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March 2024

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Brooklyn Org Briefing: Growing Green Jobs in Brooklyn

Virtual
11:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT

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March 1-3

Free Books from the Brooklyn Book Bodega

Saturday, March 2 | 11am-2pm
Brooklyn Book Bodega
141 Flushing Ave Suite 407 Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Brooklyn Book Bodega have an excess of well loved and overstock books for kids and adult readers. Join them at their Brooklyn Navy Yard Book Hub to take as many books as you can carry. This event is for children aged 10+.

March 4-10

Brooklyn Org Spark Prize Breakfast

Tuesday, March 5 | 8-10am
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238
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This year’s Brooklyn Org Spark Breakfast celebrates the five winners of Brooklyn Org’s $100,000 ‘no strings attached’ Spark Prize. The Prize is named for and informed by our mission to spark change for a fair and just Brooklyn. Founded in 2016, the Spark Prize has since awarded over $4 million.

Community Board 14’s Annual Youth Conference

Wednesday, March 6 | 4-7pm
Flatbush YMCA of Greater NY
1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210
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Brooklyn Community Board 14 presents the 17th Annual YOUTH CONFERENCE with community partner, the Flatbush YMCA. The conference is an excellent opportunity for people ages 14-21 to make valuable connections for the summer and beyond. Every year, approximately 50 New York City agencies, businesses and community organizations provide Youth Conference attendees with information about jobs, internships, career readiness, afterschool programs, college admissions and more! Young people can also access health, legal, immigration and other support services.

Open House at the Brooklyn Book Bodega Book Hub

Wednesday, March 6 | 5-7pm
Brooklyn Book Bodega
141 Flushing Ave Suite 407 Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Join Brooklyn Book Bodega for an informational event where you’ll get the opportunity to meet their team, gain insights into their organization, check out their operational hub, and connect with like-minded individuals. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome to attend.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Film Screening Series: Big Boy’s Don’t Cry by Lyrik London

Thursday, March 7 | 5:45pm-7:45pm
Brooklyn Pride Center – Crown Heights
1561 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Each film screening showcases a short film that highlights Black and Queer identity and stories. All participants will engage with ideas and concepts based around the Black and Queer experience. Each film will be concluded with a group discussion/debrief. Free refreshments will be served.

IMPACCT Brooklyn Financial Workshop: How is my credit affecting my financial stability

Thursday, March 7 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Virtual Workshop
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Want control of your financial future? IMPACCT Brooklyn’s Financial Wellness Workshop is your answer! A virtual workshop designed to empower you with the knowledge to make and sustain Financial Independence. These workshops are dedicated to helping ALL individuals and families where ever you are on the Financial Ladder! Remember YOU hold the key to your Financial Independence. Are you ready to open the door?

Winter Makers Market

Friday, March 8 –  | 12-4pm
1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Swing by the Winter Marker’s Market in Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza and support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and Black-owned Businesses. Follow @popout_andshop_events on Instagram for updates!

Brooklyn Public Library: Girl Groups and the Power of Singing Together

Friday, March 8 | 3:30pm-4:30pm
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Ave. at DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Is there anything more powerful than singing in a group? Come and find out! Join singer-songwriter + educator Joanna Schubert aka Oropendola on a musical journey of some of the most fun, fabulous, and influential all-women groups (aka “girl groups”) throughout modern pop history: from the Andrew Sisters in the 1930s, to the Supremes in the 1960s, the Spice Girls in the 1990s, and Destiny’s Child in the 2000s. We will hear these women’s stories, listen to their recordings, explore the basics of harmony, and, most importantly… SING!

Speak Up! Women, Art & Social Justice Exhibition

Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, April 21
Opening hours: Thu, Fri 2-7pm; Sat, Sun noon-7pm
Basin Gallery & Studios, 344 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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This mixed-media show addresses women’s rights and social justice throughout their artworks of Rodriguez Calero, Airco Caravan, Daina Higgins and Arlene Rush. Guest curated by Valeri Larko, this mixed-media exhibition at Red Hook’s Basin Gallery & Studios spotlights the original works of four female artists: Rodriguez Calero, Airco Caravan, Daina Higgins and Arlene Rush. Follow @basin_gallery_brooklyn to learn more.

“Chicks & Giggles” Comedy Workshop

Saturday, March 9
Workshop at 6:00PM, Comedy Show at 7:30PM
211 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Join El Puente for “Chicks and Giggles”, a standup comedy event in celebration of funny women! Led by El Puente Alumni Kristina Feliciano, the comedy workshop “Amplify Your Voice (Literally with a Mic)” will be followed by “Chicks & Giggles”, an All Women’s Comedy Show by Gold Comedy at 6:00 PM!

