NEW! Brooklyn Events

From Arts and Theater, Sports and Wine Tasting, there are so many Brooklyn events to choose from.

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Feb
1
Sun
Little Laffs Kids Show with The Good Ms. Padgett! @ Jalopy Theatre
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – Mar 1 @ 10:30 am

About Little Laffs

Little Laffs, “Big Fun for Little Ones” is a fun and entertaining variety show for kids ages 3-9, that mixes juggling, balloon art, music, comedy, and more. Located at the Fabulous Jalopy Theatre in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Join us for an afternoon full of Little Laffs!

Feb
8
Sun
The Family Sing-a-long with Emily Eagen, Chris Murphy, and Hilary Hawke @ Jalopy Theatre
Feb 8 – Mar 16 all-day

About The Family Sing-a-long with Emily Eagen

Emily Eagen will be hosting a few all-ages sing-a-long to help people fight the winter blues by coming together to sing. This is a way that grown-ups who love to sing get to come together and harmonize, while kids get to learn these songs and sing along, in the hopes that families leave with songs they can keep singing together. We will sing our favorites from the Great American Songbag: old-time, gospel, country, and bluegrass songs, ranging from the soulful to the silly to the sentimental, songs that both kids and adults love. Chairs will be set in a big circle, with the option to be in the center of the sound, or to sing from the sidelines, where there is room to run around. I’ll have a special guest musician or two each time to share songs and anchor the harmonies. Songbook with lyrics will be provided. If you have a special request, let us know! You do not have to bring children to attend. Great to follow up with a delicious brunch at the Jalopy Tavern next door.

Feb
11
Wed
Mom and Baby in Motion @ Mark Morris Dance Center
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – Mar 25 @ 10:45 am
Mom and Baby in Motion @ Mark Morris Dance Center

WHERE Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Brooklyn, NY 11217
WHEN Wednesdays, 9-9:45am
PRICE $18/class
INSTRUCTOR Audrey Ellis

ABOUT THE CLASS
A class aimed at developing core strength, flexibility, and greater mind-body awareness through gentle stretching and strengthening. The exercises and movements used are designed for postpartum bodies, specifically addressing reduced joint stability due to recent pregnancy and tension areas from baby carrying and feeding. Interact with your baby, learn the basics of infant massage, and meet other new moms! All pre-crawling babies are welcome. Please bring: A receiving blanket.

ABOUT AUDREY ELLIS
Audrey Lane Ellis earned B.A. degrees in Dance and Philosophy from Goucher College in 2006. Since then she has performed with NYC-based dance companies Headless Horse Dance, Tara Burns Dance, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, El Gato Teatro and 277 Dance Project. She has both choreographed and directed operas for Metropolis Opera Project as well as other musical theater projects and is a dance Critic for The L Magazine. After finishing her Master’s degree in Philosophy and Art in 2009, Ellis co-founded Brooklyn dance company a+s works. She taught dance at a public school in Brooklyn for a year and has also taught early dance education for the Greenpoint YMCA, Gymtime Rhythm and Glues, and Wee Dance. In addition to teaching for Mark Morris Dance Group, she is also pursuing her PhD in Philosophy.

More Information:
mmdg.org

Feb
22
Sun
Americana Family Jamboree @ jalopy Theatre
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm

Elena Skye and Boo Reiners are based in Hoboken/NYC. Their recording and touring act Demolition String Band has been an important part of the NYC roots music scene for many years running, releasing five albums and completing numerous tours in the US and abroad. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE says, “Demolition String Band are across the board connoisseurs; master instrumentalists, lyricists and entertainers while Skye is a vocal treasure.” Elena’s songs have been covered by other artists and appeared in various films and TV shows. She recently received a co-write with Woody Guthrie for putting his lyrics “Go Coney Island, Roll On The Sand” to music for the just released audio book “My Name Is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town” featuring songs about Woody’s 27 years in NYC. In addition
to Demolition String Band, there are tracks from Del McCoury Band,
Billy Bragg, Wilco, Mike & Ruthy and others

Boo’s multi-instrumental work is featured on the Grammy winning album “Wonder Wheel: Lyrics By Woody Guthrie” from world music pioneers The Klezmatics.
He is also known for his work in the studio and on tour with indie rock phenoms Dispatch, and his recent live collaborations with Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh have been met with joyous acclaim from audiences on the West Coast. Boo is also a member of Swingadelic, Hoboken’s own little big band led by Dave Post who moonlights on the bass fiddle with American Family Jamboree. Dave has
been a fixture onstage and in the studios with many of the Metro area’s most talented artists. Fiddler/singer Diane Stockwell is among some of the area’s finest who frequent the Jamboree and pull some mean bow!

