reading The Fire Theory: Ice Find out more »
4:00 pm

NY Harbor Scenes

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Red Hook’s Showboat Barge,
290 Conover Street/Pier 44, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Muralist and plein air painter Bill Mensching‘s  oil paintings of high surf, crashing waves, and stately vessels will grace the barge’s walls Saturday hours : 1 – 5 p.m. Find out more »
6:00 pm
Free

Highland Park Viking Invasion and Whisky Tasting

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarren Hotel,
160 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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  Gather your wits and prepare your palate, for the wild spirit of Orkney has departed its shores and has made landfall in NYC. They’ll be  whisky tasting and challenges to test your mettle.   Find out more »

Reconceived Notions

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Friday 6:00-9:00 Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-5:00
Stand4,
414-78th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207 United States
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Curated by Jeannine Bardo and Mollie Flanagan Reconceived Notions-an exhibit and programming that includes the work of artists, makers, and writers, who are exploring, questioning and challenging existing systems. Participants: Glenn Albrecht Tatiana Arocha Jaynie Crimmins Magali Duzant Katarina Jerinic Celine Semaan Katie Shima Friday 6:00-9:00 Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-5:00 Find out more »
6:30 pm
$5

Book Talk: Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Nearly 20 years after the release of his masterpiece, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, the new follow up from Mike Wallace brings us the next chapter of the city’s dynamic and stirring history. Book signing to follow. Find out more »
7:00 pm
$16

Film and Tour: The Mummy (1932)

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Watch the cult-classic horror film The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932, 74 min.). Afterward, join a tour of the special exhibition Soulful Creatures with curators Ed Bleiberg and Yekaterina Barbash Find out more »
Free

Lords of the Schoolyard Book release With Author Ed Hamilton

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quimby’s Bookstore NYC,
536 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
Ed Hamilton will read from and sign copies of his new novel “Lords of the Schoolyard.” “Lords of the Schoolyard” is an unflinching depiction of bullying in Suburban America as seen through the eyes of the bullies themselves.  Find out more »
7:30 pm
$25

Thierrée’s La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
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Every day until October 14, 2017
BAM Gilman Opera House,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A family joke about young James Thierrée’s penchant for communing with imaginary animals inspired the title of the iconic performer’s sixth touring show for his acclaimed Compagnie du Hanneton. La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)—for which Thierrée serves as creator, stage designer, and musical composer—is a tale of two siblings imprisoned by an amphibious creature played … Continue reading Thierrée’s La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) Find out more »
$35, 55, 75, 95 (Weekday); $40, 60, 85, 105 (Weekend) (prices subject to change after July 23)

Richard III

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
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Every day until October 14, 2017
BAM Harvey Theater,
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Reimagining Shakespeare’s rabidly ambitious king with a confrontational interpretation, Thomas Ostermeier returns to BAM with Richard III . This full-throttle adaptation is set in a mud- splattered arena, designed by Jan Pappelbaum, where glitter falls from the sky as a club-footed sociopath stalks the stage. Playwright Marius von Mayenburg replaces Shakespeare’s poetic pentameter with forthright … Continue reading Richard III Find out more »
$25

Saudade

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
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Every day until October 15, 2017
BAM Fisher,
321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Vancouver and New York-based choreographer Joshua Beamish’s Saudade —a Portuguese word that represents a concept of a vague, constant desire for a reality that does not, and probably cannot, exist—investigates loss and longing for something unattainable. MOVETHECOMPANY physically manifests the pai n of desire and memory and its power to distort our reality, blurring lines … Continue reading Saudade Find out more »
8:00 pm
$20

The Intimacy Effect By Jeff Tabnick

October 12 @ 8:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until October 14, 2017
Vital Joint,
109 Meserole Street, Brooklyn , NY 11206 United States
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In The Intimacy Effect, Matt Appel welcomes his brother and sister-in-law into his family’s small apartment. Over his wife’s objections, Matt tells them about the pregnant woman who showed up at their apartment the day before. This woman’s allegations have serious ramifications for them all. The play weaves in and out of thoughts and actions, the past, … Continue reading The Intimacy Effect By Jeff Tabnick Find out more »
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