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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 28-30

take a scenic tour of green-wood cemetery this weekend
Enjoy the freshly-fallen snow and some history at Green-Wood Cemetery’s Winter Wanders this Sunday.
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Editor’s note: As a potentially-major snowstorm sweeps over New York City this weekend, remember to make sure your event is still happening before you head out, and travel carefully, whether it’s on foot, by bike, car, or public transit.

Friday, Jan. 28

Fort Hamilton Distillery Tour: In the spirit of the history of the neighborhood, Fort Hamilton has produced only New York Rye Whiskey since they launched in 2016. Learn all about their ingredients, history, and the process of making whiskey and running a distillery on one of their weekend tours — you’ll even make your very own bottle before indulging in a tasting of some of Fort Hamilton’s best whiskeys.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, every two hours from 1-7 pm. $30. Fort Hamilton Distillery, Building 6 at Industry City, 68 34th St. between Second and Third avenues, Sunset Park. Tickets available online.

Australia Day Party: Hole in the Wall Williamsburg celebrates Australia Day with an evening of music and libations from down under. Sausage rolls, fish and chips, and Australian wines and cocktails will make you feel like you’ve taken a trip to the southern hemisphere, as will the cricket game projected all night long. Enter the raffle to win a number of appropriately-themed prizes. RSVP on Facebook and be sure to get there early — there is a capacity limit and it’s first-come, first-served.

Doors open at 6 pm, 292 Bedford Ave. between Berry and S. First streets in Williamsburg. 

Saturday, Jan 29

Pop-Punk Concert at Littlefield: Dance it out and warm up with a night of pop-punk and garage rock performed by Skull Practitioners, Zwei Null Zwei, Tuff Sunshine, and Women of the Night. 

$10, 21+. Doors open at 8 pm. Littlefield, 635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus.

Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration: Want to stay cuddled up at home but still partake in some weekend celebrations? Celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year with the Brooklyn Public Library’s Zoom party. Asian Performing Arts welcomes the year of the tiger with Chinese cultural dances, a presentation of traditional celebrations, and the opportunity to learn and sing a Chinese New Year song. 

Free. Virtual, on the Sunset Park Library’s Facebook page. 10am-5pm.

Beading Workshop: Get crafty and learn to make your own beaded jewelry with artisan and artist Saskia as she leads a bead kit workshop at Industry City. Adults and kids are welcome to join an afternoon of crafting — and the workshop is free if you purchase a bead kit.

$24-40. 12-4 pm. Industry City Building 5, 51 35th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park.

Sunday, Jan. 30

Winter Wanders at Green-Wood: Enjoy the newly-fallen snow with a guided walk at Green-Wood Cemetery. The 90-minute walking tour will lead you through history as you learn about the lives of the cemetery’s permanent residents and the eventful past of the graveyard itself. Bundle up as you trek through winding paths and scenic views.

$20, or $15 for members. 1pm. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Greenwood Heights. 

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