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May 2024

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Expanding College Access for Immigrant Youth

Featuring First Tech Fund and NYSYLC

Zoom
3:00 PM–3:30 PM EDT

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May 1-5

NYU Day @ Willoughby Street

Friday, May 3 | 12:00pm-3:30pm
Willoughby Street between Jay Street and Pearl Street
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New York University and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Present: “NYU Day at Willoughby Street” An afternoon of free music, games, and interactive projects brought to you by NYU students from 370 Jay Street in Brooklyn.

Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk

Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 12 | 12pm-6pm
Atlantic Avenue
From 4th Avenue to the Waterfront
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This 1.5-mile, self-guided tour along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, and its immediate side streets, will feature art from different mediums while showcasing approximately 100 emerging and established Brooklyn artists at 50+ participating businesses.

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Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk

Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp.

Atlantic Avenue, From 4th Avenue to the Waterfront
12:00 PM–6:00 PM EDT

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May 6-12

Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk

Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 12 | 12pm-6pm
Atlantic Avenue
From 4th Avenue to the Waterfront
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This 1.5-mile, self-guided tour along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, and its immediate side streets, will feature art from different mediums while showcasing approximately 100 emerging and established Brooklyn artists at 50+ participating businesses.

Street Tree Care Basics: How to Green Your Block

Tuesday, May 7 |6pm-8pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Administration Building
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225
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Learn best practices to spruce up your tree beds for spring while improving the health and resilience of your block’s trees. We’ll also discuss how street tree care can be a great way to motivate your neighbors to participate in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Take home a plant to try in your street tree bed! Space is limited, RSVP required.

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Molière in the Park: The Miser

LeFrak Center in Prospect Park

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May 13-19

How We Made This: with CUP, Teachers Unite, and Noah Jodice

Wednesday, May 15 | 6pm-8pm
Center for Urban Pedagogy
232 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY, 11215
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How We Made This explores how Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) community-engaged design projects get made. For this installment, CUP will bring together members of the team behind Building Our City Budget, a visual guide that explains how New Yorkers can advocate for change through NYC’s budget process.

Molière in the Park: The Miser

April 27 – May 19
LeFrak Center
Prospect Park
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Join Prospect Park Alliance and Molière in the Park for a free full production of The Miser at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park.

Sound & Color! Spring Festival

Saturday, May 18 | 11am-5pm
Pier 5
Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Join Brooklyn Bridge Park for a free all-day festival, with kite flying at Pier 5, and live music throughout the Park!

Design Day at the Yard: Public Art Reveal

Saturday, May 18 | 5pm-8pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77
141 Flushing Ave (at Vanderbilt Ave), Brooklyn 11205
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Be the first to see the Yard’s newest public art installations exploring the theme of transformation and community.

Flatbush Community Day

Sunday, May 19 | 11am-6pm
Around Flatbush
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Join FDC’s Flatbush Community Day to kick off Newkirk Avenue Open streets season. The day will include a host of services including but not limited to: paper shredding, electronic waste recycling, community clean up & so much more!

 

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2024 Asian American Heritage Month Celebration & Night Market

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Industry City, 36th Street, Sunset Park
4:00 PM– EDT

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May 20-26

CBH Talk | Elizabeth Gloucester, The Most Powerful Black Woman Lost to History

Wednesday, May 22 | 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
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Elizabeth Gloucester, was born into slavery in 1817 in Richmond, Virginia. When she died in Brooklyn Heights six decades later, the Brooklyn Eagle described her as “the wealthiest colored woman in the United States.” The Center for Brooklyn History and The Brooklyn Heights Association are proud to co-present an evening with Staples and historian Prithi Kanakamedala, whose scholarship focuses on Brooklyn Abolitionists and Brooklyn’s nineteenth century free Black communities. Kanakamedala’s upcoming book, Brooklynites: the Free Black Community that Shaped a Borough, relays Gloucester’s often overlooked narrative, detailing her abolitionist, feminist, and social justice activism and the impact she had on the borough we live in today.

Brooklyn Bird Club: webinar on birds observed at Naval Cemetery Landscape

Wednesday, May 22 | 6:30pm
Webinar
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Join Brooklyn Bird Club and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative gardeners for a talk covering birds & insects at the native meadow at the Naval Cemetery Landscape.

2024 Asian American Heritage Month Celebration & Night Market

Thursday, May 23 | 4pm
Industry City
36th Street, Sunset Park
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The first ever Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Asian American Heritage Month Celebration and Night Market will include artisan crafts, games, cultural performances, live music, and over 60 food and drink vendors. This timely landmark celebration of Asian culture will welcome 2,000-3,000 guests to Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and will present a fantastic opportunity for brand visibility within the community, neighborhood, and beyond!

Plant Sale and Tea in the Garden

Saturday, May 25 | 12-3pm
East New York Farms
620 Schenck Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207, USA
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Join ENYF for our annual Plant Sale and Tea in the Garden in collaboration with Tea Arts and Culture! We’ll be selling affordable culturally relevant seedlings on the ENY Youth Farm (620 Schenck Ave) all afternoon and attendees can join in a tea tasting and poetry reading led by Gardener Aroara from Success Gardens and ENYF Junior Staff!

BAM DanceAfrica Community Class

Saturday, May 25 | 11am-12:15pm
Liberty Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Families deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, outdoor class, led by BAM teaching artist and performance art education scholar, Dánice Jones, learning rhythms and movement from Cameroon. Free. Registration is required to attend this event. A limited number of spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Memorial Day Concert At Green-Wood Cemetery

Arch at the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street
2:00 PM–3:30 PM EDT

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May 27-31

Memorial Day Concert At Green-Wood Cemetery

Monday, May 27 | 2pm-3:30pm
Green-Wood Cemetery
Arch at the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street
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Green-Wood’s much-loved Memorial Day concert returns for its 24th year! Bring a blanket, picnic, and all your friends to join us for this beloved kick-off to summer. We welcome back the talented high-school musicians of the ISO Symphonic Band at Third Street, led by music director Paul Corn and hosted by guest conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Free with RSVP.

Lalo-palooza Family Music Series

Thursdays, May 30 – June 27 | 10am-11:30am
JJ Byrne Playground
336 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Lalo presents Lalo-palooza: a family music series in the park with Suzi Shelton & Park Slope Parents

BLACK BIRDERS WEEK Birds and Brews!

Friday, May 31 | 6:30pm-8pm
The Blue Park House at Marsha P. Johnson State Park
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Come bird as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline. After you can attend a free tour of the Brooklyn Brewery and receive a drink voucher. Learn about the connections between birds and beer, while making new connections with other Black Birders. All experience levels welcome!

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Lalo-palooza Family Music Series
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Lalo-palooza Family Music Series

From Suzi Shelton & Park Slope Parents | Thursdays, May - June

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

BLACK BIRDERS WEEK Birds and Brews!
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BLACK BIRDERS WEEK Birds and Brews!

The Blue Park House at Marsha P. Johnson State Park, 90 Kent Ave., Brooklyn 11211
6:30 PM–8:00 PM EDT

Show Love: DUMBO Drop

Show Love: DUMBO Drop

Washington Street between Front Street and Water Street, DUMBO
3:30 PM–7:30 PM EDT

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