weekend events, in the next few days we will post photos of the Kool and the Gang and Starship concerts

Do to the computer crashing after the work was done this long version was put up quickly. Saturday: Tromadance Film Festival at Paper Box Theatre, 17 Meadow St. between Waterbury St. and Bogart St., free Noon–10 pm. The Epic Ride Ride 40 miles along the waterfront’s edge from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach, followed by an after party on the Rockaway beach boardwalk with bands, food, and complimentary beer. Where: Newtown Barge Playground • 37 Commercial St. at Clay Street •  (718) 389–0640 • info@brooklyngreenway.org Web site: http://www.epicride.​nyc  When: 8 am–4 pm How much: $50. 5th Annual New York City Poetry Festival:http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104073%2F&layout=button_count&show_faces=false&width=100&action=like&font=verdana&colorscheme=light&height=21

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.9b77a1cb4bd14da06dfa5e2f65422c91.en.html#_=1437783951982&count=horizontal&dnt=true&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104073%2Fbrooklyn%2Fcaribbean%2F5th-annual-new-york-city-poetry-festival%2F&size=m&text=5th%20Annual%20New%20York%20City%20Poetry%20Festival&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104073%2F&via=Brooklyn_Paper.  The Poetry Society of New York, producers of The Poetry Brothel, The Typewriter Project, and the Ear Inn Series, invite attendees to come together for this free two-day festival to celebrate New York City’s vibrant poetry community. The event includes over 50 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options including Morris Grilled Cheese, Big D’s Grub Truck, and Mud Coffee; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and, of course, the Children’s Festival at NYCPF, sponsored by Writopia Lab! Where: Governors Island National Monument • 10 South St #7 New York, NY 10004newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com
When: Saturday, July 25, 11 am, Sunday, July 26, 6 pm, How much: Free.
http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.9b77a1cb4bd14da06dfa5e2f65422c91.en.html#_=1437784105958&count=horizontal&dnt=true&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104397%2Fbrooklyn%2Feast-village%2Fcaribbean%2F2015-living-no-lye-tour%2F&size=m&text=2015%20Living%20No%20Lye%20Tour&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104397%2F&via=Brooklyn_Paper. The tour will feature interactive workshops providing personalized healthy hair care regimens, product education, hair growth tips and techniques, strategies for transitioning, live styling demos and more! The mission of The Living No Lye Tour is to educate and empower individuals embarking on natural hair journeys by focusing on natural hair, beauty, and overall health and wellness. Rsvp by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/living-no-lye-tour-nyc-tickets-17550387682?aff=es2Where: Lower Eastside Loft • 197 E Broadway New York, NY 10002 When: 3–8 pm. Bargemusic
When: Saturdays, 4 pm until Saturday, Sept. 26 How much: Free

It’s that time again to strut your stuff and show off your talents – categories this year include Creative Kids 9 to 12; Creative Kids 13 to 17 years old and Song, Dance And Variety for kids 18 and older. There’s a big money for first prize; day passes and lots of fun. Register on line before July 15. Where: Boardwalk • West 10th and West 12th Streets – Surf Avenue  web site: http://www.coneyisla​ndtalentshow.com  When: 4 pm to 8 pm  How much: Free. SMOOTH at Owl’s Head Park with Sinatra http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104251%2F&layout=button_count&show_faces=false&width=100&action=like&font=verdana&colorscheme=light&height=21   http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.9b77a1cb4bd14da06dfa5e2f65422c91.en.html#_=1437784234624&count=horizontal&dnt=true&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104251%2Fbrooklyn%2Fbay-ridge-brooklyn%2Ffamily%2Foutdoors%2Fsmooth-at-owls-head-park%2F&size=m&text=SMOOTH%20at%20Owl%E2%80%99s%20Head%20Park&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynpaper.com%2Fsections%2Fgo%2Fevents%2F104251%2F&via=Brooklyn_Paper. An evening with Frank Sinatra. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy recorded Sinatra tunes at the top of Owl’s Head. Where: Owl’s Head Park • 67th Street and Colonial Roadowlsheadvolunteer@earthlink.netWeb  site: http://facebook.com/​owlsheadvolunteers  When: 7 pm How much: Free

Gibney Dance At Brooklyn Bridge Park

Web site: http://www.onstageat​kingsborough.org  When: 8 pm  How much: Free
Where: Bell House149 Seventh St. at Third AvenueTel: (718) 643–6510
Web site: http://www.thebellho​useny.com  When: 10 pm  How much: $10 before midnight/$15 after. High Bridge Festival To celebrate the historic reopening of the High Bridge, NYC’s oldest standing bridge, Highbridge Park hosts this special event, taking place on both the Manhattan and Bronx sides of the Harlem River. The festivities include sessions of rowing instruction, walking tours of the High Bridge, international cuisine, and an array of activities catered toward kids (including a Kung Fu Panda 3 photo booth). Continiue the celebration into the evening, as Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda take on the SummerStage at 7. 12:00 p.m. , W. 155 and Dyckman St., Bronx, NY  10452.

Gigawatts Festival 4:00 p.m. daily until July 26,  $30+,  INFO: The Wick  272 Meserole St., Bklyn. http://www.villagevoice.com/event/gigawatts-festival-7396183, The Wick 

272 Meserole St., Bklyn. http://www.villagevoice.com/event/gigawatts-festival-7396183

Park events: http://www.nycgovparks.org/.

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Sunday: Laughter in the Park 2015, 2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 1), you can catch up to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy’s most innovative and talked about artists. It’s all for New Yorkers, and it’s all free. This week’s appearances include comedians Jo Firestone, Harrison Greenbaum, Vanessa Hollingshead and Nimesh Patel. 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. Mineral Springs in Central Park, Manhattan. Deepening Meditation Through Enjoyment Learn to deeply enjoy the process of transforming your mind. Each class includes a meditation session and talk. Where: Vajradhara Meditation Center • 444 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Nevins streets •  (917) 403–5227 Web site: http://brooklynmedit​ation.org When: Sundays, 11:30 until Sunday, Aug. 16 How much: $15.  CPR Course  Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Service hosts a free CPR course. Where: St. Finbar • 138 Bay 20th St. at Benson  Avenue •bvaspresident@hotmail.com  When: 10 am How much: Free. Waterfront Walks: A Guided Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Join this free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1 Entrance Web site: http://www.brooklynb​ridgepark.org/events​/waterfront-walks  When: Sundays, 11 am until Sunday, Oct. 25

How much: Free  Wild wineberries: Join Wildman Steve Brill and hunt for edibles and forage for the best flavor-filled berries in the park. Reservations required. Where: Prospect Park Band Shell • Prospect Park West and Ninth Street • Web site: http://www.wildmanst​evebrill.com, When: 11:45 am, How much: $20 ($10 children).

Events past the weekend: Lincoln Center Out of Doors
July 22–August 9  lcoutofdoors.orgMostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center
July 25–August 22 mostlymozart.org.

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