this week’s events

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH SALUTE Go Green! Greenpoint Festival- McCarren Park Saturday, June 6, McCarren Park. This year’s event includes a school sustainability challenge, dance performances, educational and scientific displays concerning our environment, a Greencycle Swap, a costumed volunteer park clean up, and a speaker series focused on engageing our communities, Food, Greening Our Schools, and Open Spaces. Speaker bios coming soon at Chaka Khan, June 3, 8:00 PM, CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE.  Red Hook Fest Thursday Night, June 4th (6pm-8pm) RSVP to by May 25th but try anyway. Hosted by Jive Poetic, DTE Master Teaching Artist and Host of Weekly Slam at Nuyorican Poets’ Café, MAWU Dance, free kayak rides in New York Harbor (c/o the Red Hook Boaters), face-painting, a Red Hook trivia contest, THURS Happy Hour Kick-Off (6pm-8pm), FRI Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (6pm-8pm), SAT Main stage Performances (12 pm-7 pm). Creole for Kidz! Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, June 6, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE. The School at Steps presents: Showcase 2015 performances: Saturday, Ballet Showcase Sunday at 5:30pm premier: Theater Dance Showcase. In two evenings students of all levels demonstrate their technique and perform repertory work in ballet, jazz, theater dance, Horton, hip hop, and tap. Young dancers, ages 3 mos. – 18 yrs., from their first step in a dance studio through their pre-professional training 7:30 PM, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 10th Avenue, Manhattan, New Building, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, Free Tango Lessons at Central Library, Bklyn. Lessons are in English and Spanish. Space is LIMITED, so arrive early. Come alone or bring a partner, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Beginners, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Advanced.


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