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Things to do this week in Brooklyn

It will be a rather quiet week in Brooklyn after Halloween… Highlights are the Marathon cheering site, the opening celebration of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn Heights, an immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit and día de los Muertos celebrations.

Candy donation stand volunteering | Brooklyn Heights | Tuesday 11/1

The Service Collective is a new non-profit supported by the Fund for the City of New York and they partner with local non-profits to set up and facilitate service projects for a variety of ages, schedules and interests. Candy Donation Stand for Food Pantry and Community Center (Age 8+):  Help run their candy donation site! They need promoters, table workers, sorters, treat bag fillers, donation deliverers and much more! They will be packaging the candy for donation to the Vinegar Hill Food Pantries for use in their community center. St. Ann’s Church on Tuesday from 4.30 to 7 pm.

Opening Celebration Books Are Magic | Brooklyn Heights | Saturday 11/5

Join Books Are Magic for the grand opening of our second store, with fun crafts, book signings, author meet-and-greets, and more on Montague Street.  In the kids section, they will have have Ruth Chan from 10 am to 12 pm, Doug Salati from 12 to 2pm, Brian Floca from 2 to 4pm, and Adam Rubin to finish the day from 4 to 6pm.Find out more here.

New daycare opening party | Downtown Brooklyn | Saturday 11/5

Join Lightbridge Academy for its grand opening celebration on Saturday, November 5th! Activities include pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, a photo booth, and face painting in addition to classroom tours and technology demos. The free event takes place on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm at 237 Duffield Street. More information here.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos | Brooklyn Children’s Museum | Saturday & Sunday 11/5 & 11/6

Join the community to honor our ancestors at BCM’s Día de los Muertos celebration, curated by artist Mincho Vega. Enjoy art-making, dance, music, and food throughout the weekend, explore their artist marketplace, and visit a community ofrenda to add memories and stories of your loved ones. Celebrate Día de los Muertos takes place over 2 days: Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6. Find out more here.

NYC Marathon Cheering Station | Downtown Brooklyn | Sunday 11/6

Join locals at Mile 8 of the NYC Marathon to cheer on the brave souls tackling the 26.2-mile challenge with music and free coffee from 10 am to 1 pm at The Plaza at 300 Ashland at 300 Ashland Place. Find out more here.

Panini Sticker trading event | Boerum Hill | Sunday 11/6

Buy and trade packs to finish your collection at Soccer Post BK at 396 Atlantic Avenue on Sundays at 12 pm.

Robotics League | Various Bklyn Public Libraries | Various dates

Love LEGOs, robotics and teamwork? Then head to a participating Brooklyn Public Library location for Brooklyn Robotics League. The theme for this year is Super Powered, and kids and teens (ages 9–17) will learn to use LEGO EV3 Robotics and the LEGO Spike Prime set while exploring STEM concepts and making new friends. BPL will host workshops leading up to the big competition on January 21, 2023, at Central Library. The League will meet weekly leading up to the competition 1/21/23.

  • Adams Street Library: Thursdays weekly from 3.30 to 5 pm, register here
  • Brooklyn Heights Library: Wednesdays weekly from 4 to 5 pm, register here
  • Pacific Library on 4th Ave : Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 5 pm. Find out more here.

Frida Kahlo Exhibit | DUMBO | Various dates

The immersive biography of Frida Kahlo is presented without reproductions of paintings by the artist featuring seven different rooms where you can explore the artist’s biography through collections of historical photographs, original films, digital environments, artistic installations, collector’s items and newly created music that reproduce the most relevant moments of her life. Tickets for the family-friendly exhibit at 259 Water Street in DUMBO start at $25, kids 4 years and younger are free and families get a 10% discount. Find out more and purchase tickets here.

Storytime | McNally Jackson CityPoint | Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

McNally Jackson bookstore is hosting free story times upstairs in their children’s section Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 1 pm for ages 4 to 8. No RSVP required, just show up.

Library programming | Brooklyn Heights library | Monday to Saturday

  • Monday 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Teen zone
  • Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Preschool story time
  • Wednesday 10.30 – 11 am: Toddler story time
  • Wednesdays 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Teen Time. RSVP here.
  • Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Chess Club
  • Wednesday 4 – 5 pm: Robotics League
  • Wednesday 3.30 – 5 pm: Teen tech time
  • Thursdays 10.30 – 11.00 am: Babies & Books for 0 to 18 months. RSVP here.
  • Friday 3.30 – 5.30 pm: Teen Time

Library programming | DUMBO library | Monday to Saturday

  • Monday 3.30 – 5 pm: Halloween party
  • Tuesday 3.30 – 4.15 pm: Toddler Art Studio RSVP here.
  • Thursday from 10.30 to 11 am and 11.30 am to 12 pm: Toddler time for ages 18 months to 3 years. RSVP here.
  • Thursdays from 3.30 – 5 pm: Robotics League
  • Friday at 1.15 and 2.15 pm: Babies and Books – explore books, sing songs, learn fingerplays and meet other babies and caregivers! Best for 0-18 months. RSVP here.