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Farmhouse Family Day: Fiber Artists Around the Globe

The Wyckoff House Museum

5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203
11:00 AM–3:00 PM EDT

March 11-17

Brooklyn Women’s Writing Group

Monday, March 11 | 7-9pm
Nook
45 Irving Avenue #Unit 1 Brooklyn, NY 11237
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The BWWG is a space for members to work on their own projects in a focused, supportive environment, in the company of other writers. The group began in 2017 as an in-person Meetup that gathered every Sunday for drop-in writing sessions at the historic central branch of the Brooklyn Library at Grand Army Plaza. Two drink minimum or food order required. Please tip your baristas & bartenders!

Sign-up required: https://www.meetup.com/bkwomenswritinggroup/

Leah Hunt-Hendrix & Astra Taylor Discuss Solidarity with Heather McGhee

Tuesday, March 12 | 7-8:30pm
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Offering a lively and lucid history of the idea—from Ancient Rome through the first European and American socialists and labor organizers, to twenty-first century social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter — Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor trace the philosophical debates and political struggles that have shaped the modern world in their book Solidarity: The Past, Present, and Future of a World-Changing Idea.

New Neighbors Partnership: Community Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, March 13 | 4:30-7:45pm
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join New Neighbors Partnership in welcoming local refugee families into our community by sharing a meal! Our new neighbors will cook the main part of a meal, attendees will contribute side dishes, and we will all share in learning and listening to each other’s stories. RSVP by signing up on The Service Collective Website or email grace@newneighborspartnership.org.

Center for Brooklyn History’s Inspired by Brooklyn: Music and a Movie

Wednesday, March 13 | 6:00-8:00pm
Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Jazz violinist Kensuke Shoji performs, followed by a screening of the 2008 film A Hole in a Fence, introduced by filmmaker D. W. Young. About The Inspired by Brooklyn Event Series: The Brooklyn vibe is in the room at this cabaret-style series presented in connection with CBH’s current exhibition, “Brooklyn Is…”. With a musical performance followed by a Brooklyn-centric documentary, “Inspired by Brooklyn” celebrates the people, neighborhoods, and spirit of Brooklyn.

IMPACCT Brooklyn Financial Workshop: How to build financial wellness through budgeting in these tumultuous times

Thursday, March 14 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Virtual Workshop
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Want control of your financial future? IMPACCT Brooklyn’s Financial Wellness Workshop is your answer! A virtual workshop designed to empower you with the knowledge to make and sustain Financial Independence. These workshops are dedicated to helping ALL individuals and families where ever you are on the Financial Ladder! Remember YOU hold the key to your Financial Independence. Are you ready to open the door?

Farmhouse Family Day: Fiber Artists Around the Globe

Saturday, March 16 | 11am-3pm
The Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203
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Join The Wyckoff House Museum for Women’s history month as we learn about different artists who pushed the historical craft of weaving into the arts. Together we will learn about women around the world who infused traditional cultural fiber weaving techniques into their artwork. With the use of yarns, felts and textiles we will create our own fiber collages in a hands-on introduction to different artists from around the world!

Brooklyn Public Library: Night in the Library: Out of Darkness

Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17 | 7pm-2am
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Out of Darkness will present different takes on facing hardship rather than evading it. Performances and conversations will challenge audiences to confront our difficult era with honesty and curiosity to actively understand our world without counterproductively retreating from it. Featuring talks by Astra Taylor, Fred Moten, Philip Gourevitch, Sasha Issenberg, Alissa Quart, Nikhil Goyal, Chester Higgins Jr., and Sarah Lewis. Live podcasts: the ACLU’s At Liberty. Musical performances co-curated by National Sawdust; performances by Bread & Puppets, and much more.

Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 17 | 1pm
Start: Intersection of Marine Avenue and 3rd Avenue
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The Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was the brain child of the late Gene Reilly, owner of the former Lief Erickson Pub on 5th Avenue. He wanted to share the Celtic culture and love of Irish Heritage. He believed there was a need and desire for this, and always room for one more parade in New York City. For over a quarter of a century the parade has made it’s mark on the history of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 17 | 1pm
Bartel-Pritchard Square, Prospect Park Southwest, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Join the 49th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade — the oldest St. Patrick’s Parade in Brooklyn!

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El Puente’s Manifest Festival – Self Defense and Yoga Workshop

211 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
6:00 PM– EDT

March 18-24

Sincerely, Brooklyn: An Evening of Self Expression

Wednesday, March 20 | 6:30pm
Mo’s Bar & Lounge
80 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Come to Mo’s Bar & Lounge for an incredible evening of self-expression! Whether you have a story to tell, a poem to recite, a song to sing, or some powerful spoken word, this event is the perfect platform to share your talent and connect with Brooklyn’s vibrant communities.

National Black Writers Conference at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, March 20 – Friday, March 23rd  | Multiple Events
Medgar Evers College, CUNY 1650 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
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More than 50 Award-Winning and Best-Selling Writers Will Gather To Address The Relevancy of Black Literature, The Dangers of Book Bans, DEI Blowback, and Much More. THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT AND ALL ARE WELCOME! Explore events and RSVP here.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum: HERstory with Flor Bromley

Thursday, March 21 | 2:00pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
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Celebrate Women’s History Month with this special performance by bilingual musician, Flor Bromley! HERstory is a musical one woman show about influential women of our generation.

IMPACCT Brooklyn Financial Workshop: Understanding the lottery process and Housing Connect 2.0

Thursday, March 21 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Virtual Workshop
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Have you ever applied for the Housing Lottery? Have you ever been disappointed because you heard nothing back from anyone? Get the answers you need as to Why it happened! Learn what you didn’t know about the lottery process and how to understand the newest platform Housing Connect 2.0.

El Puente’s Manifest Festival – Self Defense and Yoga Workshop

Thursday, March 21 | 6:00pm
211 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Join JL Umipig for an evening of tapping into the body and its ability to preserve life, for self, family and community. JL will share some of her training and orientation rooted in the Filipino Martial Art- Kali, that is ancestrally connected to a revolutionary fighting methodology utilized in protecting the families and communities from the threats of Colonized armies and oppressors. She will translate some of these teachings to the fight of Wome/xn in relationship to the violence of a Patriarchal world.

Groundswell Community Mural Project’s Spring Art Share

Friday, March 22 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Groundswell Community Mural Project Studio
540 President St #1a, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Join Groundswell on March 22nd from 4pm – 5:30pm at the Groundswell Studio to celebrate their Spring Art Share!

Weeksville Watch Night: SHIRLEY Documentary

Friday, March 22 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213

Join Weeksville Heritage Center as they commemorate Women’s History Month with a special free screening of the new documentary “Shirley.” This Netflix film tells the story of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, and chronicles her trailblazing 1972 presidential campaign. The movie is written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar for penning “12 Years a Slave.” RSVP here.

El Puente’s Manifest Festival – Closing Workshops & Performances!

Saturday, March 23 | Workshops at 2:00pm, Performances at 6:00pm
211 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Join El Puente for the closing festivities of “Manifest Festival” with interactive workshops including Wild Woman Portraits, Sip & Paint, Meditation & Chakra Balancing, and more. The closing performances of “Manifest Festival” will include bomba, drumming, dance, theater, poetry, and more!

BKCM Celebrates Holi!

Sunday, March 24 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Prospect Park Long Meadow (near Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Join Mixed Masala and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, on Sunday, March 24 at Prospect Park! The celebration begins at 3pm with picnicking and live music at Long Meadow (near Grand Army Plaza). Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy the free concert. At 4pm the music will change its tune and attendees will be invited to join in the traditional celebration of throwing colored powder. We recommend that you wear white clothing and expect to get messy!

PCR Spring Eggstravaganza 2024

Leif Ericson Park, 66th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220
11:00 AM–3:00 PM EDT

March 25-31

Brooklyn Org Briefing: Growing Green Jobs in Brooklyn

Monday, March 25 | 11:00am
Virtual
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Join Brooklyn Org in partnership with NYC Workforce Funders Collaborative in conversation with Green City Force and Green Guerillas to learn how local nonprofits are preparing Brooklynites for green jobs that create economic opportunity and environmental resiliency across our borough for generations to come.

Brooklyn Public Library: BLAST OFF! Astronaut Training

Saturday, March 30 | 11:00am-12:00pm
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave. at Macon St., Brooklyn, NY 11233
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BLAST OFF! Astronaut Training is an interactive storytelling program created and performed by Mélissa Smith! Trainees will be up on their feet as they go through a mock astronaut training session — complete with physical exercises, a drawing challenge, history lessons highlighting achievements by women in space, and an interactive reading of Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed. The young recruits will learn the astronaut creed, “If I can dream it, if I can believe in it, and if I can work hard for it, anything is possible!” The session culminates in an intergalactic dance party!

PCR Spring Eggstravaganza 2024

Saturday, March 30 | 11:00am-3:00pm
Leif Ericson Park, 66th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Join Parent Child Relationship Association for thrilling egg hunts, exciting games, delightful arts & crafts, and more!

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Lalo-palooza Family Music Series

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JJ Byrne Playground, 336 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
10:00 AM–11:30 AM EDT

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Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
6:30 PM–7:30 PM EDT

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