Six Issues to Do in Brooklyn January 15-17
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Friday 15th January
Live Latin Music in Industry City: Friday nights are best spent with wine and live music – and thankfully Industry City kept that up all winter thanks to its spacious outdoor seating. Visit Sahadi’s at Courtyard 3/4 for a free live Latin performance by New York City-based Cuban son and salsa band Cuarteto Guataca from 5pm to 8pm.
Zumba in your living room: Gowanus-based Dancewave gym hosts online Zumba parties that you can attend from the comfort of your home for just $ 10 per class. The Zumba classes feature Latin American rhythms with energetic pop music and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll get fit and feel your energy increase! There is no other fitness class like a Zumba fitness party. 19 o’clock. Register here.
Saturday 16th January
See art at a safe, social distance: a site-specific sculptural installation by Etty Yaniv premieres this weekend at FiveMyles (558 St Johns Place). The exhibition consists of highly structured groups of painted, reused materials that come from the artists’ studio and their everyday lives: mainly paper and plastic. On view from January 16th to February 21st. Inaugural Reception Saturday, January 16 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with social distancing guidelines. Four people are allowed in the room. To reserve a time slot, please contact [email protected] Free.
Online Oil Painting Classes: Make art a part of your New Year with the help of local artist Jessica Dalrymple – all from the comfort of your home. Classes take place on Saturdays through February 27 from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. To sign up, email Jessica or send her a direct message on Instagram.
Sunday 17th January
Skyline Drive-In: Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience. 1 Oak St. Sunday screenings at Skyline include “The Wizard of Oz” (5:30 pm) and “The Dark Knight” (9:00 pm). Enjoy a movie somewhere other than your couch with a sweet view of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets start at $ 22. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.
All weekend long
Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day: The New York Parks Department is hosting several Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day events in city parks this weekend. Park rangers will guide New Yorkers on a variety of projects on green spaces in Brooklyn and beyond to keep the parks healthy and clean, including forest restoration, tree maintenance, and garbage collection.
Bonus: MLK Day January 18th
Brooklyn remembers MLK: 2021 is the 35th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. King presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Office of Borough President Eric Adams in association with BRIC. This year, the annual event will be virtual, and viewers around the world will be able to watch world-renowned activists, public figures and citizens share the legacy of Dr. Honor King. Participation is free to the public, but you must register online in advance. The event starts at 11 a.m.
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