SATURDAY: Bollywood to Brooklyn: a festival of Eastern-inspired live music, dance, visual art and food from the Indian sub-continent. Dancers, musicians, and visual artists will interpret traditional art forms, including Raga music and Indian dance, and showcase their ties to India and Pakistan. Brooklyn Looks East at 501 Union [between Bond and Nevins Streets in Gowanus, (718) 522–3363, 8 pm, $20. http://www.501union.com
SUNDAY: Largest city fest: in Boerum Hill on a mile-long stretch, with 500 vendor booths, and a deluge of late-summer visitors. Expect food, fun, and festivity. A tradition of food, art, music, shopping, and revelry. A wealth of street-fair yummies — think funnel cake, sausage sandwiches, and roasted corn, washed down with thirst-quenching, artisanal brews — will uphold Brooklyn’s star as foodie central. The Antic is the city’s largest street festival. Live music stages will feature free, multicultural performances, and there will be an entire block dedicated to kid-friendly activities, including pony rides, storytelling, and face painting.[Atlantic Avenue, between Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, http://www.atlanticave.org Noon to 6 pm.
September 27–29 DUMBO Arts Festival is three days of family-friendly performances and installations as well as open studios and galleries. dumboartsfestival.com
New York Film Festival September 27–October 13 from the Film Society of Lincoln Center filmlinc.com.
September 27–October 13 Ship of Tolerance: The boat will be built in Staten Island and adorned with the artwork of hundreds of NYC children, conveying messages of tolerance and acceptance. After a stint on the Brooklyn waterfront (September 27–October 5), it moves to Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (October 6–8) and will be on view at Staten Island’s Atlantic Salt Yard (October 9–13) shipoftolerance.org.