weekend events

Saturday: Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest 12 pm: proceeds will support rebuilding efforts in Coney Island devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island Boardwalk  All event proceeds will support rebuilding efforts in Coney Island devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island Boardwalk,  W 10th Street, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-coney-island-sand-sculpting-contest-tickets-12090837019, http://WeAreBCS.org/ConeyIslandSandSculpting. Family Concert: Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge and enjoy a family friendly event, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Furman St. and Middagh Street, http://www.nycgovparks.org, Saturdays 3 pm until Sept. 27. Blood Orange: Dev Hynes plays a free Central Park show at Rumsey Playfield. summerstage.com. Jazz Age Lawn Party August 16–17 revel Gatsby-style at Governors Island.  jazzagelawnparty.com. Josie and the Pussycats Sing-A-Long, 3:00 p.m. Videology, 308 Bedford Ave., 1 Brooklyn, http://www.villagevoice.com/events/josie-and-the-pussycats-sing-a-long-4882538/. Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages.  Kite-making for children and live music with Batala NYC &Shinbone Alley Stilt Band aids your celebration of simple fun throughout the day. Pier I in Riverside Park South, Manhattan.  Downtown Dance Festival, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park. Also evening cruise on the Staten Island Ferry. Two different shows nightly: opening day today features the Vanaver Caravan in Turn, Turn, Turn, dedicated to the late Pete. http://www.villagevoice.com/events/33rd-annual-downtown-dance-festival-4880094/. Home Movies From the Coney Island Lighthouse, Coney Island Film Society at 1208 Surf Avenue. The Schubert family moved into the Coney Island Lighthouse in Sea Gate in 1960. Armed with an 8mm camera, the mom of the household documented an interesting part of Coney Island History. It’s at 8:00 PM, tickets are $6 in advance, or at the door. http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=5880.

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Sunday: “The Muppet Vault”: Muppet’s Most Wanted DVD Release Party. Videos, audience participation, sing-alongs, giveaways, and drink specials. 8 pm. Union Hall, Park Slope, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue, Bklyn, http://www.unionhallny.com, 8 pm, $8. Aeolian Bike Ride, Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch. This is a wind-propelled bicycling experience, started by artist Jessica Findley, who was inspired when her jacket inflated behind her while she was riding her bike. She wanted to expand the experience and also to do something happy in the wake of 9/11, http://www.villagevoice.com/events/aeolian-bike-ride-4879061/. Downtown Dance Festival, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park. Also evening cruise on the Staten Island Ferry. Two different shows nightly: opening day today features the Vanaver Caravan in Turn, Turn, Turn, dedicated to the late Pete. http://www.villagevoice.com/events/33rd-annual-downtown-dance-festival-4880094/.  The Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s 40th Anniversary Celebration / DJ Rahsaan / Screening: Our Latin Thing, East River Park, Manhattan, 6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. http://www.nuyorican.org/. Central Park Film Fest, centralparknyc.org.

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