Lotsa links, in three categories:
This weekend, check out the first Target First Saturday of the year at the Brooklyn Museum, celebrating the achievements of the LGBTQ community in NYC and beyond. Monday brings a double bill, with an open house and town hall meeting on the future of the Bedford-Union Armory with Borough Prez Marty Markowitz at Medgar Evers College (see above) followed by the first Franklin Park Reading Series of 2012 (nice write-up in New York Magazine).
Thinking ahead to next weekend, WNYC's annual MLK Day Event (on Sunday, not Monday) at the Brooklyn Museum is free and looks great. This year's theme is "Education as a Civil Right." The Brooklyn Children's Museum will also have a slate of kid-friendly events going all weekend to celebrate Dr. King.
In other news, the new year brings death and rebirth - Roti 'N Dumplings on Union at Franklin closed its doors, while Bella's opened to rave reviews in the old Brooklyn Inkspot place on Franklin at Park. If you like old maps as much as ILFA does, check out the BHS "Map of the Month" for January (you can always spot our little corner of Brooklyn - it's just south of the village of Bedford). Finally, SOS Crown Heights is hiring, and a local tattoo artist is trying to become the "Ink Master" on Spike TV.