Weekend Events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Halloween in the parks. 

Saturday, Oct. 21: Central Park: Olmsted’s Vision, 11 am-12:30 pm. Frederick Law Olmsted was the park designer. Join the Ranger’s for a stroll.  West 72nd and Central Park West in Central Park, Manhattan. Another Central Park event below.

Bric JazzFest Marathon Saturday, 7:30 pm-midnight, $30 ($25 in advance). Featuring Maceo Parker,  BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place.

Yoga and Reiki in Solidarity with Puerto Rico, 1:15–3:45 pm. An afternoon of yoga, reiki, divinations, and consultations to raise relief funds for Puerto Rico. Loom Yoga Williamsburg, 783 Driggs Ave. at S. Fourth Street.

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks, 11 am-3 pm, Central Park, Manhattan, East Pinetum, East 70’s or 80’s behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops. See other park event listed on top.  More than 100 artworks, workshops, and performances.

Spooky Safari, the Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center in Queens, 1-4 pm at The Zoo in Forest Park.  Go batty for ghosts and goblins, skeletons and spiders. The Zoo in Forest Park have plenty of creepy crawly creatures, from tarantulas to Madagascar hissing cockroaches. There are 150 exotic and indigenous animals, trick-or-treat, paint pumpkins, partake in games, and participate in a costume contest.  The candy trail will be open from 1-2:30 pm, with story time from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. At 2:45 p.m., pumpkins will be set up in the goat enclosures as well as in the leopard exhibit, where visitors will be able to watch as animals interact with these seasonal delicacies. The Zoo will host a costume contest at 3 p.m., where participants can win prizes. Finally, a raffle drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m., just before the event closes. Admission for Spooky Safari is $10 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under) and $7 for seniors (62 and over).

Several Days: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, 12-3 pm, Suggested Donations is $5 at the door. It claims to be the the largest dog costume parade in the world with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. Thousands of dollars in prizes. Runway competition begins at Noon. There is no need to pre-register. A parade of all contestants and spectators will follow after Best In Show is announced. Contestant and Raffle winners must be present at the end of the competition to receive their prize or it will be donated to charity.  Tompkins Square Park, (East Village) Manhattan.

Flatbush Artists Group Open House. Visit the studios and shows of 21 artists in Flatbush and Ditmas Park and various locations. Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 pm.

Brooklyn Oktoberfest, 21+, $40–$45 ($100 VIP). A Greenpoint warehouse will become a German bierhalle for five sessions of German beer, wursts, oompah music, dancing, and more. Ticket price includes your first liter of beer. Saturday, 1 pm and 7 pm. Sunday, noon and 6 pm. Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 73 West St. at Milton Street.

Vigil, Leigh Davis presents a multi-channel audio work inside the chapel in Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Saturday, 9 am-7 pm, Sunday, 9 am-5 pm.

“Trump This!” open studio, Saturday, Sunday, noon-6 pm. Artist Daniel Genova shows his paintings. MadArts, 255 Eighth St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.

Ongoing: see past descriptions of Halloween Harvest, Music in Motion, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures.

Sunday, Oct. 22:  Tour de Bronx, 10 am-6 pm. Join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they hit the road for the Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State. With a choice of either a 25 or 40 mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists. Cyclists of all ages, as well as children, participate in this annual event. Every year local, national, and even international visitors make their way to the Bronx just to be a part of the “Big Bronx Ride!” Concrete Plant Park, Bronx.

Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower, 9-9:30 pm. Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. Owl’s Head Park House in Owl’s Head Park, Bay Ridge. Enter at 68th Street and Colonial Road.

Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party, noon to 5 pm, $10 ($5 in advance). Sean Casey Adoption Agency, 153 East 3rd St., between Ft. Hamilton Parkway & Caton Avenue.

Margaret Mead Film Festival, various times, $12+. The theme is Activate. The documentary-oriented fest honors the famed anthropologist’s desire for attaining a fuller understanding of the human condition. The four-day program will include screenings, dialogues with filmmakers, parties, and a special installation (by the stop-motion-animation artist Amanda Strong). As for the movies themselves, there will be, among others, a piece about a man documenting his own impending blindness and another about an Iroquois lacrosse team fighting struggling for recognition. American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan.

