Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 22-24

things to do
Green-Wood Cemetery

Friday, Jan. 22

Live latin 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 Sahadi’s at Courtyard 3/4 for a free, live latin performance from New York City-based Cuban son and salsa band Cuarteto Guataca from 5 to 8 pm.

Saturday, Jan. 23

A wintry weekend walk at Green-Wood: It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood Cemetery. On this leisurely 90-minute “Winter Wanders” walking tour, you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill, visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the way you’ll explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and learn about the seemingly cryptic iconography found throughout the cemetery. $25/$20 for members. Comfortable footwear suggested. (And if you’re more of an environmentalist, there’s the much more specific “Winter Fungi” walk.)

Sunday, Jan. 24

Skyline Drive-In: Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak St. Sunday’s showings at Skyline include “Labyrinth” (5:30 pm), “Birds of Prey” (9 pm) and “Halloween” (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.

All Weekend Long

Gallery Players’ Black Box New Play Festival: Brooklyn’s premier Off-Off Broadway theater’s 24th annual New Play Festival will feature world premieres of short plays written specifically for Zoom, to view online from the comfort of your own home. Performances are free to watch and will be streamed online at 7:30 pm Thursday through Sunday — no downloads necessary!

Celebrate 50 years of Regina Opera: Ring in the New Year with an incredible live performance from the comfort (and safe social distance) of your living room. The Brooklyn-based theater company has made available a November 2020 performance of some of the its best opera singers — available for free on demand here.

Hit the rink at Prospect Park: Keep calm and skate on at Prospect Park’s Lefrak Center at Lakeside. During the center’s reserved, 90-minute weekend skating sessions, you can hit the outdoor ice skating rink, designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Capacity is limited due to COVID-19. Afterward, you can enjoy a nice hot chocolate and take a socially distant walk around Brooklyn’s Backyard. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are strongly recommended. $11-$20. For additional details on programming, pricing and offerings at Lakeside, please visit lakesidebrooklyn.com. Ice skating time slots are available throughout the weekend.

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