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Soup Kitchen 2017

December 1 - December 31
Open Source Gallery,
306 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
Each year the Open Source Soup Kitchen brings together artists, cooks, friends, and neighbors for a month of cooking, eating, sharing and celebrating! For as many nights of the month as we have volunteers, we will provide the cookware and utensils–and our volunteer chef of the evening will be responsible for a “one-pot meal” (usually a … Continue reading Soup Kitchen 2017 Find out more »
8:00 am

Loss for Words

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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

Please don’t spit in my garden

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until January 19, 2018
NARS Foundation,
201 46th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220 United States
 Bryan Martello explores themes of queer generativity, paternal instincts, indulgence, and aging through the construction of a makeshift garden. His garden acts as a queer space of opportunity where heteronormative standards are suspended and hierarchies dismantled. The work thinks of alternative ways to continue a lineage and prevent it from being lost. Fluctuating between different … Continue reading Please don’t spit in my garden Find out more »

Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises

December 7 @ 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

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

December 7 @ 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 »
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Family Health Centers at NYU Langone: Her Justice Legal Services Initiative

December 7 @ 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 »

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo

December 7 @ 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 »

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

December 7 @ 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 »

Imaginarium

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Satyrdays; 12 - 4 p.m.
United Photo Industries,
16 Main st. # B, Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
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Claire Rosen’s, elaborate photographic tableaux constructions of whimsical anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, and symbolic still lives which evoke the aesthetics of classical painting. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.   Find out more »

Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until March 4, 2018
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Since the 1970s, Judy Chicago has been a pioneer in the development of feminism as an artistic movement and an educational project that endeavors to restore women’s place in history. Her most influential and widely known work is the sweeping installation The Dinner Party (1974–79), celebrating women’s achievements in Western culture in the form of a meticulously … Continue reading Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making Find out more »

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until April 8, 2018
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade. The exhibition … Continue reading Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys Find out more »
12:00 pm

Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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

December 7 @ 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 »
Free

Resolution

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 17, 2017
FiveMyles,
558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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The main theme in Larry Weekes’ work has been his passionate belief in the term “IWE” (I am part of WE) – the connection of human beings to each other. He sees this clearly with the widespread need need for the worship of a god, and with this exhibition the artist respects and celebrates the … Continue reading Resolution Find out more »
4:00 pm

Light Up the Holidays

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 MetroTech Center,
2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
Hundreds of Brooklynites gather to light the borough’s largest Christmas tree and enjoy live entertainment, as well as photo opps with real reindeer and Santa Claus. A special performance from the Brooklyn Ballet will provide a sneak peak of their holiday repertoire. The holiday kickoff will also feature a performance from the Brooklyn Friends School … Continue reading Light Up the Holidays Find out more »
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American Skulls and Flowers

December 7 @ 4:00 pm
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must email info@courttree.com for appt
Miller is a collage artist who has been using vintage linoleum flooring as his medium for almost 20 years. His innovative work depicts both nostalgia in pop culture to personal history. Must email: info@courttree.com for an appt   Find out more »
$49

Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours & Holiday Clothing Drive

December 7 @ 4:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 30, 2017
Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours will be collecting winter coats throughout the month of December to benefit New York Cares. Every guest who brings an item for donation will receive a $20 gift certificate for Madame Morbid merchandise or for use on a future tour. In addition, 10% of all ticket sales go towards feeding Brooklyn’s homeless … Continue reading Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours & Holiday Clothing Drive Find out more »
5:30 pm

Reading Group: Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room,
379 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States
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6:10 pm
Cost: $10/class or $75 monthly.

Karate Class

December 7 @ 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
$5

Jennifer Egan on Manhattan Beach

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan, is back with a new novel uncovering Brooklyn waterfront history, from women working in the Navy Yard to mobsters running the Red Hook docks. She sits down with Alexis Coe, author of Alice+Freda Forever, to discuss her extensive research and the process of building the … Continue reading Jennifer Egan on Manhattan Beach Find out more »

Managing the Designed Landscape: Curating Collections in a Time of Environmental Change with Todd Forrest, Melanie Sifton and Joseph Charap

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery,
Main Gate-25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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How do stewards of botanical gardens and arboreta manage the design projects within their grounds? What happens when landscape design conflicts with and curatorial goals, such as expanding diversity, and increasing specific species or classes of plants? What impact does climate change have on an institution’s plant collection and the plants selected for new projects? … Continue reading Managing the Designed Landscape: Curating Collections in a Time of Environmental Change with Todd Forrest, Melanie Sifton and Joseph Charap Find out more »
7:00 pm

Ian Felice (Solo)

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
Union Pool,
484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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In The Kingdom of Dreams, the debut solo album by Ian Felice of The Felice Brothers, was released August 25 on Hall of Realms Records. Featuring ten new songs written by Felice in 2016 and recorded over the course of four days in February of 2017, the album was produced by Ian’s brother Simone Felice … Continue reading Ian Felice (Solo) Find out more »

The Brooklyn Bridge

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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 the Brooklyn Museum and acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns present the first public screening of Burns’s newly restored Academy Award-nominated documentary The Brooklyn Bridge (1981, 60 min.). The screening is followed by a discussion with Burns and New York Times reporter Jim Dwyer. The event will take place in the Museum’s 3rd Floor Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium.   Find out more »
start at $25

The Brooklyn Nutcracker

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
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times vary, please check schedule
Irondale Center,
85 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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 Brooklyn Ballet, a unique and interdisciplinary dance company rooted in the classical idiom, presents the return of  The Brooklyn Nutcracker. Following a sold-out premiere season in 2016, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and an array of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience. A re-imagined holiday classic, this critically acclaimed work transforms familiar Nutcracker … Continue reading The Brooklyn Nutcracker Find out more »
7:30 pm
start at $30

Home

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
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Every day until December 10, 2017
BAM Harvey Theater,
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Theater artist Geoff Sobelle returns to BAM with the New York premiere of HOME, a large-scale performance work that explores the relationship between “house” and “home.” On stage, a house appears from nothing, constructed quickly as though in time-lapse. Residents move in, move out, get evicted, burn it down, loot it, rent it, remodel it, get … Continue reading Home Find out more »
$25

Suddenly

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
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Every day until December 9, 2017
BAM Fisher,
321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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From a miniature cityscape constructed of debris (including an old rusted truck) rises PuppetCinema’s latest theater wonder, produced by Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv. Based on acclaimed Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s short story collection Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, director Zvi Sahar and co-adapter Oded Littman weave several stories together and create a modern puppet show … Continue reading Suddenly Find out more »
8:30 pm
$15 at door or $10 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3176534

Force Majeure Vaudeville: Third Anniversary Show

December 7 @ 8:30 pm
The Cobra Club,
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Force Majeure Vaudeville will bring hula hoops, theremin, absurd comedy, yo-yo artistry, an acrobatic duo, and a drag king to The Cobra Club’s red-draped cabaret stage. This month’s cast includes: JUSTIN WEBER CHRIS ROZZI TEAM CIRCUS LEE VALONE MATT DALLOW MELISSA-ANNE SARAH PETERSIEL TANYA SOLOMON  Find out more »
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