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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 2008 Events in Park Slope

  • Attract More Happiness! Nov 18th. FREE Teleclass! at 7:15 p.m. (EST & 4:15 PT) (half-hour program) Sign up now to join this dynamic class! Email your questions or have your questions ready to ask a Happiness Coach and Spiritual Teacher (& regular Hip Slope Mama contributor) - How to have less stress, lack, and chaos in your life, and How to Create more Love, Peace, Joy and Abundance. Be Happy Now! Sign up by sending an email to CelebrantKim@gmail.com

  • Woof! Writers on Dogs (Viking) is a collection of original essays, featuring pithy observations and heartfelt confessions from the acclaimed writers who love them, while Dog Run (Viking Studio) captures the beauty and intensity of dogs at play in stunning black and white photographs. On Tuesday, November 18th at 7:30pm at Barnes and Noble in Park Slope (267 7th Ave, Brooklyn), Abigail Thomas will read from Woof! Writers on Dogs, and Michael Crouser will discuss his photographs and works from Dog Run. The event is sure to be delightful to dog lovers, art enthusiasts, and literary buffs alike.

    MELT 440 Bergen Street {off.5th ave}, Park Slope, Bklyn, NY tel. 718.230.5925) invites you and your friends to experience a new culinary creation Every Tuesday at Melt. "Taste Life Tuesday" lets you arouse your taste buds with a 5 course tasting menu for $25. Pair Each Course with a Taste of 5 Carefully Selected Wines $20.

  • Baby Bites Brooklyn, Great Giveaway event: Nov 19th - Best products every new mom should. Learn more at Great Giveaway.

  • Park Slope: Free Alternative Health Event - "How to Have an Easy, Healthy Pregnancy". Learn the latest craze in prenatal fitness, what a doula is, preventing slips and falls in the home. how to eat healthy, and how physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage can help you through your pregnancy. Wednesday, Nov 19th, 7:00-9:00pm. Find out more Here.

  • Don't miss the Free Latin Dance Classes on Wednesday evenings at Aji Bar Lounge, 287 9th Street (between 4th & 5th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Enjoy a dance lesson from 8-9pm, followed by live music from 9-11pm. Each week will focus on a different Latin Dance: Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba & Argentine Tango. For the specific schedule go to www.ajibarlounge.com.

  • Ice Skating Season Begins- Saturday, Nov 22
Grab your skates and go: Today Prospect Park's 47-year-old Wollman Rink opens to the public, launching the winter ice skating season. Wollman Rick is located between the Lake and the Concert Grove in Prospect Park.

  • Story time at Blue Marble Ice Cream, every Thursday morning at our Atlantic Avenue shop, from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Please join us for selections from our local Library Branch. Parents and caretakers are welcome, along with tots ages 1-5.
Books will vary based on age group as follows:
1's and 2's from 10:30am-11:00am
2's and 3's from 11:00am-11:30am
3's and 4's from 11:30am-12:00pm.
Story time is a complimentary event, with a $3 minimum purchase at the counter

  • Brookyn Reading Works: Can We Trade In Our Kid for a New One? November 20 at 8 p.m.. Michael Winks’ absurdist comedy “Baby Love,” takes an acerbic look at two self-absorbed parents who can’t be bothered to tend to a cranky baby. They trade him for a “grownup” baby who progresses in his development at such a speed, they hope to have him off to college in a matter of months! But to quote Radiohead, the “Karma Police” will have their way with this couple. Oh, Baby!

  • The Dance Studio of Park Slope www.thedancestudiops.com we will be hosting a Practice Party on November 21st. Join them for a relaxed evening of dancing, no partner necessary. Learn something new and refine your leading and following skills in Swing, Latin & Ballroom - $10 per person, 9-11pm.

    Big Nose Full Body, Park Slope, 718-369-4030. If you want to taste the wines you bring to the party before you show up with them head to Big Nose Full Body. They’ll be tasting Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 15 and Thanksgiving whites on Saturday, November 22 from 4-6pm. All tasting wines will be 15 percent off while they’re pouring samples. Great if you want to get your shopping done early, you responsible guest, you.

