weekend events

Saturday: Mad Decent Block Party with two producer/DJs Tickets have sold out, so scour the secondary market for your beat fix, 2:00pm @ MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave., Bklyn.  30th Anniversary DJ Celebration: Quantic / Gilles Peterson/Afrika Bambaataa at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, as one of the godfathers of hip-hop joins forces with British DJs Quantic and Gilles Peterson for a five-hour dance party, cityparksfoundation.org. MoMA PS1 Warmup is an outdoor music series which introduces audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. It creates a platform that allows for experimentation and providing a space for collaboration, new material, and side projects. 12–9 pm. Long Island City, Queens.   RSVP by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/warm-up-baauer-skepta-dj-slimzee-tory-lanez-sicko-mobb-dark0-joey-labeija-tickets-17085819145?aff=es2. Perseid Meteor Shower 9 –11 p.m. The wonders of the universe are ready to be stargaze with Urban Park Rangers discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Bklyn. Coney Island History Day celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Wonder Wheel and the 60th anniversary of the Spook-A-Rama. Historians and guests discuss the history behind Brooklyn’s theme park and behind-the-scene tours of the rides, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, 3059 Denos Vourderis Pl. at W. 10th St. 1–8 pm, free,  http://www.coneyislandhistory.org. Making Ghana pies in a hands on class with three optional fillings – turkey, fish and vegetables, Court Tree Collective, 371 Court St. between Carroll Street and First Place, Bklyn, 3–5 pm, $30, http://www.courttree.com. Beach Volleyball Tournament at Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, Brooklyn, registration to compete, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Soul Summit Music Festival showcases the best of Brooklyn: DJs, bands, dance companies, fashion designers, filmmakers, and photographers, together for an afternoon of community, 3–8 pm, free at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park.  PortSide Open Weekend — Community Picnic and Potluck on the deck of the Mary A. Whalen tanker ship will be set with tables, and locals are invited to bring food and share with their neighbors at Atlantic Basin, Clinton Wharf at Bowne Street, 6–10 pm, free, http://pioneerworks.org. We All Break is a meeting of Haitian drums and creative music with traditional Haitian percussion, piano, and drums. Saturday, Aug. 8, 8:30 pm, Sunday, Aug. 9, 7 pm, free at Ibeam Music Studio, 168 Seventh St. between Second and Third Avenues, http://www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra with free Salsa lessons at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets, 8 pm, $5 admission? http://www.brooklynbowl.com. Hip Tot Family Day with family music group Rolie Polie Guacamole and Dog on Fleas featuring Grammy Winning Songwriter Dean Jones perform a free lakeside concert at Prospect Park, 11 am, free at LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Dr. at Ocean Avenue, http://www.lakesidebrooklyn.com.
Free Summer Movies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies
Free concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_concerts

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