Saturday events

Saturday: Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition, 8 pm, $20 at Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. between W. 12th Street and Stillwell Avenue, http://www.coneyisland.com.  Panorama Steelband as several local steel band groups competing for the 2015 championship, 7 pm. at Brooklyn Museum, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Junior Carnival Parade with thousands of children. Route begins at the corner of Kingston Avenue & St. John’s Place continues to Franklin Avenue & President Street ending at the Brooklyn Museum grounds, 9 am–4 pm, $2. Brooklyn Museum, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org.  Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic with low-cost vaccinations sponsored by Luv My Pet, 10–11 am at Petland Discounts, 968 Flatbush Ave between Albermale Road and Snyder Avenue, http://www.petlanddiscounts.com. Activity Trail, starting at the Dancing Crane Cafe, you will balance like a flamingo, run like an ostrich and crawl like a crocodile, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 am – 3pm until Sunday, Nov. 1, free with zoo admission at Bronx Zoo, http://www.bronxzoo.com. Jamaica Family Fun Day as God’s Children Production presents 11 am at Thomas Jefferson High School Field, 125-08 Flatlands Ave. at Crescent Street, http://www.godschildrenproduction.com, How much: 40? Unclear. Seaside and Wildlife, bring binoculars and fields, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair 1 pm to 2:30 pm at Canarsie Pier, Remsen Ave. and Seaview Avenue, http://www.nycgovparks.org/.  Back to School Festival, 12–3 pm including games, rides, craft projects, and free giveaways at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard in Alley Pond Park, Queens. Family Health & Fitness Day, 10 am–3 pm with a day of fitness demonstrations, races, contests, crafts, a puppet show at the Flagpole Near Recreation Center in Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens. Central Park Tour: Belvedere’s Kingdom (castle), 2–3:30 pm. tour the Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra’s Needle. The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) $15 per person.  Bronx Harvest Festival 2015 – Rainbow Garden of Life and Health, 1–4 pm, food, music, activities for kids, and the Harvest Contest, featuring prizes for best vegetables and fruits, floral arrangements, garden photos and pies at Garden of Life and Health, 757 Melrose Avenue, Bronx. Saturday and Sunday: Block Party: NYC Soul of Summer with a photo collection celebrating New Yorkers across races and classes, sharing regional pride from different neighborhoods through the lens of the NYC block party, Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 am–6 pm until, Sept. 26, at United Photo Industry, 16 Main St. at Water Street, http://www.unitedphotoindustries.com. PopUp Audubon as radical raptors explored; learn about birds of prey, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm till Sept. 27 at Prospect Park Audubon Center, enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue, http://www.prospectpark.org/audubon. Transforming Food as you churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. All will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm to 4till Sept. 27, $3 at Lefferts Historic Homestead, 452 Flatbush Ave. between Empire Boulevard and Eastern Parkway, http://www.prospectpark.org.

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