Weekend events

Target Free First Saturday, celebrate the Caribbean community with music, dance and activities free, 5–11 pm, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org.
Dick Dale (Guitar Legend) Screamin’ Rebel Angels, Surf City after party that features DJs and Gogo Dancer Anna Copacabana as well as a limbo contest. 11:59 pm, Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg. PotterCon, a party for adult Harry Potter fans featuring trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. 2 pm, Bell House, Gowanus, Bklyn. Dance and movement workshop free in basic hip-hop and discover the rhythm inside you. Noon–1 pm. Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bklyn. Summer Streets participate in arts and crafts workshops, listen to musical performances, learn to salsa dance, eat healthy snacks, climb a 25′ climbing wall, bike, on car-free streets, 7am to 1pm, a corridor connecting Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park—long stretches of Lafayette Street and Park Avenue, and a few connecting streets—will be closed to motor vehicles and open to the public for biking, strolling, dancing and aimless peregrinating. There are five “rest stops” along the way, though that’s something of a misnomer, as they’ll be offering activities galore—mini golf parkour, learn-to-ride bicycling classes (and free bike rentals), yoga and a 165-foot zip line across Foley Square, Park Ave. from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, Manhattan, NY.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sunday Bike ride with the NYC DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to Fort Tilden.
They will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to Fort Tilden where the Rockaway Artists’ Alliance (RAA) will provide a FREE guided tour of the Rockaway arts festival. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal back to Beach 116th St station. The bike ride is approximately 6 miles, one way. Take the A to Beach 67th St in Arverne (or ride your bike). Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, Queens. Bronx SalsaFest, music, dance and movie screenings August 3–24.
A series of free Sunday concerts at Orchard Beach set the tone (Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24). Salsa king and Bronx native Willie Colón plays the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts (Aug. 16), visit ilovethebronx.com. Nostalgia Ride take a ride to the Rockaways aboard a vintage train. 11 am. New York Transit Museum, Downtown Bklyn. The Wind-Up Circus Toy Show: Demos, windup thingies and more – some over 100 years old. 2 pm, $10.
The Museum of Interesting Things, 1208 Surf Ave, coneyisland.com. Comedy night, 9 pm, Knitting Factory, Williamsburg. Nerd Karaoke to sing songs from nerdy acts such as They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, and Jonathan Coulton. 10 pm, free at The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place, waystationbk.com. Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert, 1–3:30 p.m. Stan Michels represented northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants, for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places and unreasonable noise. He also was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. Stan Michels Promenade in Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan. Sunset Family Festival, 4– 11p.m. This event repeats every week on Sunday and Wednesday till 8/31. It is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors at Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Staten Island.

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