Weekend events and beyond

Saturday: Kayaking, 10 am to 3 pm., This event repeats every week on Saturday between 6/21/2014 and 8/30/2014. Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge at Hudson River Park. The outrigger canoes are around five feet long and designed for speed, distance, and surfing (in this venue, tides and currents). http://www.villagevoice.com/events/hawaiian-airlines-liberty-challenge-4779041/. Brooklyn Navy Yard Sustainable Architecture Bike Tour and learn about the yard’s green initiatives,12 pm. BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Avenue between Fifth and Eighth Streets, http://turnstiletours.com/tours/brooklyn-navy-yard/brooklyn-navy-yard-sustainability-tour/#.U4zLS5RdUyA, $24, Vinegar Hill, Fort Greene. Funny Food Workshop, healthy, sill, creative breakfast. Register at the customer service counter. 1–3 pm. Red Hook, http://brooklynpaper.com/sections/go/events/93416/brooklyn/red-hook/family/funny-food-workshop/. Barolosolo Cirkus Company is a mixed up mashed up fusion of physical theater, aquatic poetry, and music. 3–7 pm, Brooklyn Heights, Sunday also, http://brooklynpaper.com/sections/go/events/92770/brooklyn/brooklyn-heights/family/barolosolo-cirkus-company. Night at the Races fund raising sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Cafiero Council. Ticket includes hot food, live DJ, beer, soda, and refreshments – BYOB. 7:30 pm. Gravesend http://brooklynpaper.com/sections/go/events/92295/brooklyn/gravesend/event/night-at-the-races/. Saturday Morning Cartoons, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St. between Kent and Wythe Avenues, http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com, 10 pm, $15.
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Sunday: Bang on a Can Festival, 2:00 p.m., World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St. New York, NY, http://www.villagevoice.com/events/bang-on-a-can-festival-4779051/. History and Highlights of a World’s Fair, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Join World’s Fair Historian Pierre Montiel for his second lecture at Queens Historical Society, which will cover the 1939-1940 World’s Fairs held in Flushing, NY, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue, Queens, $5 Queens Historical Society Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission. Family Fun Day at BLDG 92, Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave. between Fifth and Eighth Streets, http://bldg92.org, all day, free. “WITNESS: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties”. Exhibition that explores how artists expressed the Civil Rights era. 11 am–6 pm.
Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights. Mardi Gras, a magic show, live music, a Fire Safety trailer food, vendors. Noon–6 pm. Avenue M, Ave. M between E. 13th Street and Ocean Avenue, http://middev.org/event/midwood-mardi-gras , Noon–6 pm, Free, Midwood, Bklyn. Family Fun Day: Rooftop Farm Tour. Learn about all the natural processes that occur on a green roof farm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave between Ordnance and Morris Avenues, http://bldg92.org, 1 pm, $10.
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Beyond the weekend: Dave Chappelle, June 18–26, Radio City Music Hall, ticketmaster.com. American Black Film Fest, June 19–22, see independent movies by and about African-Americans. http://www.abff.com/. A Night at the Museums get free admission to downtown institutions on June 24. http://www.nycgo.com/events/night-at-the-museums.

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