Weekend events

Saturday February 14 events: Fourth Annual Ice Festival 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of the Park’s most romantic statue – Romeo and Juliet by Milton Hebald (1966). As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs, all as part of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration. Events: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Live ice carving, 3:00 pm: InstaMeet, a creative photo challenge; visit Central Park’s official Instagram account, @centralparknyc, for details, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Silent Disco with three DJ’s simultaneously spinning 80’s, Top 40, Ongoing: Central Park Conservancy Trivia, 80’s-themed photo booth fun, Dazzling lights in a romantic Central Park setting. What is a Silent Disco? It’s a dance party with headphones; you choose the music. Starting at 5:00 pm, two live DJs take the stage at the same time, playing 80’s, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists. You choose the channel with your favorite music genre and dance the night away. The glowing, color-coded headsets show which music other partygoers are listening to, so you can dance along with your friends. Dress in the 1980’s style. RSVP and More Info Open to all ages. Free; RSVP via Eventbrite is strongly recommended but not required. Onsite registration is also available. No bag/coat check available. Quiet Events requires an ID or credit card to check out a pair of headphones. ID will be given back when headphones are returned. In the unlikely event that you lose the headphones you checked out, Quiet Events will charge a $35 replacement fee on-site all at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, (Nearest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue), Manhattan.  NBA House as fans can participate in basketball skills competitions, meet former NBA players, and buy merchandise at Long Island University, Paramount Theaters Center, 1 University Plaza at DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues, http://www.nbatickets.com, Saturdays, 9 am, 1:30 pm, 6 pm, Sundays, 9 am, $10. Bilingual ACA (Obamacare) Enrollment Assistance as the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and MetroPlus Health Plan are providing health insurance counselors to help New Yorkers access affordable health insurance before the February 15 Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline. Translators include: Spanish, Chinese, French Creole, Russian, Hindi and Bengali. Visitwww.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/metroplus/metroplus-dates.shtml for the all the locations and times at Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Avenue, E Building Lobby Brooklyn, 9 am – 5 pm, Free. Valentine’s Day Photo Raffle snap a photo in any of the Park Slope’s Business Improvement District’s shops or restaurants on Fifth Avenue from Dean to 18th streets with the Valentine’s lollipops storeowners will be giving out, tag #theOther5th, and you could win two tickets to food festival A Taste of Fifth. Come to Fifth Avenue, Between Dean Street and 18th Street, http://www.parkslopefifthavenuebid.com, All day, Free. “We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures and Words” as this collection exhibits candid photographs and interviews with African Americans and Latinos residing in NYCHA housing, taking a different look at the stereotypes surrounding them all happening at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, http://www.brooklynhistory.org, Wednesdays – Sundays, Noon–5 pm until Sunday, March 8, $10. Valentine’s Day BrewTorial: Beer brewing workshop and tasting. Attendees will brew a chocolaty brown porter to take home at BrewHeister, 200 16th St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, http://brewtorial.brownpapertickets.com , 2–5 pm, $40 or $60 per couple. Valentine’s Day Salsa Class will include stretching, body isolation, and styling techniques, and will focus on footwork and basic partner work skills at Mark Morris Dance Group, 3 Lafayette Ave. between Nostrand Avenue and Bedford Avenue, http://www.markmorrisdancegroup.org, 4–5:30 pm, $20 per couple or $15 for singles. Jewish Earth Day Celebration and Seder at Bay Ridge Jewish Center 8025 Fourth Ave. between 80th and 81st Streets, http://www.brjc.org, 6:30 pm, Free. The Rejection Show Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven with an evening of breakup, heartbreak, love, and live music. With performances and stories from comedians, musicians, and more at Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, http://www.littlefieldnyc.com, 7 pm, $12 ($10 in advance). The Third Annual Broken Hearted Ball is an anti-Valentine’s Day show, with DJs spinning sets of angsty breakup songs and sexy hookup songs at the Cameo Gallery, 93 N. Sixth St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, http://www.cameony.net, Midnight, $5.

Sunday: NBA D-League All-Star Game, featuring an exhibition match between members of the NYPD and FDNY, followed by a game between the top prospects from the NBA’s minor league at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street, Bklyn, http://www.barclayscenter.com, 12:30 pm, $22–$87. Sweeter Than Sugar Valentine’s Tour 2:00 p.m.  The Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. New York, NY, $50, http://sugartoothtours.com. The tour will be making stops at City Cakes — home of the half-pound cookie — the Chocolate Bar for truffles, Sweet Revenge for cupcakes, Ronnybrook for hot chocolate to wash it all down, and more surprise locations for two and a half hours of continuous cakey consumption..  A non-Valentine’s-themed version of the tour runs year-round on Sundays. Animal tracking as Rangers teach the tips and tricks to identify animal tracks and understanding animal nature at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U, 1 pm, Free. “Around the World in 10 Weeks—In Two Hours” as photographer Joel Simpson shows off a slideshow of around 1,000 photos documenting the 10 weeks he spent visiting 12 countries, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, 135 Broadway at S. Sixth Street, http://www.wahcenter.net, 3–5:30 pm, Free. “Slide Hampton Jazz Jam” live jazz in honor of trombonist and Fort Greene resident Slide Hampton, whose home on 245 Carlton Avenue hosted world famous jazz musicians and jam sessions for over two decades, Splitty, 415 Myrtle Avenue between Clinton and Vanderbilt Avenues, 6–8 pm, Free. Aquarius Party as the Lodge presents tarot readings and drink specials, with Aquarius drinking Happy Hour prices all night at the Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads, http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com/, 7–11 pm, Free.

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