7 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend

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It’s going to be a cold and snowy weekend, but there’s no need to stay homebound — you won’t have to travel far in the wintry conditions for one of these local events:

Christmas Bird Count
Where: Meet at Prospect Park’s Audubon Center
When: Saturday, December 14, 12pm & 3pm; Sunday, December 15, 3pm
What: Part of a nationwide bird census that relies on volunteers armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists to help track local bird populations, the event offers an opportunity to engage with nature, but it also does immense work toward conservation.
How much: Free!

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Where: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, info@brooklynlyceum.com
When: Saturday December 14 & Sunday December 15, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
What: An adaptation of the animated classic by Pig Brooch Theater Company, featuring a live jazz trio.
How much: $10 for one; $35 for four

Parranda
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
When: Saturday, December 14, 1pm
What: Louie Miranda will entertain kids as he performs traditional aguinaldos, a folk genre of Christmas music, using guitarras, tamboriles, uiro, and maracas.
How much: Free!

The Nutcracker
Where: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 651 Fulton Street
When: Saturday, December 14, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, December 15, 1pm & 6pm
What: Tchaikovsky’s whimsical, wondrous ballet, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.
How much: Tickets start at $25

Gotham: Writers In The City, With Hilton Als
When: Saturday, December 14, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: The cultural critic discusses his new book White Girls, which has been receiving praise for its analysis of literature, art, and music with insights on race, gender, and history.
How much: Free!

Jingle Bell Jamboree
When: Saturday, December 14, 7pm
Where: Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place
What: Hear performances from a variety of performing ensembles, including The Mark Morris Dance Group Student Company, The Brooklyn Community Chorus, Spoke the Hub Dance, the P.S. 97 Chorus, the St. Joseph High School Step Team, and the Old First Family String Band. And join in on a festive sing-a-long throughout the show, as well as the traditional grande finale: The 12 Days of Christmas, performed by the entire audience.
How much: Suggested donation of $5 or $10 (children/adults)

After Tiller Screening
When: Sunday, December 15, 5pm
Where: Barbès, 376 9th Street
What: Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians, who have become the new targets of the anti-abortion movement.
How much: $5 suggested donation

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