Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 15-17

things to do

Friday, Jan. 15

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.

Zumba in your living room: Gowanus-based fitness studio Dancewave is hosting online Zumba parties you can take part in for just $10 a class, from the comfort of your own home. Zumba classes feature Latin rhythms set to high-energy pop music and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and will feel your energy levels soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness Party. 7 pm. Register here.

Saturday, Jan. 16

See some art at a safe, social distance: A site-specific sculptural installation by Etty Yaniv will make its debut at FiveMyles (558 St Johns Place) this weekend. The exhibition is made of highly textured clusters of painted repurposed materials taken from the artists’ studio and her everyday life: mainly assorted paper and plastic. On view from Jan. 16 through Feb. 21. Opening reception Saturday, Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 8 pm with social distancing guidelines in place. Four people will be allowed in the space at a time. To reserve a time slot please contact [email protected]. Free.

Online oil painting classes: Make art a part of your New Year with the help of local artist Jessica Dalrymple — and from the comfort of your own home. Classes will be held via Zoom on Saturdays, starting this weekend through Feb. 27 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. To sign up, email Jessica or direct message her on Instagram.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Skyline Drive-In: Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak St. Sunday’s showings at Skyline include “The Wizard of Oz” (5:30 pm) and “The Dark Knight” (9 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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: The New York City Parks Department is hosting multiple Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events in city parks over the weekend. Park rangers will lead New Yorkers at green spaces in Brooklyn and beyond in various projects to help keep the parks healthy and clean, including forest restoration, tree care and litter pick up. 

Bonus: MLK Day Jan. 18

Brooklyn remembers MLK: 2021 marks the 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. King, presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the office of the Borough President Eric Adams, in association with BRIC. This year, the annual event is going virtual and viewers around the world can watch as world-renowned activists, public figures, and civic leaders alongside musicians and other performers honor the legacy of Dr. King. Attendance is free to the public but you must register online ahead of time. Event starts at 11 am.

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