Sunday events and beyond

Sunday: Fireworks: “A Butterfly for Brooklyn” Twenty-minute pyrotechnic performance piece in Prospect Park by artist Judy Chicago. 7:30 pm., Long Meadow, Prospect Park, enter at Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn. Coney Island USA: Colonnade of Curiosities in the Freak Bar, 12- 7 PM, 1208 Surf Avenue, Bklyn. A bevy of odd and attractive objects to entice your wallet, scoured the earth for strange and unusual vendors and purveyors of goods. Free admission. For Coney Island event details Thought Bubbles: New work from four visual artists working with graphic and comic conventions and devices. 1–5 pm, free, Rhombus Space, 183 Lorraine St., #33 between Court and Clinton Streets, Bklyn.
Dance festival: Presentation of unique dances, challenging routines, and contemporary choreography. 7 pm. Actors Fund Theater, 160 Schermerhorn St. and Hoyt Street, Boerum Hill, Bklyn. 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6 pm, $25 ($20 seniors and students)
Autism Awareness Carnival: Dunk tank, inflatable slides, bouncy castles, arts & crafts, live entertainment, vendors, and more. Noon–2 pm. The Parkside School PS130, 70 Ocean Pkwy, at Ft. Hamilton Parkway, Windsor Terrace Church Avenue Street Fair: Rides, food, free events, vendors, deals. Noon–6 pm. Church Avenue from Coney Island Avenue to Rugby Road, Flatbush, Bklyn, Puppety Arts presents the annual spring fair with rock climbing, meet and greets; performances by dancewave at the Old Stone House, 11 am–3 pm, fees for rides, activities and snacks, Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street, Bklyn. Earth Day: Learn about fishing, have fun cleaning up the park, learn about birds and make an instrument out of recycled materials. Noon–4 pm. Actors Fund Theater, 160 Schermerhorn St. and Hoyt Street, Bklyn, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6 pm, $25 ($20 seniors and students),Prospect Park Audubon Center, Prospect Park, Bklyn
Black Book Fair with story-telling, readings, and opportunities to meet and greet authors, 2 pm. Medgar Evers College, Science Building, 1638 Bedford Ave. at Crown Street, Crown Heights Bklyn Walking Tour: “Battle of Brooklyn”. Visit sites from the nation’s first major military engagement and largest naval battle ever fought, 2 pm, Green-Wood Cemetery, Crown Heights. “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performs Fitzgerald’s big band arrangements, 3 pm. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
After the weekend: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature till May 4.
The 10th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature recognizes writers who have taken risks to challenge the status quo. Among the participants are Boris Akunin, who has spoken up against authoritarian rule in Russia, and Czech writer Ivan Klíma, whose works were banned under Communist rule. Other events look at state surveillance practices, both in today’s world and in generations past, and festival founder and chairman Salman Rushdie and scholar Timothy Garton Ash will engage in a conversation on freedom of speech. In all, more than 100 writers from 30 countries will take Metropolitan Museum of Art The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham till November 2. “Bill Cunningham: Facades” (a New York City photographer) 10a.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu, Fri., Sat. until June 15 @ New-York Historical Society 11 a.m. every Sun. until June 15, “$18. Splish splash: Open from 11 am-7 pm on weekdays and 9 am–7pm on weekends, the floating pool at the foot of Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights is a great way to cool off this summer. Can’t stand waiting in line? Try the Olympic-sized Red Hook Pool (Bay Street between Henry and Clinton streets) for more fun and less of a crowd.


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