Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Thursday, February 22:
NABA (National Association of Black Accountants) Meet and Greet,
12:15-2 pm, Gold Room (6th floor). They will be discussing their upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, executive board positions, and sharing advice and tips on how our members were able to land multiple internships and job offers from some of the top accounting and finance firms in the world. Food and beverages will be served. RSVP at the Bulldog Connection.

A Women’s Worth: Alpha’s Women’s Appreciation Dinner, 7-10 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor). The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be showing appreciation to the women of Brooklyn College, catering food and providing entertainment to show how important the women are recognized.

Mexican Heritage Student Association General Meeting, 12-2:15 pm, WEB Conference Room which I think is by their offices in the WEB.

Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor)to discuss future events.

IVCF (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship), 12:30-2 pm, TV Room (lower level) fellowship, fun, and food.
E-Sports Revenge of the Dreads, 12-5 pm, Maroon Room.
Speech and Debate Club, 12;15-2:15 pm, Club room.
Nu Omega Phi Informational, 12:15-2 pm, Occidental.
Spark Interest Meeting, 12:30-2:15 pm, Gold Room.

Blood Drive, 12- 6 pm, Campus Road & Bedford Ave.

Off-Campus: Marvel Universe Live, Age of Heroes, 3 pm, $15-$97. Tickets required. This action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. This ancient artifact would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of the universe. Witness the cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and immersive video projection in this legendary adventure. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street. Live Collage Workshop, 7 pm, 21+, $25. The Brooklyn Collage Collective and the Bushwick Print Lab will answer questions and give tips on collage and print making. Material and tools will be provided. Bushwick Print Lab, 1717 Troutman St., #204, at Seneca Avenue. Judge Sonia Sanchez Celebration, 7 pm, $25. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women honors Sonia Sanchez with an evening of social justice infused poetry and spoken word performances. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue.

Friday, February 23: Table Tennis:
1-4:30 pm, Glenwood Lounge.
Off-Campus: Friday, February 23: Black Panther Movie Outing, 7 pm, AMC Lowes Empire 25 – 234 West 42nd Street, Manhattan.
On the day of the movie we want you to use the hashtags #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe. Dress up in your most fly African attire or Black it out from head to toe. Click on the Bulldog Connection to RSVP, purchase your ticket and reserve your seat. Kids week: Knot Tying, 1-2:30 pm. Learn a square knot, a bowline knot and more. Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U. The Red Envelope Show, 7 pm, traditional lion dance begins at 8:30 pm. A celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year, featuring hundreds of original art work on red envelopes by over 150 artists. Grumpy Bert, 82 Bond Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street. Oskar Blues Brewery Tasting Event, 7-10 pm, 21+. Sample the brewery’s upcoming beers. Prospect Heights Beer Works, 648 Washington Ave. between Dean and Bergen Streets. American Escape Artist, 8 pm, $15, 18+. Thomas Solomon will perform a solo show of amazing, unique escape artistry. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street, Coney Island. Tickets available online. 


Tuesday and Wednesday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Tuesday, Feb 21: Classes to follow a Monday schedule.
Two Black History Month Committee Events:
Discussing Colorism, 12:30-2:30 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor).
Media Misrepresentation of Women of Color, 6-10 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor). Group discussion on the negative portrayals of women of color in the media. This discussion highlights the stereotypes, misogyny and hyper sexualization faced by women of color primarily in Hip Hop and in other media platforms, which then impacts women of color in society with Black History Month Committee, (BHM).
Ballroom Dance Society Club, 12:30-2:15 pm, 205 West Quad E. They teach all the dances from tango, all the way to jive and cha cha. It’s a very interactive club where you will meet a lot of people.
Coptic Christian Club (CCC), 12:15-2:15 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) Welcome Back Lunch, 12:30-2 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor).
Student Organization For Every Disability United For Progress (SOFEDUP) Meeting, 12:15-2 pm, Roosevelt Hall Room 137.
Off-Campus: Tuesday, Feb 20: LitFilm, 7 pm, over 18. The Brooklyn Public Library launches its festival of films about writers. Filmmaker and novelist Rebecca Miller (Arthur Miller’s daughter) delivers the keynote address. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. Reservations required. 

