Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week: Crocheting, Coney Island Street Co-Naming, And More

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Do you want to color, crochet or talk about routes to happiness — and for free? Take advantage of your borough-goings on at these local happenings this week.

For even more things to do around Brooklyn, or to add your own upcoming event (some of which we’ll feature in this roundup in the future!), check out our calendar.

Knitting & Crocheting Club
When: Tuesday, October 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Bay Ridge Library at 7223 Ridge Blvd.
What: Bring in your unfinished projects and share your skills.
How Much: FREE

Chess Club
When: Tuesday, October 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Mapleton Library at 1702 60th Street
What: Learn to play chess or play games with other kids on your level.
How Much: FREE

Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, October 11 from 4 to 5:15 p.m.
Where: Coney Island Library at 1901 Mermaid Avenue
What: Play drums! Rap your poetry! Dance to your own beat! A space for teens to express themselves through music and movement.
How Much: FREE

Homework help
When: Tuesday, October 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Borough Park Library at 1265 43rd Street
What: If you are in grades 1 through 8, take advantage of this recurring local resource to get help with your homework.
How Much: FREE

ESOL Conversation Group
When: Tuesday, October 11 from 6 to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Ryder Library at 5902 23rd Avenue
What: Practice your conversational English with a small group of students under the guidance of professional teacher.
How Much: FREE

Meet Guy Fieri
When: Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: BookMark Shoppe at 8415 3rd Avenue
What: Buy a copy of “Guy Fieri Family Food” and have it signed by the author himself.
How Much: Tickets cost $32.47 and include a copy of “Guy Fieri Family Food”. They are available for purchase online.
More Info: Guy Fieri is a Food Network superstar and New York Times bestselling author known for his bleached, spiked hair and hit TV show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Stress Coloring for Adults
When: Wednesday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Highlawn Library at 1664 W. 13th Street
What: Adult coloring “generates wellness, quietness, and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.” Come in, color and relax for a while.
How Much: FREE
More Info: Space is limited so call (718) 234-7208 or stop in to register.

Coney Island street co-naming
When: Thursday, October 13 at 11 a.m.
Where: The corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 16th Street
What: Ceremony for the street’s co-naming as “Pastor Debbe Santiago Way”
How Much: FREE
More Info: The late Pastor Debbe Santiago is remembered for being a homeless advocate, drawing on her own experiences with drug abuse and homelessness to help those in need.

Library Lab: Paper Plane Test Flights
When: Thursday, October 13 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Gravesend Library at 303 Avenue X
What: This learning enrichment program is targeted at children ages 6 to 10 and their families.
How Much: FREE

Library Lab: Marshmallow Challenge
When: Thursday, October 13, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Dyker Library at 8202 13th Avenue
What: Use straws and marshmallows to create amazing structures!
How Much: FREE