Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Seven things to do in Brooklyn March 26-28


Friday, March 26

Grab some crafts to-go: Drop by the Flatbush Library on Friday to pick up a free grab-and-go craft kit! Each kit contains everything you need to make your own fun crafts at home, courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library. Bags with supplies will be in the lobby of the branch (22 Linden Blvd. at Flatbush Avenue) from 1-4 pm. While supplies last. Good for ages 3-12 (or the young at heart!).

Saturday, March 27

Scout for squirrels: New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife — yes, that includes squirrels! Thanks to the state’s Urban Park Rangers, you can spend your Saturday morning scoping out Fort Greene Park for some of its furriest friends. Limited attendance due to COVID-19. Six feet of distance and masks required at all times. 1-2 pm. Meet-up at the Fort Greene Park Visitor Center at the corner of Willoughby Avenue and Washington Park.

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. Saturday’s showings at Skyline include “Dr. No” (8 pm), “Legally Blonde” (8 pm), “Hellboy” (11:30 pm) and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (11:30 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, March 28

A virtual tour of Brooklyn’s street art: All you need is an internet connection and some curiosity for the Brooklyn Street Art and Graffiti Experience — a 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. 1-2 pm. Register here.

All weekend long

Make art at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum: Join the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in their ColorLab Art Studio to create hanging sculptures and contribute to a collaborative weaving inspired by the work of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Kids can spark their creativity by using natural and upcycled materials including sticks, plastic and fabric scraps. $13 per person. Sessions on Saturday and Sunday at 11:45-12:45 pm and 2:30-3:30 pm with time to explore the rest of the museum in between sessions. Tickets here.

Female-centric art show at City Point: “She Will Change The World” features eight female artists including Muva Gld, Afrocentric Keyy, Catalyst, Snavien, Twelve2Haiku, Ms.JJ, and Beth Brown. The show, curated by Da Spot, is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 pm. 1 Dekalb Ave. Free. (And while you’re there, check out City Point’s Women’s History Month Maker’s Show, featuring over 40 female makers and artisans!)

Support the city’s first women-led brewery: Breweries can be a “boys club,” Tara Hankinson, who co-owns Talea Beer Co. brewery with LeAnn Darland, told Brooklyn Paper. So the two took matters into their own hands. The first female-owned and woman-run brewery and taproom in New York City opened in Williamsburg on March 8. The taproom, on the corner of Leonard and Richardson streets in Williamsburg, features sours that contain two pounds of fruit per gallon — giving many of them bright colors and an almost Kombucha-like flavor. Grab a friend and check it out this weekend! Open Sunday-Wednesday from 8 am to 8 pm and Thursday-Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm. Located at 87 Richardson St.

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