Weekend Events

YA-Composers.jpgString Orchestra of Brooklyn Performing
Havn’t heard any good classical music lately? Here’s your chance to get your classy on. The String Orchestra of Brooklyn will be playing the music of young composers – Feltman, Hall, Penman, and Greenstein. After the performance, there will be a wine reception. All are welcome to attend. Saturday, March 20. 8 p.m. $10. 157 Montague Street, St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church.

Comedy Fundraiser
The Friend’s of the RKO Keith’s Flushing, and its 2900+ member group will be holding a comedy fundraiser on Friday. The funds collected will go towards a feasibility study that will hopefully be completed before June 2010. Come and enjoy. Friday, March 19. 8 p.m. $20 (advance tickets). $30 (at the door). 239-21 Braddock Avenue, Fuzzy’s Wolfrose.

The Brooklyn Flea
The Flea is located at the former bank at One Hanson for the rest of the winter. The clocktower Art Deco building at Flatbush Ave., across from the Target mall, will be the Flea’s new home every Saturday and Sunday through March, for 12 weekends only. The Flea features 100 vendors and a great mix of vintage, antiques, jewelry, and food. Saturday & Sunday, March 20 & 21. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. 1 Hanson Place, Skylight One Hanson.

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Neighborhood Energy Forum
At this event homeowners, tenant organizations, landlords, and building managers will learn what they need to get started with major energy efficiency projects — from energy audits to weatherization to solar-electric, for both large multi-family buildings and 1-4 family homes. The Neighborhood Energy Forum promises to give its participants the information needed to navigate the maze of programs and take the first steps toward turning a project into a reality. Saturday, March 20. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free with registration (use website above). 2901 Campus Road, Brooklyn College Student Center.

The Draft Riots & The Gangs of New York Walking Tour
The Draft Riots of 1863 is one of the saddest chapters in New York City history. Many of the participants both famous and unknown are buried in Green-Wood. Join Ruth Edebohls to visit Horace Greeley, Henry J. Raymond, Boss Tweed, the Brooks Brothers, abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons and others, who rest here along with little known victims of the riots. The 2005 film, Gangs of New York featured many of them as characters, including one, William Bill the Butcher Poole, who was actually dead by the time of the riots. Walk may be hilly and strenuous wear comfortable walking shoes. No reservations needed. Sunday, March 21. 1 p.m. $10. Gothic Arches inside the main entrance at 25th Street and 5th Avenue, Green-Wood Cemetery.

Bach’s 325th Birthday!!!
Organist J.David Williams will be performing the music of J.S. Bach. The concert celebrates the 325th Anniversary of Bach’s birth and will conclude with a reception and toast featuring… BOCK beer (ya’ get it?). There is a $20 suggested admission to support the ongoing restoration of the historic Austin Organ at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. Come and check out the Tiffany windows, the 270-foot mural by a then-student of PRATT from the 70’s, and the Austin Organ. Sunday, March 21. 3 p.m. $20. 85 South Oxford Street, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.