How a cultured college student survives February in Brooklyn


Every Kingsian knows that we are fortunate to live in New York City--there are so many different things at our disposal: endless neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, parks, concerts and museums to experience. However, sometimes it is hard to find events that do not compete with your grocery bill. Brooklyn is a great borough to explore and find cheap or free things to do. Here are some things going on in the month of February throughout Brooklyn:

 Ladakh: Land of High Passes

Where: Callahan Center at St. Francis College

When: Runs till February 27, 2014. Open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

This is an exhibit featuring the photography of Uwe Gielen. Glen spent time in the Himalayan Mountains with the Ladakh tribe, people who have had very little interaction with the western world. He photographed and interviewed the people of this secluded Tibetan community.

 Vicki Behem, New Drawings: Mexico and New York City

Where: Gallery 440 – 440 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn

When: Runs until Feb. 23, 2014. Open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cost: Free

One of the hippest galleries in Brooklyn, Gallery 440 is currently featuring black ink drawings by Vicki Behem. These are drawing of items and people that she encounters from both her hometown in Mexico and what she sees around New York City.

 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

When: Run until Feb. 23, 2014. Open Wednesday–Sunday from 11-6 p.m.

Cost: $12 (suggested price)

First interenational showcase of French designer Paul Gauliter. This exhibit is an interactive fashion show that encompasses the idea that fashion is art. The exhibit also includes stage costumes worn by both Madonna and Beyonce.

 Artist & Fleas

Where: 70 N. Seventh St. (Williamsburg)

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cost: Free

This pop-up flea market is a bigger version of the one found in Chelsea Market. Some of the vendors are more expensive, but most of the fun is just walking around, looking for that unbelievable steal!

 Charming Hostess Concert

Where: Barbes – 376 Ninth St. at Sixth Ave.

When: Feb. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 minimum donation

This is a concert with a purpose. This folk/rock (emphasis on the rock) band has a unique sound and they are specifically singing anti-fascist songs about Italy and Jewish Liturgy that are in the tradition of Italian Folklore.

So get out of the apartment and get working on cultivating your King's experience--and do it for cheap!