weekend events

Several days event: Giglio Feast parade, carnival rides and games at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 No. Eighth St. at Havemeyer Street, Weekdays, 6 pm to midnight, Sundays, Noon to 11 pm until Sunday, July 19, free.

Saturday: Acro-Cats Circus with the the Rock Cats, possibly they will plays a toy piano or other instruments, walk on high wires, ride skateboards, and play, push the shopping cart than ride in it and jump through a hoop or do a high-five. There are 3 trained foster cats up fur adoption. “Acro-Cats” at the Muse (338 Moffat St. between Irving and Knickerbocker Avenues in Bushwick, Bklyn, (929) 400–1678, and July 18–19 at 2 pm, 5 pm, and 8 pm. $25, http://www.circuscats.com). SEE VIDEO http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/presenting-the-amazing-acrobatic-cats/.  Beach Bound: Coney Island Nostalgia Ride as straphangers will be transported back in time and out to Coney Island. A combination of vintage Independent Subway System will be connected and rode out to the beach, just meet at New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street, Bklyn, 11 am, $50 for adults, $25 for children, http://www.mta.info/mta/museum. Freddys’ Second Annual Doggy Fashion Show with dancing, live music, and comedians as part of Summer Strolls, with a Cat-Walk, 5–9 pm, free at Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Ave. between 17th Streets, http://www.freddysbar.com. Gibney Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park with sunset performances on the river, class in the grass, and other dance happenings set against the Manhattan skyline July 18 and 25, 7 pm, free at Brooklyn Bridge Park Harbor View Lawn, 150 Furman St. http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org. Play Festival of crazy sports and kid friendly activities 11 am – 4 pm, free at Governor’s Island, http://www.coeoutandplay.org.  Luau at the Lakeside as you enjoy the sunshine, splash pad, roller-skating, silent auction, hula dancer, and food, all while being lakeside. All proceeds go to charity Noon–2 pm, $40 ($35 for children) at LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Dr. at Ocean Avenue, http://www.lakesidebrooklyn.com. Summer on the Hudson and GRO Girls Skate Days 3 p.m.–6 p.m. This event repeats 8/15 Girls Riders Organization monthly informal jam session in Riverside Skate Park at 108th Street. All girl riders invited to come hold space in the park on these days and enjoy a quiet and scenic outdoor venue to practice. Festival of Arcane Knowledge, free as the Morbid Anatomy Museum has become an increasingly popular destination for fans of small-mammal taxidermy, medical oddities, sideshow weirdness, phrenology, hair art, eccentric scholarship, and Krampus the Christmas devil. First anniversary events featuring magic-lantern projections, fairy music, and talks centered on a range of topics: violence in entertainment, spontaneous human combustion, auto-decapitation, and psychedelic death trips. The revels accelerate after dark during a “Devil’s Masquerade” fundraiser promising antique film clips (curated by David Cory), a costume contest (budding Morticias and Gomezes take note), and a “special appearance of the devil himself.” Tannis, anyone? 11:00 AM, $20+ 424A 3rd Ave. Gowanus, Brooklyn, http://morbidanatomymuseum.org/.
Gotham Girls Roller Derby Double Header as the Manhattan Mayhem take on the Bronx Gridlock, followed by the Queens of Pain battling the Brooklyn Bombshells 3:30 pm, $20 at Abe Stark Arena, 1902 W 19th St, Coney Island,  ttp://www.gothamgirlsrollerderby.com. Searching for Safe Ground Screening and Panel Discussion 8:30 PM, a panel discussion about the early days of Coney Island USA, a screening of Costa Mantis’s acclaimed documentary, “Searching for Safe Ground”, $6 in advance, or at the door, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave Coney Island USA, http://coneyislandfunguide.com/Events/Searching-for-Safe-Ground-Screening-and-Panel-Discussion-with-CIUSA-Founders_7_18_2015-4367.htm. Birding excursion by canoe with a ranger. Prior canoe experience necessary; must be eight years and older and accompanied by an adult; and must participate in a mandatory safety review course at Salt Marsh Center, Burnett St. and Avenue U, Marine Park, Bklyn, 10 am – 1 pm, free, http://www.nycgovparks.org. Big Band music free at Kingsborough Community College 8 pm, http://onstageatkingsborough.org/.

Sunday: Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge see the park’s sustainable design at Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1 Entrance, Sundays, 11 am until Sunday, Oct. 25, http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/waterfront-walks.
Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (B.A.N.) Planning Meeting of advocacy group aiming to plan citywide actions to fight for fair housing policy and tenants’ rights 12:30–2:30 pm, at Jack, 505 Waverly Ave. between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue, http://www.jackny.org. Family dinners: Cooking demonstrations and dinners celebrating the Edible Academy, and all prepared by Mario Batali’s chefs, including Frank Langello of Babbo, Dan Drohan at Otto; Mario La Posta from Babbo Boston, John Katz at Tarry Market; Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and Anthony Sasso of Casa Mono. Reservations and pre-purchase tickets suggested. Sunday, July 19, 5 pm to 7:30 pm also on Aug. 9, Sept. 13, $85 for adults ($35 for children 2 to 12 and free for children under 2) at B.J.M. Lingerie, http://www.bjmlingerie.com. Waterfront Walking Tour, Pier 66 Maritime at W.26th Street 3:30-5 pm, free. This nautically themed interactive with highlights Chelsea’s dynamic waterfront history and guides participants through a tour of the historic lightship Frying Pan. Pier 2 Family Field Day, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Activities include basketball, soccer, bocce, handball, volleyball, accessible to all people with or without disabilities, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn.

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