Brooklyn Paper Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 8-10

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Skyline Drive-In

Friday, Jan. 8

Fly high at City Point: “Aerialists & Acrobats,” a high-flying creative residency will make its debut at City Point’s BKLYN STUDIOS on Friday, Jan. 8. The showcase will run through Feb. 28, and feature live performances from some of New York’s top circus performers. The showings — which will take place Thursdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 12 pm — will be accompanied by an art exhibit. People can also observe the aerialists and acrobats as they rehearse from 9 am to 1 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, and on Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm. City Point’s BKLYN STUDIOS is located at 445 Albee Square W. Free to attend. Merch sales benefit performers.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Must love Mulchfest: It’s the mulch wonderful time of the year — and your last chance to let the Parks Department turn the rotting Christmas tree taking up space in your living room into nutrient-rich mulch that helps nourish the city’s green spaces — for free. And, if you have a green space of your own, you can take a bag of mulch to go! Saturday, Jan. 9 is your last chance to partake in Mulchfest 2021. Here’s where.

Live jazz at Industry City: Afternoons 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 jazz performance from 4 to 8 pm. Hungry? There’s the added bonus of access to the only oyster cart in Brooklyn, Mother Shuckers!

Party like it’s 2000: Start the new year by getting down during Dancewave’s Community Dance Party Series. The latest dance party is set for Saturday, from 4-4:30 pm, and will include early 2000’s music hand-picked by you! You can add your favorite hits to the community-curated playlist here, and register to attend here.

Sunday, Jan. 10

Skyline Drive-In: Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak St. Sunday’s showings at Skyline include “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” (5:30 pm) and “Batman Begins” (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

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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