All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Saturday, July 16: Doggie Shenanigans Paw-geant combined with a pet adoption event, bring a chair to watch the show, 1-4 pm, Owl’s Head Park, 68th Street and Shore Road. Freddy’s Doggy Fashion Show, 6 pm, canine fashion show in the street by Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th Streets. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Finale Concert, 1–8 pm, $55, Rapper Nas, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Water Street between Old Fulton and Dock Streets. South Summer Strolls with entertainment, a climbing wall, juggler, hula hooper, lawn with giant games, bands, corn hole, food and drinks, face painting, vintage cars, 12th to 18th Street on Fifth Avenue, July 16 and July 23 5–9 pm.
Bargemusic Concert, 4-5 pm, Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Wallabout Historic Walking Tour discusses how the Fort Greene neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents of the area, 11 am–12:30 pm, registration required, (718) 722–3218, Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. The Wood Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan, Hiss Golden Messenger, folk musicians, 7 pm, Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Party Like It’s 1865 as the Green-Wood Cemetery transforms into a 19th-century pleasure garden and theater, with fire eaters, contortionists, historic games, harp music, a hot air balloon fantasy, 7-10 pm, $37. After the show, a mausoleum will be open for candlelit exploring, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Roller disco party at the boardwalk, Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party, 7–10 pm. This event repeats every week on Saturday till 9/3. Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $8. Beach 108th Street Roller Rink in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Queens. Tammy McCann & The Sharp Radway Big Band at Kingsborough Community Concert, 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street, Manhattan Beach. Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten Birthday Bash, beer garden at Grand Prospect Hall celebrates its one year anniversary with an evening of DJs, dancing, and drinks, 8 pm, Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, 265 Prospect Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Filed Day, 10 am to 2 pm, enjoy obstacle courses on the play turf, bocce games, four square, shuffleboard, basketball clinics, handball, and fitness classes, Pier 2 – Brooklyn Bridge Park, Clark Street.The Weekend Drop is arootin’-tootin’ weekly standup show in Williamsburg, 9 pm, $10 ($8 in advance), The Experiment Comedy Gallery, 272 Grand St. between Roebling and Havemeyer Streets.
Saturday/Sunday events citywide: 129th Giglio Italian Festival see 2 weekends ago for details. Psycho Beach Party, Thursdays-Sundays, 8 pm until July 23. Watch Pipe Theater Company perform Charles Busch’s classic comedy that parodies the 1960’s beach films. Join the Old Stone House for a luau with food, beer, wine, and soft drinks, The Old Stone House, 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Concerts in the park https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/concerts.
Sunday, July 17: Free comedy show at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2–4 pm, Pier 1, The Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Potluck Culture Festival, 3 pm, $15, raw fashion, curated emerging art at Loft 172, 166 Classon Ave. between Park and Myrtle Avenues. Orienteering & compasses as you learn from urban rangers all the hidden gems that are in the park, 1-2:30 pm, Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Comedy Night at the Mirage Diner, dinner, followed by comedy, 6 pm, $45, Mirage Diner, 717 Kings Highway between E. Seventh and E. Eighth Streets. Martin McQuade sings classic songs of the tropics, such as Blue Hawaii, Bali Hai, The Summer Wind, Siboney, Heat Wave and Papa Loves Mambo, 3 pm to 6 pm. It says no cover so this may be a bar at Gulf Coast, 6901 Third Ave. at 70th Street. Pop up maker space, free on Pier 25 at N. Moore St., Manhattan, 4:30−6pm on Pier 84 at W 44 St. Weekly workshops challenging participants to design and construct solutions to real-world problems. Come tinker, test and learn in Hudson River Park. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-maker-space-at-pier-84-registration-23062612896