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Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Seven things to do in Brooklyn March 12-14

A new tribute to RBG will debut in City Point on March 12.
City Point

Friday, March 12

Remember RBG at City Point: Just in time for Women’s History Month, a statue of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be unveiled Friday at Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point (336 Flatbush Ave.). The tribute to the late borough-born legal eagle will be on display for public viewing from 10 am to 8 pm daily.

A virtual tour of Brooklyn’s street art: All you need is an internet connection and some curiosity for this free, virtual tour of Brooklyn’s street art. Led by a designer, artist and street-art photographer, this curated experience will include a guided tour through East Williamsburg, time travel back into the 1970s, a visit to the Bushwick Collective and more. 11 am to noon. Register here.

Saturday, March 13

Gowanus art walk: Each month, local artist Rich Garr leads this safe (masked, socially distant) open-air exploration through the Gowanus waterfront, tying in both current events and old-school Brooklyn history. This month’s presentation will take place this Saturday and, as always, depart from the edge of Park Slope into Gowanus at 400 Fourth Ave. (at Sixth Street). The walk ends on a literal high, overlooking the route with nearby food and drink options (where further discussion is encouraged). $19. Tickets here (they typically sell out so grab yours early!).

Sunday, March 14

Go ‘Birding’ at Green-Wood Cemetery: New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife — and there is no shortage of birds that winter in Brooklyn’s biggest cemetery. Head to Green-Wood this Sunday for a peaceful, pre-opening walk led by birding expert Rob Jett. All walks are at a slow pace on easy to moderate terrain, but proper, close-toed footwear is suggested. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the Main Entrance on 25th Street or as a printable PDF here. 7:15-8:15 am. Free.

Skyline Drive-In: Movie theaters across the city may still be closed, but thanks to Skyline Drive-In NYC, you can sitll do dinner and a movie — in your car! Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak St. Sunday’s showings at Skyline include “Bride Wars” (8 pm) and “Inglorious Bastards” (8 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.

All weekend long

‘Reflect’ at Domino Park: A new interactive installation dubbed “Reflect” by Brooklyn artist Jen Lewin opened at Domino Park last weekend, offering visitors to the popular Williamsburg waterfront green space an immersive outdoor exhibit of circular light panels to walk, dance, and jump around on while keeping a safe social distance amid the pandemic. The 2,400-square-foot setup lives at the park’s fountain in front of the old Domino Sugar Factory’s landmarked refinery building — and shines best after dark!

Check out some art in Brooklyn’s Backyard: Hosted by BRIC and the Prospect Park Alliance, in partnership with NYC Parks, a new public art installation by the collaborative duo Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine is on display now through the end of May. The text-based installation, Inspired By “What Is Left,” quotes the late poet Lucille Clifton and offers the community a message of resilience and perseverance. It’s the first major public art project in Prospect Park since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and one of the first installations at the Bandshell in its history.

To submit an event for The Weekender, email bpnewsroom@schnepsmedia.com or submit an event to our calendar here.

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