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14 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | December 3, 2015 6:19pm | Updated on December 5, 2015 1:18pm

 FIDO Brooklyn will host a holiday party for dogs in Prospect Park this Saturday. Last year, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams , right, poses with a dog and Santa at the event.
FIDO Brooklyn will host a holiday party for dogs in Prospect Park this Saturday. Last year, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams , right, poses with a dog and Santa at the event.
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All Weekend

Akichi Holiday Market

Where: The corner of Fulton Street and Spencer Place, Bed-Stuy
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The owners of Akichi Flea Market and Akichi Night Bazaar return for the holidays with a selection of vintage goods and items from local vendors. Get your holiday shopping done and check out wares sold from inside old Airstreams.

Friday, Dec. 4

Carroll Park Holiday Tree Lighting

Where: Carroll Park, Carroll Gardens
When: 6 p.m.

Carroll Park's annual holiday tree lighting will include music, snacks and entertainment for kids. Organizers will also be accepting non-perishable food as part of Carroll Park's City Harvest food drive, which will take place during the first three Saturdays in December.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Dog Holiday Party in Prospect Park

Where: Picnic House, 95 Prospect Park West, Prospect Park
When: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Bring your dog to meet Santa, get a free dog present and sing dog-related carols at this special “Bark the Herald Angels” dog holiday party in Prospect Park, sponsored by FIDO Brooklyn. There will be refreshments served for four-legged friends and their owners, too, organizers said. The event is free.

It's a Wonderful Park

Where: Kent Avenue and North Ninth Street, Williamsburg
When: 9:30 to 12:30 a.m.

A pop-up theater performance by local kids and park advocates at the site of Greenpoint's missing park will call attention to the vacant land that the city promised to convert into a park a decade ago.

Stuff You Should Buy Holiday Market

Where: P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Browse local, handmade goods at this holiday pop-up market to support P.S. 321. Vendors will be selling ceramics, jewelry, toys, photographs, cookies and even locally made natural deodorant.

Software for Artists Day

Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pioneer Works is hosting its second annual Software for Artists Day, where artists and developers come together to demonstrate new digital tools for contemporary artistry.

Holiday Book Fair

Where: Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find presents for the bibliophile in your life at the fourth annual holiday book fair. Shop for rare, vintage and out-of-print books from independent booksellers, and meet illustrator Adriane Tomine (who drew the recent New Yorker magazine cover featuring Gowanus). He'll be there at noon to sign copies of his latest book, "Killing and Dying."

Gingerbread Ship Workshop

Where: Building 92, 63 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn Navy Yard
When: 12 p.m.

Kids can decorate and commission their own gingerbread ship at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse of Buttermilk Bakeshop will create the gingerbread ship model that children will be able to decorate. The kids will also be led on a mini interactive exhibit tour followed by an arts and crafts shipbuilding workshop led by the Brooklyn Historical Society. Each child will receive a gingerbread ship cookie with supplies to decorate it. Tickets are $10 per child, plus a $1.54 fee. Tickets for those with a BLDG 92 membership are $9. Accompanying adults get in free.

Open Studios at the Monti Building

Where: 925 Bergen St., Crown Heights
When: 1 to 6 p.m.

Two dozen artists who work in the Monti Studios on Bergen Street in Crown Heights will open their work spaces to guests this Saturday. The group of artists and designers work in a range of mediums in the former industrial space once used by Heinz and a storage company that was converted into work spaces. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Dec. 6

First Sunday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Where: 150 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
When: All day

Enjoy a “winter bird walk,” a “giant origami” workshop, a talk on deciduous trees or a free yoga class inside the BBG visitor center as part of the garden’s “First Sundays” program. The all-day event is free with admission to the garden.

Stuyvesant Indi Bazaar

Where: 375 Stuyvesant Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Support Brooklyn’s businesses by shopping from local vendors at this holiday bazaar and workshop series. Food, fashion and handmade goods are included, as well as a wellness workshop with a focus on women’s health.

Feast Bed-Stuy: Marcus Garvey Boulevard

Where: Participating venues on Marcus Garvey Boulevard from Fulton to Halsey streets, Bed-Stuy
When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Check out deals and bites at this food and drink tour of Marcus Garvey Boulevard. The holiday edition of “Feast Bed-Stuy” offers specials at local eateries such as Brooklyn Swirl, Kafe L’Overture and TreeHouse BK, as well as live music and entertainment. Foodies can buy $5 tickets, which will allow access to discounts.

Mikael Levin Book Launch

Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 543 Union St., Gowanus
When: 3 to 6 p.m.

Gowanus-based photographer Mikael Levin unveils his latest book of images, "Some Signs," a limited edition published by the new Gowanus Souvenir Shop. The book depicts "metaphorically sequenced Gowanus business signs" and is a "quiet and powerful celebration of the local industry which is quickly fading away," according to the Souvenir Shop's website. An exhibition of Levin's work will be on display at the Souvenir Shop from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6.

Fort Greene Holiday Tree Lighting

Where: Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene
When: 5 to 6 p.m.

This year's holiday tree will light up Fort Greene Park on Sunday. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies from Pushkin Creperie & Bakery, Brooklyn Sweet Spot and Castro’s. Organizers with the Myrtle Avenue Partnership will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Fort Greene SNAP and the Whitman Resident Association.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Leslie Albrecht, Camille Bautista, Gwynne Hogan, Alexandra Leon, Rachel Holliday Smith and Nikhita Venugopal.