Weekend Events — Ice Skating Rinks And Polar Bear Club Open For Season In Coney Island


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This weekend, ice skating rinks are back open, so head on down to the Coney Island Boardwalk’s own Abe Stark Rink, open Saturdays 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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Cross cultural conversations
When: Friday, November 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The basement community room at New Utrecht Library on 1743 86th Street
What: A cross-cultural discussion of the Cold War: Did the Cold War yield any positive results? Hosted by Stephen Gelfman
How Much: FREE

Morning Zumba
When: Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: The New Utrecht Library at 1743 86th Street
What: Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. So join us for this morning wake up dance class, form friendships and get your body moving.
How Much: FREE

Local performers take the stage
When: Saturday, November 5th Doors at 7:15, show at 8:00
Where: 86 Street and 13th Avenue, The Knights of Columbus Hall
What: Freddy Rubino featuring Sean Morton and Joe Rombi
How Much:
More Info: (347) 245-9117

Coney Island Polar Bear Club opens for the seasonWhen: Sunday, November 6
Where: NYC Aquarium’s Education Hall at West 8th Street and the beach
What: Opening day and first kick off for the Coney Island Polar Bear Club
How Much: FREE
More Info: polarbearclub.org


Bensonhurst Greenmarket
When: Every Sunday up until November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 18th Avenue between 81st and 82nd street
What: Farmers market featuring a host of fresh produce grown in the tri-state area.
How Much: FREE entry, with food prices ranging. Cash, EBT, Food Stamps, debit, credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted
More information: Grow NYC

Apple Bank food drive
When: Accepting donations October 26 through January 13
Where: All 53 NYC Apple Bank branch locations
What: Donate nonperishable food items. The drive is being held in conjunction with the annual Daily News Food Drive.
More info: See City Harvest’s website


Learn to Play Hockey for Kids
When: The program begins November 12 and runs for four weeks
What: The Greater New York City Ice Hockey League is offering a 4 week free program to teach youngsters between the ages of 5 to 7 years old to play hockey.
Where: The Abe Stark Ice Arena at 1902 Surf Avenue
How much: FREE
More info: Register online at the Greater New York City Ice Hockey League’s website

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