8 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend


The temperatures are starting to feel a bit more enticing, so if you’re ready to head outside, there’s plenty to check out this weekend in our area. Here’s a recap of some of the events going on in the neighborhood today and tomorrow, from a puppet version of Goldilocks, to a ton of live music, to a screening of a found-footage documentary. Details on those and more below:

Donate To The Park Slope Library Book Sale
When: Saturday, April 19, 10am-4pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library for the book sale, which is coming up on on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm (free), with preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm (which has a $10 entry fee). And if you can volunteer to help sort books, contact !

Story Play
When: Saturday, April 19, 10am
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Children up to age 5 are invited to hear stories and play with toys.
How much: Free!

Goldilocks & The 3 Bears
When: Saturday, April 19, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Where: Puppetworks, 338 6th Avenue
What: See the classic tale, adapted for hand puppets! Suggested for ages 3 and up.
How much: $8 for kids, $9 for adults, reservations are recommended

Brooklyn Folk Festival
When: Saturday, April 19 – Sunday, April 20
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: The three-day festival is back with 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance, film screenings, a Banjo Toss contest (really) and more!
How much: Tickets available for partial or full days.

Junior Volunteer Corps
When: Saturday, April 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Meet at the Zucker Natural Exploration Area (enter at Grand Army Plaza)
What: Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join the park for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in the park.
How much: Free, please register in advance here.

J-Music Night: Combat Jazz With Blue Muse Dance NY
When: Saturday, April 19, 8pm
Where: J-LABO, 300 7th Street
What: Enjoy music and dance (and beer and sake) as part of an art exhibition featuring mixed media pieces by Yuichi Sugai and video art installations by Miho Morita.
How much: Free!

Anacortes With Melinda May And Mississippi Cotten
When: Saturday, April 19, 8pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: Hear the telecaster-driven, unassuming, passionate sound of anacortes (pictured above), and pick up a copy of their new album – 10% of album sales in the month of April will benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research via The Lustgarten Foundation, in honor of one of the member’s fathers. Opening are Melinda May and Mississippi Cotten.
How much: Free!

Screening: Let The Fire Burn
When: Sunday, April 20, 4pm
Where: Barbès, 376 9th Street
What: See the documentary that explores the day in when a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax.
How much: $5 suggested donation

Photo of anacortes via NYC Guitar School