Events

Friday: The film Coraline 3D with an outdoor screening free, 8 pm, Brower Park in Crown Heights, Prospect Place and Kingstone Avenue. Saturday: Brighton Jubilee featuring three stages for live entertainment, bargains, food, kiddie rides, informational tables and activities, Brighton Beach Ave. at Coney Island Avenue, Brighton Beach, 10 am–5 pm. Stop N Swap: Bring portable reusable items to share, swap or peruse. You don’t need to bring something in order to take something. Books, toys, clothing, housewares and electronics. Shore Parkway Jewish Center, 8885 26th Ave. between Harway and Cropsey Avenues, http://www.grownyc.org/swap, Noon–3 pm. Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment:Join re-enactors and learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the battle of 1776, Main St. in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Plymouth St. and Washington Street, http://www.nycgovparks.org, Noon–2 pm.  Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene with 150 vendors selling crafts, antiques, food, 176 Lafayette Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, http://www.brooklynf​lea.com : Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm until Saturday, Nov. 1.  Family Field Day:  Play games including volleyball, basketball and soccer, enjoy a potato sack and relay race, Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park,  Atlantic Ave. at Columbia Street, http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org, 10 am–1 pm. The Coney Island Yacht Club Jazz Band 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sideshow Freak Bar, 1208 Surf Avenue. The band features traditional New Orleans-style “hot jazz” and party music from the era when both jazz and Coney Island were young. Volleyball Clinics: Experts from Metro Beach Sports teach teens to sharpen their skills from serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, Pier 6 • Joralemon St. and Columbia St., Brooklyn, 3–5 pm. Afropunk Fest: See D’Angelo, Bad Brains, Tamar Kali, Body Count and Fishbone for free, August 23–24 at Commodore Barry Park. A whole host of artist for a spirited weekend of funky rhythms, food trucks and fashionable wares (an assemblage of local vendors conducts a thrift market as part of the proceedings), visit afropunkfest.com. Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at various locations Saturday and Sunday. For more info on this year’s concerts (to be held at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Tompkins Square Park in Alphabet City), visitcityparksfoundation.org. Jimmy Miranda Memorial Bayside Snapper Derby, 10:00 a.m. Kids participants will receive bait and supplies, including loaner rods and reels. Derby winners will receive prizes, and there will be giveaways and raffles along the way and free pizza. Don’t fish? Don’t worry! Your kids will receive the gear and the expertise. All you need is patience, enthusiasm, and a little luck. Sign-in for this event begins at 10:00 a.m., and fishing begins at 11:00 a.m. Bayside Marina, 28-05 Cross Island Parkway, Queens. Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay’s outdoor gaming station. Midland Beach Splash Plaza in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Staten Island. Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, 2:00 p.m. Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave. and Cumberland St. Brooklyn.   Literary Festival, which pairs young writers (aged 6 to 18) of the New York Writers Coalition with established writers Sapphire, Vanessa Gabb, Danny Simmons, Angel Nafis, and Willie Perdomo. Greenlight Bookstore invites the public to an after party at its Fulton Street home, where cake and wine await the festival’s fantastic readers and those who wish to mingle.  Fort Greene Park at Myrtle Ave. and Cumberland St. Brooklyn. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Sunday: Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Tour begins at the Lefferts Historic House, the tour will open with a reading from A Social History of Flatbush, a 19th century book written by the Lefferts, recounting the day of the British invasion and the destruction of the Lefferts first home. The tour will then head down East Drive to cover the background of the battle, including the Donegan Oak and the Battle Pass markers. Afterwards, visitors will climb the redoubt to learn about the events of the battle itself, concluding with a brief question and answer period. Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  The Gluten Free Takedown,  2:00 p.m. Tickets The Bell House 149 7th St. Brooklyn, $20, http://thebellhouseny.com, GOODBYE, GLUTEN turns its attention toward flour-free recipes in the Gluten-Free Takedown, a massive faceoff in Gowanus. Amateur chefs are invited to share their best dishes—all creations are welcome, as long as they’re easily divided into bites for the hungry crowd—and the organizers provide equipment and utensils. The rest of you wheat-averse can enjoy a stress-free day of gorging. Food and Drink, The Bell House, 149 7th St. Brooklyn.  

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