  • Totally Tots at the Children's Brooklyn Museum reopens Sat, Nov 22nd.
For those under 18 months, explore the Baby Hub, a vibrant oasis filled with bright colors, playful shapes, and padded structures that provide a safe place to practice crawling, standing, and taking first steps. For those older than 18 months, check out Water Wonders, a water play area anchored by a large pond with built-in toys for pouring, measuring, and redirecting the flowing stream. Check it out here.
The exhibit also includes great resources for grown-ups, including the Parent Junction with articles and tips on local activities, nutrition, literacy, and more.

  • Saturday, Nov 22
    St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble: "Reel Music"
    Listen to chamber music composed for film and television at this performance at the Brooklyn Museum.
    2pm at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

  • Pocketbook, Purse, Bag and Shoe Exchange - This exchange is a community event that is ecologically responsible and fun. Why support the consumer market and buy, when you can share bags that have already been well loved? Reuse, renew, recycle. F R E E, Non-members welcome Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Park Slope Food Coop.

  • Orgasmic Birth Film and Panel - Saturday, Nov 22: 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm. Orgasmic Birth is a documentary that invites viewers to see the miracle of birth with commentary by a dozen preeminent health professionals–including midwife Ina May Gaskin and Dr. Christiane Northrup–and 11 women and their partners who share their birthing journey, Stay after for a panel on birth with local birth professionalsCost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. BAX, 421 5th Ave, 3rd Floor (btwn 7th and 8th St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please email Birthday Presence with the number of tickets you would like to buy and they will send you an email invoice.

  • Sweet Melissa in Park Slope & Cobble Hill (718- 855-3410, 718-502-9153) will bake a variety of specials for Thanksgiving. Highlights: Sour cherry pie with pistachio crumble, $32; fresh ginger custard pumpkin pie, $28; and pear cranberry pie with ginger snap crumble, $32. Order by November 23, open 9am to noon for pick-up only on Thanksgiving day.

  • Pajama Party Yoga: Nov, 23rd - This monthly party lets kids 4 & up practice yoga in their pajamas while their parents take an express yoga class next door. Find out more at: http://www.bendandbloom.com

  • Free Prospect Park Events, Nov 27 - 30: Turkey Trot: Watch the Prospect Park Track Club run the Park Loop or Learn How Animals Ready Themselves For The Winter or Learn about Winters Part: Winter on Flatbush Farm. Find out more at www.ProspectPark.org

  • Hansel and Gretel (for ages 4 & up) adapted for Marionette from the Brothers Grimm & Humperdinck by Nicolas Coppola. Now playing until December 21st. Learn more at www.puppetworks.org

    Throughout November - Kid sing-a-longs, Kids Eat Free and Family Dinner nights at Perch. Find out more about events at Perch Events.

Flight 001 is offering a chance to win a $500 Gift Card from their store (now located in Park Slope) by visiting the following link www.kaboodle.com/holiday-wishaday and following the instructions.

    Brooklyn Children's Museum Events - Play Lab Workshop: Journey into Space, Chase Wonder Why Workshop: The Scoop on Poop, Ickfest! and Discover Mexico in Brooklyn (Nov 20th through the 29th). Find out more on BrooklynKids.org

    Monday, Nov 24
    Tween Book Club and Tea Party: Chains: Seeds of America
    Sip tea at this "tween" book club meeting sponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library.
    4pm at the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza

    Friday, Nov 28
    BAMcafé Live: Music Funk Buddha Hip-Hop Holiday
    Calling all hip-hop fans: Funk Buddha is a must-see.
    9pm at Bam, 30 Lafayette Avenue

  • Pink Olive (167 fifth ave. between lincoln and berkley place in Park Slope) is offering a 15% discount on everything online and in store. Use discount code "thanksolive" with any purchase and save 15%. cannot be combined with any other offer. offer ends 11/28/08. offer also valid in person at our retail locations only when presented with a printout of this newsletter.

    Sunday, Nov 30
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Eric Carle's classic children's story comes to life onstage. $6.
    2pm at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Road