5 (Free) Things: Women Writers of Color Event, Outdoor Swing Dancing and LGBTQ Salon

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


1. You need to meet more women writers of color. Head to Barnes and Noble in Park Slope for , an evening of readings from a mix of women writing across cultures, lifestyles and boundaries. 267 7th Ave. at 6th St., 7 p.m. Free. 

2. You need to support LGBTQ Performers. Tonight at  there's , "a forum for both established and emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and feminist artists and writers. It is a welcoming and supportive environment for all women," according to the event's facebook page. 603 Vanderbilt Ave., 7 p.m. Free.

3. You need to dance under the sunset. Head to the  for the . Tonight, jazz and American-roots guitarist Matt Munisteri performs. Swing dance lessons with Eve Polich are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the concert will be held on Thursday, July 26. 10 Grand Army Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Free.  

4. You need to get the kids out of the house. Head to  for   for kids 0-4. 755 Dean St. at Underhill, 10:30 a.m. $5 per family.

5. You need to know if your train is running ... and if you have to move your car. Between midnight and 5 a.m. Flatbush Avenue-bound 2 and 4 trains skip Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Pkwy all week. In addition, there are  with the B train stopping a little earlier than usual (last train hitting 59th Street at 9:56 p.m.), according to the MTA. For car owners, alternate side parking rules won't be suspended again until Wednesday, August 15 for Feast of the Assumption, according to the NYCDOT.


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