Thursday and Friday Events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. If you can’t drink legally you might be allowed in or able to eat there.
Thursday, September 22: Nickodemus and friends, Live at the Archway, 6 pm, underneath the Manhattan Bridge Park. Water Street and Pearl Street.
Friday, September 22: Great Cartoons that Weren’t Good Enough” Opening Reception, 6:30-10:30 pm. An exhibit of cartoons rejected from “The New Yorker.” Part of Bushwick Open Studios. Kave Espresso Bar, 1087 Flushing Ave. at Porter Avenue. Jen Kirkman, 8 pm, $25. Comedian, writer, and actress Jen Kirkman (“I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)”) performs a night of comedy. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. NY Art Book Fair, with more than 370 book dealers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers — heralding from nearly twenty states and around thirty countries for buying and selling. Also approximately thirty individual events and a two-day conference on matters having to do with underground publishing, community organizing, and “guerrilla collecting.” One event to look out for is a screening on Friday, at three in the afternoon, of video works by the choreographer Simone Forti in celebration of On An Iron Post, a new book about her to be released by Hesse Press in October. MOMA P.S.1 and various times.


Short week, Tuesday events

Short week

Tuesday, September 19, Conversion day; classes follow a Thursday schedule, (most Tuesday and Thursday classes have a Thursday class anyway).
No classes scheduled, September 20-22, Wednesday-Friday, the computer rooms should be opened.
All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted. Almost all club events are open to all BC students in their area such as CLAS, SGS, GSO as designated on their ID. For example, an ethnic named club or club with associated with a major anyone can attend. Many are bars so check if under age. Many off campus events are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

Jerry Before Seinfeld Review Special will stream on Netflix, Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 19: Lily Pond Concert, 12:30-2 pm.
Women of Color E-Board general meeting, 6-7:30 pm, Bedford Lounge.
Ice Cream Social, 12-2:30 pm, Occidental Lounge (5 th floor), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Bioethics and Medicine Interest Meeting, 12:15-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor). Open House with MEDO & PRA, 12:15-2 pm, WEB Conference Room. Dominican Student Movement, Puerto Rican Alliance. Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad. Badminton Club, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-3 pm in Roosevelt 211 Extension (211 RE). Rackets and shuttlecocks will be supplied. You are allowed and encouraged to bring your own rackets as the club’s rackets may not be to your liking. Make sure to wear proper clothing and shoes. Chinese Christian Fellowship, 12:30- 2 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor). PWC Info Session, 12:30-2 pm, Penthouse, National Association of Black Accountants.
Situairy Women in History, 2-4 pm, SUBO, Woman and Gender Studies.

Off-Campus: Tuesday, Sept. 19: “The Perfect, Perfect”, 8 pm, $15. A night of stories, performance, and ritual on grief, gender, body shame, and feminism. With roller skates, candy, and cartoons. The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: “Understanding Dementia for Caregivers”, 6 pm. A special educational meeting for those caring for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Pre-registration is required. Heights and Hills, 57 Willoughby St., Fourth Floor, at Lawrence Street. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please call the CaringKind 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to register.

Local WW 2 veteran honored, videos

In a park I saw a gentlemen wearing a WW 2 hat. It turned out to be Lieutenant Walter Scott who is 94 years young. His crew, the Hundred Bomb Crew, knick named “The bloods” shot down the first German Jet plane. He was on 35 flight missions with a B 17 bomber. In Central Park in recent years, he was awarded the Chevalier medal from the French president for liberating France. Another photo will be added.

