trivia and this weekend some big events

Trivia answers: Eleven of the 50 U.S. states are named after an actual person. The TV game show “Jeopardy!” premiered on NBC in 1964. In 1927, a jeweler named Otto Frederick Rohwedder created the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. He designed a machine that also wrapped it and bread was sold commercially on July 7, 1928 and bread became available across the country.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Saturday events: Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum 5–11 pm on with a dance performance and movement workshop with Brooklyn Dance Festival, film screenings of “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez” and “Planetary,” and musical performances by Falu, Brown Rice Family, Maya Azucena. Rock singer Darlene Love at Brooklyn College with songs such as  “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” and “He’s a Rebel”, 8 pm, $40, students get a discount. Sample the music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCdOiveMwME&index=5&list=PLZzu_B30c3JXXgmVVMObIA4es4_aM8p-Z. West Point Day at Fort Hamilton Army Base to highlight the Military Academy. Special performances from the Hellcat Pipes and Dums; Rabble Rousers; Cheerleaders and Cadet Drill Team, special exhibits include Fencing, law enforcement and boxing 9:30 am to 1 pm, Seventh Ave. and Poly Place.  Registration recommended, http://www.hamilton.army.mil. Ghostship Ball is a kayak fundraiser, with spellbinding stories of expeditions gone sideways, aerial acrobatics, and live tunes from Blacktop Daisy, Brittany Campbell, and Lauran and Greg, 5 pm, $10 ($8 in advance) at House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street. Operation slumber! It’s the ultimate in sleepover fun – spend the night aboard the Intrepid. There will be educational activities, a visit inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion, a flashlight tour of the flight deck, a scavenger hunt, a ride in a flight simulator and meals (dinner, snacks and breakfast). Kids also receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt! It’s perfect for children 8 to 12 years old. Individual cots provided. Bring your sleeping bag, 6 pm to 8 am, $120 ($99 museum members), Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Pier 86 – W. 46th St. and 12th Avenue, http://ttp://www.intrepidmuseum.org. Dirty Water Dogs: New Orleans jazz band and a crawfish boil, 6 pm, $15 ($35 with crawfish platter), The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave. between N. 10th Streets.  Reggae Retro 1st Saturdays Party features music by Point Break Sound featuring DJ Jase and DJ Silence plus Hypeman Guidance, 11 pm, $20 ($10 in advance), Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth Avenue. Coney Island Is Open, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Luna Park, Superfreak Weekend – Congress of Curious Peoples, 1-8 pm, 1208 Surf Ave, $10, Laser Shows- Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon,11 pm, $15. Magic at Coney, 12 pm,$10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Saturday and Sunday: Prospect Park opening season, including the world famous Carousel with fun activities, Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, Saturday,  noon–5 pm, free events but $2 per ride on the carousel http://www.bricartsmedia.org/cb.

Sunday: “The Music of The Beatles” an hour-long, kid-friendly performance of the iconic band’s hits, 11:15 am, $10, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th Street. Interactive Concert is a special musical production for families with individuals with autism featuring Stefanie Grivvin, Bill Cole and Ras Moshe Burnett. RSVP required, 1 pm, Shorefront YM-YWHA, 3300 Coney Island Ave, http://www.musicforautism.org. Street Soccer USA Red Hook Fest, the latest street soccer pitch, followed by street soccer tournament for kids and adults, with food, a DJ, and exhibition matches with professional soccer player, 2–6 pm, Bush-Clinton Park, 155 Bay St. between Court and Henry Streets, http://redhookfest.splashthat.com. Stew and View at the Lesbian Herstory Archives with a screening of a home video of late African-American poet and lesbian activist Pat Parker reading her poetry in 1989. Also, have some home-made stew, 3 pm, $10 suggested donation, Lesbian Herstory Archives, 484 14th St. between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West. An Afternoon of Classical Music with Jinah Park and Friends as pianist Jinah Park performs the works of German Romantic Masters Schumann and Brahms, 3 pm, $25 ($20 seniors, $10 teens, kids free), East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave. between Avenue K and Avenue L. No Limits Tattoo Expo, 12 pm-11 pm, $25–$60, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, Queens.

Family hikes in the parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20hike/f2016-04-02/t2016-04-03/c18

 

 

 

 

 

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