Library Café closing time Sunday 4 pm. Also closed Monday. All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Venues addresses are listed at top tab under Venues.
Saturday, July 2: Celebrate Independence Day with Target First Saturday, 5-11 pm. Highlights include music by Pablo Helguera and DJ Chela; performances by Dennis Redmoon Darkeem and Bread and Puppet Theater; and a screening of the documentary Keepers of the Game at the Brooklyn Museum. Swingin’ Independence Day in the ocean breeze to swing-era classics, patriotic songs, and lesser known gems from artists like Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie, 8 pm, On Stage at Kingsborough (Community College with a beach and a pier), 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street, Manhattan Beach. http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org. Coney Island Laser Shows, 10 pm, $15, an experience to Pink Floyd’s “Dark of the Moon,” with a rock ’n’ roll disco pre-party, Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island. Bargemusic Concert, walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, concert, includes a Q & A session with the musicians, Saturdays, 4 pm to 5 pm till Sept. 24. Peace Is Patriotic” Button Giveaway, 2 pm, Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith will give away 100 buttons, 86th St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Everyday People, crowd sings, dances, and sweats to an eclectic mix of hip-hop, Afrobeat, R&B, and reggae at this celebratory party, 7-9 pm. Colonial Life, learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago, 1-2:30 pm, Fort Greene Park Visitor Center.
Sunday, July 3: Free Yoga in Prospect Park, bring your own mat, Prospect Park, enter at Bartel Pritchard Square. Sundays, 10 am till July 31. Youth volleyball clinic, recommended for ages four to 10 to learn how to play, Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace Court, Sundays, 11 am to 1 pm till July 31. Also there, is Checkmate 101, to take your chess game to the next level but best for beginners, limited boards available, Sundays till Aug. 7, Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Joralemon Street. Metanoiz at the Brooklyn Cyclones, the twin brother hip-hop sensation will perform before the Cyclones take on the Connecticut Tigers, 4:30 pm, $16, MCU Park. Trouble Funk, Operator Emz, join Go-Go and hip-hop artists for a night of music and dancing, part of the Summerstage series, 7–9 pm, Herbert Von King Park. Learn to Tango Nights, 6–9 pm, this event repeats every week on Sunday till 7/31, West Fountain in Stuyvesant Square, E. 16 St and 2 Ave, Manhattan.
Monday, July 4th Holiday: Hot Dog Eating Championship, 10 am, Nathans, 1310 Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue) Coney Island. Fireworks at the East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park/New York Harbor, and Coney Island, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/f2016-07-04/t2016-07-04/c150. July 4th Fireworks Party, 7pm @ The McCarren Hotel, 60 N 12th St, Williamsburg,
$25–75, an ideal view of the city skyline and the East River, where the light show will be going off. Sleepy & Boo are DJ’ing, along with some special guests, and there will be hors d’oeuvres and Champagne. Independence Day Nature Exploration; a birding event; and nature on the go, 12-6 pm, Prospect Park Audubon Center. Moderately Difficult Trivia every Monday, the Lodge hosts a session of its 14-week trivia league, with a mega-prize at end and weekly prizes as well. Drop-ins and teams welcome, 8 pm, Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads, no mention of a cover charge but check. Several days or ongoing: New Attraction. 7-D Virtual Reality Dark Ride, Triotech XD amazing virtual reality dark ride opens July 4th Weekend at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Movies in the Park: Jurassic World, Top Gun, Minions, Blackfish, The Lego Movie, and more https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/film. Midsummer Night Swing, midsummernightswing.org. New York Asian Film Festival, subwaycinema.com.