How the Potty Trained Us, 6:30-8 pm. Shawn Shafner (The Puru) unearths the origins of our current bathroom taboos and exposes how current sanitary practices threaten our health, environment, and the 40% of the world still living without safe toilets. Kumble Theater at Long Island University, 1 University Plaza.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Blood Drive, 12-6 pm, Campus Rd & Bedford Ave.

Wednesday, Feb 21: Two Black History Month Committee Events:
Africa’s Early Contacts with Europe, 12:45-2:15 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor). Black History Month Committee presents a lecture class done by Moses Davies on Africa’s Early Contacts with Europe and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Plantanos, Collard Greens and Callaloo, 6-10 pm, Club Room (lower level). This will be a night for different nations to display their traditions and culture for the Brooklyn College Community.

Ongoing: See past descriptions of The Brobot Johnson Experience, Don’t ‘dis’ the abilty (Autism), Sea of Light, Waterfront.



Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted. Monday is a holiday and probably only the Library Cafe is open. Many Chinese Lunar New Year and Black History events.

Saturday, Feb. 17:

Black History Month at Green-Wood, 11 am, $20. This trolley tour will visit the graves of many prominent black New Yorkers, including abolitionists, the first black female doctor in the state; New York’s first black millionaire, and the burial lots known in the 19th century as “the Colored Lots.” Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Reservations are recommended.
Lunar New Year Celebration, 11 am-4 pm, a kid-friendly sing-along at 11 am; a dumpling cooking demonstration at 2 pm; and a Lunar New Year Parade with the Wan Chi Ming Dragon Dance Team at 3:30 pm. Beyond at Liberty View, 850 Third Ave. at 30th Street.
Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing, Queens.
The Lego Batman Movie, 10 am-1:30 pm. There are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. An arts and crafts activity follows hosted by Project kid. Industry City Factory Floor, 274 36 St. and Second Avenue.Free with RSVP.

A Celebration of Black Composers, 5 pm, $30. The Altino Brothers perform with the Altino Chorale to perform spirituals, art songs, and inspirational music. Bridge Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, 277 Stuyvesant Ave.
Free fitness and fun, 2 pm, Saturday till June 16. A weekly full body workout of low-impact aerobics, with African and world dance movements. Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue.
Not Your Babe, 9 pm, 21+, $20. A Galentine’s Day comedy show about periods, featuring Sasheer Zamata, Sydnee Washington, Zilla Vodnas, and more. A portion of proceeds Red Dot, a menstrual health group. New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd. at Skillman Avenue, Queens.
Derbytaunt, 9 pm, 21+, $15-$20. Gotham Girls Roller Derby start-of-season party.
Littlefield Bar, 635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth Avenues.
Manhattan Recreation Center Open House.

Several days: Black History Month Tours in the Parks.

U.S. Lego Live, Saturday, Sunday, 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. The inaugural Live experience is the first time the international sensation will bring LEGO Master Builders, Minecraft, Star Wars, and millions of LEGO bricks to the same place at the same time for fans of all ages to enjoy. The interactive, highly visual event is a must for any LEGO fan. Pier 36, 299 South Street, Manhattan.

Ongoing: Don’t ‘dis’ the abilty” – World Autism Abilities Awareness, 12-6 pm, daily till Sunday, March 18. Artworks by Individuals on the Autism Spectrum is an exploration of the mindsets, emotions and skills of these extraordinary artists, in spite of their social, cognitive, behavioral and verbal challenges. The exhibition includes over 100 artworks from 26 international and national artists affected by autism. RXR Realty, 470 Vanderbuilt Avenue.

