weekend events

Saturday, Aug. 13: Dumbo Burlesque claims it is a sensuous, surreal, and hilarious night teeming with tantalizing burlesque performance, death-defying aerial acts, and awe-inspiring circus skill, Saturdays, 2016 until Aug. 27, $40-50 ($35-45 in advance) at The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave. at N 10th Street. The 1st Annual Brooklyn Stickball Challenge 8 am as the Harlem Stickball Team play to a best of 5 series for bragging rights is expected to wrap up between 12-1:30 pm at 3059 West 12th Street (near Boardwalk), in Coney Island. Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park includes special musical performances by professional opera singers of Whitman’s poetry set to verse, 11 am-12:30 pm, Fort Green Park Momument, Willoughby Avenue and Cumberland Street. Dutch Folksingers Ankie van der Meer and Nanne Kalmas sing a repertoire of historical songs about Henry Hudson and the ‘Half Moon’, Adriaen Block and the ‘Onrust’, Peter Stuyvesant and other themes from New Netherlands and New Amsterdam, 2 pm and 4 pm, Waterfront Museum Barge, 290 Conover St. near Reed Street. Bargemusic Concert, 4 pm to 5 pm until Sept. 24, Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. LuLu’s Cuts & Toys 15th Anniversary Carnival, 5–8 pm, a block party featuring face painting, carnival games, rides, and more, LuLu’s Cuts & Toys, 48 Fifth Ave. between Bergen and Dean Streets. Out of Many, We Are One which highlights a variety of rhythmic Caribbean Folk, African, Kumina, reggae, jazz, and modern dance, as well as live drumming, with dancers from Jamaica and New York, 7 pm, $25, Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues. Andra Day, Son Little, the R&B songstress performs, with a blues/nu-soul opener, 7:30 pm, Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Murder at the Food Coop, a whodunit as the Park Slope Food coop is the setting for this fruit and veggie farce, where beneath the green leafy leftist exterior slinks all manner of evil at the Flamboyan Theater (Venue 2), $18 (no late seating),107 Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancy Streets, Saturday, 9:45 pm, Sunday, 14, 5 pm. Malcolm X Boulevard Farmers’ Market, peruse and purchase healthy food and products from local producers, Saturdays, 8 am–3 pm until Tuesday, Nov. 1, Malcolm X Boulevard between Marion and Chauncey Streets.

Flower events in the parks: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20%22World%20of%20Orchids%22

Sunday, Aug. 14: Foraging in the Park with Wildman Steve Brill and hunt for King Bolete Mushrooms and other edibles, 11:30 am, $20 ($10 children under 12), Grand Army Plaza,  Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West. New York City African Food Festival Saturday and Sunday http://www.villagevoice.com/event/new-york-city-african-food-festival-8961054Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance 10-11 am. NYC Parks Presents Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night of Swing & Jazz! 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in multiple locations.

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