Park Slope Planner: The Best Events January 2-5

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Snow? What snow! Lace up your boots and start your year off right with some fun in the neighborhood:

Rachelle Garniez
When: Thursday, January 2, 8pm
Where: Barbes, 376 9th Street
What: Hear her darkly optimistic story-songs, accompanied by a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar, and plastic bells (all played by her).
How much: $10 suggested donation

The Mess Around: Soul & Funk Dance Party
When: Friday, January 3, 10pm
Where: The Rock Shop, 249 4th Avenue
What: If you made a resolution to get in shape this year, the gym is great, but hey, so is dancing! It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time to get down with Ben The Beyonder and DJ-C-Prod-G.
How much: $5

Coffee Bark
When: Saturday, January 4, 7-9am
Where: Meadow beside the Picnic House in Prospect Park (Enter at PPW and 3rd St)
What: It’s the first Saturday of the month, which can only mean one thing…Coffee Bark with FIDO. There will be treats for dogs (and their owners), as well as information on off-leash activities.
How much: Free!

Sigma Storytime
When: Saturday, January 4, 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!

Mary Halvorson Quintet
When: Saturday, January 4, 9pm
Where: BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave
What: Check out the jazz guitarist and her adventurous sound, defined by angular phrasing, free jazz experimentation, creative use of pedals, and complex, beautiful harmonies.
How much: Free!

Priya Carlberg Trio
When: Saturday, January 4, 10pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: This jazz trio made up of Brooklyn-based seniors from LaGuardia High School will be playing standards from the American Songbook.
How much: Free!

Early Morning Bird Walk
When: Sunday, January 5, 10am
Where: Meet at the Audubon Center in Prospect Park
What: Join the  Brooklyn Bird Club for a walk around the park to see the beautiful plumage and fascinating behavior of wintering ducks.
How much: Free!

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