 

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Thursday events

The Library Café closes Thursday night at 11:30 pm and reopens Friday 12 pm. Friday evening upgrades will be performed on campus network infrastructure this between 5 pm and 11 pm. During this time period the following resources will be unavailable (one at a time) for up to an hour each: Faculty/Staff Email, Student Email, Campus Web Site and FTP Services.
All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.
Thursday, Oct 19: Domestic Violence Discussion with the Sociology Club, 12:30-2 pm, 3604 James Hall. Diwali at the Lily Pond, 6-10 pm. Praise & Open Mic Day with the Chinese Christian Club. This could be a misprint on the day? 12:15 pm, 4th’s floor Maroony Leddy Room. NAACP Meeting, 5-8 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor). Speech and Debate (Student Forensic) Club 12:15-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounge. IVCF, 12:30-2 pm, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Alumni Lounge (4th floor). Ballroom Dance Society, 12:15-2:15, 240 West Quad.

Thursday events

The Library Café closes Thursday night at 11:30 pm and reopens Friday 12 pm. Friday evening upgrades will be performed on campus network infrastructure this between 5 pm and 11 pm.  During this time period the following resources will be unavailable (one at a time) for up to an hour each: Faculty/Staff Email, Student Email, Campus Web Site and FTP Services.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.

Thursday, Oct 19: Domestic Violence Discussion with the Sociology Club, 12:30-2 pm, 3604 James Hall. Diwali at the Lily Pond, 6-10 pm. Praise & Open Mic Day with the Chinese Christian Club. This could be a misprint on the day? 12:15 pm, 4th’s floor Maroony Leddy Room. NAACP Meeting, 5-8 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor). Speech and Debate (Student Forensic) Club 12:15-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounge.  IVCF, 12:30-2 pm, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Alumni Lounge (4th floor). Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:15-2:15, 240 West Quad.

 

Tuesday events at Brooklyn College

Jon Stewart & Night of Too Many Stars $106+,  Nov 18, Saturday at the Theatre at MSG for Autism.

Tuesday, Oct 17: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Helps fund raise, raise awareness, and advocacy while enjoying some fall festivities, games, and snacks. Brooktoberfest, 12:15-2:15 pm, West Quad, CLAS Student Government.

Game Night, 6-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor), Haitian American Student Association.

Salsa, Bachata, y Merengue Lessons, 6:30-9 pm, the brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor).

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Inc.  Fall Informational, 12- 2:15 pm, Penthouse Zodiac Room.

Swab Drive, 12-2:30 pm, Whitehead Breezeway, Gift of Life Club for a bone marrow donor swab drive  and have them added to the Marrow Registry. You never know who can end up saving somebody’s life.

SOFEDUP (Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress), General Club Meeting, 12:15-2 pm, 137 Roosevelt Hall,

CCF (Chinese Christian Fellowship), 12:30-2 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).

LGBTQIA+ Identities: Before Stonewall Film Screening, 6:30-9:30 pm, Maroon Room (6th floor).

Salsa y Mas, 6:30-10 pm, Amersfort, Loungue, Sigma Lambda Beta.

Off-Campus: Collage Workshop, it says 3 pm o 5 pm so some typo. Workshop in the Community Room focused on collage using painted cut paper. The workshop will emphasize creative development through play and collaboration, with participants strongly encouraged to work with one another, by sharing materials and ideas. Some of the finished collages will be put on display at 99 Plymouth for all visitors to see. Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, 99 Plymouth St. at Washington Street.

Jazz and Justice, 7 pm, panel discussion about jazz that engages with social and political justice. BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place.

Trivia Tuesday, 8 pm, teams (up to 6) and individuals welcome. Sycamore (it is a bar, if under age maybe you can buy food), 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads, Ditmas Park area.

 

 

 

 

Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Open House, historic houses and monuments.

Halloween movies in the parks: Candyman, Juan of the Dead, Twilight and more.

