All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. Many are bars so check if under age.
Saturday, March 11: Sierra Club President Aaron Mair delivers the keynote address on the “People’s Climate Change Movement” at the Environmental Issues Conference at Medgar Evers College, 10:20–10:50 am, Medgar Evers College, Shelter Building 1650 Bedford Ave between Montgomery and Crown. Survival in the Wilderness Workshop, 1-2:30 pm, Ranger Center, Seaview Ave. and East 89th Street, Canarsie. BollyX: A Bollywood-inspired dance fitness workshop for the whole family, 11 am, $20–$30, Mark Morris Dance Group, 3 Lafayette Ave. between Nostrand Avenue and Bedford Avenue. Fort Greene Park Winter Jazz Festival, 3-7 pm, $15. Three star-studded jazz performances. The Five Spot, 459 Myrtle Ave at Washington Ave. Self-Defense Class for Women, 4 pm. Ttrans-inclusive course teaches effective self-defense techniques. Space is limited, RSVP SelfDefense.Brooklyn@gmail.com. Traditional Okinawan Karate, 248 McKibbin St. between Bushwick Avenue and White Street, Bushwick. A History of the Irish in Greenpoint, 3-5 pm, Gallery AWA, 61 Greenpoint Ave between West and Franklin Streets. RSVP suggested. Tour of Union Square Park, 2 pm, social and political history, Abraham Lincoln Statue in Union Square Park, Shelter Building, near 16th Street, Broadway, Manhattan.
Several days: Flamenco Festival, Saturday, 8 pm. Many dates and times, $35+. The first three nights of this week’s offerings include performances by Gypsy dancer Juana Amaya, flamenco innovator Olga Pericet, Spanish ballet star Jesús Carmona, and 26-year-old Patricia Guerrero, who accents the traditional flamenco styles of Granada with flavors of her own. Joining them is passionate singer-songwriter Rocío Máquez. On Sunday, Pericet stars in the New York premiere of a new offering, Pisadas, which explores “the origins and rituals of human life with a daring feminist slant,” and features guest dancer Juan Carlos Lérida and Pericet’s ensemble of vocalists and musicians. New York City Center – Main stage 131 W 55th St (between 6th & 7th), Manhattan. Confusing times so check at http://www.flamencofestival.org/eng/ffworld/. http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=10285
Music in Motion (chamber music), 4 pm. Bargemusic on the floating barge, Fulton Ferry Landing – (Brooklyn Bridge).
Sunday March 12: Birding for Beginners at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens on Sundays, beginning March 12 10-11 am. Introductory nature walk where you will learn the essentials of birdwatching. www.nps.gov/gate, directions https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/directions.htm
Purim Carnival, 11 am to 1:30 pm. Come sing, dance and celebrate Purim at a fun-filled carnival rides, sand art, face painting, themed arts and crafts and a costume contest. Hammentaschen, coffee, and raffle prizes will be awarded. Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Ave. at Avenue V.