Who Did the Greatest Johnny Carson Impression? Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers.
Watch Glen Campbell Take On Don Rickles.
Al Franken at the 1996 White House Correspondents Dinner (Apr 1996)

Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
San Gennaro Festival till Sept. 24.
Free movies in the park: Hidden Figures, Sing, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, La La Land, Dirty Dancing, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more. Brooklyn Book Festival.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Poseidon’s Parade, 12-4 pm, many are wearing costumes, making floats, and displaying art while celebrating the boardwalk and Rockaway community. Beach 105th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens.
The Great Irish Fair of New York, 10 am, traditional & contemporary Irish Music national and international Irish bands, great food, Irish dancing, Irish goods and children’s activities and attractions. Ford Amphitheater (3052 W 21st St). We Wanted a Revolution Closing Celebration, 1-6 pm, $16-$25. The exhibit about black women activists concludes with tours, lectures, and a music performance. Brooklyn Museum. The Barkroom Presents Pup Portraits, 11 am-3 pm, $30. Get an entire film roll of images of you and your doggie. Snacks for humans and pups provided. Bushwick Community Darkroom,110 Troutman St. between Evergreen and Central Avenues.
Eat Greene, 12-7 pm, local food producers, with free tastings, bands, double dutch dancers, vintage wares, craft vendors, and a new beer from Interboro NYC brewery. S. Portland Avenue between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jamboree, 3-6 pm, $10 (kids free), seven bands and performers, with a beer and cheese garden. The Old Stone House. 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Toast of Brooklyn, 12:30-8 pm, $50–$100, the Bedford-Stuyvesant wine, beer, and food festival, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue.
Green Thumb Harvest Fair, 12-4 pm, and a celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests. Bring your best harvest from your Green Thumb Community Garden to win prizes. Registration begins at 11 am. Recognition Awards and workshop’s in Pumpkin Ring Toss, Bike Smoothies, Decorate a vegetable, Cooking Demos, Make a scarecrow, Garden Pumpkin Patch Walk, Raffle Prizes, Zumba, Fresh Chef Contest and Live Entertainment.  Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue.

Several Days Events: Halloween Harvest, $20 to Halloween Harvest, or free with all day wrist band for thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Luna Park’s pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in. Also a pumpkin patch, pony rides, magicians, face painting, arts and crafts, kooky spooky karaoke, mummy wrap game and visitors are encouraged to come wearing their best pirate costumes. Luna Park, West 12th St. and Surf Avenue, Coney Island. No hours are listed but I would guess in the afternoon.  Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to midnight from Saturday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 29. Community Collage Workshop, this Saturday 11:30 am–1:30 pm and this Tuesday 3-5 pm. Artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, will lead a 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, great for kids, 99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in Brooklyn Bridge Park Accessible. Fall Ongoing: Down to Earth Farmer’s Market, Sundays, 10 am-4 pm until Dec. 24. Browse the wares of local vendors, including seasonal fruits and veggies, specialty foods, prepared foods, beverages, eggs, honey, milk, baked goods, and more. The Old Stone House, 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.

Sunday, Sept. 17: African American Day Parade, 1-6 pm, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd from 111 St. to 136 St., Harlem, Manhattan.

Antique Motorcycle Show, 11 am-4 pm. This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours and hayrides. Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park Accessible, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral, Queens.  Street. Regina Opera Company Free Concert, 12-1 pm of opera, Broadway selections, and Italian songs, 5323 Fifth Ave. at 54th. Forgotten New York tour of Sunset Park, 12 pm, discover beautiful vistas of New York harbor, architecture from the Civil War, and remnants of Finnish and Scandinavian culture, outside United Care Pharmacy, Fourth Avenue at 45th Street. Fire Building, 11 am to 12:30 pm. Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Fire is mankind’s greatest discovery. Learn how to safely and responsibly make a fire by using primitive and modern methods. Prospect Park Picnic House, Prospect Park West and Fifth Street.


