All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Saturday: Prospect Park’s roller skating rink re-opens for the season. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cavalcade of Youth, 4 pm, with juvenile jugglers, diminutive dancers, adolescent acrobats, and a full show of vernal vaudeville, some times unicyclists, tap dancers, magicians, clowns, contortionists, singers and classically trained musicians, $10 youth under 21, $15 adults, 1208 Surf Ave Coney Island. World Music Week at BYKlyn Indoor Cycling as tabla players Sameer Gupta and Shiva Ghoshal of Brooklyn Raga Massive perform live during a cycling class to raise money for the World Music Institute, 1 pm, $25 plus $2 shoe rental, BYKlyn Indoor Cycling, 258 Flatbush Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place. Black Out Poetry Session: Family Activity Day, 11 am–1 pm.
Using the works of early and mid-19th century authors that Madame Jumel may have read, use black out techniques to create a new work of art and poetry. Black out poetry involves selecting words from a printed page of a book to create a new poem, all the other words on the page are blacked out. The methods and designs of the black out process can range from simple to ornate.Free with museum admission, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park , 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan. Advanced registration is recommended, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday: Kathy Griffin at Brooklyn College, 6 pm, $45–$75, student discounts, Whitman Theatre. Speed Metal Dating and heavy metal, 7:30 pm, St. Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave. at Clay Street. Magic at Coney-The Sunday Matinee, 12 pm, illusionists, escape artists, $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, 1208 Surf Ave Coney Island. The Great Coney Island Variety Show – Congress of Curious Peoples, 1 pm, The ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster, 1208 Surf Ave Coney Island. Domestic violence rally. The event’s focus, Serving Victims – Building Trust – Restoring Hope, partners with allied domestic violence organizations, local businesses and public officials to promote awareness and let people know about available services for crime victims. Hot 97 will be make a two-hour appearance with station DJ and street team, station promo vehicle, sound system, games and prizes. Boxing gym WTF will take you through a shadow boxing and defense class. There will be presentations given by local officials, survivors of domestic violence and advocates. Promotional giveaways and informational material will be distributed, 10 am to 2 pm, Cadman Plaza Park. Science workshop where children learn about Antarctica, the coldest and windiest place on earth, new discoveries of amazing creatures and the unique geology beneath the ice. Meet live penguins, try hands-on activities, and experience dynamic performances, 11 am to 4 pm, free with museum admission and members at American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at West 79th Street, the B train stop. Special Needs Expo. Discover the special needs resources for children, adults, and professionals. Meet many service providers and obtain product information, attend seminars and view demonstrations. 11 am to 4 pm, Long Island Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, Long Island. Register for free tickets http://www.specialneedsexpos.com/events/attend-long-island-2016/. “My Best Girl” Silent Film was Mary Pickford’s last silent film, from 1927, is a class-conscious Cinderella story. With live piano accompaniment, 12:30 pm, Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.