7 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend

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American Brass Quintet, photo by Matt Dine
Hello, weekend! Here’s a recap of some of the events to check out in the neighborhood today and tomorrow, from a chili cook-off to an electronics recycling collection to a performance by icons in the brass world. Details on those events and more are below, and for even more, or if you have any upcoming events in Park Slope that you’d like the neighborhood to know about, please check out our calendar page.

Electronics Recycling
When: Saturday, March 29, 10am-4pm
Where: 5th Avenue between Sterling Place and Douglass Street
What: Got old electronics cluttering up your space? Bring them to this Lower East Side Ecology Center recycling day! See a list of what they’ll accept here.
How much: Free!

Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure
When: Saturday, March 29, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Take an adventure back in time with puppets and song to learn how dinosaurs’ adaptations are a lot like the ones we have in modern times.
How much: Free!

Storytime: A Pocket For Corduroy
When: Saturday, March 29, 2pm
Where: Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Avenue
What: Bring kids to hear the classic tale of a stuffed bear trying to find himself a pocket in a laundromat.
How much: Free!

Chili Cook-Off
When: Saturday, March 29, 2pm
Where: The Gate, 321 5th Avenue
What: Eleven breweries, including Bell’s, Dogfish Head, and Lagunitas go head-to-head for the title of top chili. Stuff yourself with free chili and cast your vote for the people’s choice award!
How much: Free!

Pre-Schooler Behavior Workshop
When: Saturday, March 29, 2:30-4pm
Where: Pacific Library, 25 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor
What: The meltdowns, manipulations, and indescribable behaviors — you’re not alone in experiencing this in your pre-schooler! Board-certified behavior analyst Shira Eisenberg will lead a workshop presented by the Brooklyn Free Space to help parents understand why these behaviors exist, and give you the tools to navigate various responses for the most positive outcomes in your children.
How much: Free!

Author Talk: Lost Orchid
When: Saturday, March 29, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Contributors to Lost Orchard: Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community – including Jo Pitkin, Stephanie Feuer, Susan Hartman, Victoria Kohn Michels, Jane Summer, Julie Weinstein, and more – read from the anthology.
How much: Free!

American Brass Quintet
When: Sunday, March 30, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: The American Brass Quintet, one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, will perform works by Thomas Morley, Osvaldo Lacerda and Joan Tower.
How much: Free, but children under 6 will not be admitted.

Photo by Matt Dine, via American Brass Quintet

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