weekend events: highlight learn to ski and snowboarding, sledding and kicksledding and snow man building.

Saturday January 24, 2015: Winter Jam, NYC’s Ultimate Snow Day, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Central Park, Manhattan, Bandshell Area, Enter at 72nd Street. Free Event for All Ages, Snow, rain or shine. Featured VenuesLake Placid Snow Field, Snowshoeing, Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding, Sledding and Kicksledding, Snow Man Building, Taste NY Winter Market. Equipment provided at no cost, or bring your own snow sports gear and enjoy the terrain! Please note: lines for activities may close early. Participants in snowshoeing and in snowboarding/skiing lessons must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early. It has to be cold enough for snow or snow machines 32 degrees. Photos from last year link http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/winter-jam/2014-photos. “Winter Follies” as Spoke the Hub dance studio hosts its annual “Winter Follies,” showcasing over 45 of its different performers and an audience vote for the favorite at the Gowanus Art Center, 295 Douglass St. between Third and Fourth Avenues, http://www.gowanusartandproduction.com. 7:30 pm, daily, Friday, Jan. 23 – Saturday, Jan. 24, $20 ($15 in advance). Free Immigration Legal Consultation as the New York Immigration Coalition hosts a Free Immigration Legal Consultation to provide information about passport consultations, legal consultations, job services, and information about attending college at P.S. 245, 249 E. 17th St at Beverly Rd, Bklyn, (800) 724–7623, 9 am–2 pm, Free. Family Boogie as you enjoy a day of exploration, a treasure hunt of the building, and dance with Together in Dance at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, http://www.brooklynhistory.org, 11 am, Free. Big Screen Gamin’ with Atari and Nintendo on big screens, with various games and game systems each week at The Diamond, 43 Franklin St. between Calyer and Quay Streets, http://www.thediamondbrooklyn.com, 3–6 pm, Free. Australia Day with Eat Tuck Shop meat pies and watch Australian films at The Diamond, 43 Franklin St. between Calyer and Quay Streets, http://thediamondbrooklyn.com , 3–8 pm, Free, pies $5. “Round Up” a film and concert revolving around slow-motion rodeo footage set to a live score at BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place, http://www.bam.org, 7:30 pm, $30. Nature Exploration: Salt Marsh Nature Trail, 1:00 p.m. Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. You may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. This is a light hike at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park , East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Brooklyn.

Sunday January 25, 2015:  Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at BC. Usher in the Year of the Sheep with a world class presentation by Company dancers dressed in colorful costumes, performing ancient melodies on traditional instruments, all the while doing feats of awe-inspiring acrobats and lion dancers. Suitable for children of all ages. 3 pm. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.  Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival so come ring in the Year of the Sheep with traditional Japanese dances by Minbuza dancers, a Taiko drum performance, arts and crafts, karate performances, and lots of Japanese food at Littlefield,  622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, http://www.littlefieldnyc.com, Noon, $20 ($12 in advance), $5 for kids. Astrograss part of the Fam Jam series- country music fun for the whole family at Hill Country Barbecue, 345 Adams St. at Willoughby Street, http://www.hillcountrybk.com, 1 pm, Free. Family Art Project: Our Family Story – A Wave Hill at 50 Anniversary Program, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. An artist guides you in creating an elegant, collaborative, community album complete with pressed flowers, decoupage, and photo memorabilia. Bring in photos and stories of your time at Wave Hill for display. Create your own personal Wave Hill family album with fabric pieces to take home as a keepsake at Wave Hill  W 248 St, Independence Av , W 252 St , P, Bronx. “Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation” till June 7. This exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum examines Lincoln’s mastery of language and how it helped shape our country and world, in his time and today, themorgan.org. Winter Antiques Show till February 1. From Roman antiquities to mid-century-modern items. Expect to see plenty of Americana, plus English, European and Asian fine wares and decorative arts. The show also serves as a benefit for the East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx that provides social services and educational programs to give people the tools to improve their economic status and their lives. 643 Park Ave. (at 67th St.) Manhattan, winterantiquesshow.com.


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