Saturday: 5th Annual 4Knots Music Festival at Hudson River Park as the psychedelic-rock flavors of Super Furry Animals, the post-Pavement renaissance of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and the vigorous, never-stagnant rhythms of Meatbodies are just three of the attractions lineup. The likes of Dos Toros, Papaya King, and Crafty ‘Cue BBQ will be on site serving grub, since everyone’s likely to get a little hungry at some point during this all-day, rain-or-shine affair at 12 pm @ Pier 84, Twelfth Avenue and W. 44 St, Manhattan.
The Rise of Sneaker Culture exploring the social history and cultural significance of the footwear, exhibits approximately 150 pairs of sneakers from modest forms from the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers of this decade at the Brooklyn Museum, Wednesdays and Fridays – Sundays, 11 am–6 pm, Thursdays until Sunday, Oct. 4, $16 ($10 for students and seniors), http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Vintage buses to hop aboard and take a trip through history at Governors’ Island, parking lot at Castle Williams, Saturday and Sunday 11 am, ferry ride is $2 round trip ($1 seniors and free for children). http://www.mta.info/museum/programs. Japanese Summer Festival with food, arts, culture and education, 1 pm–8 pm, 300 7th St., between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, http://j-collabo.org. Coney Island Laser Shows – The Beatles – Laser Light & Video Show,
Tickets are $15 – All tickets include free laser glasses and stickers. Coney Island Circus Sideshow, 1208 Surf Ave,11 PM. Pearls of Wisdom: Brooklyn Then & Now as Elders Share the Arts offers older adults arts programming, hosts three locals to share their experience through dynamic storytelling, with a discussion to follow, 2–3:30 pm, free at Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 329 Greene Ave. between Franklin and Classon Avenues, http://www.bam.org. Cool Show (not lame) Music Festival is a musical comedy plus hula hoops, 2–11 pm, $5 at Black Bear Bar, 70 N. 6th St. between Kent and Wythe Avenues, http://blackbearbk.com. Party like it’s 1865 at the Green-Wood Cemetery with an outdoor show and picnic at the site of William Niblo’s grand mausoleum, featuring entertainment from Bindlestiff Circus with historic games, fire eaters, contortionists, and much more. After the show, Niblo’s mausoleum will be open for candlelit exploring, 7 pm, $37, Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, http://www.green-wood.com.
Sunday: Giglio Feast, parade, carnival rides and games Weekdays, 6 pm to midnight, Sundays, Noon to 11 pm until Sunday, July 19 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 No. Eighth St. at Havemeyer Street. Bastille Day really an afternoon on 60th Street between Lexington and Fifth Avenue. French food, music, and fun will line the block to celebrate the culture of France and the relationship between the European nation and the United States. There are sweets such as crepes, macaroons, and éclairs, also cheese, beer, and wine from the region. Live bands and cancan dancers, a Champagne tasting, cooking classes, mime acts, and face painting, 12 pm @ French Institute Alliance Francaise, 22 E. 60th St., Manhattan. Festival del Flores Saturday and Sunday. See the floral creations while enjoying music and dance performances at Queens Botanical Garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20flores/f2015-07-11/t2015-07-12.
A Lutheran/Methodist Summer Worship Experience with music, prayer, and dialogue on language and experience with God, from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu perspectives, Sundays, 10:45 until Sept. 6 at Good Shepherd, 547 45th St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, free, http://www.goodshepherdbayridge.org..
Natural skin care class on herbs to heal and nourish the skin. Learn herbal recipes and formulas for cleansers, scrubs, toners and moisturizers. 10:30 am., Remedies Herb Shop, 453 Court St., between Fourth Place and Luquer Street, Carroll Gardens, Bklyn, 10:30 am, $28. Cezar Del Valle on the Brooklyn Theatre Index on the the concert saloons, vaudeville houses, and film shows that preceded the Coney Island we know today, 11 am, free at Open Source Gallery, 306 17th St. at Sixth Avenue, http://www.open-source-gallery.org. Park Laughter in the Park 2015 with two hours of free stand up performances in Washington Square, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. It takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer and free. The shows have been covered by the NY Times, listed in the NY Post as a “Hot Weekend Pick,” and named “Best Weekend Entertainment Bet” by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check http://www.nylaughs.org and http://www.laughterinthepark.org for details on this week’s headliners. NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to celebrate the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the City a happier / healthier place through laughter. Historic trolley tour of Green-wood Cemetery and takes about two hours. Reservations are recommended. Sunday’s 1 pm, July 12, Aug. 9, Aug. 30, $15 at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, Bklyn, http://www.green-wood.com. This is Brooklyn! Learn the history of Brooklyn through the lens of the Brooklyn Historical Society building in this hour-long tour. Longtime Brooklyn residents and first-time visitors alike will learn details about the building and borough 1 pm free at 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street http://www.brooklynhistory.org.