Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Seven things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 29-31

Endale Arch Restoration 11_c. Paul Martinka
The restored Endale Arch in Prospect Park.
Paul Martinka/Prospect Park Alliance

Friday, Jan. 29

Live Brazilian music at Industry City: Friday nights are best spent with wine and live tunes — and thankfully, Industry City has been keeping that going all winter long thanks to its spacious outdoor seating. Head to Courtyard 5/6 for a free, live Brazilian performance by the Arnaldo B Quartet from 6 to 9 pm.

Restoring the Endale Arch: The Prospect Park alliance recently completed the restoration of the Endale Arch, one of the original portals to the park designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. Get an insider’s look at the restoration process, which required years of research, incredibly skilled craftspeople, and painstakingly detailed work to bring the arch back to its original splendor, featuring the project’s assistant architect Sarena Rabinowitz and Curtis Barnhart of Barnhart Restoration & Design, which did the restoration work on the stunning interior. Free. Register here.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Go ‘Birding’ at Prospect Park: New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife — and there is no shortage of birds that winter in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Based on city and state coronavirus mandates, people can still meet at The Well House (200 Well House Drive) from 10 am to 11 am for a free look at all of the winged wildlife at Prospect Park, led by the green space’s Urban Park Rangers. Attendees are encouraged to maintain six feet of physical distance between participating households, wear a face covering and bring their own hand sanitizer. Enter at Vanderbilt Street and Prospect Park Southwest.

Skyline Drive-In: Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak St. Saturday’s showings at Skyline include “Inside Out” (5:30 pm), “The Lion King” (5:30 pm), “Jurassic World” (8:30 pm), “Ocean’s Eleven” (8:30 pm), “The Lost Boys” (11:59 pm) and “Us” (11:59 pm). Enjoy a movie somewhere other than your couch with a sweet view of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets start at $22. For more information, or to make a reservation, click here.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Punch it Forward: Join New York Sports Club for Punch it Forward: a day of virtual wellness activities which will also serve as a fundraiser for the family of Juan Rivera, a well-known New York Sports Club trainer who recently died of leukemia. Events will take place from 10 am to 5 pm. Money raised will go to Rivera’s family.

‘ID’ a tree at McCarren Park: Meet at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street in McCarren Park at 11 am for a chance to explore the green space while learning to identify trees by the bark, buds and other distinctive characteristics. Free.

Sustainable scavenger hunt: This month’s free, family-friendly scavenger hunt will have you investigating the sustainable design of Brooklyn Bridge Park! Participants will traverse the northern end of the Park, searching for clues and answering questions about reused and recycled materials, conservation efforts, and ecological restoration. Register here. Meet at BBP’s Environmental Education Center for the hunt, which will start at 11 am and go until approximately 4 pm.

All Weekend Long

Go checkout the new Endale Arch at Prospect Park for yourself!

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