Feb
27
Fri
TOT Shabbat at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, February 27 at 5PM at BRJC, Fourth Avenue at 81 Street, Brooklyn, bring your 5 year old or younger child to make new friends while interacting with Rabbi Rosenberg who teaches about Shabbat using music, songs and stories. Questions: 718-836-3103 or office@brjc.org.

KIT featuring People at Parties and Manic Pixi @ Knitting Factory
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
KIT featuring People at Parties and Manic Pixi @ Knitting Factory

KIT brings an explosive energy to the stage in an unconventional, unforgettable blend of rock-inspired electronic pop. Kit Walters called upon the musical expertise of Lisa Hickox (bass/vocals), Spencer Bensch (guitar), Sammy Clark (drums), Ro Young (keys/vocals), and Yuiko Kamakari (Strings), to round out his eclectic sound for his new project.

Now he is ready to bring all the angst to Brooklyn, with their first single off of their new EP, “No Mercy”. Watch the Video below:
craveonline.com/music/ar…

Packing enough energy with People at Parties and Manic Pixi, The Knitting Factory is ready to bring home a crazy,raging danceathon that Brooklyn has been dying to see.

Feb
28
Sat
The Paper Bag Players Hot Feet @ On Stage at Kingsborough
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Paper Bag Players Hot Feet @ On Stage at Kingsborough

All wrapped up in a raucous song of hot city streets; The Paper Bag Players’ new show, HOT FEET, will have you singing, dancing, and laughing from start to finish. With their traditional blend of paper and cardboard costumes and sets, whimsical sing-along songs, and hilarious stories, you will join a world of dancing cookies, a runaway chicken, bustling subway car, a talking building who refuses to be torn down, a polar bear who springs to life in paint and song, and a very mixed up family of giant tubes. Perfect for children in grades Pre-K through 3, HOT FEET is a fun-filled celebration of classic sketches from the delightful imagination of The Paper Bag Players.

Ghost Train Orchestra/Carte Blanche Jazz Band @ Jalopy Theatre
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm

About Carte Blanche Jazz Band

NYC based 6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche breathes new life into jazz classics from around the world. Effortlessly transitioning from 20’s and 30’s American jazz standards to 40’s Parisian swing, bossa nova, cumbia, Russian, Yiddish, and Italian selections, the band’s dynamic and engaging act is a time capsule filled with vintage international musical gems- many of them rarely heard live. The group also incorporates original compositions, offering a modern twist on the tried and true styles of the 20’s 30’s and 40’s. The band features Spanish born, Mexican/American raised vocalist Cristina Kaminis whose unusual and sultry vocal quality captures the essence of the era, and enchants audiences with her impressive knack for languages and musical styles; easily flowing from Edith Piaf to Buena Vista Social Club renditions. The ensemble’s versatile instrumentation featuring accordion and violin has a rich and captivating sound that is powered by a tight rhythm section. With their stunning white vintage accoutrements, they have developed a large group of devoted fans around the globe who love them as much for their look as for their commitment to preserving the music of a by-gone era.
About Ghost Train Orchestra

The Ghost Train Orchestra was formed in 2006 after Brian Carpenter was hired as the music director for an event marking the 90th anniversary of the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA. Since then the band has been performing unearthed music mined from the dusty vaults of a basement record collection, new arrangements of “voodoo music” and spirited stomps from the most incredible of the late 1920s Chicago and Harlem jazz bands. Their debut album “Hothouse Stomp” was released March 8 2011 on Accurate Records. The Ghost Train Orchestra is currently developing material for a recording of all new arrangements of American composers John Kirby, Raymond Scott, and Alec Wilder.

