5 Things: Drink and Draw, Monty Python and Charlie Chaplin

Prospect Heights-area subway, alternate side and event highlights you won't want to miss.


1. You need to draw ... and drink ... and see some Monty Python. Head to  for its . Practice your life drawing skills with Wasabassco Burlesque performer Evelyn Vinyl as the model beginning at 5 and then kick back at 7 to watch "The Meaning of Life." 683 Washington Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect, $5 for drawing sessions (plus bring your own art supplies), film is free. 

2. You need Charlie Chaplin. In that case head to the  for , curated and hosted by Ken Gordon. 10 Grand Army Plaza, Free. 

3. You need to get the kids out of the house. It's supposed to be a gorgeous day today, so head to Prospect Park's Lefferts House where kids can plant flax, see it spun into linen and sew a linen pouch at Sow & Sew Flax Weekend. Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park (Use entrance at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush and Ocean Avenues), 1-4 p.m. Free. See our  for more options. 

4. You need to know if your train is running ... It is! There are no planned service changes affecting Prospect Heights stations all weekend. However you should note that Manhattan-bound Q trains are running through the tunnel, according to the MTA, so leave extra time. 

5. ... And if you have to move your car. Not today of course, but alternate side won't be suspended again until Thursday, May 17 for Solemnity of the Ascension, according to the NYCDOT.


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