weekend events

Saturday: Belmont Stakes, The third leg of the Triple Crown. Horse races start at 11:35 am with the big race 6:50 pm. $15 for the grandstands, expect 90,000.  Goo Goo Dolls to play a post-race concert, Belmont Park, Elmont Long Island on the border of Queens, there are supposed to be extra buses and trains, probably LIRR trains, ticketmaster.com. Governors Ball 12:00 p.m. until June 7, Randalls Island $120-$2000, headliners are Drake and My Morning Jacket, arrive early for Benjamin Booker also artist Kate Tempest, with Deadmau5 and Ryan Adams closing things out later. Sunday has Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher, Big Gigantic, Hot Chip, Flying Lotus, War on Drugs, Weird Al Yankovic, governorsballmusicfestival.com. A Curious Blindness at Columbia University, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, 1:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 13, Divya Mehra’s minimalist neon sculpture  and in various media, on race at 1190 Amsterdam Ave. New York, Free, columbia.edu. Spring Fling ’98 is the epic prom you wish you got in high school, featuring live music from the Aquatic Safety, Geena Davis, Hannah vs. the Many, and Haley Bowery and the Manimals. Plus ’90s trivia, photos, king and queen, and a midnight hip-hop dance party 7 pm, $7–$10  at Rock Shop, 249 Fourth Ave. between Carroll and President Streets, http://www.therockshopny.com. KanKouran West African Dance Company and drumming at Red Hook Park, Halleck Street between Otsego and Court Streets, 7–9 pm, Free, http://www.cityparksfoundation.org. Go Greenpoint displaying research or art projects, recycling for bicycles, electronic equipment, clothing, books, and toys, green contests for children and adults, wellness with judo, yoga, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances at MCCarren Park, Lorimer St. and Bedford Avenue, 4 pm, Free, http://www.nycgovparks.org. PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON LASER, LIGHT & VIDEO SHOW (science museums show this one a lot). 10:00pm – Rock N Roll Disco pre-party, 11:00 pm – Showtime in Theatre, $15 include: FREE LASER GLASSES and STICKERS, SEATING IS LIMITED – ADVANCED TICKETS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE ENTRY. ALL ADVANCED TICKETS RECEIVE A FREE BUMPER CAR RIDE @ THE ELDORADO AUTO SKOOTER.  Purchase advanced tickets in person at the Sideshow gift shop or buy from our online shop with no extra fees at the SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE & FREAK BAR, 1208 Surf Avenue @ West 12th St.,  Brooklyn,  http://www.coneyislandlasershows.com, advance tickets at: http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=5223. Rooftop Films THE WOLFPACK, 8:30 PM Live Music, 9:00 PM Films Begin, 10:30 PM Q&A with Filmmaker Crystal Moselle, 11:00 PM After-party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits all  $16.74,  220 36th St, Industry City (North and South Roofs), $15, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-the-wolfpack-tickets-16863762969? aff=erelexpsim&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=The+Wolfpack&utm_campaign=Rooftop+Films+Week+2%3a+Wild+Shorts+and+Dramatic+Docs. Free Tango Lessons free at Central Library, Central Library, Dweck Center, 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, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Advanced.

Sunday: Let’s Dance! Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social
Sundays in June, 6 – 9:30pm – Pier I @ 70th Street, West Side Highway by the river, Manhattan. Roller Skating at Pier 2- Brooklyn Bridge Park, 150 Furman St., Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–7 pm until Sunday, June 28, $8 to skate plus skate rentals, http://http:.//www.brooklynbridgeskating.com. World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., a full day of free activities for all. Kid-friendly events include half-priced rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, and face painting. Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World’s Fair. Walking Tours of the World’s Fair Structures and Sculptures
and displaying exhibits of memorabilia. The tours are on-going. Each tour lasts for 45 minutes and departs from the walking tours tent. Concerts start at1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Hawk watch, Reptile display, Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival.
Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival—and new this year are Empanadas, to celebrate the joint heritage of the Lower East Side and Chinatown and the local Puerto Rican community. Events: Chinese opera and acrobats, klezmer performances, salsa and plena music, Puerto Rican mask making, Hebrew and Chinese scribal art and, of course, the delicacies that give the event its name—kosher egg rolls, egg creams and crispy empanadas at the Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. (Eldridge/Division) Manhattan, eldridgestreet.org.


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