1. You need to shop local. Today is Shop Small Saturday, a national effort to keep small local businesses, well, in business. They're asking each person to pledge to make at least one local purchase today, and luckily in Prospect Heights, there are tons of options. Several , plus today is the at from noon to 6.
2. You need to commune with nature. It's supposed to be gorgeous today. So why not catch the end of the fall foliage at the ? 1 p.m. Free with garden admission ($10, $5 students and seniors, kids 11 and under, Free).
3. You need to get the kids out of the house. Despite the holiday weekend, there are a ton of events going on, including a great one for little train enthusiats: the Miles of Tiles mosaic workshop at the New York Transit Museum for ages 4+. Corner of Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission (Adults $7, Children 2–17, $5). See our for more options.
4. You need to know if your train is running ... Unfortunately probably not. All weekend there are no Q trains between Prospect Park and 57th Street, you can walk or take a shuttle to Atlantic Ave. for the N or R. There are also no No. 2 trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Take the No. 5 or R trains to nearby stations instead. Finally, Manhattan-bound No. 4 and 5 trains skip Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza and Bergen Street, according to the MTA.
5. ... And if you have to move your car. Not today of couse, but keep your eyes open for a Tuesday/Friday spot because alternate side won't be suspended again until Thursday, Dec. 8, according to the NYCDOT.