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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.

Audience Accessibility Panel - Bric
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

Audience Accessibility Panel

The Rodger Fox Big Band of New Zealand - Shape Shifter Lab
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

New Zealand's premier big band led by jazz-big band, trombone legend RODGERFOX this band covers all bases. Sizzling ensemble playing, stunningsoloists and the desire to give people a good time through music.For the band's performance at ShapeShifter Lab the band will perform acompletely New Zealand composed program.The Rodger Fox Big Band has won 6 Tui awards for the Best New Zealand JazzRecording.

Books Are Magic X Epiphany: Fall/Winter Issue Launch - Books are Magic
January 13, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Epiphany is a biannual literary journal and independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that supports practicing writers at every stage of their careers. For 18+ years we have published work that transcends convention and demonstrates literary mastery. Our name derives from the Joycean idea that an epiphany is the moment when "the soul of the commonest object seems to us radiant."

Books Are Magic x Epiphany: Fall/Winter Issue Launch - Books are Magic
January 13, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Join Books Are Magic and Epiphany as we celebrate Epiphany's Fall/Winter 2019 Issue release!Epiphany is a biannual literary journal and independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that supports practicing writers at every stage of their careers. For 18+ years we have published work that transcends convention and demonstrates literary mastery. Our name derives from the Joycean idea that an epiphany is the moment when "the soul of the commonest object seems to us radiant."

Books Are Magic X Epiphany: Fall/Winter Issue Launch - Books are Magic
January 13, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Join Books Are Magic and Epiphany as we celebrate Epiphany's Fall/Winter 2019 Issue release!Epiphany is a biannual literary journal and independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that supports practicing writers at every stage of their careers. For 18+ years we have published work that transcends convention and demonstrates literary mastery. Our name derives from the Joycean idea that an epiphany is the moment when "the soul of the commonest object seems to us radiant."

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn: afterimage - Roulette Intermedium
January 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn celebrates the release of their first studio album, afterimage, with a performance of Chris Cerrones High Windows and Jacob Coopers Stabat Mater Dolorosa. The orchestra will be joined by the Argus Quartet and a number of other guests.

Chess Workshop with Jose Villar - Crown Heights Library
January 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Jose Villar from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Books Are Magic X Epiphany: Fall/Winter Issue Launch - Books are Magic
January 13, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Epiphany is a biannual literary journal and independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that supports practicing writers at every stage of their careers. For 18+ years we have published work that transcends convention and demonstrates literary mastery. Our name derives from the Joycean idea that an epiphany is the moment when "the soul of the commonest object seems to us radiant."

Caroline Zancan: We Wish You Luck W/ Hala Alyan - Books are Magic
January 14, 2020 - Cobble Hill

It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica and make millions. Hannah is quietly confident, loyal, elegantly beautiful, and the person they all want to be; and Jimmy is a haunted genius with no past. After Simone - young, bestselling author and erstwhile model - shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious.

Caroline Zancan: We Wish You Luck w/ Hala Alyan - Books are Magic
January 14, 2020 - Cobble Hill

It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica and make millions. Hannah is quietly confident, loyal, elegantly beautiful, and the person they all want to be; and Jimmy is a haunted genius with no past. After Simone - young, bestselling author and erstwhile model - shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious.

Caroline Zancan: We Wish You Luck W/ Hala Alyan - Books are Magic
January 14, 2020 - Cobble Hill

It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica and make millions. Hannah is quietly confident, loyal, elegantly beautiful, and the person they all want to be; and Jimmy is a haunted genius with no past. After Simone - young, bestselling author and erstwhile model - shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious.

DIY: Teen Crafting - Annex
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Have fun with arts and craft and unleash your creative side! Make something and bring it home. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

Teen Tech Time - Crown Heights Library
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Play video games with us!

Caroline Zancan: We Wish You Luck W/ Hala Alyan - Books are Magic
January 14, 2020 - Cobble Hill

It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica and make millions. Hannah is quietly confident, loyal, elegantly beautiful, and the person they all want to be; and Jimmy is a haunted genius with no past. After Simone - young, bestselling author and erstwhile model - shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious.

Positive Aging: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia - Brooklyn Heights Library
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes, ad risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Gabby Ess / Maria Neckam /Akie Bermiss - Threes Brewing
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Three Brooklyn-based singer/songwriters bring their personal and unique craft to Threes Brewing - cozy, local, home of the freshest of the freshest sounds ... New songs for a new year. Here we come, 2020.AKIE BERMISS is affable, near-sighted, hirsute, and a nerd of the highest water. Nevertheless he has also somehow managed to cultivate and live a double-life as cool and *very* hip musician. His favorite thing to do is write (and, subsequently, sing) songs about aliens and spaceships.

