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Secret Snowflake Holiday Book Drive

November 17
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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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 »
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Coat & Canned Food Drive

November 17 @ 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 »
10:00 am

Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises

November 17 @ 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 »
11:00 am

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

November 17 @ 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 17 @ 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

November 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 »
$35

Feasts and Festivals

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until February 25, 2018
Museum of Food and Drink,
62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Featuring talks, demos, and special events with Jim Lahey, Ruth Reichl, Sri Rao, the Mexican Cultural Institute, League of Kitchens, and many more, Feasts and Festivals will examine food and drink’s central role in celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals across the globe. Courtesy of the SAVEUR archives, the never-before-exhibited photographs of annual festivities, religious rituals, and special occasions, … Continue reading Feasts and Festivals Find out more »

Seeing Things

November 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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
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On Stage at Kingsborough

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 19, 2018
On Stage at Kingsborough Schedule Date Time Artist Genre October 13, 2017 7:00 PM Eddie Allen/ 3hree For Louis: A Tribute To Louis Armstrong Featuring Eddie Allen Jazz at the Lighthouse October 28, 2017 8:00 PM American Dance Spectacular! Dance/Broadway November 5, 2017 2:00 PM Petra and the Wolf Family – Theatre November 18, 2017 … Continue reading On Stage at Kingsborough Find out more »

Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend

November 17 @ 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

Old Stone House: Witness to War

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 31, 2017
The Old Stone House,
336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Created by noted exhibition designers Carol May & Tim Watkins, is a passionate, interactive, interpretive show exploring the Battle of Brooklyn, the first and largest battle of the American Revolutionary War which culminated around today’s Old Stone House & Washington Park on August 27, 1776, and the choices and actions of 18th century Brooklynites through … Continue reading Old Stone House: Witness to War Find out more »
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Bang Temple No.2 scratch(es)

November 17 @ 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 »
6:00 pm

Reconceived Notions

November 17 @ 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

Musical Shabbat

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bay Ridge Jewish Center,
405 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209 United States
Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart.  All ages welcome. Find out more »
7:00 pm
$5-$15

Lead Belly Brooklyn

November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Music School,
126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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An All-Ages Sensory-Friendly Event featuring Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza, Pauline Jean and students from BMS Find out more »
7:30 pm
start at $30

17c

November 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 »
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