Thursday Events

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.
Thursday, Sep 14: Ballroom Dance Society Club Meeting, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad.
World Marrow Donor Day Drive, 12-2:30 pm, Whitehead Breezeway with the Gift of Life Club.
MeHSA Meet & Greet, 12:15-2 pm, Glenwood Lounge (2nd floor), Mexican Heritage Student Association, information and Mexican games. IVCF Large Group, 12:30-2 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor) with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
NABA Meet and Greet, 12:30-2 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor). Drug and Alcohol Awareness, 12-2 pm, Boylan cafeteria. Constitution Day, 12-2 pm in front of Boylan Hall. Bid Day, 12:15-2:30 pm, West Quad with NPC. Project Downtown, 12:15-2 pm, Occidental Room with MCB. Apple and Honey Shots, 12:15-2:15 pm, Hillel Club. First Year Thursday-Studying Strategically, 12:30-2 pm, /East Quad. Meet ALPFA, 6-8 pm, State Lounge (5th floor). PowerPoint presentation to advertise benefits of becoming a paid member. Socacize Workout, 6:30-7:30 pm, Club Room (basement) with the Caribbean Students Union.

Off-Campus: The Hot Sardines, 6 pm, (A great vintage jazz group I saw them perform in the past), jazz band. With a swing dancing class, and a pop-up art exhibit from Natchie. The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place.  Photoville, noon-10 pm, a free pop-up photography village built of shipping containers, featuring work from more than 500 artists, workshops, outdoor projections, and a beer garden. Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Water Street between Old Dock Street and Old Fulton Street.

Monday Night and Tuesday Events, Trivia

In the next few days will be my interview with a WW2 Veteran age 94 who had signiicant contributions to the war.
Trivia: How long did it take to extinguish all the flames from the 9/11 attacks on Ground Zero?
3 days, 17 days, 100 days, 274 days? Answer in a few lines.
The only plane allowed to fly on 9/11 after the attacks was a plane from San Diego to Miami delivering anti-venom to a man bitten by a highly poisonous snake. It was accompanied by two jet fighters.
It took firefighters 100 days to extinguish all the fires ignited by the attacks in New York. For months, acrid clouds of smoke from the site could be smelled several miles away in Brooklyn and upper Manhattan. The fires, fueled by documents and office furniture, had been so strong they needed a near-constant jet of water sprayed on them. It took until May of the following year to clean up the 1.8 tons of debris left at Ground Zero from the attacks on September 11th. The cost of cleaning up the debris was estimated as $750 million. (A view was the water would add to weight and possible recovery of survivors).

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted. Almost all club events are open to all BC students in their area such as CLAS, SGS, GSO as designated on their ID. For example, an ethnic named club or club with associated with a major anyone can attend. Monday, Sept. 11: Franklin Park Reading Series, 8 pm. A special Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event featuring groundbreaking authors Jenny Zhang, Melissa Febos, Chelsea Martin, Dina Nayeri, and Elizabeth Ellen. Franklin Park, 618 St. Johns Pl. between Classon and Franklin Avenues.

Tuesday, Sep 12: Hurricane Harvey Bake Sale Fundraiser for Global Giving Charity, 12:30-2:15 pm. Whitehead Breezeway with the Graduate Speech-Language-Hearing Organization.

Ice Cream Social, 12-2:30 pm. Occidental Lounge (5th floor), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Ballroom Dance Society Club Meetings, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad and Thursdays except 9/21. PHE 2017-18 Health Educator Information Session 2, 12:30-2 pm. New Ingersoll Lobby Table.

Sigma Lamda Beta Informational, 6:15-7:15 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor). IDNYC, 10 am-6 pm TV Room and Wednesday. Veteran’s Community Orientation, 12:15-2:15 pm, State Room. College Survival Guide, 12:15-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounnge, BSU. Ice Cream Social, 12:30-2 pm, Hillel. Sister Speed Dating (it maybe private so just ask (7-10 pm, Marooney Room, Gamma Beta Delta.

Wednesday, Sep 13: Kappa Phi Chi Back to School Bake Sale, 5-7 pm, Whitehead Breezeway.
Raw Brooklyn, 7 pm, 21+, $30 ($22 in advance). A creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 165 Banker St. at Norman Avenue. NPC Preference Night, 5-7 pm, Alumni Room.