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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Feb. 25-27

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Taken in 1959, this photo shows construction of the Chrystie Street Connection, the history of which will be discussed this weekend during a virtual discussion hosted by the New York Transit Museum.
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Friday, Feb. 25

Get to know Brooklyn’s subways at home: Transit historian and professor Andrew Sparberg visits the New York Transit Museum for a detailed history of the Chrystie Street Connection, which linked the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation and the Independent Subway System in 1968, bringing to life the series of lettered train lines connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Feb. 25 at 1 pm. Virtual, via Zoom. Register online at nytransitmuseum.org.

Speed dating, with a theme: Do you dream of meeting a cute, interesting stranger as you wander through your local bookstore? Find what you’re looking for at The Center for Fiction’s “Booking for Love” speed dating event. Meet a variety of single bookworms all in one place, and, if you’re both interested, you’ll get their contact information so you can keep in touch. Bring your most recent read and enjoy cocktails from the Center’s café. Feb. 25. 6:30pm. Free. RSVP online ahead of time.

“Booking for Love.” The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Avenue between St Felix Street and Fort Greene Place in Downtown Brooklyn. Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm. Free. RSVP at centerforfiction.org.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Historic trolley ride: Head to Green-Wood Cemetery Saturday for a trip back in time fit to close out Black History Month. On this “Black in Brooklyn” trolley tour, you’ll ride through history, stopping at the memorials of various notable Black Brooklynites, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Susan Smith McKinney Steward, and Jeremiah Hilton.

“Black in Brooklyn” trolley tour. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St. in Sunset Park. Feb. 26 at 10 am. $30.

Take a bite out of Brooklyn: Enjoy a selection of the best food Williamsburg has to offer on this tour guided by an experienced Brooklyn foodie. You’ll taste Polish pastries, Oklahoma-style barbeque, pizza, tacos, and artisanal Dominican chocolates.

Williamsburg Mini Mall, 218 Bedford Ave. between N 5th and N 6th streets in Williamsburg. Feb. 26 at 12pm. $58+. Tickets at likealocaltours.com.

Sunday, Feb. 27

Get your mac on: Brooklyn’s best Mac and Cheese chefs compete for the championship title and you get all you can eat mac and cheese until that title is awarded. Taste each entry and vote for your favorite as the contestants fight for a set of cookware and borough-wide bragging rights.

Brooklyn Mac and Cheese Takedown. The Bell House, 149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus. Feb. 27 at 1 pm. $30. Tickets at thebellhouseny.com.

Black History Month concert at BPL: Settle in for an afternoon of orchestral bliss as the Brooklyn Public Library presents a string quartet, with accompanying vocalist, in honor of Black History Month, featuring works by Black composers. Sold out, but will also be livestreamed.

Virtual, via BPL, and at the library system’s main branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Feb. 27 at 4 pm. Stream for free here.

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