Environmental Ed Center Open, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5 pm until Sunday, May 27. Drop in hours four afternoons a week. Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more. Enviornmental Ed Center-Brooklyn Bridge Park, Washington St. and Plymouth Street.

See past descriptions of Sea of Light, The Brobot Johnson Experience, Antibalas.

Sunday, Feb. 18: BKLYN ALL STARS, 5 pm. Game On, NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND

hosted by Yahdon Israel, Editor in Chief of BROOKLYN MAGAZINE. City Point, 445 Albee Square West.

Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Thursday, Feb 15:

Town Hall for the Campus Community Review, 12-2:30 pm, State Room.

HERstory: The Women of Social Action, 12:30-2 pm, Gold Room 1 (6th floor).
Black History Month Committee’s short discussion and presentation giving light to the black women of the social actions movements.

Black History Month Reception, 7-10:30 pm, Club Room (lower level), Black History Month Committee. Students will discuss and ask questions on what aspects of “Song of our People”.

HSN Volunteer Fair (Health and Nutrition Sciences Club), 12-2:15 pm, Bedford Lounge.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Information Session, 12:30-2:30 pm, Library Auditorium. The recruiter will be discussing their paid summer internships. You should bring your resume to the info session and dress to impress. Register
under the “Career” tab.

Video Game Anime Night, 6-10 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor), Anime and Manga Corps.
IVCF, 12:30-2 pm, TV Room (lower level), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Valentine’s Day-Themed Open House with PRA, (Puerto Rican Alliance), 12:15-2 pm, WEB room 149.

Culture event with Hillel, 12-2:15 pm, Jefferson-Williams Room.

Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).

Student Government Participatory Budget Workshop, 12-2 pm, Penthouse.

Hummus Making, 12:15-2 pm, basement’s Club Room.

Fashion Show Casting Call, 7-10 pm, Bedford Lounge, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Off-Campus: Revisiting the Civil Rights Movement, 6:30 pm, $5, Reservations suggested. Historian Jeanne Theoharis demonstrates that the civil rights movement was messier than most people think in her book “A More Beautiful and Terrible History.” Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street.

Community Meditation Practice, 9:15 am, d’mai Urban Spa, 157 Fifth Avenue between Douglass Street and Lincoln Place.


The Unstruck Sound, 8 pm, $15 ($10 in advance). The band plays, followed by a jam session with Brooklyn Raga Massive, which is free to any musician with an instrument after 10 pm. Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street.


Several Days: 2018 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts, $10. All the short cartoons nominated for an Academy Award. Syndicated, 40 Bogart St. at Thames Street. Friday, Feb. 16, 7:20 pm and midnight, Saturday, 3:30 pm and 8 pm, Monday, 7 pm.

The Brobot Johnson Experience, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8 pm until Saturday, March 17, $20–$25. A Sci-Fi Hip-Hop solo concert and concept piece about the origins of a future race of Hip-Hop androids. Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr St. between Irving and Wykoff Avenues.

Antibalas, 8 pm, daily, Friday- Saturday, $20 ($17 in advance). The Brooklyn Afrobeat band plays with opening act Here Lies Man. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets, Williamsburg.


Friday, Feb. 16: Table Tennis, 1-4:30 pm, Glenwood Lounge.

Off-Campus:  American Escape Artist, 8 pm, 18+, $15.  Thomas Solomon will perform a solo show of amazing, unique escape artistry. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street, Coney Island. Tickets available online. 


Tanger Hillel is hosting a fashion show fundraiser this month on campus. For anyone interested in helping with this fashion show, email Yelena: She said they usually meet Sundays to practice. Some examples of roles you could have: *Dresser: Prepare models, *Backstage Coordinator: Make sure the models are ready on time, *Volunteer Coordinator: Getting the Hillel ready for guests. Wednesday, Feb. 21st they will be setting up the stage.

