Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Drive-In Movie, Cosmic Kick-Off Party, Bike Lessons

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Bicycle lessons. (Photo: NYC Parks)

Bicycle lessons. (Photo: NYC Parks)

The weather is heating up. And that means lots of fun activities in southern Brooklyn! Check out “The Wizard of Oz” at the drive-in movie night in Manhattan Beach Park. Luna Park’s kick-off party for their new space-themed ride also looks totally out of this world. There is also an upcoming talent show, kids events at Marine Park, pet adoption event, bicycle lessons, and much more.

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Coney Island Talent Show Sign-Up
When: Daily, 10am – 6pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: The Coney Island Library, with support from City Councilman Mark Treyger, is hosting their first talent show. All types of performers are invited to participate, though the show is only open to ages 12 to 17. The last day to register is Friday, May 5.
How much: Free
More info: Contact Elizabeth Thompson (BK Library): 718-265-3220 ext. 32117 or email [email protected]

Kids Week at Marine Park
When: Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29, 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street and Avenue U
What: School’s out this week. And given the beautiful weather, why not burn off some of that outdoor’s exploring one of New York City’s largest parks. Activities this week include insect exploration, coastal exploration, wilderness survival skills, scavanger hunt, and birding bonanza.
How much: Free
More info: 718-421-2021

Quilting: Learn and Share Ideas
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2 – 7:30pm
Where:
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue
What:
Come share tips and advice with other quilters at this event hosted by the Brooklyn Quilter’s Guild. Be sure to bring your own materials.
How much:
Free
More info:
718-368-1435

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, April 26, 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

Film Festival: Bright Star
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Where: Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue (Near Bartlett Place)
What: After a screening of Bright Star, a movie about the three year romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, there will be discussion about the film with other movie buffs.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1435

BRIC Media Education Orientation
When: Wednesday, April 27, 3 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn about BRIC’s media education program, which offers lots of affordable classes that can set you on the path to creating your own television show.
How much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Drive-In Movie: Wizard of Oz
When: Wednesday, April 27, 7pm
Where: Manhattan Beach Park, Oriental Boulevard and Irwin Street
What: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Manhattan Beach Park, where City Councilman Chaim Deutsch will be hosting a drive-in movie night showing “The Wizard of Oz.”
How much: Free
More info: Contact Councilman Deutsch’s district office at 718-368-9176

Cosmic Kick-Off Party For The Endeavor (Rescheduled)
When: Friday, May 13
Where: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Avenue
What: To celebrate the opening of its new space-themes thrill ride, The Endeavor, Luna Park is holding a party with a music, dancing, glow sticks, an alien flash mob, and unlimited rides on The Endeavor and the Luna Park Raceway.
How much: $20
More info: Purchase tickets here.

BP Adams Pet Adoption Event
When: Saturday, April 30, 12 – 4pm
Where: Marine Park, along Avenue U
What: Looking to bring home a new member of your family? Borough President Eric Adams and the Animal Care Centers of NYC will be hosting a pet adoption event at Marine Park.
How much: Free
More info: 212-788-4000

Learn to Ride & Helmet Giveaway
When: Sunday, May 1, 2 – 3:30pm
Where: Kaiser Park, West 31st Street and Neptune Avenue
What: Get ready for summer by learning to ride a bike. The Department of Transportation will also be giving away helmets.
How much: Free
More info: 718-965-8935