week day events

Library Cafe closes at 9:30 pm tonight. A few weeks ago it was fumigated and no bed bugs were found.
More will be posted till they close the computer room and take the chair away.
In the mini session the hours are usually double so it is double the work. Consider dropping if it is writing/reading intensive or a challenging class. Campus Walk-In Tour weekdays for the next 2 weeks, 10 am, 222 West Quad Center.
Most of the events are free and in Brooklyn unless noted. If it seems to good, then check.

Wednesday, January 3: Jenny’s Birthday Variety Show, 8 pm, 21+, $8 ($6 in advance). Every month, Jenny Gorelick celebrates her birthday with comedians, performers, and cake. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.

Thursday, January 4: Form A census date. Last day to drop a course without a grade of “W” for 25% refund.
Friday, January 5: Course withdrawal period begins. A grade of “W” is assigned to students who officially withdraw from a course.
Everything You Do Is Perfect opening reception, New abstract paintings by Nina Meledandri, 5-8 pm. FiveMyles, 558 St. John’s Place between Classon and Franklin Avenues. http://www.fivemyles.org
SixPoint Sampling Event, 7-10 pm, 21+. Challenge your taste buds with the latest SixPoint beers.
Prospect Heights Beer Works, 648 Washington Ave. between Dean and Bergen Streets.

Several days: Bull riding, Friday, 8 pm, Saturday, 7:45 pm, Sunday, 1:45 pm, starting at $38. High-flying rides and jaw-dropping wrecks for the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden. One in 15 rides ends in injury. Madison Square Gardens, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza,Tickets.
Ongoing: Annual Holiday Transit Show, Mummies, see past descriptions.

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Saturday to Monday events, New Year’s Eve events

Library Café closes Friday 4:45 pm so does the Library and WEB till Tuesday. Christmas, New Years and similar days is the time to contact friends or strangers alone, without family, disabled, seniors or for whatever reason. It means a lot. Do it not to make it look like mercy. You could say you are the one who needs some one to talk to, or say they’re a good listener which you need.

Most resolutions don’t last a week. Resolutions do not have to be January 1 but any day can be a start. They should be measurable. If one wants to get in shape, list exercise and nutrition. That is not measurable. Have a log on your calendar how much you ran or minutes of exercise that day and so on. If you miss a day or do half, don’t get rejected. You still did more than nothing for your health.

Friday, Dec. 29: no special events so wait till Sunday.
Saturday, Dec. 30: The Amazing Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt, 12:30-3:30 pm, $39. Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest. Please download that before you come to the event. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue.
Tickets.
Brooklyn Brewery Sampling Event, 7-10 pm, 21+. Try the latest from Brooklyn Brewery Prospect Heights Beer Works. Pottery Barn Kids, 125 Westchester Ave.
Abraham Lincoln High School Annual Canned Food and Coat Drive, it just says all day.
Support Coney Island Lighthouse. Donations can be made Monday through Friday at entrance at 2800 Ocean Parkway.

Sunday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve: Dress warm and in layers. Some years the subway is free after midnight. New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Central Park Fireworks.
Central Park midnight run to start on your resolutions.
Parties and concerts.
New Year’s Eve History & Times Square.
NYE History & Times Square Ball | Times Square NYC.
How to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop without going to Times Square.

The five best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve alone.

New Year’s Eve with Prospect Park fireworks and live music, 11 pm-1 am. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the Park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street. Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park’s West Drive; 9th Street.
The Awesome Aughts New Year’s Eve Party, 10 pm, 21+, $5. Music of the first decade of the 2000’s is played. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.

Annual Coney Island New Year’s Eve Celebration, Steeplechase Plaza & W. 19th Street, starting  at 9 pm. Ring in the New Year; from fire-eaters to fireworks.  Free B & B Carousell rides (beginning at 6pm), weather permitting, and free ice skating at the Abe Stark Skating Rink for the first 250 guests.

A Funhouse Philosophers Special Event, 9 pm to after 1 am, tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Half Price Beer and Wine until midnight, for all ticket holders, at the Freak Bar. One Free Draft Beer included with admission. 9 pm “New Year’s Eve In Heaven – The Killing of 2017” A Performance Art Collaboration. 10 pm Comedy. 11 pm – Hike To Parachute Jump For Midnight Ball Drop. 1 am – Coney Island. Circus Sideshow Fire Spectacular. Information and tickets.

