Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Seven things to do in Brooklyn March 19-21

Greenwood Park

Friday, March 19

Knit in good company: Knitting is fun but knitting together is even better. Join the Brooklyn Public Library for a virtual knitting and crocheting hangout on Zoom, where you can share your projects and your morning coffee! 11 am to noon. Virtual. Registration required and space is limited. RSVP here.

Saturday, March 20

Green-Wood’s ‘Greatest Hits’: Join Brooklyn’s biggest cemetery’s expert tour guides to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. Boasting 478 acres of art, history and nature, Green-Wood is the final resting place of many famous people. On this tour, you’ll tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, learn the tragedy that struck the Brooklyn Theatre, pay your respects to those like Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Peter Cooper, and more. $25/$20 for Green-Wood members. Face coverings required and comfortable footwear encouraged. Tickets here.

Get your beer garden on: Not far from Green-Wood Cemetery is…GreenWood Park! This massive, indoor/outdoor beer garden, restaurant and bar is the perfect reprieve for those looking to catch up with friends or family in the age of COVID. After a brief winter hibernation, Greenwood Park is reopening this weekend! Open Saturday and Sunday, 12-11 pm. Make a reservation here.

Celebrate women at Albee Square: Ntozake Shange once said, “Where there is a woman, there is magic” — and there will be plenty of magic at Albee Square on Saturday. Head to the corner of Fulton and Bond streets starting at 1:30 pm for Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s Women’s History Month Celebration. The event will feature performances by New Orleans-inspired, all-women brass band the Brass Queens, and tunes from DJ Brina Payne. Social distancing and masks are required. The event is free to attend. 1:30-3 pm.

Sunday, March 21

Get down at Industry City: Looking to have yourself a “Sunday Funday?” Head to Industry City’s Courtyard 3/4 Sunday afternoon for live funk music courtesy of the Tanguy Stevenart Trio. While you’re there, enjoy outdoor seating courtesy of Sahadi’s — and feel free to purchase some good food and drink, too. 1-4 pm. Free show.

Skyline Drive-In: Movie theaters across the city may still be closed, but thanks to Skyline Drive-In NYC, you can still 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 “27 Dresses” (8 pm) and “Black Hawn Down” (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

The Bushwick Collective: For an open-air art gallery experience that leaves no room for COVID-19, head to Bushwick this weekend. Take advantage of the warmer weather and the longer days and explore the continuously expanding outdoor art collective that features first-rate street-art from local, national and international artists. Begins on St. Nicholas Avenue and Troutman Street. Free.

To submit an event for The Weekender, email [email protected] or submit an event to our calendar here.