Weekend events, CUNY in the News, Chancellor will step down

Items and links may be repeatedrd due to a glitch. CUNY in the news. CUNY Chancellor James Milliken to step down.


Former city schools chancellor may be next in line for CUNY.


Commissioner O’Neill on Brooklyn College embracing cops and not push them away. 


All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
CUNY in the news. CUNY Chancellor James Milliken to step down
Former city schools chancellor may be next in line for CUNY
O’Neill: Brooklyn College should embrace cops, not ‘push them away’
Brooklyn Today November 21: Brooklyn College Wants NYPD Away From Campus
 All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and are free.
Thursday, Nov. 23:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starts at 9 am at 77th St and Central Park West and heads down to 34th Street in Herald Square, Manhattan. You can expect to see performances from Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, the upcoming Once On This Island and the new SpongeBob SquarePants musical, all sandwiched between giant inflatable cartoon characters. On the pop front, highlights includes 98 Degrees, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean and…The Goo Goo Dolls, we guess?
Santaland Till Sunday, Dec. 24 at Macy’s Herald Square, transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of glittering pine trees, snow-capped mountains, twinkling lights, cuddly animals, and gingerbread cookies. Located on the 8th floor of the iconic flagship store, this 13,000 square foot Christmas Village is filled with holiday treasures, taking customers on a special visit with the one and only Santa Claus.151 West 34th Street and Broadway. Visits with Santa are by reservation only.
Saturday, Nov. 25: Park Slope Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:45-6:30 pm. Enjoy free hot cider, donuts, strolling carolers from Opera on Tap, music from Urban Choir Project, and a visit from Santa Claus cruising the avenue in a vintage pink Cadillac. Fifth Avenue at Fourth Street.
Sunday, Nov. 26: Obscura Holiday Bazaar, 10 am-4 pm, $3. A flea market event full of strange and unique pieces. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1567507-obscura-holiday-bazaar-brooklyn
Adulting, 8 pm, 21+, $10. Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos break down how and why to act like a grown-up. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.
Ongoing or Several Days: Winter Flea and Holiday Market, Annual Holiday Transit Show with 50 retail vendors and 10 Smorgasburg food stalls, plus a bar with wine, beer, and cocktails. Industry City, 241 37th St., second floor, between Second and Third Avenues. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am-6 pm from Saturday, Nov. 25 to Thursday, March 1,
Annual Holiday Transit Show, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Treetop Adventures, Mummies, Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt.
See hundreds of orbs suspended over Mad Square Park’s lawn
Modern Survival Skills, Sunday, 1-2:30 pm. Urban Park Rangers are well versed in natural world, and might just save your life. Pelham Bay Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park, Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue, Bronx.

Week day events at Brooklyn College and beyond. Library Cafe closings.

Update: Coptic Christian Club Thanksgiving Diner, 6-8:30 pm, State Room.

Chinese Christian Fellowship, 12:30-2 pm, International Room.

Anime Manga Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, Jefferson Room.

Salsa Workshop 5:30-7 pm, Glenwood Lounge.

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

Monday, Nov 20: Vigil for Trans Day of Remembrance, 6-7 pm, Lily Pond. A candlelight vigil to honor the members of the Trans community who lost their lives due to transphobic violence, followed by a group discussion with a counselor from the Personal Counseling Center.

Frater Ball, (basketball with a fraternity, 6:30-8:30, 200 Roosevelt Hall.

conTEMPO II music, 7-8 pm, Studio 312, Roosevelt Extension.

Tuesday, Nov 21: Conversion Day; classes follow a Friday schedule. Graduate School Meet and Greet, 5-8 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor). American Medical Students Association sponsors hearing representatives from different graduate programs speak about their schools.

CPR Training Workshop with Certification, 12:30-2 pm, Maroney-Leddy Room – 4th Floor.

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

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

Off-Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 21: Fire and Rescue Service Appreciation, 4:30-6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to this appreciation event for emergency services, with food tastings and refreshments. Gold Coast Bank, 176 Myrtle Ave. at Fleet Place.

Slavic Soul Party, 8 pm, $10 suggested donation. Barbes, 376 Ninth St. at Sixth Avenue. http://www.barbesbro​oklyn.com

Little Cinema-The Puppeteer, 8 pm, $30. An immersive aerial show built around the movie “Being John Malkovich.” House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street, Bushwick.

 Wednesday, Nov. 22: Tainted Love, an ’80s dance party, 9 pm, it says free but I would call to check. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. http://www.thebellho​useny.com

Library Cafe closes Wednesday 7:30 pm and reopens Saturday 10 am. 

Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving holiday; college closed. No classes scheduled.

Sunday Events

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

Sunday, Nov. 19:

American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn, 11 am–6 pm, $16 suggested donation. Ninety jewelers, fashion designers, furniture, and art glass makers, including eight artists from Brooklyn, set up a market in the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court. Brooklyn Museum.