Lunar New Year events

Enjoy the fireworks in the Sara D. Roosevelt Park or Chinatown Parade this Friday 11 am to 3 pm. They are not too far apart. The festivities run the gamut from firecrackers to wild dance performances and martial arts demonstrations taking place
Park map.
Also Sunday February 25 is another one in Chinatown. Also an event at the Prospect Park Zoo. Here are descriptions of the events.

Lunar New Year Parade & Festival, Sunday February 16 and 25 and
Check out Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year celebration for stunning visuals, tantalizing treats and impressive performances. This street party features all sorts of vendors, food and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog. The parade wends its way through the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown, and festivities start at 1 pm. A related celebration, the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, takes place on February 16, the first day of the Lunar New Year—things get going at 11am, with the fireworks scheduled for noon. Also note that similarly exuberant Lunar New Year events take place in the City’s other Chinatowns: Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Flushing, Queens.
Great photo from the Visitor and Convention Bureau site.

Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival, FEB 16. 第十九屆新春炮竹文藝大匯演 –
Unfriendly ghosts should steer clear of Sara D. Roosevelt Park on February 16 when the Better Chinatown Society lights 600,000 firecrackers to welcome the Year of the Dog and ward off evil spirits. In addition to the pyrotechnics, there will be lion dances and decorations giveaways, plus craft vendors and food booths where you can get your fill of traditional delicacies. It’s said that the more dumplings you eat at the celebration; the more money you’ll make in the year ahead. Grand St at Forsyth St to Houston Street.

Sunday February 25, 1 pm. Chinatown Lower Manhattan. Parade route: Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens from the Visitor and Convention Bureau site.

Lunar New Year, celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Prospect Park Zoo with special activities exploring the park’s resident canines, the dingos, will be the focal point for new year-themed self-guided scavenger hunts and keeper chats each weekend in February., Chinese Theatre Works will perform puppet shows and hold a calligraphy workshop for zoo guests of all ages. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave. at Ocean Avenue. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Free with admission to the zoo.

Tuesday and Wednesday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted and free with a BC ID
Tuesday, Feb. 13:

Check on the events for the rooms in the Student Center in the lobby as many are listed int he same room.
Meet the candidates for Vice President of Instutional Advancement, 2-3 pm, Tanger Auditorium (Library).
Brooklyn College is conducting a search for a new vice president of institutional advancement. Reporting to the president and the Brooklyn College Foundation Board, this position is critical to strengthening our fundraising operation and philanthropic support.
Four finalists for the position will visit the campus over the next two weeks, one at a session. Each visit will include an open presentation to the campus community with an opportunity to ask candidates questions and provide the president feedback on them. Here is the schedule of campus presentations:
Nutrition Workshop on how to prevent diabetes, 12:30-2 pm, Aviary Lounge, 4th floor. Consider having your doctor give you a test.
Ballroom Dance Society, 12:30-2:15 pm, 205 West Quad. They teach all the dances from tango, all the way to jive and cha cha. It’s a very interactive club where you will meet a lot of people.
CSU (Caribbean Students Union) General Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor). Biweekly sit-downs.
His and Hers: Battle of The Sexes, 7-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor).
The Brothers of the Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, will be partnering with the Ladies from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, to have panel discussion about the roles they play in society, gender wise. They will discuss different point of view both males and females expect from relationships, friendships and more. They will touch on different subjects and reflect with certain suggestions and helpful relationship tips.
NOX Presents: Poet Masters, 7-10 pm, Club Room (lower level). Nu Omega Chi Fraternity Inc
Inviting students to showcase their performance talents, focusing on poetry. To give students an outlet to express their inner feelings and passion through spoken word performances. To empower students by showing them they are among fellow creators and people who feel the same way/have the same passion that they have.
The Job Search 101 Workshop, 5:30-7 pm, Library, Room 242.
Required for students to participate in the Magner Internship program. Review the workshop materials online at at your convenience, to learn why internships are critical, how to find a paid internship, strategies to landing an internship and tips on being a standout intern etc. Make sure to review the material prior to attending any internship panel. Register under the “Career” tab.
Community Outreach Internships Workshop, 12:30-2 pm. This workshop is tailored to address students the CUNY Edge, SEEK, BLMI, and veterans’ programs and other CUNY members. Register under the “Career” tab.
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, First Spring Informational, 12-2:15 pm, State Lounge (5th floor). (Professional Attire is Required).
CLAS Assembly (Student Government), 11 am- 2:15 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor). Bring up oncerns about the campus at the question period at the end.
HeForShe and PwC, 12:15-2:15 pm, Penthouse, obstacles women face in the workforce.
Accounting Society, 12:15-2:30 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).
The topic raises awareness about obstacles women face in the workforce. Learn how PwC and United Nations HeForShe commits to achieve gender equality globally. Join them for lunch as we build towers, explore our gender and racial blinds spots, ask difficult questions, and network. PwC is committed to building trust in society and solving important problems.
VSO (Veteran Students Organization), Resume and Interview Workshop for the veteran community, 12:15- 2:30 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).
Excelsior Newspaper Bake Sale, 12:15-2:15 pm. Whitehead Breezeway. Tell that what issues you think they should look into.

