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Secret Snowflake Holiday Book Drive

November 16
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Every day until November 30, 2017
Greenlight Bookstore,
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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The holiday season can be a difficult time for New York’s vulnerable children. Secret Snowflake, a special initiative of NYC Service (a division of the Office of the Mayor) in partnership with city agencies and local businesses, answers letters from children in need and provides both necessities and gifts that are sources of joy for kids ages 0 to … Continue reading Secret Snowflake Holiday Book Drive Find out more »
8:00 am

Loss for Words

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every day until December 22, 2017
BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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BAM’s annual fall exhibition series returns for its 16th season with this group exhibition that examines a basic shift in our culture, from one in which we communicate with text-based language to one in which the image is the dominant tool of expression. Loss for Words features work by Corey Escoto, Andy Meerow, Siebren Versteeg, Hayal … Continue reading Loss for Words Find out more »

What Is It, Then, Between Us

November 16 @ 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 »
Free

Coat & Canned Food Drive

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday until December 31, 2017
Abraham Lincoln high School,
2800 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States
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Abraham Lincoln High School will be collecting coats throughout the months of November and December. Collected items will be donated to the Coney Island Lighthouse. We will be accepting donations during the school day at our main entrance on Ocean Parkway. Please help us support Coney island Lighthouse and all the great work they do … Continue reading Coat & Canned Food Drive Find out more »
8:45 am
$15

OSHO Chakra Breathing Meditation

November 16 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
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Every week on Thursday until December 7, 2017
MINKA Brooklyn,
1120 Washington Ave, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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An active meditation technique, that uses the power of breath and musical sounds to activate and energize the chakras, or energy centers of the body. This meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. Each stage is demarked by music which has been specifically made for this meditation. Keep your eyes closed throughout. It can … Continue reading OSHO Chakra Breathing Meditation Find out more »
10:00 am

Playdough Playtime

November 16 @ 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 »

Older Adult Wellness — “Sit Down to Get Down!”

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week on Thursday until November 16, 2017
Carroll Gardens Library,
396 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Join local expert Akwesi Asante for an hour-long class using chair exercise, mindfulness, and meditation!  This free, holistic, low-impat, and friendly class is a great way to support your healthy lifestyle Find out more »

Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Closed Mondays and major holidays
New York Transit Museum,
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A new exhibit offering a unique perspective on the vital, often unseen, work of New York’s transit employees. Using the events of 9/11, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather events as examples, the exhibition reveals the critical role that mass transit personnel play in preparing for and responding to natural and … Continue reading Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises Find out more »
10:15 am

Positive Aging: My Yoga Community

November 16 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Every week on Thursday until November 16, 2017
Dyker Library,
8202 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228 United States
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Join Marja,  the guide to integrating body, mind and spirit in this chair yoga program. Find out more »
11:00 am

ALFRED LESLIE: THE WORLD IS CHARGED WITH THE GRANDEUR OF GOD

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 20, 2017
Janet Borden, Inc,
91 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Known since the 1950s for his abstract and figurative painting, Alfred Leslie has embraced technology and new techniques, thus updating his craft for the contemporary age. These pixel scores further the ideas Leslie began in his Grisaille paintings of 1963. Here he composes the image on the computer, using a dactyl to draw on the … Continue reading ALFRED LESLIE: THE WORLD IS CHARGED WITH THE GRANDEUR OF GOD Find out more »

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

November 16 @ 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 »
Free

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone: Her Justice Legal Services Initiative

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday until February 22, 2018
NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers,
150 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 United States
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Free legal consultation services through the Her Justice Legal Services Initiatives. This program provides free legal help in family, divorce, and immigration law to low-income women living in Brooklyn who are NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn patients. Her Justice provides assistance with the following legal issues: custody/visitation, child support, divorce, domestic violence (orders of protection), … Continue reading Family Health Centers at NYU Langone: Her Justice Legal Services Initiative Find out more »

My Shot: Portraits from Hamilton

November 16 @ 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

November 16 @ 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

November 16 @ 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

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 13, 2018
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 »

Seeing Things

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 17, 2017
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Seeing Things focuses on the artistic deconstruction of racial and ethnic profiling. Through video and conceptual installations and social sculptures, Ann Stoddard is inquiring: Are we seeing things? Is our vision warped by implicit bias? Can art and technology increase empathy?  Find out more »

Floating Trails

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 17, 2017
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Floating Trails highlights the relationship between paint, perception and the natural world. Capturing Mimi Oritsky’s ecological stance, this series of oil paintings touches on the subtle temperature of a place and its temporary moods with a bright meditative consciousness. Each 30 inch square canvas carries details of the natural world on a particular day and time, … Continue reading Floating Trails Find out more »
1:00 pm

