Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Bayfest, History Of Floyd Bennett Field, Film Festivals

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Bayfest 2015. (Photo: Sheepshead Bites)

Bayfest 2015. (Photo: Sheepshead Bites)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Don’t miss a fun-filled afternoon at the 25th Bayfest. There’s also a presentation about the history of Floyd Bennett Field, a cleanup of Coney Island Creek, a police community council meeting, a rain barrel giveaway and much more.

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History of Floyd Bennett Field
When: Monday, May 8, 8pm
Where: Sunrise Senior Living, 2211 Emmons Avenue, between East 21st Street and Dooley Street
What: Brooklyn Historian Ron Schweiger will be giving a presentation on the history of Floyd Bennett Field. Learn about the park’s wonderful secrets at this event put on by the Bay Improvement Group.
How much: Free
More info: Email the Bay Improvement Group at [email protected]

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, May 10, 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: Double Indemnity
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Where: Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue (Near Bartlett Place)
What: After a screening of Double Indemnity, a movie about an insurance representative who gets caught up in a murder/insurance fraud scheme, there will be discussion about the film with other movie buffs.
How much: Free
More info: 718-368-1435

61st Precinct Community Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 11, 7:30pm
Where: YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue (Near Gravesend Neck Road)
What: Meet with the precinct’s top officers and share concerns about crime and safety in the neighborhood.
How much: Free

International Film Festival: Marriage Italian Style
When: Thursday, May 12, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street (Near Bay 17th Street)
What: Check out Marriage Italian Style, about a woman who hears her lover plans to marry a younger woman and devises a scheme to convince him that it is her he should be marrying. Played with English subtitles.
How much: Free
More info: 718-236-4086

Estuary Day at Coney Island Creek
When: Saturday, May 14, 8am – 3pm
Where: Coney Island Creek, along Bayview Avenue near Kaiser Park
What: You’re invited to celebrate Coney Island Creek! The day includes a coastal clean-up and demostrations on water chemistry techniques, oyster monitoring projects, seining, underwater robotics, diving demonstrations, and talks by ecologists and scientists.
How much: Free
More info: Email Ted Enoch at [email protected] or call 646-483-8740.

Television Studio Production
When: Saturday, May 14, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn he basics of studio production, including three camera switching, audio configurations, green screen, as well as floor managing and directing. Successful completion leads to becoming a Certified Community Producer.
How much: $60
More info: Purchase tickets here.

Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York
When: Saturday, May 14, 1:30 – 3pm
Where: Marine Park, East 33rd Street and Avenue U
What: Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of the city’s treasured neighborhoods and landmarks.
How much: Free
More info: 718-421-2021

Rain Barrel Giveaway
When: Sunday, May 15, 9am – 2pm
Where: James Madison High School, Avenue P and Bedford Avenue
What: Go green! City Councilman Chaim Deutsch, in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection, is hosting a rain barrel giveaway.
How much: Free
More info: For more information, call Councilman Chaim Deutsch’s office at 718-368-9176.

Bayfest
When: Sunday, May 15, 12 – 6pm
Where: Emmons Avenue and East 27th Street
What: Celebrate out beautiful waterfront during a fun-filled afternoon at the 25th Bayfest. There will be music, activities, and of course, lots of friends. Enjoy!
How much: Free
More info: Contact the Bay Improvement Group at [email protected]

Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus
When: Sunday, May 15, 2pm
Where: Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard
What: The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus is holding their spring concert. Admission is free and the chorus will be performing selections from “Fiddler on the Roof,” as well as other favorites.
How much: Free