New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1: Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Swim, 1 pm, $20 suggested if you are swimming as part of the club. You can register on their site. You can swim with out the club. Most go in the water in the first half hour so don’t be late. Start the new year off with a splash by jumping into the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean with other hordes of other brave swimmers. There is a crowd of 2,000 usually. The run is on the beach down from Nathans, from Surf Ave go down Stillwell Avenue on the beach.
New Year’s Day Hike in Prospect Park, 11 am-12:30 pm. It’s a light stroll in the outdoors to start the new year with a healthy walk. Rangers lead hikers to the hidden gems in the park. Prospect Park Audubon Center, enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue.
Magic At Coney, 3 pm, $10 ($5 kids), advance tickets available online. Mentalists, escape artists, illusionists and more. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble, 6 pm, $20. Concert featuring works by Bach, Schubert, Pärt, Nyman, Mozart, Reich, and Beethoven. San Damiano Mission, 85 N 15th St. between Banker St. and Nassau Ave, Williamsburg.

Wednesday and Thursday events

Probably there will be no college events till the full winter session starts.

Send in your New Year’s Eve events to share with others. The obvious are: fireworks and music in Times Square, Central Park, Prospect Park, Coney Island. Concert or events in Union Hall and many small Williamsburg bars.

Ongoing: Soulful Creatures, Wednesdays and Fridays – Sundays, 11 am–6 pm, Thursdays, 11 am–10 pm until Sunday, Jan. 21, $16 suggested donation.
See past descriptions of 16th Annual Holiday Transit Show and Mummies.

Wednesday, Dec. 27: Brooklyn Raga Massive Weekly, 8 pm, $15 ($10 in advance). The Brooklyn Indian rock band welcomes a different performer each week, followed by a jam session. Art Cafe and Bar, 884 Pacific St. at Underhill Avenue.
A screening of Disney’s FROZEN, 7 pm, $20 plus fees. Dress up like your favorite characters and enjoy an evening that will feature a pre-show costume parade, a singalong led by Patrick of the Rock-a-Silly Band, photo ops with Anna and Elsa, and a Winter Wonderland in the decorated grand lobby. St. George Theatre in State Island, right near the ferry. It’s a very ornate majestic and past burlesque theatre. Tickets. Clip. Clip. 
The Felice Brothers with David Wax Museum, 8 pm, 21+, $20. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets, Williamsburg.
Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt, 2 pm,
Thursday, 10:30 am, 10+, $31.00-$42.00 (includes museum admission). Advance ticket purchase required. 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, Manhattan. (877) 946–4868, rsvp@watsonadventures.com
Clip, Clip.

Thursday, Dec. 28: Mobile Mondays End of Year Bash, 10 pm, 21+. New York City’s premier vinyl night for music lovers from disco to garage. Black Flamingo, 168 Borinquen Pl. between Carlos M. Morales Way and Keap St.

This Thursday and Friday: Gogol Bordello with Lucky Chops, 8 pm, $32.
Brooklyn Steel, 319 Frost St. at Debevoise Avenue.

Season’s Greetings

Library Cafe closes at 4:45 pm today.

Season’s Greetings

Someone sent me this about 10 years ago so the number may be off.

We are luckier than we think,
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep…
you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish some place,
you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you wake up this morning with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week.
If you never have experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 500 million people in this world.
If you attended a church, temple, or mosque meeting without fear of harassment, arrest or torture or death…
you are more blessed than 3 billion people in this world.
If you hold your head with a smile on your face be truly thankful.
You are more blessed because the majority can. But most do not.
If you read this message you just received a double blessing that someone was thinking of you and further more.
You are more blessed than 2 billion people in the world that can’t read.