Team Charlotte and Friends Present a Concert for Autism Speaks, noon, $10 at the door, music, raffles, and fun to support Autism Speaks. Featuring Back From Zero, Out of the Blue, Rock Farm, The Canny Brothers Band, and The Social Zoo. Benefits Autism Speaks at The Leif, 6725 Fifth Ave. at 67th Street.


Circus Muse, 6 pm, $20 ($15 in advance, $12 kids). A traditional circus performance aerialists and motorcycle stunts. The Muse, 350 Moffat St. between Irving and Knickerbocker Avenues.



Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (Moderate) in Marine Park, 11–12:30 pm.

Get a paw-dicure and a pet psychic reading, pups can get their nails done and find out what’s in store for their future at the Dog Day Harvest Costume Party and Parade.

Event: Dog Day Harvest Costume Party and Parade at Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park




weekend events

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

Fall Foliage in Parks.
Art in the Parks.

Saturday, Nov. 18: Native American Heritage Celebration, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Sunset Park Recreation Center with filled pow wow featuring music, dance, and art and crafts by the world re-known Red Hawk Indian Arts Council. Sunset Park Recreation Center in Sunset Park, 43rd Street at 7th Avenue.

Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Contest, 1 pm. Nine contestants will compete to devour a pint of SkyIce’s Thai Tea flavor ice cream. With giveaways, music, and free coffee before the 2 pm contest.
SkyIce, 63 Fifth Ave. at St. Marks Place.

A Tour of Central Library, 2 pm, this tour will explore the architectural significance and history of Brooklyn Public Library’s landmark Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
Danish Christmas Fair, 11 am–6 pm. The Danish Seamen’s Church hosts its annual Christmas Fair, with unique Scandinavian designs, knitwear, gift items, holiday ornaments, Danish candy, and traditional hot glögg and “smørrebrød.” The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow St. between Clark and Pierrepont Streets.
Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30 am, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2 pm, Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 am. 10+, $31.00-$42.00 (includes museum admission). Advance ticket purchase required.
oin Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. You’ll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunnit? Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY.

Canarsie’s Konpa Celebration, 4–8 pm, a celebration of Konpa and Haitian culture, with a community dance fitness session, Konpa dance showcase, and special musical performance by Glenda Lezeau. Happy Seniors Adult Social Daycare, 611 E. 76th St. at Ralph Avenue.

Saturday and Sunday: USQ Holiday Market, The Union Square Holiday Market opens on Thursday, November 16! Head on over for holiday gift shopping and food tasting. The market is open on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11 am-7 pm.

Several Days: Brooklyn Podcast Festival.

See past descriptions for Mummies, Music in Motion, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

Sunday events will be posted tomorrow.

Thursday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted and free with a BC ID.

Thursday, Nov 16: Thanksgiving Potluck, 12:15-2:15 pm, with the Women of Color, Bedford Lounge.
Cultural Dancing, 12:30-2 pm, 211 Roosevelt Hall, International Student Club teaches Indian dance.
Personal Website Building, 12:30-2 pm, The Women’s Center, 227 Ingersoll. Women in Computer Science Club to code their own personal website using HTML & CSS. Please fill out the following Google Form to RSVP.
WBCR Meet the Station (radio), 12:30-2:15 pm, basement, with a DJ with about shows.
Super Duper Raffle Fundraiser with the Graduate Speech-Language-Hearing Organization, 1:30-3:30 pm, 4400 Boylan Hall. Super Duper, a very well-known publisher of various articulation and language books, games, and other materials for school-aged children, faculty have generously donated books and other materials. These items will be raffled off to raise money for graduation in May. Buy a raffle ticket ($5 each).
BCAM (Anime and Manga Corps) Game Night, 6-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor). Club members come together for a night of all-out war in various games across a multitude of platforms. Naruto? Mario Kart? Smash?
LGBTQIA+ Identities: Trans & Nonbinary Film Screening, 6:30-9:30 pm, Club Room. See Mala Mala is, according to NYT, a “timely… sensitive and thoughtful” exploration of transgender identity and subculture in Puerto Rico. Dinner will be served and discourse will be started.
CPR Workshop, 12:30-2:30 pm, Maroney Room under the Health Programs Office.
Linked In, Class on Prayer, 12:30-2:15 pm, Hillel.
Garba Night, 5-10 pm, Amersfort Lounge, Brooklyn Jhoom.
Korean Culture Club Movie Night, 6-8 pm, Maroney Room.
50 Shades of Violence, 6-9:30 pm, Maroney Room, Women of Color.
Event Prep TD, 7-9 pm, Alumni Room, NYSIPAC.
Sociology Club Discussion of Education, 12:30-2 pm, 3604 James Hall Room.

