9 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend

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Lorrie Moore via FB
Hello, weekend! Here’s a recap of some of the fun events happening in the neighborhood today and tomorrow, from an afternoon of drawing for the kids, to a free Concert on the Slope. Put on an extra layer, get out there, and enjoy!

A. Cheng New Location Party
When: Saturday, March 1, 11am-7:30pm
Where: A. Cheng, 466 Bergen Street
What: Check out the boutique’s new space, enjoy a glass of bubbly and some cookies, and enter for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate and surprise A. Cheng goodie bag.
How much: Free!

Sigma Storytime
When: Saturday, March 1, 12pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Volunteers from the Brooklyn Alumni Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity read stories to children ages 3-8.
How much: Free!

Jazz For Kids
When: Saturday, March 1, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Christiana Drapkin introduces young audiences to the names and sounds of some jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk, and the children get a chance to sing along.
How much: Free!

Drawing Party With Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman & Laura Lee Gulledge
When: Saturday, March 1, 3-5pm
Where: Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street
What: Three cartoonists are throwing a kid’s drawing party, featuring snacks, drinks, and door prizes. Then from 7-9pm, there’s a party for adults, though kids are welcome to hang out for that Q&A session if they like.
How much: Free!

Brooklyn By The Book: Lorrie Moore
When: Saturday, March 1, 7:30pm
Where: Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place
What: Lorrie Moore will discuss Bark, her first short story collection in 15 years, in conversation with critic and author Carmela Ciuraru.
How much: $10 suggested donation, and books will be for sale through Community Bookstore.

Morning Bird Walk: Gulls Galore
When: Sunday, March 2, 8am
Where: Meet at the Audubon Center in Prospect Park
What: Think all gulls are the same? Take another look by exploring nature trails with the Brooklyn Bird Club and discover all the different species of gulls in Prospect Park.
How much: Free!

Concerts On The Slope: A Celebration Of American Art Song
When: Sunday, March 2, 3pm
Where: St John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St Johns Place
What: Laura Strickling and Elspeth Davis sing with Dimitri Dover on piano, featuring works by Clarice Assad, Christopher Cerrone, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Harbison, Joseph Schwanter, Libby Larsen, Gilda Lyons, and Louis Andriessen.
How much: Free!

A Fab Beatles Singalong
When: Sunday, March 2, 4-6pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: Join Books by Brooklyn and Music Together of Park Slope an all-ages Beatles singalong and karaoke/acoustic jam, while celebrating the new book, Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family, by Brooklyn-based author Jere Hester.
How much: Free!

Academy Awards Screening Parties
When: Sunday, March 2, 7pm
Where: Various locations
What: If you’re looking for a place to watch the big awards show, a few local spots are hosting parties. Expect ballot contests, drink specials, and a whole lotta gown commentary.
How much: Free!

Photo via Lorrie Morre

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