Saturday, Oct. 14: Pajama Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, 12:30 pm. Wear your pajamas and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy bedtime routines for kids, followed by pizza at Borough Hall, face-painting and a photo booth. Brooklyn Bridge, Start at 1 Centre St. at Chambers Street, Manhattan.  Perdito Martinez Group, 3 pm. The Afro-Cuban band kicks off the week-long Bric JazzFest with a free outdoor concert. The Steps at 300 Ashland, Flatbush Avenue at Lafayette Avenue. Shorts in the Slope, 5 and 8 pm, a film festival including over 30 narrative, documentary, and animated short films from local, national and international film makers. Berkeley Carroll School, 701 Carroll Street. Queens Food Day, 11am-3 pm. In honor of World Food Day, interactive, and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, advocacy, and wellness. A variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, sustainability, and healthy living. Also cooking demos, community building, performances like Lauren Hale Biniaris’ dance work-in-process ‘Hungry’ which explores the complicated world of food politics. Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture will also be activating the Park with site-specific performance from 1-5 pm. Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens. What Is Hip-Hop? 11:30 am. Author Eric Morse reads from “What Is Hip-Hop?” the follow-up to the best-selling punk music primer “What Is Punk?” from Morse and illustrator Anny Yi. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. between S. Elliott Place and S. Portland Avenue.

Saturday and Sunday: Fort Hamilton Comic-Con, 10 am, $20-$35. US Army Fort Hamilton Base, 207 Sterling Dr. at Sheriden Loop. Registration required.  Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise Tours, 10 am-6 pm. Sunrise. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6. Atlantic Avenue at Furman Street. Chashama Open Studios, 12-5 pm, 70 artists spread across two floors at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St. at First Avenue. Chasing Trane, Saturday 7 pm, Sunday, 4 pm, free ($5 for reserved seating). A documentary about the global impact of John Coltrane’s music. Part of Bric JazzFest. BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place.

Ongoing: see past descriptions of  Halloween Harvest, Boo at the Zoo, Fab Five Fall Shows, Music in Motion, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures.

Sunday, Oct. 15: Fire Organ at National Sawdust, 7 pm, 18 and over, $29. Three artists perform new work using a flame organ, created by Guerilla Science, which reacts to noise by shooting out fire. National Sawdust, 80 N. Sixth St. at Wythe Avenue. Born in China, 2 pm, $10 ($7 members; $7 children under 12). This grand journey into the wilds of China captures the adventures of three animal families, the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard, featuring stunning cinematography. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place. Coney Island Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, registration 8:30 am, walk from 10 am to 12 pm, opening ceremony 9:45 am and entertainment TBA.  Almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way as they know someone who has Donate to the Coney Cares Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team to help the American Cancer Society make a difference in funding innovative breast cancer research. Coney Island Boardwalk; MCU Park.

 

Friday on campus, Mayoral Debate and candidate Sunday in Brighton Beach

Friday, October 13: Immigrant Women’s Support Network Monthly Potluck and Discussion, 12:15-2:15 pm. Enjoy lots of chicken, lamb, falafel and hummus in 227 New Ingersoll. If you want bring a dish, it could even have food in it.

Sunday Malliotakis Sunday rally event in Brighton Beach, 1 to 3 pm by the Chase Bank on Brighton Beach ave and Coney Island Ave near the subway. More details will be coming in. I imagine they are walking on the boardwalk. We will mention all candidates in our area.

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Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.

CLAS Student Government President Florencia Salinas-Comuzzi of the last two semesters I found very dedicated. I would see her at many events. Several events she went to in one day and she was responsive to the press.

In the past I wrote in a paper that too many events are listed as private and they are not and should be open to the public. If they are on public property and paid for by the college there are certain rules. They are not exclusive county club rules.

 

Thursday, October 12: Bad Movie Night, 6-10 pm, marvel at some of Hollywood’s worst decisions, Glenwood Lounge, 2nd floor.

Dominoes & Spades Night, 6-10 pm, Club Room, also taboo and scrabble games, Caribbean Students Union.

90’s Nostalgia: Game Day, 12:30-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounge (2nd floor), Women of Color.

NABA General Meeting, 7:30-9 pm, Alumni Lounge, National Association of Black Accountants.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Chi Chapter Open House, 7-10 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor).

Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad.

Project Downtown, 12:15-2 pm, Occidental Lounge (5th floor), Muslims Giving Back (formerly United Muslim Relief at Brooklyn College), a charity in Brooklyn that serves the local underserved.

IVCF (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship), 12:30-2 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor).

NAACP Meeting, 5-8 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor), for any BC student interested in the club, to meet and discuss club matters such as events.

Friday the 13th: Rolston String Quartet, 7:30 pm, $25 ($15 students and seniors). A classical music performance, presented as part of the Five Borough Music Festival at South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St. between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue.