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March 2024

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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 Spark Breakfast celebrates the five winners of Brooklyn Org’s $100,000 ‘no strings attached’ Spark Prize. Brooklyn Org’s Spark Prize provides $600,000 annually to outstanding Brooklyn organizations advancing racial justice and addressing critical challenges in our communities. 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.

Winter Makers Market

Saturday, March 9 | 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!

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.

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.

March 25-31

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Brooklyn Org Briefing: Growing Green Jobs in Brooklyn

Virtual
11:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT

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But the Times Are Never Right
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But the Times Are Never Right

Sheepshead Bay Library (2636 E. 14th St. at Ave. Z Brooklyn, NY 11235)
6:00 PM–7:00 PM EST

Brooklyn Poetry Slam
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Brooklyn Poetry Slam

Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238)
7:00 PM–9:00 PM EST

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