Tuff Enuf Trivia - Threes Brewing
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Rev up your brain and get ready to spit out anything and everything you've ever known. Tuff Enuf is a weekly running trivia series, hosted by Owen Scott. Five rounds - teams of up to six, and individuals welcome.Individual seasons run 6 weeks long. There's no season commitment required, so there are prizes for both weekly & full season winners.

Tanen Jones: The Better Liar - Books are Magic
January 15, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Robin Voigt is dead. If her sister Leslie had arrived at her cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father, even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: she and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them togetheror not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.

Generous Laughs 2020 : A RAICES Benefit Show - littlefield
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Generous Laughs 2020: A RAICES Benefit Show, returns to the littlefield stage on Wednesday January 15th, two years after its first iteration in 2018 benefitting the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. This years event will benefit RAICES, an incredible non-profit defending the rights of immigrants and refugees while empowering individuals, families, and communities through advocacy, education, and legal services. Generous Laughs 2020 features a sparkling lineup of comedians and musical performers including Jennifer Vanilla (MOMA PS1), Jes Tom (Soojung Dreams of Fiji), Sam Taggart (Comedy Centrals Clusterfest), Karolena Theresa (Handmaids Tale: the Musical), Tommy McNamara (Carolines on Broadway), Ladies Who Ranch (Brooklyn Comedy Collective), Mamoudou NDiaye (Comedy Central), Jay Malsky (NY Fringe Festival), Guitler Raphael (The Alley) and more! Join your hosts Marybess Pritchett and Ian Lockwood for a night of pure delight as we dive into the new year celebrating an incredible organization and the power of giving back!Marybess Pritchett is a Brooklyn-based performer, producer and proud Hufflepuff from the land of Dairy Queens and collard greens. Her credits include: An In... (read more)

Tanen Jones: The Better Liar - Books are Magic
January 15, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Robin Voigt is dead. If her sister Leslie had arrived at her cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father, even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: she and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them togetheror not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.

Tanen Jones: The Better Liar W/ Anna Pitoniak - Books are Magic
January 15, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Robin Voigt is dead. If her sister Leslie had arrived at her cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father, even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: she and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them togetheror not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.

Story Play - Annex
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to develop early literacy skills through play, songs, rhymes, and stories.

DIY: Origami - Crown Heights Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Fold paper to make three dimensional creations.

Gentrification 2.0: The Good, the Bad, and the Blurry - Brooklyn Historical Society
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

From Sunset Park to East New York, barely a neighborhood in Brooklyn isnt ensconced in its own version of the gentrification debate. Beyond the posturing and the rhetoric is a nuanced history and present day reality thats neither all good, nor all bad. Join Matthew Schuerman, author of "Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents"; Kay Hymowitz, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of "The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back"; and James Rodriguez, professor of history at Guttman and contributor to the book "Racial Inequality in New York City Since 1965", for a balanced examination of a heated topic. Moderated by Jarrett Murphy, executive editor of City Limits.

Build with Duplo - Brighton Beach Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn,

For ages 18 months - 5 years.Let your toddler explore with LEGO DUPLO.

Toddler Time - Crown Heights Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Come enjoy a special half-hour of stories, rhymes and songs at this fun and education program geared for children who are already walking through 3 years of age (with a caregiver).

Babies & Books - Crown Heights Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Fingerplays, tummy-time and books, Oh My! A special half-hour of stories, rhymes and songs geared specifically for the youngest children who are not yet walking.

Project Art Workshop - Crown Heights Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Explore, create and express yourself through art with ProjectArt! Classes will be taught by Crown Heights Library's artist-in-residence.

Tanen Jones: The Better Liar - Books are Magic
January 15, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Robin Voigt is dead. If her sister Leslie had arrived at her cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father, even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: she and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them togetheror not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.

English Conversation Group - Brooklyn Heights Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join other adults who are learning to speak English! Free! No registration required.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Heights Library
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Drop into our chess club and learn strategy from our Chessmaster William De Castillo. Play a game with other kids in the neighborhood and watch yourself become a master while having fun! Ages 5+

English Conversation Group - Brighton Beach Library
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn,

Join other adults who are learning to speak English! Free! No registration required.

Teen Tech Time - Clarendon Branch Library
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Story Play - Crown Heights Library
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Come enjoy stories, rhymes and hands-on activities at this fun and educational program. Explore a different theme every week! For ages 18 months to 5 years (with a caregiver). Daycares and preschools are also encouraged to attend in groups. Please call in advance for large groups.