Bête Noire

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 10, 2017
FiveMyles,
558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Group show with 12 artists The paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures featured in this exhibition illuminate the conceit by embodying forms, narratives and frames of mind that pique and, perhaps, consternate the eye, haunting it in ways that refuse ready interpretations. Find out more »
2:00 pm

Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until November 25, 2017
Open Source Gallery,
306 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Humans are made of energy that is emitted everyday, affecting not only ourselves, but those around us. Mayhorn views energy that settles on the body over time as data. Whether interpersonal, political, historical, or cultural, this data creates invisible scars. Mayhorn views the body as a delicate organ that has the capacity to store energy … Continue reading Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend Find out more »
3:00 pm
FREE

Bang Temple No.2 scratch(es)

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 28, 2017
Creme and Cocoa Creamery,
1067 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
BANG TEMPLE is a series of artistic explorations on the topic of origin; Blackness, the womb, the concept of the black hole and the BIG BANG as theory. It is recognized that humanity is of BLACK origin, that the seat of humanity is an African reality, this proven from significant scientific research. Monday- closed Sun, … Continue reading Bang Temple No.2 scratch(es) Find out more »
4:30 pm

Strange Victories: Black Soldiers and World War II

November 16 @ 4:30 pm
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Every day until November 16, 2017
BAM Rose Cinemas,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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BAMcinématek presents a cross section of films that explore the unique experiences of black soldiers who, in racially-segregated units, fought the spread of fascism overseas only to face racism again on home soil. These groundbreaking classics, compelling documentaries, and revisionist action spectacles shine much-needed light on the experience of black soldiers and veterans as the … Continue reading Strange Victories: Black Soldiers and World War II Find out more »
5:30 pm

Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit: Holiday Lighting Party

November 16 @ 5:30 pm
Albee Square,
Fulton Street & Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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With sounds by DJ Mike Doelo, special guest performers Brooklyn United Marching Band and Salsa Salsa Dance Studio, It’s Showtime NYC, and DJ Annie Red, this tree, menorah, and street lighting ceremony is a sure way to hype up the holiday season. Enjoy food and from Dekalb Market and Katz’s Delicatessen, and hot chocolate from Junior’s. After lighting up the neighborhood, head inside City Point for a … Continue reading Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit: Holiday Lighting Party Find out more »
6:10 pm
Cost: $10/class or $75 monthly.

Karate Class

November 16 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm
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Sundays 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Bay Ridge Jewish Center,
405 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209 United States
Build discipline while learning traditional Karate and self-defense. Adults and Children Thursday 6:00-7:00pm, Sunday, 9:30-11:00am. Find out more »
6:30 pm

Deep Diving: Green-Wood’s Cultural Landscape Report with Faye Harwell

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery,
Main Gate-25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Faye Harwell, founding partner of Rhodeside and Harwell in Arlington, Va., directed an impressive team of landscape designers, historians, arborists, architectural historians, and hydrologists in retracing the history and unique character of Green-Wood’s landscape. By examining thousands of historic records and archival documents and by meticulously studying the landscape itself, Harwell and her team have … Continue reading Deep Diving: Green-Wood’s Cultural Landscape Report with Faye Harwell Find out more »
7:00 pm

Rivers Solomon in conversation with Glory Edim

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Greenlight Bookstore,
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Rivers Solomon’s powerful, talented voice, complex yet frighteningly realistic world-building, and diverse perspective make AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS a great read. Find out more »
7:30 pm
start at $30

17c

November 16 @ 7:30 pm
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Every day until November 18, 2017
BAM Harvey Theater,
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Big Dance Theater returns to BAM with the New York premiere of17c, a witty ensemble work inspired by the diaries of Samuel Pepys Find out more »
8:00 pm

50th Anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
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Every day until November 18, 2017
BAM Gilman Opera House,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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In a unique multi-night engagement featuring two productions, John Cale returns to BAM to curate a 50th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico with members of the Wordless Music Orchestra and special guests onNovember 16 and 17. In celebration of the 50th birthday of this musical masterpiece, only three performances of the album … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico Find out more »
11:00 pm

Talib Kweli

November 16 @ 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Bowl,
61 Wythe AVenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join Talib for his album release extravaganza. The album,  Radio Silence, four years in the making,  speaks directly to Kweli’s desire to never be silenced. The album explores themes of criminality, spirituality, and is a testament to Talib‘s comfort and prowess in his craft. Find out more »
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