Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week: Shore Road Christmas Tree Lighting, Maimonides Celebration Of Light

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This Thursday marks the start of December! With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday cheer is revving up to full swing, meaning it’s prime time for some hot chocolate, and Dyker Heights is brighter than ever.

Stay up to date on community happenings, cultural events and other free or otherwise affordably priced goings-ons in your community. 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.

Maimonides holiday season kick off
When: Monday, November 28 at 12:40 p.m.
Where: The Board Room of the Eisenstadt Administration Building, 4802 10th Avenue
What: Maimonides Hospital’s annual “Celebration of Light”. Bringing together Catholic parishes around southern Brooklyn for over two decades and helping the Pastors pay for the cost of Christmas lighting at their churches.
How much: FREE
More info: To be hosted by Kenneth D. Gibbs, President & CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, and Eugene Keilin, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Maimonides.

Shore Road Christmas tree lighting
When: Tuesday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
Where: Shore Road Gazebo at 90th Street and Shore Road
What: One of three organized Bay Ridge Christmas tree lightings this holiday season
How much: FREE
More info: Brought to you by the Shore Road Parks Conservancy, Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group, the Dyker Heights Civic Association, the Guild for Exceptional Children, Senator Marty Golden and Councilman Vincent Gentile

Speak English with idioms
When: Tuesday, November 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Basement community room at the New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street
What: If you already speak some English and now would like to speak more like a native, you’ve found the right place. One of the keys to speak like a native is the ability to use and understand casual expressions, or idioms.
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 236-4086

Blood drive at NYPD’s 62nd precinct
When: Tuesday, November 29 from 1 to 7 p.m.
Where: The van will be located outside the precinct at 1925 Bath Avenue
What: Donors should bring ID and eat before donating blood
How much: FREE
More info: There is a blood shortage and a special need for donors at this time.

Arts and culture at the New Utrecht Library
When: Tuesday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: 2nd floor meeting room of the New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street
What: Introducing Qigong: The Concept and practice. The word Qigong is made up of two Chinese words and means cultivating energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. All Qigong styles involve a posture, breathing techniques, and mental focus.
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 236-4086

Frederic Chopin, the poet of the piano
When: Tuesday, November 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: The New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street
What: The program will include: “Heroic” Polonaise and Scherzo No. 2, in the execution of Arthur Rubinshteina, etudes number 1,2,4,5 and 12 in isponenie David Ashkenazi, 4 waltz and Sonata No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
How much: FREE
More info: (718) 236-4086

Trivia Night at Wahlburgers
When: Wednesday, November 30
Where: Wahlburgers Coney Island at 3015 Stillwell Avenue
What: Test your Wahlburg Brothers knowledge at this special themed Trivia Night series
How Much: FREE
More Info: Every person who attends Trivia Night will receive a 10 percent off card to be used on their next visit to Wahlburgers

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