• The MTA has a new president! On Monday, MTA New York City Transit welcomed its new President, Andy Byford. Byford has been working in the transportation field since 1989. He most recently served as the head of the Toronto Transit Commission.
  • If you’re looking to visit famed Grimaldi’s Pizza this weekend, you’ll be disappointed. The Health Department has temporarily shut it down. Don’t fret; the restaurant is working hard with the department to reopen as quickly as possible. We hope to have our friends back soon!
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has announced a new plan to help homeless persons living in the borough. Adams has invested in a mobile shower service made from a converted school bus. The bus, complete with two shower stalls, soap, clean towels and clean undergarments, will travel to a variety of different neighborhoods. The bus is expected to start rolling by 2019.

Here Are The Best Events To Look Forward To This Weekend:

Friday, January 19th, 2018 

Winter Party 2018!

Verso Books, 20 Jay Street

Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Price: suggested donation $10

Enjoy yourself at this Science for the People party and help the bookstore raise funds for radical STEM workers. There will be refreshments served.

New Year Brooklyn Rumba

Mercy Home for Children, 273 Willoughby Avenue

Time: 7 p.m.


Gather with others at this beautiful chapel and celebrate with music and dance.

Ladies Night Paint Night

Paint with a Purpose, 103 Monroe Street

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Price: $25

It’s Ladies night! Bring your girls and enjoy a night of drinks and painting.


Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Avenue

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Price: $40

Party with Marie Antoinette and her royal court like it’s the 1780’s in Versailles. Each ticket includes a champagne cocktail and decadent puff pastry from Ladurée, the same French bakery that provided the pastries featured in the film.

Midnights: Battle Royale Drinking Game

Videology Bar and Cinema , 308 Bedford Avenue

Time: 11:59 p.m.

Price: $12

Drink along to the movie! Schoolyard slaughter and adolescent crushes alike warrant a drink. Full guidelines will be provided at the event.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 

BLAME: Brunch Screening

Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Price: $12

Enjoy brunch and a screening of this classic starring Quinn Shephard and Nadia Alexander.

New Year’s Open House – Third Root Winter Open House!

Third Root Community Health Center, 380 Marlborough Rd

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.


Enjoy learning about herbal remedies and enjoy a FREE yoga class.

Watina Through Movement

Kumble Theater at Long Island University, Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues

Time: 3 p.m.

Price: $25 – $30

This production pays tribute to the late Andy Palacio. This tribute is a Dance and Creative Expression work of art that will bring to life Andy Palacio’s songs from his last album “Wátina”. This tribute comes to fruition exactly 10 years and a day after his untimely passing.

Music Beyond Annual Benefit Concert

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue

Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Price: $25

In a theme of “by musical professionals, for music professionals,” our Music Beyond New York leadership will perform in sets of classical and world music. All guests are invited to a reception following the concert. Proceeds from this event will benefit Music Beyond’s programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Blue Planet II Premiere: One Ocean

Videology Bar and Cinema, 308 Bedford Avenue

Time: 8:30 p.m.


Become fascinated with the ocean and all the beautiful creatures who live there during this premiere. Trivia and giveaways will be provided by BBC America.

Slow Jam: R&B Dance Party at Brooklyn Bowl by Tribute Night

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue

Time: 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10 – $15

Tribute Night Presents: “Slow Jam,” a bump n grind dance party playing nothing but the best of new and classic Slow Jams all night long. Expect to hear a range of different artists from the likes of Janet Jackson and TLC to Bryson Tiller and The Weeknd. There will be a unique Slow Jam Snapchat filter to commemorate the night. Tribute Night has some major surprises in store this time around, so make sure not to miss out!

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 

Sip and Paint Sundays

Memories Event Space, 515 Evergreen Avenue

Time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Price: $35

Create memories as you are creating art during this sip and paint.

Brooklyn High Tea

The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue

Time: 12 – 6 p.m.

Price: $30 and under

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday over tea and biscuits.

Brooklyn Soup Takedown 2018

Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Price: $20

Get out of the cold and sample several homemade soups. Remember to vote for your favorite!

‘Arrested Development’ Trivia

Videology Bar and Cinema, 308 Bedford Avenue

Time: 8 p.m.


Test your knowledge on this hit show during trivia night.

Sunday Night Fever

House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Time: 9 p.m.


Dance your way into the 70’s during this disco night.