NEW! Brooklyn Events

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

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Apr
27
Mon
Seniors Fitness @ South Oxford Park
Apr 27 – Jun 20 all-day

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

MORE INFO
For more information about our free Seniors Fitness programs please call our Sports Department (718) 760-6999 or email Sports@CityParksFoundation.org.

Seniors Fitness @ Marine Park
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

MORE INFO
For more information about our free Seniors Fitness programs please call our Sports Department (718) 760-6999 or email Sports@CityParksFoundation.org.

May
2
Sat
Yun-Woo Choi: “Endless, Seamless” @ Open Source Gallery
May 2 – Jun 1 all-day
Yun-Woo Choi: "Endless, Seamless" @ Open Source Gallery

Yun-Woo Choi presents “Endless, Seamless,” an installation for Open Source Gallery.

Given the ubiquity of printed matter in daily life, it is no wonder that people often become more concerned with the representation of a thing than the thing itself. In pop culture, print and images in the pages of magazines and newspapers illustrate our world through depictions of cars, celebrities, and lifestyles. In religion, many believe that the Holy Bible, Koran, and Buddhist scripts exist as sacred objects. Yet, constructed out of symbolic language, all of these texts and images only function as a kind of map, a tangible object that points to an existence outside of our four-dimensional perception. According to philosopher William James, there are two ways of knowing things: immediately and intuitively or conceptually and representatively. By folding, tearing, and combining, Yun-Woo Choi obfuscates the meanings constructed in two-dimensional printed material in an attempt to deliver intuitive feelings to the viewer.

Philosopher Ken Wilber posits that thought and text represent a process of compressing three-dimensional reality into a two-dimensional illusion of the real world. Objectivity becomes an impossibility if one’s own thoughts always translate the world into subjective representation. In theoretical physics, scientists discuss theories involving eleven space-time dimensions that cannot be perceived, yet exist all around us. Within these dimensions, there would exist a multitude of ways to perceive and exist in the world. Choi takes these theories into consideration to speculate about the possibility for one to exist in multiple realities where invisible and untouchable subjective concepts such as emotions may manifest physically, supported by different laws of physics.

“Endless, Seamless” presents an intensely physical, yet fragmented and ethereal experience that allows for dualities to coalesce. Choi explores the relationship between the banal and profound, allowing seemingly opposite concepts to fragment and become intertwined as he constructs a subjective and ever-changing experience for the viewer. Encountering the philosophical and theoretical simultaneously within his elegant sculptures, one can begin to comprehend the numerous hidden and overlapping dimensions in reality.

Yun-Woo Choi is a Brooklyn-based artist who was born in Seoul, Korea. He received a BFA and MFA in sculpture from Hong-Ik University, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Choi was a recipient of the Jung-Ang Fine Art Prize in 2007 and participated in the Anderson Ranch Art Center residency program in Aspen in 2010. He recently won the award of Year in Review in the Sculpture and Installation category from See Me in 2014. His works have been featured in the Chungju International Craft Biennial, Busan International Biennial, as well as several group shows in Seoul, Los Angeles, and New York.

May
29
Fri
Beth O’Brien’s “On Foot: Brooklyn” Photographs @ Old Stone House
May 29 – Jun 22 all-day
Beth O'Brien's "On Foot: Brooklyn" Photographs @ Old Stone House

Beth O’Brien presents a selection of photographs taken during Craig Shepard’s 2012 “On Foot: Brooklyn” project. During “On Foot: Brooklyn” (February 21 to May 21, 2012), Shepard traveled solely on foot in New York City.  Each week he composed a new piece of music and wrote it down.  Each Sunday he led a silent, cell-phone free walk from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to a different outdoor, public space in Brooklyn and performed the piece at 1pm.  He then walked back home.  

These photographs were all taken on the street in Brooklyn along the routes Shepard walked. Her images capture moments of quiet and solitude within a colorful and sometimes crumbling landscape – conveying a sense of vastness and diversity that may surprise those who have not traversed Brooklyn on foot themselves. Often with only traces of the inhabitants, these poetic photos conjure a Brooklyn far removed from the throngs of commuters and tourists that populate the American mythology of New York City. Many of the images are of places that have already disappeared, a mere three years later. As such, they now also serve as historical records of a thin slice of time in the life of a rapidly changing city.

“On Foot: Brooklyn” Photo Book Release Party @ Old Stone House
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – May 29 @ 10:00 pm
"On Foot: Brooklyn" Photo Book Release Party @ Old Stone House

Join Beth O’Brien and Craig Shepard in celebrating the release of their book of photography from the “On Foot: Brooklyn” project. There will be a show of printed photographs, a reception, interview with the artists and a performance of the “On Foot: Brooklyn” multi-media show which includes video, live music and playback of field recordings.