Ghost Train Orchestra/Carte Blanche Jazz Band @ jalopy Theatre
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm

About Carte Blanche Jazz Band

NYC based 6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche breathes new life into jazz classics from around the world. Effortlessly transitioning from 20’s and 30’s American jazz standards to 40’s Parisian swing, bossa nova, cumbia, Russian, Yiddish, and Italian selections, the band’s dynamic and engaging act is a time capsule filled with vintage international musical gems- many of them rarely heard live. The group also incorporates original compositions, offering a modern twist on the tried and true styles of the 20’s 30’s and 40’s. The band features Spanish born, Mexican/American raised vocalist Cristina Kaminis whose unusual and sultry vocal quality captures the essence of the era, and enchants audiences with her impressive knack for languages and musical styles; easily flowing from Edith Piaf to Buena Vista Social Club renditions. The ensemble’s versatile instrumentation featuring accordion and violin has a rich and captivating sound that is powered by a tight rhythm section. With their stunning white vintage accoutrements, they have developed a large group of devoted fans around the globe who love them as much for their look as for their commitment to preserving the music of a by-gone era.
About Ghost Train Orchestra

The Ghost Train Orchestra was formed in 2006 after Brian Carpenter was hired as the music director for an event marking the 90th anniversary of the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA. Since then the band has been performing unearthed music mined from the dusty vaults of a basement record collection, new arrangements of “voodoo music” and spirited stomps from the most incredible of the late 1920s Chicago and Harlem jazz bands. Their debut album “Hothouse Stomp” was released March 8 2011 on Accurate Records. The Ghost Train Orchestra is currently developing material for a recording of all new arrangements of American composers John Kirby, Raymond Scott, and Alec Wilder.

Mar
1
Sun
Levine’s Gluten-Free EatUP! First Anniversary Market @ Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Levine's Gluten-Free EatUP! First Anniversary Market @ Freddy's Bar and Backroom

The Gluten-Free EatUP! is Turning One! Join us to celebrate an afternoon of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full foods that just might knock your woolen socks off. You deserve a break from hibernation, so spring on over because New York City’s first and only, all gluten-free pop up market is back in town.

Whether motivated by Celiac Disease, intolerance, sensitivity, general health or curiosity, finding accessible and tasty gluten-free food needn’t be a choice between sad and boring. Since its launch in January 2014, the Gluten-Free EatUP! has attracted hundreds of eager guests delighted by having so many options in one place. Come by and meet the makers, sample, and shop for a variety of locally crafted gluten-free delectables. Regale in the culinary delights of vendors offering baked goods, hot savory comfort foods; sweet, salty, crunchy, (naughty), small batch treats, and healthy snacks. Imported Italian pasta to Indian influenced confections. When you are gluten-free, sometimes it feels like you are on the outside. Not at the EatUP! “This market features strictly gluten-free foods that are also tasty by any standards.” According to Edible Brooklyn’s Top 10 Market List

Hosted by Levine’s General Store: Gluten-Free Provisions and housed in the always welcoming and warming, local stalwart Freddy’s Bar in South Slope Brooklyn, the First Anniversary market features new merchants and returning favorites, $5 American Pale Ale and tasting from our Sponsor Glutenberg Beer (GF), Raffle items to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and good vibes all around. Eat. Mingle. Be Free.

The Innovators Are:

· Levine’s General StoreSavory Yum Pieempanadas, Grilled KimCheeseon the ineffable bread from
The Gluten Free Bakery of Chatham NY, Kickin’Mac-n-Cheesemade with imported Italian pasta from Sponsor Taste Up Foods.
· Kimcheelicious Tangy small batch vegan kimchi – almost as good as a Korean grandma’s.
· Sans BakeryDonuts and ginger cookies to weep for and baked goods from this trailblazing bakery.
· Gone Pie All matter of vegan baked goods, chocolate treats…and, you guessed it, pie!
· Krumville BakeshopFocaccia, amaretti cookies and classically baked goods from this Italian influenced baker.
· Polvilho BakeryBite into a taste of Brazil withYuPuffs, artisanal, baked andnaturally gluten-free snacks. Hot!
· Smart Snack BitesDecadent confections and truffles with Indian spiced influences.
· This Pie is NutsIndividual squares of Certified Paleo and vegan pie with luxurious fillings, key lime to chocolate mousse.
· Cali Girl BakesNew on the scene, this Harlem based baking company crafting classic treats like biscotti, lemon pound cake, cookies and more.
· Kulushkat Stepping out from their Brooklyn restaurant to serve up their kosher, and gluten-free Israeli salads and cuisine.

Check out www.LevinesGeneral.com for vendor updates.

Facebook Invite and RSVP: http://bit.ly/GFEUTurnsOne (Event is Free)