Saturday events

Saturday: The Ninth Annual Dance Parade 1:00 p.m. Tompkins Square Park, 500 E. 9th St. New York, NY, free. “Live Free & Dance” is the theme of the Ninth Annual Dance Parade. Over 150 dance groups of every conceivable age, style, and level of professionalism boogie down Broadway to University Place, and then across St. Marks Place to Tompkins Square Park, where a post-parade festival unfolds on four stages, followed by an after-party at Drom. Grand marshals include ballet diva Carmen de Lavallade, Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, bhangra pioneer DJ Rekha, and wheelchair dancer Mary Verdi-Fletcher; this year’s parade recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Cheer from the sidelines, or buy a ticket to the grandstand at 8th Street and University (bring your hat and sunscreen), bask in comfort, and listen as each passing troupe is announced by DJ BooshWheelz,danceparade.org. Spring Carnival, Families First is hosting its annual event featuring a petting zoo, a bouncy house, face painting, tattoos, mini-carousel, carnival games, arts & crafts, a bake sale, a used book sale and balloons. Families First, 250 Baltic St. between Court and Clinton Streets, 10 am – 2 pm, free (activities extra) http://www.familiesfirstbrooklyn.org. Brooklyn Laughter Yoga Workshop, a joy-based stress relief program. Brooklyn Yoga School, 82 Sixth Ave. at St. Mark’s Avenue http://www.brooklynyogaschool.com/workshops/laughter-yoga-workshop, 5 pm, $15.  Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Global Celebration in Music at the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus performs compositions by Brahms, Verdi, Faure, and others. St. Augustine’s Church, 116 Sixth Ave. at Sterling Place, 7 pm, $25 ($20 advance), http://www.brooklynphilharmiachorus.org. Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet at BC, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, 8 pm, $30–$40, http://www.brooklyncenteronline.org. Fleece Festival, join with staff at the zoo and watch as the sheep get their annual buzz cut, along with wool demos and fun activities at the Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave. at Ocean Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am–4 pm, free with zoo admission, http://www.prospectparkzoo.com. Brownsville Heritage House Jazz 2015, the Wade Barnes Tribute Band presents the Word on the Street Ensemble at 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. between Dumont and Livonia Avenues, Saturday and Sunday 3–6 pm, free. Bargemusic as you walk across the planks for a family friendly concert. Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street, 4 pm until May 30, free, http://www.bargemusic.org/, Saturdays.  “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend” The Brooklyn Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends opens its doors as part of the NY Landmarks Conservancy’s fifth annual “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend,” showcasing religious institutions and their art, architecture, and history. Brooklyn Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 110 Schermerhorn St. between State and Scherherhorn Streets, 11 am–3 pm, free, http://www.nylandmarks.org. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field. Join the NY Mets and T.E.A.L. for the 4th Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field! Teal symbolizes Ovarian Cancer. Show your support by wearing the color teal to the game. A portion of each ticket sold at this ticket window will benefit Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M.McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation also known as T.E.A.L., a Brooklyn based, grassroots 501C3 charity. http://www.tealwalk.org. Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s mission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for Ovarian Cancer. So purchase your tickets now and Tell Every Amazing Lady because awareness can save lives. To participate in the fundraiser, tickets must be bought at the provided link -WWW.METS.COM/TEAL. Come join us as the NY Mets take on the Milwaukee Brewers @7:10 at Citi Field, http://WWW.METS.COM/TEAL Citi Field, 126th St. and Roosevelt Avenue, $30/43. Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening Class, learn how to create and maintain your own successful organic vegetable garden. Free at Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave. at Marine Parkway, 2:30 pm, free.

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