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January 2014

By Brooklyn Heights Office | on January 18,2014 at 1:23PM

Art Organics

January 19, 2014  4:00-6:00 p.m.
$5 Suggested donation

721 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights

Art Organics: A Celebration of Homegrown Art, Music and Poetry. Featuring the art of Selina Josephs, music by Giga Herbs and Enrico Arcaro and poetry by Aimee Herman.


ANIMAL FARM Reading Series

Tuesday, January 21st, .8 p.m.

594 Union Avenue at N. 11th Street, Williamsburg

What better time than January 21st to smarm it up with all your friends from ANIMAL FARM, NYC’s destination for the newest and best satirical and/or critical writing in any genre? This Tuesday, ANIMAL FARMS hosts Gawker Features Editor TOM SCOCCA, Sackett Street Writers founder and novelist JULIA FIERRO, critic and fiction writer RAHAWA HAILE, and poet BRUNO DAVEY for a Malcolm Gladwell-approved evening of the most exciting, incisive, and funny writing that the discursive parameters of the contemporary public sphere can accommodate.


Greg D’s “Odds & Ends”

Saturday, January 25, 8:00 p.m.-Midnight+

Freddy’s Bar
 627 Fifth Avenue (17th/18th Sts.) Park Slope South
 (718) 768-0131

Brownstone’s own Greg Di Gesu curates an evening of live music featuring such indie luminaries as Stephanie Sanders, Lunar Ensemble, Wolf!, and the sounds of Greg D himself, backed by Jack Petruzzelli, Ryan Thornton, and David Segal. There will be a lot of talented people in Freddy's back room that night!! Bring your ears. Music starts at 8 p.m.


Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to "The Ladder"
 November 22, 2013–March 16, 2014
The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
 Suggested Donation, $12 ($8 62 and over)
 This exhibition explores a largely unknown but significant aspect of Hansberry’s biography connecting her to the gay rights movement: the letters she wrote in 1957 to The Ladder, the first subscription-based lesbian publication in the United States. In these provocative letters, Hansberry drew on her own identity and life experiences to articulate the interconnected struggles of women, lesbians, and African Americans during the period. She pointed to her identification with the burgeoning feminist movement in a 1959 interview with Studs Terkel, saying that "the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be its women," adding that those who are "twice oppressed" often become "twice militant."

 Through Friday, Jan. 17, 2014; 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day

New York Foundation for the Arts
 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, at Plymouth Street, DUMBO
 Exhibition of work by artists from around the world, all living and working in New York City.
Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers
 Through January 12, 2014, Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NYC Transit Museum
 Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Boerum Hill
 $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors
 Album cover art is one of the most iconic visual representations of twentieth century pop culture, and musicians time and again have chosen the subway to craft their image. Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum showcasing album artwork featuring the New York City subway and elevated system.
Every Monday Night
 Bring Out Your Vinyl
The Saint Catherine
 660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217, Crown Heights
 Hours: 7pm to 2am
 There will be a turntable set up. Bring your vinyl and come see who’s got the rarest, hippest, most obscure records in the neighborhood.
Every Tuesday Night
 Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
 191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope

Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
 The Mandingo Ambassadors
 376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
 Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Every Saturday
 Grand Army Plaza
 Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
 Hosted by Hannibal Burress
 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg
 Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!