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14 Things To Do in Your New York City Neighborhood This Week

By DNAinfo Staff | May 1, 2016 8:35am | Updated January 22, 2017 8:10pm

 Eat Brisket and catch a screening of “For the Love of Meat,” a documentary on the making of Texas barbecue at Hill Country
Eat Brisket and catch a screening of “For the Love of Meat,” a documentary on the making of Texas barbecue at Hill Country
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Monday, Jan. 23

► Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Flute and Pipa Music

Where: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
When: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with two world class musicians, Zhou Yi and Yimin Miao from the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society, who will play Chinese flute and pipa music. It’s free and no registration is required.

► Swing Stroll and Dance Class

Where: Harlem One Stop, 502 W. 142nd St., Harlem
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Harlem is home to a number of innovative dances. On this walking tour participants will learn about the neighborhood and about swing dance and big bands and polish up their dancing skills with lessons. Tickets are $30.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Friends of the Park Slope Library Open House

Where: Park Slope Public Library, 431 Sixth Ave., Park Slope
When: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Want to meet the people who dreamed up the idea of installing a “Knuffle Bunny” statue outside the Park Slope library? Come to this casual event to eat cheese, drink wine and meet the Friends of the Park Slope Library, along with special guest City Councilman Brad Lander. Learn about the group’s past projects and plans for the future.

 Film Screening and Brisket at Hill Country

Where: Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St., Flatiron
When: Reception begins at 6 p.m., screening starts at 7 p.m., and brisket session is from 8 to 9 p.m.

Eat Brisket and catch a screening of “For the Love of Meat,” a documentary on the making of Texas barbecue. The event includes live music from The Kneeling Drunkards and a discussion with the filmmakers and pitmasters of Hill Country. The $7 ticket gets you one free draft beer.

The Trump Effect on Urban Real Estate

Where: Flateau Realty, Corp. 368 Decatur St. Bedford-Stuyvesant
When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hear real estate broker and CEO of Flateau Realty Richard Flateau discuss the impact of the Trump administration on urban real estate.

Reading with Harriet Levin Millan & Jill Bialosky

Where: Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side
When: 7 p.m.

Readers can join Harriet Levin Millan ("How Fast Can You Run") and Jill Bialosky ("The Prize") for a reading and discussion about their new books. They will also be joined by Michael Majok Kuch, on whom Millan's book is based.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

► Learn How to Play Chess

Where: Webster Library, 1465 York Ave., Yorkville
When: 2 p.m.

It’s never too late to learn how to play chess. Get a free lesson and play with other beginners at the library.

 Katra Film Series Grand Finale Event

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn
When: 5:30 p.m.

International short film festival Katra Film Series comes to an end with a filmmaker meet-and-greet, screenings and an after-party. The festival’s winners will also be awarded with more than $5,000 in prizes. Tickets start at $25.

► American Whiskey 101

Where: Alobar, 46-42 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
When: 7 p.m.

Learn about American whiskey at this $60 class, which will include tastings of five different kids, discuss the history of distilling and evaluate the different styles.

► The Bodega Open Mic

Where: The Bodega, 24 St. Nicholas Ave., Bushwick
When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Show off your hidden talents at The Bodega’s new open mic series that starts this Wednesday night. Signups start at 8 p.m. The show goes from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Thursday, Jan. 26

► Free Movie Screening: ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Where: 96th Street Library, 112 E. 96th St., Upper East Side
When: 2 p.m.

Watch ‘Witness for the Prosecution,’ a 1957 movie by Billy Wilder about a man accused of murdering his wealthy female friend in order to secure his inheritance. Starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton and more. Admission is free.

► Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council

Where: Armand Hammer Health Sciences, 701 W. 168th St., Room 204, Washington Heights
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Come meet other food-enthusiasts and health advocates to talk about seasonal produce and other important food council updates. The meetings now take place on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, but please RSVP to crivera@cityharvest.org or 646-412-0719.

► Capote On Screen: 'In Cold Blood'

Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
When: 7 p.m.

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s Truman Capote film series continues with a screening of "In Cold Blood." The 1976 film brings the disturbing true crime story from his 1959 book of the same name to the screen. Slate’s Kristen Meinzer and Newsday’s Rafer Guzman will introduce the film. The screening is free with RSVP.

 Exhibit Opening: 'Finally Got the News'

Where: Interference Archive, 131 Eighth St., Gowanus
When: 7 to 10 p.m.

This exhibit of posters, pamphlets and record albums explores “the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself.”

This column was compiled by DNAinfo reporters