6 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend

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The Trummytones via FB
Welcome to the lovely, not-freezing-for-once weekend! Here’s a recap of some of the fun events happening in the neighborhood today and tomorrow, from a performance by ska and reggae band the whole family will enjoy, to the screening of a silent film featuring a beloved Chinese actress. Get out there and enjoy the weather and something fun!

Just Salad Anniversary
When: Saturday, March 8, 12-3pm
Where: Just Salad, 252 7th Avenue
What: It’s the one-year anniversary of this chain franchise, and they’re inviting the community to celebrate with a family-friendly party that will include face-painting, stroller cleaning, free Frava drinks, and 50% off smoothies and soups with a purchase of a salad or a wrap. Additionally 15% of all sales will be donated to New York Methodist Hospital’s Spirit of Women program.
How much: Free!

My City Park!
When: Saturday, March 8, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Kids ages 3-10 will enjoy this 45-minute educational performance (with puppets!) that tells the story of Milo, who finds out his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, and gets help from his friends Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel.
How much: Free!

Gotham: Writers In New York, With Ben Marcus And Rob Spillman
When: Saturday, March 8, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Marcus reads from his new short story collection, Leaving the Sea. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman.
How much: Free!

Hip Tot Fest: The Trummytones
When: Sunday, March 9, 11am
Where: Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place
What: The band brings fun ska, reggae, and zydeco sounds for kids (and parents) to groove to. Plus, enjoy free crafts, face painting, and giveaways.
How much: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, non-walkers free.

Film Screening: The Goddess
When: Sunday, March 9, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: In honor of Women’s History Month, celebrate the Chinese film industry’s beloved silent-era actress, Ruan Ling-yu, who plays the title character, a nameless, unmarried mother struggling to support her son by being a prostitute in Shanghai, with tragic results. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.
How much: Free!

Yoga For TASC
When: Sunday, March 9, 4pm
Where: Crow Hill CrossFit, 800 Park Pace
What: This 75-minute yoga class is taking place outside the neighborhood in Crown Heights, but it is a fundraiser that will directly benefit stray cats in our area. The foster headquarters forThe American Street Cat is located here on 5th Avenue, and they help manage colonies in South Slope.
How much: $20

Photo via The Trummytones

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