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By Leila Gastil | on October 5,2012 at 4:26PM

Friday, Oct 5th, 9-11pm
Tin Pan Band @ The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave (btwn Prospect Pl & St Marks), 347-627-4949. American roots music featuring elements of jazz, blues, country and rock. The New York Times: “I love this music! I love the dancing! I love it! [...] A strong, bluesy voice full of heart. We all feel it.“ - - Roxana Robinson, (May 15, 2009).

Sunday, Oct 7th, 4:40-6pm
The Art & Architecture of Brooklyn Brownstones hosted by Clem Labine @ 440 Gallery, 440 6th Ave (btwn 9th and 10th St.), 917-499-3844. Ths illustrated presentation tells the story of Brooklyn Brownstones in three parts: (1) A brief review of the history of Brownstone row house development in Brooklyn (2) How to see a Brownstone -- A look at various brownstone types and the architectural features that define each (3) The story of how one 1883 Park Slope brownstone was transformed from a run-down rooming house and retured too its original Victorian elegance. More info at:

Thursday, Oct 18th, Wednesday, Oct 31st, 1-9pm.
Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel @ NYC College of Technology Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street, 718-260-5588. The Gravesend Inn, a high-tech haunted hotel, has been thrilling children and adults alike since 2000. Guaranteed to make your hair stand up if you have hair or send shivers up your spine if you don’t.

Thursday, Oct 18th, 9-11pm
The Waysties @ The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave (btwn Prospect Pl & St Marks), 347-627-4949. The Waysties leave their barstools and take the stage for a night of raucous Irish songs and Irished-up rock covers. Painless Parker opens for The Way Station's own roving band of regulars. Good Craic starts at 8 and goes all night long. Featuring The Rose West's Alex and Robare, Painless Parker's Noam, Molly of Mist Covered Mountains and Sarah Biz.

Saturdy, Oct 20th, 1:30-3:30pm
MS J's Halloween Open Play Party @ Ms. J's Gymnastics and Dance, 289 Kent Ave, 7182187065. Ms. J's Gymnastics and Dance wants to jump start the Halloween celebration! Come in costume and enjoy our spooky fort while getting all that energy out tumbling and jumping. You might even get some treats! On your way out of course. :) $15 per child, free if registered with Ms. J's.

Sunday, Oct 28th, 2-6pm
Fall Fling Open House @ Dig Brooklyn, 479 Atlantic Avenue (btwn 3rd & Nevins), 718-554-0207. Come join us for Dig's Fall Fling Open House. We will be featuring holiday plant and decorating ideas, as well as many other gift and gardening ideas that we have in the shop. Refreshments will be served, so stop by and have a drink with the Dig team!


First Saturday of Every Month, 5-11pm
Target First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum
(200 Eastern Parkway (at Washington Ave), 718-638-5000. At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5-11pm. All evening long, the Museum Cafe serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. For full details about this months program theme, see website above. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5pm.

Various Music Events @ Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Dumbo, New York City's floating concert hall. Moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic presents great music up to five days a week, every week of the year. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a "wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics." Experience why critics call Bargemusic "the perfect chamber-music hall" and why artists say it is "unlike any other place in the world to perform." Full schedule at

Concerts @ Brooklyn Conservatory of Music,58 7th Ave, 718-622-3300, 2012 Fall schedule of performances are in full swing. Full schedule at


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