December 28, 2018 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, Dec. 28–Jan. 4

The Brooklyn Children's Museum concludes its five-day Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 30.
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Dec. 28

Party like it’s 2000

What better way to gear up for the New Year than with a nostalgic nod to the iconic rap hits of Y2K? Get your nostalgia on during “Freek-a-leek: A 2000s Rap Party” at Brooklyn Bowl, which will feature sets by disc jockeys including Spintelect, Clockwork DJ, Y3lda Ali, and Wavy Fox, all of whom will prepare for 2019 by spinning tracks from the early aughts.

11 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], $10.


Dec. 29

For all folks

Folk singer Dar Williams hosts her annual, all-inclusive holiday show, “Christians, Pagans, and Other Hipsters” at the Bell House, with her classic tune about a combined Christmas and winter solstice celebration sure to make its way into the festive set.

7 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510], $28.


Dec. 30

Kwanzaa for the kids

Close out another Kwanzaa at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, which will conclude its family-oriented celebration of the pan-African holiday with a fun-filled day of activities that explore Kwanzaa’s rituals and history.

3 pm at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum [145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, (718) 735–4400], $11 (Free for members and kids under 1-year-old).


Dec. 31

Blowout bash

Ring in the New Year on a luxurious note at Westlight, the William Vale Hotel’s 22nd-floor rooftop bar overlooking the twinkling Manhattan skyline. The party has a hefty price, but those who splurge on a ticket can enjoy an open bar, passed canapés, live tunes from the Borough Boys band, and a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight.

9 pm at Westlight at the William Vale [111 N. 12th St. at Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 307–7100,]. $250.


Jan. 1

Take the Plunge

Join thousands of Brooklynites as they lunge toward the freezing waters of the Atlantic during Coney Island’s annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. Day-of registration starts at 10 am on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue, and the first group of 500 plungers will start charging for the water at 1 pm, with additional groups following every five to 10 minutes.

1 pm at the Coney Island Boardwalk [Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island,]. $25 suggested donation.

Posted 12:00 am, December 28, 2018
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