Holiday songs: Classics: White Christmas, The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)-Nat “King” Cole, Jingle Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Judy Garland, A Holly Jolly Christmas-Burl Ives, Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Frosty the Snowman, Little Drummer Boy, Joy to the World, Ave Maria, O Holy Night, Do You Hear What I Hear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Noël, O Tannenbaum, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-Gene Autry, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Deck the Halls.
Near classics: All I Want for Christmas Is You, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Feliz Navidad-José Feliciano, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year-Andy Williams, Fa La La, Rumpapumpun, Do They Know It’s Christmas, Winter Wonderland, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Perry Como, Do You Hear What I Hear?, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
Rock: Jingle Bell Rock-Bobby Helms, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee, Blue Christmas-Elvis Presley, Little Saint Nick-The Beach Boys.
Funny: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late), Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey-Lou Monte, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Run Rudolph Run, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, All I Want for Christmas is my first two teeth, Barking dogs song.
More songs: It’s a Marshmallow World-Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, t’s a Marshmallow World-Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, Mistletoe, Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 -Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Christmas Canon-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Last Christmas-Taylor Swift, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Baby, These Are Special Times, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt, That Spirit of Christmas-Ray Charles, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Merry Christmas Baby-Bruce Springsteen, Hard Candy Christmas-Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Sleigh Ride-The Ronettes, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, a Real Good Tan-Kenny Chesney, Christmas Time Is Here, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, When a Child Is Born, There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
These are combined favorites from the top 100 Holiday songs as reported by iTunes and from top40.about.com. Also Seven Days of Kwanzaa by Jacquie Godden, Umoja (March), Kujichagulia Adam Sandler’s The Hanukkah Song, Barena.
Even More from top40.about.com: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas-Judy Garland, Jingle Bell Rock-Billy Idol, Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World- Michael Bolton, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Josh Groban, Christmas Time Is Here, Do You Hear What I Hear?, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Run Rudolph Run It’s a Marshmallow World-Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, O Little Town of Bethlehem,It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Perry Como, When a Child Is Born-Johnny Mathis, There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays-The Osmonds, All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth), Deck the Halls.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
YOUR DAILY SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE NEW YEAR

Toothpick… to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone,
including yourself.
Rubber band…to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go
the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid… to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone
else’s.
Eraser…to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay, we learn from
our errors.
Candy Kiss…to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment every day.
Mint…to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me.
Bubble Gum…to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish
anything.
Pencil…to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag…to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list
of blessings.
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter,
music, and warm feelings in your heart in 2018.

Thursday and Friday Events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Some feel the collee heat has been lowered. You have to go outside to warm up.
Eskimos keep their food in refrigerators to keep it from freezing.
The largest snowflake ever recorded reportedly measured 15 inches across.

The Enrollment Services Center, located in the lobby of the West Quad Building hours of operation due to the holidays: Thursday, December 21st and Friday, December 22nd: 9 am-5 pm, Monday, December 25th: Closed, Tuesday, December 26th – Friday, December 29th: 9 am-5 pm, Monday, January 1st: Closed.

Off-Campus events: Thursday, Dec. 21:
Flatfoot on Flatbush, dancers, fiddlers and pickers will parade down Brooklyn’s Flatbush Avenue playing old-time tunes while flatfooting (a form of percussive dancing from Appalachia). Participants should arrive by 4 pm to warm up and learn how to flatfoot. The parade starts at 4:32 pm (sunset). After-party at Morgan’s BBQ begins at 7 pm. M&T Bank, 354 Flatbush Ave., between 8th Ave. and Sterling Place.
Homeless Persons Memorial Day, 5:30 pm. Care for the Homeless commemorates people who have passed away during the year without stable housing. Luntey Commons, 1 University Plaza at Flatbush Avenue.

Phill Niblock Winter Solstice Concert, 6 pm, $20 ($15 in advance). Six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music and mixed media film and video in a live procession that charts the movement of our planet. Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. at Third Avenue.

Ring in the Resistance, 8 pm, 21+, $50 and up. #GetOrganizedBK’s resistance-themed holiday party at The Bell House will be a night of music, dancing, drinks, comedy, and a chance to mingle with fellow activists, progressive candidates, and resistance organizations. Performers include Will Butler from Arcade Fire, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, and more. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.

An Evening of Bingo and Burlesque,
21+, Bingo begins at 8 pm, followed by music at 10 pm and burlesque show at 11 pm. Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads.

Mama Donna Henes’ Solstice Celebration-Part Two, 11 pm. The second half of a two-part Solstice celebration with urban shaman Mama Donna Henes. Grand Army Plaza, Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West.

Friday, Dec. 22: Crown Heights Creatives, 6 pm. Nubian Nene presents a video series of herself dancing in community gardens. Sponsored by the Haiti Cultural Exchange. 7two7, 727 Franklin Ave. between Park and Sterling Places.
RSVP on Facebook.

Sam Adams Sampling Event, 5-7 pm, 21+. Taste free samples of the Boston brewery’s latest suds. Prospect Heights Beer Works, 648 Washington Ave. between Dean and Bergen Streets.

Last day to sell books

The old bookstore in Boylan Hall, near the bathrooms will be buying your books. Two beautiful ladies with Arkansas accents, will be there for the last day on Wednesday December 20th, from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
See past posting for computer room closings for Friday to Sunday.

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