Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Lunar New Year, Improve Your Park, Weather Exploration

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(Photo: yewenyi / Flickr)

(Photo: yewenyi / Flickr)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Check out the Lunar New Year festivities at David A. Boody Junior High School. The Parks Department is also taking ideas for how to improve locals parks and some of the rangers will also be showcasing some cool weather experiments. There is also a piano recital, photography class and more!

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Friends Book Sale!
When: Daily, 1 – 6pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Support your local library by purchasing a book. There is a large selection of books from all genres. Proceeds go to support the Sheepshead Bay Library.
How much: Prices are $1 – $3.
More info: 718-368-1815

Learn About Health Insurance Plans
When: Tuesday, February 3, 12 – 3pm
Where: Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue (Near Kings Highway)
What: Learn about qualified health insurance plans from trained and certified navigator.
How much: Free
More info: 718-375-3037

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, February 9, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Brooklyn Musical Arts Piano Recital
When: Tuesday, February 9, 4:30 – 6pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: Piano whiz kids Henry Tang, Maggie Ma, and Vivian Zhou will play selections from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Chin.
How much: Free
More info: 718.236.4086

Digital Camera Basics
When: Wednesday, February 10, 5:45 – 7:45pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn all the tricks used to make beautiful photographs at this class sponsored by BRIC.
How much: Free
More info: Register here.

Boody Junior High School Lunar New Year Gala
When: Thursday, February 11, 6pm
Where: David A. Boody Junior High School (I.S. 228), 228 Avenue S, in the auditorium
What: David A. Boody Junior High School will hold its seventh annual Lunar New Year celebration with music, dancing, food and magic!
How much: Free
More info: Contact the school at 718-375-7635.

Jewelry Making
When: Friday, February 12, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street (Near Avenue Z)
What: Get creative making your own hand-crafted jewelry. Make a gift for your friends or something nice for yourself!
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1815

Sodom by the Sea Salon
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from November 7 to February 7
Where: Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Avenue
What: The Coney Island Museum presents a cross section of Coney inspired works – paintings, watercolors, photographs and drawings – done between 2008 and 2015 by over 75 artists, hailing from Australia to the West End of Coney Island, presented on the home turf where their inspiration began.
How much: Free
More info: Website

Want to Improve Your Park?
When: Saturday, February 13, 11am – 1pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: The Parks Department is asking for suggestions on how to make parks more beautiful, open, and inviting through a new design approach called Parks Without Borders. Come share your ideas!
How much: Free
More info: For more information, visit nyc.gov/parks/pwb or email [email protected].

Weather Exploration and Monitoring
When: Saturday, February 13, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, near East 33rd Street and Avenue U
What: Join the park rangers for some fun weather experiments and outdoor exploration explore weather anomalies and our changing climate.
How much: Free
More info: 718-421-2021

New York Road Runners Open Run
When: Sunday, February 14, 9 – 10am
Where: Marine Park, near Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place.
What: Get some fresh air and exercise! Join with your neighbors for a run through Marine Park.
How much: Free