All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Saturday: Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, with “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art” with live music from Jojo Abot and DJ Tunez; a screening of “Paris is Burning”; readings of African folktales and myths by Gage Cook; a dance party, 5–11 pm, Brooklyn Museum. Health Fair and Family Day at the Sunset Park Recreation Center, with family friendly activities and games, along with free health screenings, exercise demonstrations, performances, and a family photo booth, Seventh Avenue at 43th Street. Health and Safety Fair as the Madison Boys and Girls Club presents free health screenings, fitness classes, and nutrition information, Noon–4 pm, Navy Yard Clubhouse, 240 Nassau St. between Gold and Navy Streets. Holistic Bazaar with services like massages, Reiki treatments, and reflexology, 1 pm, Family of Light Holistic Center, 717 Coney Island Ave. Mother’s Day Celebration & Community Giveback (East Flatbush), Lupus survivor Kisha Johnson McRae will speak on her journey to inspire others, and Brooklyn band No Limits will perform, brunch and treats, no time was listed so call, ERENA Hair Center & Salon, 4811 Church Ave at East 48th Street. Bay Ridge Tour, 1 pm and 3 pm, 69th Street Pier, Shore Parkway at 69th Street. The 142nd Kentucky Derby Party, 2 pm, $10 ($8 in advance), with mint julep drink specials, derby food, and music, Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. East New York in Motion, music and dance from East New York dance companies, 7 pm, St. Paul Community Baptist Church, 859 Hendrix St. between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. Design Walk on Atlantic Avenue, pop-up apartment rooms, hands-on workshops and showcases for interior and patio design, furniture, hair and beauty styling, wine and spirit making, ceramics, jewelry and gardening, 3 pm, 377 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond Streets. Bike the Branches on guided tours between branches of the Brooklyn Public Library, then end it with food, refreshments and live music on Grand Army Plaza, 10 am–7 pm, $20 ($10 students and seniors), Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. Bronx River Flotilla 12–3 pm, registration for the 5-mile paddle is now closed. The event features live music, kids activities, and a live poetry reading by “The Peace Poets.” at Hunts Point Riverside Park also host a guided historical walk starting at Concrete Plant Park at 11 am. Open studio for a large-scale portrait drawing workshop in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater, 10:30 am to 3 pm, free with museum admission. Jason Polan’s illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker among others. The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, NY.
Sunday: Gospel Concert at the Prospect Park Band Shell with Hezekiah Walker and BeBe Winans, noon, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Obstacle course at Alley Pond Adventure Course in Queens is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building, 9:30 am and 1 pm. Learn how to fish with nets in Marine Park, 1–2:30 pm, all equipment is provided, Burnett Street and Avenue U.
Several days events: Mother’s Day celebration in the parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/mothers_day. Films in the parks include “Creed”, “E.T”, and Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club”. http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/film. Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Annual Spring Pier Show, “Roode Hoek”, “Wide Open”, and “Recycle” are 3 shows at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition: a celebration of the Red Hook’s Dutch past, a national juried show, and an exhibit of works in the re-use genre, Saturdays and Sundays, 1–6 pm from Saturday, May 7 to Sunday, June 12, 499 Van Brunt St., near Reed Street. The Imaginative Space of the African Horizon is a multimedia performance about two young Africans now living in New York City, who reveal their past regrets and current pains. Suitable for all ages. Wednesdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Sundays, 3 pm until Saturday, May 14, $20 ($15 students and seniors), Harry Warren Theatre, 2445 Bath Ave. at Bay 38th Street. Fad Weekend Market and Flea is a pop-up fashion, art and design market, Sundays, 11 am–6 pm until June 26, Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl. at Livingston Street. Bronx Week till May 15, the home of hip-hop (not to mention the Yankees and the finest assortment of art deco apartment buildings celebrates the borough with a parade, festivals, live music, a unique trolley tour and the latest additions to the Bronx Walk of Fame. ilovethebronx.com. America’s Cup World Series (sailing), Saturday and Sunday, 2-3:30pm, view it at the Battery Park City Esplanade, NY and hard to park so take mass transit. americascup.com. Bklyn Designs Fair showcases a talented pool of furnishings designers presenting new products as well as a lineup of panel discussions, tours, and workshops, Saturday 10 am–7 pm, Sunday 11 am–6 pm, $15, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St. at Franklin Street.