Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Opening Day At Luna Park, Saint Patrick’s Parade, Spring Gala

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Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Don’t miss the opening day at Luna Park. There’s also the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Bay Ridge, the Coney Island USA Spring Gala, and several community group meetings this week.

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Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association Meeting
When: Monday, March 14, 7:30pm
Where: PS 195, 131 Irwin Street (Near Hampton Avenue)
What: Courtney Llarraza, co-founder of Baby Bodyguards, will discuss how to protect little ones from everyday dangers.
How much: Free

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, March 15, 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

Manhattan Beach Community Group Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 16, 7:30pm
Where: PS 195, 131 Irwin Street (Near Hampton Avenue)
What: City Councilman Chaim Deutsch will be meeting with residents to discuss issues related to Sandy recovery, flooding, and street safety.
How much: Free

Saint Patrick’s Day Special Movie: The Quiet Man
When: Thursday, March 17, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, the New Utrecht Library is showing The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The film follows an American boxer who returns to his roots in Ireland, where he falls in love.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association Meeting
When: Thursday, March 17, starting at 7:30pm
Where: Carmine Carro Community Center, Fillmore Avenue, between Madison Place & Marine Parkway.
What: In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, join your neighbors for some soda bread and coffee. Elected officials and police officers have also been invited.
How much: Free

Fourth Annual Mary Powell Foundation Memorial Celebration
When: Friday, March 18, 6 – 9:30pm
Where: Carmine Carro Community Center, Fillmore Avenue, between Madison Place & Marine Parkway.
What: The Mary Powell Foundation is holding its annual fundraiser. Donations go towards scholarships, awards and the Guitars For Vets sponsorship program. There will be music and refreshments
How much: Free, though donations are encouraged
More info: To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 856-912-5545.

Coney Island USA 2016 Spring Gala
When: Saturday, March 19, 8pm – 12am
Where: Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue
What: Join Coney Island USA for an evening with celebrities, trendsetters, and performances by superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement, as well as live music and more.
How much: Advanced sales: $125 for general admission, $175 for VIP. Same-day sales: $150 for general admission, $200 for VIP.
More info: Buy tickets here.

Luna Park Opening Day
When: Sunday, March 20, 12pm
Where: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Avenue
What: Luna Park is celebrating opening day, when the park will be open weekends from March 20 to Memorial Day. There will be a egg cream christening will be held in front of the Cyclone at 11:30am. Visitors will also get to enjoy the brand new and breathtaking “Endeavour — a remake of Coney Island’s classic “Enterprise.”
How much: Free
More info: Check out the website.

Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Sunday, March 20, 12pm
Where: Marine Avenue and 3rd Avenue
What: Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in southern Brooklyn. The parade route begins at Marine Avenue and runs up 3rd avenue, ending at 67th Street. There’s a viewing stand at 77th Street.
How much: Free
More info: Contact the parade organizers here.