All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Saturday June 4: Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, Gay Pride Month with artists and performers, 5-11 pm, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue. Spoke the Hub’s Local Produce Mini Festival of Performing Arts, 10 am-5 pm, a cultural green market featuring free workshops, 748 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Shine and the Moonbeams, 11 am, dance with infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz music to bring a brand new R&B sound in this soulful extravaganza, workshops, performances, and games at Lincoln Center’s David Rubinstein Atrium, Broadway between W. 62nd and W. 63rd Streets, NY. Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Pop-Ups, 11 am–7 pm, modern craft and design, East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. at N. Eighth Street. Family Day adventure in art-making, tours of the student exhibition, movie screenings, and hands-on activities, 12-3 pm, BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place. Stargazing at Brooklyn Bridge Park, look through a world-class telescope, meet an astronaut, and kick it with a soccer-playing robot, 7-11 pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Furman Street at Old Fulton Street. Fractal Fun with the World Science Festival, 8 pm, join the National Museum of Mathematics to make a giant glowing fractal with rainbow-colored lightsticks, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, Atlantic Avenue at Furman Street. Girl Be Heard presents Girl Power: Survival of the Fittest, 2-3:30 pm, words are the currency with personal identity, self-esteem, gender, and women’s empowerment. Q & A to follow at Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island. Brooklyn Amateur Classic, DanceSport competition, all day at Brooklyn College Olympic Hopefuls Dance Program, West Quad. Family Day in Queens https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20games/f2016-06-04/t2016-06-04/c18/bQ
Saturday/Sunday: Red Hook Renewal, see last weekend’s description. Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Annual Spring Pier Show includes the exhibitions Roode Hoek, with works from more than 200 artists, 1-6 pm, Red Hook. Park Slope Singers Spring Concert with music that explores the poetry of Walt Whitman and others, 3 pm, $15 ($10 students and seniors), Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Ave. at 75th Street. The Governors Ball Music Festival till Sunday, Randall’s Island Park, East and Harlem Rivers, Manhattan, NY 10035, Kanye West, the Strokes and the Killers are the main headliners, and the likes of Beck, Robyn, Haim and Death Cab for Cutie. With art installations, lawn games and GIF booths on hand—full disclosure: we don’t know what a GIF booth is. I think you take a ferry near the Staten Island Ferry. World Science Festival with star power, from various disciplines of science and further-flung fields (for a tasty smorgasbord of panel discussions, lectures, film screenings and other activities, some of them hands-on, more than 50 events, including mainstage programs and those on a more intimate scale where top scientists discuss big ideas. Festivalgoers can also look forward to Street Science on June 5, when the festival takes over Washington Square Park with science-related activities, demonstrations, live shows and experiments, worldsciencefestival.com.
New Recreation Center Fees for Veterans and People With Disabilities
New York City’s best fitness deal is now even better. Membership for veterans and for people with disabilities is now just $25 a year, making it even easier to get fit, make friends, and find out why the recreation centers are more than a gym.
Sunday June 5: Brooklyn Pizza Eating Contest at the Main Stage at the Fifth Avenue Festival to see who can eat the most slices in 12 minutes, 1 pm, Rocco’s Pizzeria, 7818 Fifth Ave. between 78th and 79th Streets. Festival starts at 12 p, from 66-85 St. Let’s Dance Salsa, learn to dance at Summer on the Hudson’s Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Bachata lessons, as well as group social dances every Sunday night in June, 6-9:30 pm, at Riverside Park’s Pier 1 in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, NY. NYC Porn Film Festival includes talent from Broad City, Comedy Central, Saturday Night Live, and others, 3:30 pm, $12, 315 Ten Eyck St. between Waterbury Street and Morgan Avenue, 8 pm, $15 ($10 in advance). Force Majeure Vaudeville, magician hosts a night of circus performers, burlesque, storytellers, and dance performers, Cobra Club, 2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street. Metro Blaze Sports NYC Track and Field Workshop, 1-4 pm, track distances from 100 meters to 1500 meters and the following field events: Discus, Shot put, club throw, and boccia. You can try a racing wheelchair or hand crank. Walk, run, or wheel around the track. Meet “Backward Bill” Reilly – top CP marathoner and member of Achilles International, Victory Field in Forest Park, Queens. NYRR Retro 4-Miler 8–9:30 am at Central Park, Manhattan. Amputee Running and Mobility Clinic 9 am-12 pm at Eugene Mccabe Field, Manhattan.
Joustiversary 2: Renaissance Faire, 2:30 near the entrance at Columbus Circle for the Human Jousting competition (they don’t want to give away too much but it’s fun and involves pool noodles). Next The Grisly Pear (107 McDougal St) to enjoy Happy Hour drinks and Renaissance Themed fun, Joustiversary (just the party) $5.00 ($6.17 w/service fee), Party entry Joustiversary PLUS JOUSTING $7.00 ($8.24 w/service fee).