Off-Campus: Fat Tuesday, 5 pm-midnight, celebrate Mardis Gras with live music by Three Ring Bender, food specials, New Orleans cocktails, and King Cake. There will be beads. Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. between Third and Fourth Avenues. Mardi Gras Party with Tubby, 7 pm, gumbo and a second line brass band march. Bar Lunatico, 486 Halsey St. between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues. Gotye and the Ondioline Orchestra, 9 pm, $30 ($25 in advance). The Australian pop star performs a tribute to the inventor of an early electronic piano. Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. at Third Avenue. George Washington Returns, 7:30 pm. Washington Portrayer Michael Grillo’s presentation about Washington’s career will include discussion of the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776, his victorious return to New York in November 1783, his inauguration there in 1789 and his visit to New Utrecht in April 1790, when he had lunch at Barre’s Tavern 84th St & 16th Ave., and greeted students from the village school nearby. President Washington will have an escort of two Revolutionary War re-enactors in the uniform of a NYS militia unit, one of whom will give a brief talk about the life and equipment of a Revolutionary War soldier. A Q & A session with the audience will follow the presentation. New Utrecht Church, 18th Ave. and 84th Street.

Several Days Events: See past description for The 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Waterfront, Sea of Light.

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Mass Ashes will be distributed 12 :30 pm until 3pm at SUBO. After that, ashes will be distributed at Newman Catholic Center (2401 Glenwood Road) until 5 pm, at the Newman Catholic Club 2401 Glenwood Road.

I Love Butoh, 8 pm, $22 at the door. This Valentine’s Day enjoy and evening of dance and chocolate for a multi-sensory experience to remember. An evening of Contemporary Dance influenced by Butoh featuring Japanese dancer Mari Osanai, from Aomori, Japan and Contemporary dancer/ choreographer Madelyn Sher (New York). Tickets also include a chocolate tasting experience. Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer St. between Banker Street and Clifford Place.
The Wailers, 8 pm, $20. Bob Marley’s backing band plays Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets, Williamsburg.
Steamy Valentine’s Night at the Russian Baths, 7 pm-2 am, $40-$110. Gemini and Scorpio hosts an artsy, swimsuit-clad party with music from the Hungry March Band and an open vodka bar. Brooklyn Banya, 602 Coney Island Ave. between Beverly Road and Avenue C.
Wine and chocolate, 7 pm, $15 ($10 members). Celebrate love by learning to pair wines with chocolates. RSVP by Feb. 12. Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 8025 Fourth Ave. between 80th and 81st Streets.

Olympics opening ceremony and history of sports videos

Olympics ceremony:

The Quiet Modernism of Pyeongchang’s Opening Ceremony

The Quiet Modernism of Pyeongchang’s Opening Ceremony.

Many similar photos except the last one:

The history of sports.