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Because it’s the weekend and you’re special, BK Reader has pulled together our calendar picks of the hottest events in Brooklyn to keep you entertained!

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FRIDAY

What: 13th Annual Stars of New York Dance Student Virtual Dance Competition

Where: Streaming live from www.starsnydance.org

When:  Dec. 2, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Price: Free, with a suggested donation of $30

Watch and Vote for Your Favorite Student Dance Duo! Six local dance schools will present the artistry, technique and teamwork of their student dance duos at the 13th Annual Stars of New York Dance Student Virtual Dance Competition – A Dance-off for Dance Students.

The dance duo that receives the most votes will be crowned our first-ever Student Dance Champions and their dance school will win $5,000 to provide a year of free dance education and training to five children in New York City. The other participating dance schools will receive a $1,000 dance scholarship award. They Dance. You Vote. Everyone Wins!

What: Ample Hills Fireboat House Lighting

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 2, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Price: Free

Kick off this holiday season the Ample Hills way. Join the ice creamery for a free celebration to enjoy ice cream tastings, seasonal sweets, live performances, glowing games and more. Then, count down to the grand lighting of the Fireboat House for the fourth year.

What: Celebrate the holidays Roberta’s-style at Grinchy’s Pop Up at the Tiki Bar

Where: 263 Moore St., Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 2, through Jan. 02, 5:00pm-11:00pm

Price: Free

Celebrate the holidays Roberta’s-style at their first ever Grinchy’s Pop Up at the Tiki Bar at the flagship Bushwick location.

True to Roberta’s form, Grinchy’s sets the stage for having a good time this holiday season with its over-the-top Christmas décor. Celebrate with friends, colleagues or family over a limited-time menu of specialty holiday cocktails including Grinchy’s Old Fashioned, Double Dog Dare hot buttered rum and Cousin Eddy frozen eggnog, along with small bites reminiscent of the holidays such as spiced nuts, assorted popcorn, cookie plates and house-made pretzels with beer cheese.

What: An Evening with Angela Y. Davis

Where: 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 2, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Price: $15 to $40

Renowned political activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis graces the BAM stage for an intimate conversation focused on the new edition of her classic memoir, An Autobiography.

An activist at the cutting edge of the Black Liberation, feminist, queer, and prison abolitionist movements, Davis gives a powerful account of a life lived in struggle, from her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most significant political trials of the century: from her political activity in a New York high school to her work with the U.S. Communist Party, the Black Panther Party, and the Soledad Brothers; from the faculty of the Philosophy Department at UCLA to the FBI’s list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives; to her work for abolitionist feminism today.

Hailed as “riveting” and “as fresh and relevant today as it was almost 50 years ago” by The Guardian, “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” is told with warmth, brilliance, humor, and conviction with an expansive new introduction by the author.

 Davis will be in conversation with award-winning scholar and public intellectual Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. An Evening with Angela Y. Davis is co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore, in association with Haymarket Books, with collaboration from The New York Review of Books.

SATURDAY

What: Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Wallabout Wonderland Holiday Market

Where: Building 77 at 141 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY  

When: Dec. 3, to Dec. 4, from 12:00pm-5:00pm

Price: Free

The Navy Yard’s fifth annual Wallabout Wonderland Holiday Market, which will open its doors on Dec. 3, is showcasing more than 80 Brooklyn-based small businesses and independent artisans. The extensive list of makers has shoppers covered for every gifting impulse, whether for loved ones, foodies, fashionistas, homebodies, outdoorsy adventurers, music buffs, gamers or dogs.

New this year, the Navy Yard is partnering with The Lay Out, a Brooklyn-based community equity and justice organization, so shoppers can ‘buy Black’ from 30 Black-owned, Brooklyn-based merchants.

On Dec. 3, visitors can rival the North Pole elves and create their own unique, heartfelt presents with the help of several hands-on drop-in classes. Present-making workshops include jewelry making with the Brooklyn STEAM Center, holiday wreath making with Fleur Elise Bkln and holiday card making with The Christmus Corner.

What: SINTERKLAAS – SAINT NICHOLAS DAY

Where: 5816 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 3, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Price: Free

The Wyckoff House Museum is hosting an outdoor, socially-distanced day full of craft activities, tree lighting and a special visit from St. Nick, who will arrive on horseback around 2:30pm.

St. Nick will tell the traditional tale of The Bakers Dozen and children are invited to sign the Red Book. Sip hot cider, learn and play colonial games, create a holiday pomander, decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas and dress the tree for the tree lighting that will close the day as the sun goes down.

What: An Intimate Conversation with Kevin Richardson

Where: 463 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 3, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Price: $30

Join myBKlife as it welcomes Kevin Richardson, one member of The Exonerated 5, to the myBKlife store. Richardson was one of the five black and Latino teens that were wrongly convicted of assaulting a female runner, and served sentences ranging from six to 12 years. All later had their charges cleared after someone else confessed to the crime.

During the talk, he will share about his life and all that he’s been able to accomplish. Music by DJ Squid and small bites will be provided.

SUNDAY

What: Birdwatching: First Sunday Outings

Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 4, 8:00am-10:00am

Price: Free

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance on the first Sunday of each month from September to December in 2022 in search of dozens of species that visit the park through all seasons. During the walk, guests will learn about the different habitats in Prospect Park and why they are important for all types of birds.

Please bring binoculars. This outing is at an easy pace with stops to observe birds. A different route through the park may be taken each week. There may be steps, slight inclines, and grass and dirt paths with exposed roots. The walk will cover approximately 1.5-2 miles.

What: Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Where: Fort Greene Park on the corner of Myrtle Avenue and St Edwards Street, Brooklyn, NY

When: Dec. 04, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Price: Free

Gather with neighbors at the northwest corner of Fort Greene Park, near the Myrtle Avenue and St Edward’s Street entrance to enjoy free hot cocoa, live holiday music, letter writing to Santa and lighting the big Christmas tree. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Myrtle Ave Toy Drive, which will benefit families at Fort Greene’s Ingersoll and Whitman Houses.

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