All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Saturday June 11: Belmont Stakes (horse racing part of the Triple Crown), 1pm, Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003. It is right near the Queens/Long Island border.
Kings Church of Christ Health Expo, 11 am–4 pm, health and fitness screenings, children’s activities, information on exercise classes and spiritual health, and free giveaways, Kings Church of Christ, 1371 Rogers Ave. at Farragut Road. Field Guide to North Brooklyn, 1 pm, $25 ($15 students), explore design studios, cultural facilities, and local landmarks for tours, talks, and demonstrations with Open House, Kinfolk 90, 90 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Street. Brooklyn Pride Parade as down Fifth Avenue, from Lincoln Place to Ninth Street, 7:30 pm, Fifth Avenue at Lincoln Place. Washington Square Park Tour, 11 am. Meet at the Welcome Wagon. Stick around for the Sri Jagannath Festival of India Vegetarian Feast and Cultural Festival, 2–7 pm by the devotees of Lord Krishna by the Washington Square Arch. LIC Bike Parade, 11 am–2 pm, a visual spectacle of decorated bicycles, human-powered floats made from recycled materials, and hand-painted parade banners. To help prepare for the occasion, Recycle-A-Bicycle will offer free mobile bike repair and a Kids Bike Swap. Bike New York will provide a Learn to Ride for Kids class in nearby Rainey Park. Socrates Sculpture Park’s artists will lead bike decorating workshops. Free Style Arts Association will lead a collaborative large-scale sculpture project to create a human-powered parade float. The parade will leave the main gate of Socrates Sculpture Park at 2 pm, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens. Traditions Festival at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens, 12-5 pm, traditional cooking, live music, and crafts such as broom-making, blacksmithing, spinning, basket weaving, doll making, calligraphy and sculpture. Typewriter Project: The Subconscious of the City Opening Picnic. Type your poetic thought on a vintage typewriter at this booth in McCarren Park with an opening picnic. Food and refreshments will be provided. Typing will be online, 4 pm and remain open to the public through July 19 at 8 pm. The project’s hours of operation will be Mondays through Fridays from 3- 8 pm and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 8 pm, North 12th Street and Driggs Avenue entrance in McCarren Park.
Saturday/Sunday: Food Loves Tech, 12 pm-7 pm, $50+, Expos, Food, Drink, Talks, Technology Events , The Waterfront, 269 11th Ave, Manhattan.
Sunday June 12: Puerto Rican Day Parade with a musical performances, floats and a host of Puerto Rican celebrities, nprdpinc.org. Pug Fun Day, 9 am–5 pm, canine-filled activities, including a costume contest, BYOP (bring your own pug [or pup]), Alice Austen House Museum in Alice Austen Park , 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island.
14th Annual Drums Along the Hudson, 11 am–6 pm. This is a free event featuring Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers from around the world. The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City. Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures will also be celebrated with food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, craft, 218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan. Coney Island walking tour and scavenger hunt. The first part of this event discovering the rich history of this famous resort; from the early days of Sodom by the Sea when Coney was ruled by gangsters and prostitutes, to the Nickel Empire and the rise of the mighty Cyclone. The Haiku scavenger hunt is in teams of 6 will unite, grab a a bucket of sidewalk chalk and embark on a 3-pronged mission: to cover as much of the area as possible in haiku inspired by Coney Island, to engage as many people as possible in the process, and to document our adventures with photos. At the end meet at Steeplechase Beer Garden, 1904 Surf Ave to enjoy some food, drink, and to crown the victor of the scavenger hunt. Limited tickets 1 pm. All tickets must be purchased in advance nylocaltours.com.
Past the weekend: Williamsburg Walks with temporary wall units, activities, sculptures, and pop up parks will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, interactive workshops, installations, and performances, Daily, Saturday, June 11–Sunday, June 12, Bedford Avenue from Metropolitan Avenue to N. 12th Street. New Traditions Festival 2016-Dance Your Caribbean, works rooted in Caribbean cultural traditions and experiences, 6 pm, ($42 for two-day pass), 7:30 pm, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay St. between John and Plymouth Streets.