1. You need to use your brain. Head to the , for , where Haitian-born authors Edwidge Danticat, Marie Lily Cerat and Ibi Aanu Zoboi read from a collection of short stories. 7 p.m. Free.
2. You need to take the kids sledding. Head to . The best hills are by the Tennis House (see map), off Prospect Park West and 9th Street. Stop at on the way back for some hot chocolate and dainty butter cookies.
3. You need to know if you have to move your car. You don't. Due to the snow, alternate side parking, payment at parking meters, and garbage and recycling pick-ups are suspended today and until further notice. Public schools are open and after school activities are happening as planned, according to 311.
4. You need a night out. Tonight is at the . This evening's movie is Good Fortune, an exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the communities they aim to benefit. The event is a collaboration with the award-wining documentary series POV. 7 p.m.
5. You need to know if your train is running. The ongoing late-night work on the 2/3 line has been suspended due to the snow. For the latest transit updates, check the MTA website.