Teen Tech Time - Crown Heights Library
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Do you play videogames?

Grateful Dead Night - Threes Brewing
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

DJs Bradley Goodman, Conrad Doucette, and Scott Devendorf are spinning your favorite Grateful Dead hits all night.

Tuff Enuf Trivia: Greenpoint - Threes Brewing
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Our trivia series, TUFF ENUF TRIVIA, is back in Greenpoint! Rev up your brain and get ready to spit out anything and everything you've ever known. Tuff Enuf is a weekly running trivia series, hosted by Owen Scott. Five rounds - teams of up to six, and individuals welcome.Each season runs 6 weeks. There's no season commitment required, so there are prizes for both weekly & full season winners!

Threes @ Franklin + Kent Will - Threes Brewing
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

We are closing early on January 16th so our staff can come celebrate our 5th anniversary in Gowanus

5th Anniversary Party - Threes Brewing
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Threes Brewing would be very pleased if you came by the brewpub on January 16, 2020 to help us celebrate the past 5 years of making, serving and drinking beer together in Brooklyn. Festivities kick off at 5pm with twenty-four draft lines of Threes beer, including some rarer beers from our cellar. The Meat Hook will have food specials and DJ Mumbles comes on at 8.

Living Room Comedy Show - Postmark Cafe
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th 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.While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.comFollow @LivingRoomShow on Twitter/Facebook and email [email protected] to get our monthly lineups direct to your inbox.facebook.com/livingroomshow

Jordan Sondler: Feel It out W/ Adam J. Kurtz and Grace Miceli - Books are Magic
January 17, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Not everything is about you (but this book is). Still figuring it all out? Cool, so are we. FEEL IT OUT by Jordan Sondler is a guide to celebrating where you are now, even if heartbreaks, career setbacks, growing pains, and preconceptions about where you should be by now are getting in your way. Think of this as a coming-of-age book for adults, a self-love pep talk that will teach you how to get to the core of who you are and find out what you truly want, to cultivate a hot and heavy relationship with YOU, first and foremost. This approachable and empowering book offers everything you need to cut through the noise, feel your feelings, treat yourself well, and get yourself right, so you can get out there and live your best and most exciting life.

Color Me Calm - Annex
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Coloring isn't just for kids! Stop by the Annex to relax and color your stress away!

Babies & Books - Annex
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Explore books, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and play with other babies and caregivers! Best for 0-18 months.

Story Play - Brighton Beach Library
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn,

Books, songs, rhymes and play! Kids 0-5 and their caregivers can come to the library to build early literacy skills while having fun!

Library Lab - Brighton Beach Library
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn,

Hands-on science exploration and experimentation for kids age 6-12.

Teen Gaming: Table-top Games - Crown Heights Library
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Come into the library and play an old game or try something new.

Library Lab: Dowels and Rubberbands - Crown Heights Library
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Participate in our Dowel and Rubberband challenge. Work with your team to make a unique construction out of dowels and rubberbands

Karaoke Tremendous - Union Hall
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+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.

Storytime with Susan Straub and Andrea Porretta: The Fire Chief - Books are Magic
January 18, 2020 - Cobble Hill

Susan Straub wrote The Fire Chief as a birthday gift to one her three grandsons. The desire to publish came with the realization that MANY small ones share this obsession, and many Gagas love to go on adventures with their grandchildren. She also co-authored Reading With Babies, Toddlers & Twos, Sourcebooks with KJ Dell'Antonia and Rachel Payne. [email protected]

Saturday Storytime - Crown Heights Library
January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Drop-In-Tech Time - Crown Heights Library
January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

Come have fun with some cool Technology!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Heights Library
January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

- Union Hall
January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+DJ parties happen most Saturdays at midnight or earlier (after the shows!) Check website for other special DJ nights.

LADIES NIGHT - City Point
Through January 28, 2020 - Brooklyn

EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT at 8pm featuring music from Eiko Kikuhashi and special guests at Understudy Bar

Swing Dancing with Dandy Wellington - City Point
Through January 29, 2020 - Brooklyn

Mark your calendars, for EVERY WEDNESDAY...it's SWING DANCING with the man from Harlem, Dandy Wellington and his Swingin' Band! 7PM -11PM Dekalb Stage

SALSA + HUSTLE Fridays at 7pm - City Point
Through January 31, 2020 - Brooklyn

Dekalb Stage presents Salsa + Hustle! No Cover All Night Long Every Friday from 7PM - 12AM Free Dance Lessons from 7PM - 8PM Music by Superstar DJ Woody + Percussionist Ronnie Roc


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