Off-Campus: Thursday, Nov 16: Healthy Aging Expo, 10 am-3 pm. More than 30 businesses that provide products and services: health insurance, home healthcare, long term care, banks, estate planning, assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation, senior residences, and much more. Free Giveaways, Raffles and Refreshment. Council Center for Senior Citizens- 2nd floor, 1001 Quentin Rd. between E. 10 St. and Coney Island Ave.

Brooklyn Rent Freeze Enrollment Events,</strong> 1 pm. Assistance is available for qualified seniors and people with disabilities applying for Rent Increase Exemptions. Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway.
Friday, Nov. 17: “The Scientists”, 8 pm, 21+, $8 ($6 in advance). Comedians discuss dinosaurs, followed by a discussion with an actual paleontologist. Part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.
Better Hearing Event with complementary screenings, no time listed, Downstate Medical Center, Classroom 1A, 395 Lenox Rd., between New York Ave. and E 37th St. RSVP at 347-254-7611.
“Seeing Things” opening reception, 6-8 pm. Artist Ann Stoddard’s new show focuses on the artistic deconstruction of racial and ethnic profiling. The show opens alongside paintings from Mimi Oritsky and soft sculptures by Susan Stainman. A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth St. between Pearl and Jay Streets.
Ongoing: 16th Annual Holiday Transit Show, weekdays, 8 am to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm from Thursday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 4. The display features Lionel trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout. Departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole, this year’s exhibition showcases the Transit Museum’s Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets. A selection from the Museum’s collection of trolley and elevated train models created by Dr. George T.F. Rahilly will also be on display to the delight of viewers. The exhibit is set against a cityscape backdrop designed by Brooklyn-based artist Josh Cochran. NY Transit Museum at Grand Central Station, 89 East 42nd St. at Park Avenue, Manhattan.

Tuesday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Comm Outreach- Health &amp; Wellnes EXPO-Flyer 2017

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted and free with a BC ID.
Registration begins for the Winter and Spring 2018.

Tuesday, Nov 14: Haiti Trivia, 7:15-9:30 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor). Haitian American Student Association’s fun way to learn about some of Haiti’s tradition and learn more about its culture.

Accounting Meet with Becker and PwC, 12 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor). This helps in order to facilitate your preparation for the CPA exam. Additionally, Becker will be raffling off flashcards. Register on the Bull Dog Connection. I see many openings still.

Breaking Down Walls: An Insight into Mental Health in Immigrant Communities, 12:159-2 pm, Penthouse (7th floor). South Asian Health & Development Initiative.
Debating the Future of Policing, with Heather MacDonald and Professor Alex Vitale, 4:30-7:30 pm, Gold Room, 6th Floor
See: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/aca_centers_wolfe/Future_of_Policing.pdf

Conservatory Guitar Ensemble, 7-8 pm, Studio 312, Roosevelt Extension. Music by Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Brouwer, and others.

Salsa Workshop, 5:30-7 pm, Glenwood Room with MEDO.
Mental Health movie with the Vegan Club, 12:30-2 pm, 407 Avairy Room.

Building Professional Relationships: Mentors and Networking, 12:30-2 pm, 1309 James Hall. Register
under the “Career” tab.

Study Abroad 1.0 – Information Session, 1-2 pm, 1108 Boylan Hall
See: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation

CCF(Chinese Christian Fellowship) potluck, 12:30-2 pm, bring snacks and food to share, basement or Jefferson-Williams Lounge.

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

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

Stanley Tucci is Our God, 7:30 pm, $5. A night of worship devoted to the Oscar-nominated actor. Cloud City, 85 N. First St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.

Wednesday, November 15: Climate Justice for the Caribbean, 11 am-12:30 pm, Woody Tanger Auditorium Brooklyn College Library. http://www.facebook.com/caribbeanstudiesbc
Panelists: Tammy Lewis, Dept. of Sociology (Brooklyn College); Natalie Meade, fact checker and contributor to The New Yorker; Michael Menser, Dept. of Philosophy (Brooklyn College); and Basav Sen, climate justice project director at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC. RSVP: daleb@brooklyn.cuny.edu

International Socialist Organization, 6-9 pm, TV Room.
CSU General Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm, Web Building.

The Job Search 101 Workshop, 5:30-7 pm, 1309 James Hall
Register under the “Career” tab.

MFA Intergenre Reading with Eleanor Henderson and Rosa Alcala,</strong> 6-7:30 pm, 2315 Boylan Hall (Barker Room). Novelist Eleanor Henderson and poet Rosa Alcala will read from their works.

Off-Campus: Educational Seminar on Hearing Loss, 10 am, with speaker Dr. Jennifer Srour. RSVP at 718-514-8093. Bay Ridge Medical Complex, first floor Conference Room, 9036 Seventh Ave., between 90th and 92nd Streets, Manhattan.
Sumo Stew, 8 pm, 21+, $55. Watch a sumo tournament streamed from Japan, which eating traditional sumo wrestler stew, bento boxes, Japanese shochu, and Brooklyn beers. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street.