9 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend

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Brooklyn Bike Jumble by Eric-Konon on Flickr
There are plenty of fun things to do in the neighborhood this weekend, from helping a local school paint a mural, to a big bike flea market, to a coast-to-coast dance party, and more. Here’s a recap of some of the events going on:

Paint A Mural At PS 282
When: Saturday, May 10, 9am-5pm
Where: PS/MS 282, 180 6th Avenue
What: The painting portion of a brand new, giant mural is now underway, and neighbors are welcome and encouraged to stop by to help! All skill levels are welcome.
How much: Free! Sign up here or just show up.

Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run
When: Saturday, May 10, 10am
Where: Prospect Park
What: Families are invited to come “run/walk/stroll/toddle” through Prospect Park to raise money for area schools.
How much: Registration is $20 for individuals, and $5 for each additional family member (up to 5 people).

Brooklyn Bike Jumble
When: Saturday, May 10, 10am-4pm
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street
What: This bicycle flea market will get you set for riding this summer. Vendors from all over will be on hand with new and used bikes and accessories, and everything bicycle-related, from art to clothing to collectibles.
How much: Free!

Jungle Jam: A Zany Musical Adventure
When: Saturday, May 10, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: This exciting musical comedy explores animals from around the world…including a trip back in time to the days of dinosaurs!
How much: Free!

History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun
When: Saturday, May 10, 2-4pm (runs every Saturday & Sunday in May)
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: See how wool was used on a colonial farm! Brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.
How much: $3 suggested donation.

Gotham: Writers In The City, With Rachel Kushner
When: Saturday, May 10, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Rachel Kushner discusses her second novel, The Flamethrowers, the story of a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman, writer and editor-in-chief of Tin House.
How much: Free!

House Party: East Coast Vs. West Coast
When: Saturday, May 10, 11:30pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: They’ll be spinning classic hip hop joints from the east and west coasts, and your enthusiastic boogie responses will help to determine which coast reigns supreme.
How much: Free with RSVP.

Heart For Art: Mother’s Day Gift Sale
When: Sunday, May 11, 12-1:30pm
Where: Resurrection Park Slope, 274 Garfield Place
What: Celebrate your mother, sister, daughter, or friend by purchasing one of the beautiful or tasty offerings for sale. All proceeds will got to support the Resurrection Brooklyn Adoption Fund and the Ethiopia ACT Project.
How much: Free!

Classical Interludes: The Horszowski Trio
When: Sunday, May 11, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: See violinist Jesse Mills, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, and pianist Rieko Aizawa perform Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, Op. 97, and Schubert’s E-flat trio, Op. 100.
How much: Free, but children under 6 years old will not be admitted.

Photo by Eric Konon

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