7pm Reception
8pm Dan Joseph interviews Beth O’Brien and Craig Shepard
8:30pm “On Foot: Brooklyn” performance with video, live music and playback of field recordings

May
30
Sat
NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games @ Poly Prep Country Day School
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games @ Poly Prep Country Day School

New York City’s best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools will compete in the NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games to determine which league is the “Best in the City.” The two-day event kicks off on Saturday, May 30 with the PSAL Boys All-Stars taking on the Independent School Boys All-Stars at 3pm. The championship games will take place on Sunday, May 31 starting with the PSAL Girls All-Stars squaring off against the Independent School Girls All-Stars at 1pm, followed by the boys championship game which will showcase the CHSAA Boys All-Stars against the PSAL/Independent School winner at 3pm. All games will take place at Poly Prep in Brooklyn and admission is FREE. The most up-to-date event information, as well as the all-star team rosters, will be posted on the NYC Mayor’s Cup Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/NYCMayorsCup).

ZOMBIE MOVIE NIGHT at BRJC @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 30 @ 8PM BRJC, at 405 81 Street, Brooklyn, presents ZOMBIE NIGHT–NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! Who keeps coming back for more? Pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival. Cost: $20 includes hot dogs, and refreshments and a bag of popcorn!

May
31
Sun
Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour @ Tip of the Tongue
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour @ Tip of the Tongue

45th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 Noon to 5 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 on Tour Day

TEN STOPS including complimentary refreshments in adjacent townhouse gardens.

Opportunity to visit with architects Roberta and John Woelfling, whose rooftop solar array provides all the electricity the home requires.
Special Tour Day Discounts at neighborhood restaurants and merchants.

No children under 12 years of age, except infants in front packs only.

For more information: 718-284-6210
E-mail: plghousetour@gmail.com Website: www.leffertsmanor.org

An 1898 Romanesque Revival style four story townhouse of Roman brick and sandstone trim is among the earliest townhouses in the PLG Historic District. The parlor floor displays the well-preserved original details of plaster moldings and intricate woodwork in the triple parlors. Both front and back windows are ornamented with stained glass. The large ground floor kitchen features a granite island and cherry cabinets. It opens through two sets of French doors to a terraced south-facing garden.

A 1909 three story limestone is part of a row of 16 comprising the most imposing neo-Renaissance style group in the PLG Historic Distric. All three gracious floors are filled with art by the homeowner’s Tribeca friends as well as local artists. There are ancestral portraits and heirloom furniture in the dining room. A new kitchen leads to a south-facing garden graced with sculptures, climbing plants, and roses.

A 1920’s brick duplex townhouse boasts a recent renovation that has created a light-filled open space featuring African masks and images from New Orleans Jazz Festivals. The master bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom detailed with travertine marble and a soaking tub. The ground floor was designed for music and entertaining, and includes two guest rooms and a full bath.

A 1909 neo-Renaissance two story limestone rowhouse features an open main floors furnished with a Stickley Arts & Crafts dining set. A collection of pottery and baskets and unique items reflecting Japanese ancestry, including a koto and a farmer’s raincoat, are displayed throughout the house. A row of azaleas lines the garden fence and a Japanese maple adds fall color.

A 1914 three story Neo-Tudor rowhouse renovated by architect owners has a clean, modern look yet at the same time is respectful to the original house. There is always a project going on at this house and Now it’s going green with a 21 module solar array.. Because of the staggered roof configuration, 18 of the modules are visible from the third floor office.  This residence now produces as much electricity as it uses in a year!
 

NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games @ Poly Prep Country Day School
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games @ Poly Prep Country Day School

New York City’s best girls and boys high school senior lacrosse players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools will compete in the NYC Mayor’s Cup Lacrosse All-Star Games to determine which league is the “Best in the City.” The two-day event kicks off on Saturday, May 30 with the PSAL Boys All-Stars taking on the Independent School Boys All-Stars at 3pm. The championship games will take place on Sunday, May 31 starting with the PSAL Girls All-Stars squaring off against the Independent School Girls All-Stars at 1pm, followed by the boys championship game which will showcase the CHSAA Boys All-Stars against the PSAL/Independent School winner at 3pm. All games will take place at Poly Prep in Brooklyn and admission is FREE. The most up-to-date event information, as well as the all-star team rosters, will be posted on the NYC Mayor’s Cup Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/NYCMayorsCup).

Jun
6
Sat
Brooklyn Health Expo 2015 @ The Brooklyn Hospital Center (outside on Ashland Place)
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Health Expo 2015 @ The Brooklyn Hospital Center (outside on Ashland Place)

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in conjunction with Long Island University and the hospital’s Community Advisory Board, will hold a health expo outside of the hospital on Ashland Place on June 6 from 11 am to 3 pm. The expo will pair live music and family-friendly activities with critical health screenings and education aimed at improving the physical and emotional wellness of community residents. Some of the planned activities include rock climbing, pony rides, and exercise demonstrations including yoga and Zumba.
As the official hometown hospital of Barclays Center, expo attendees who participate in at least one of the more than a dozen offered health screenings will be eligible to win free tickets to a Barclays Center event.
In addition, over 80 other exhibitors and Community Based Organizations will be on hand to answer questions, offer free giveaways and provide educational materials.