Saturday: Skateboarding and Surfing contest: Rockstock and Barrels 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. There will be vendors and a music festival at Beach 90th Street off of Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Central Park Family Picnic: There will be scavenger hunts, fishing clinics, arts and crafts activities 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. You can enjoy live music, lawn games, fishing, and park exploration activities for the whole family. This fun-filled day kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with the Mils Trills Band playing entertaining summertime songs, and a musical storytelling performance by Play Me a Story. Borrow a Field Day kit, which includes a variety of balls, bats, Frisbees, and jump ropes to play with on designated play fields, fishing pole and go catch-and-release fishing. Learn how to conduct water quality tests, and explore life on the microscopic level through water samples of the Harlem Meer. Check out a Discovery Kit and go on a scavenger hunt around the Harlem Meer to take a closer look at the aquatic environment.
Visit the arts and crafts table to paint your own fish using watercolors. Please RSVP to let us know your coming. This program takes place rain or shine, http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-family-picnic1.
Children’s Zoo at the Bronx Zoo the newly renovated area is open and features new species, new exhibits , and a domestic petting zoo 2300 Southern Blvd. at Boston Road
10 am – 5 pm, daily, Tuesday’s $5 with Zoo Admission http://www.bronxzoo.com.
Spikeball Tournament is the world’s largest Spikeball tournament, with casual and competitive brackets to suit any skill level, and snacks, drinks, prizes, and some side competitions at Coney Island, on the beach (Bay 21 on the boardwalk) 10 am–5 pm, $40 per team http://www.summerspike.com. Incredible Invertebrates explore for free the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park Audubon Center. Enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue, this Saturday and Sunday 11 am–4 pm http://www.prospectpark.org/audubon. Mobile Adoption Center, Animal Care and Control will be at Petco, Bensonhurst with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes. Includes vaccinations, spay and neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian 2601 86th St., at Stillwell Avenue noon–4 pm, free to attend, adoption fees range. The Amazing Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt at the Brooklyn Museum. Part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course, this event uses clues and mental challenges to lead teams on a two-hour search. One member of the team should have a smart phone with the app ScanQuest. Please download before the event 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue 1 pm, $30 http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Summer Celebration with live music, free food, games and prizes, an obstacle course, face painting and more. Hosted by Cornerstone Church, Shore Road Park, 95th Street at Shore Road 4–7 pm http://www.cornerstonebayridge.org. Magmanus is the Swedish circus company combines circus skills and audience interaction at Pier 1, Furman St. and Middagh St. Saturday and Sunday 4 pm and 7 pm free.
Sunday: Birding: Shore and Wading Birds 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Park Ranger to borrow a pair at Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Brooklyn. CaribBEING’s Heritage Film Series
as each film is followed by a talk back with the filmmaker. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue When: 2 p.m. Adults $16, Students $10, Adults 62+ $10http://www.brooklynmuseum.org.
Shore and birding at Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U 10 am–11 am. Dreamweaving Workshop as this class will teach Native American sacred traditions and guide you in the creation of a dream catcher. All materials will be provided. Please bring any special items you would like to incorporate in your own unique dreamweaving to Transmitter Park East River between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Street 2:00 pm, $50 https://www.etsy.com/listing/235518907/628-dreamweaving-workshop?ref=shop_home_active_1.