weekend events

Monday the Library Cafe will be closed.

Saturday, Aug. 20: All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.  

Sand Sculpting contest

Open to all sculpting artists of all ages and abilities. This 26th annual eent is hosted by Brooklyn Community Services and Astella Development Corp. Registration required. Must arrive before 11 am.

Where: Coney Island Boardwalk • Beach between W. 10th and W. 12th streets

Web site: http://wearebcs.org/sand. 

When: Noon to 4 pm

Coney Island Busker Fest

Street performers dish out music, comedy, magic and more on Surf and Stillwell avenues.

Where: Surf Avenue at Stillwell Avenue •  (718) 594–7895 •info@allianceforconeyisland.org

Web site: http://coneyislandbuskerfest.com 

When: Noon–7 pm

MoCADA Soul of BK Festival

Celebrate the diverse arts and cultures of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora and enjoy a day of local DIY vendors, live music, art making for all ages, health and wellness workshops, plus an abundance of good vibes.

Where: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center • Enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park •  (718) 722–3218

When: 1–8 pm

Field Day

This event is accessible to all ages and abilities. Enjoy obstacle courses on the play turf, bocce games, four square, shuffleboard, basketball clinics presented by Big & Little Skills Academy, handball, and fitness classes led by Dodge YMCA!

Where: Pier 2 – Brooklyn Bridge Park • Clarke Street

Web site: http://www.nycgovparks.org 

When: 10 am to 2 pm

 Dumbo Burlesque

Experience a sensuous, surreal, and hilarious night teeming with tantalizing burlesque performance, death-defying aerial acts, and awe-inspiring circus skill.

Where: The Hall at MP • 470 Driggs Ave. at N 10th Street •  (718) 387–4001

Web site: http://www.thehallbrooklyn.com 

When: Saturdays, 2016 until Saturday, Aug. 27

How much: $40-50 ($35-45 in advance)

Sunset Park Health Empowerment Celebration

Take free fitness workshops (cardio-kickboxing, martial arts, yoga, tai-chi), scale a rock climbing wall, watch a cooking demonstration, and get a free flu shot.

Where: Sunset Park Recreation Center • 4300 Seventh Ave. at 43rd St. • (646) 543–3018 • mon.yuck.yu@amphsonline.org

Web site: http://www.amphsonline.org 

When: 11 am–3 pm

Family Day

Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson hosts a day of music, games, food and camaraderie.

Where: Empire Boulevard between Nostrand and Rogers avenues •  (718) 771 3105 • jamilapringle@gmail.com Ex Kingsman editor.

Web site: http://intranet.nysa.us/?sec=main 

When: Noon

Bargemusic Concert

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visitbargemusic.org for more!

Where: Bargemusic • Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street•  (718) 624–2083

Web site: http://www.bargemusic.org/ 

When: Saturdays, 4 pm to 5 pm until Saturday, Sept. 24

North Summer Strolls

Watch or join in on the Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest! With special guests from the WWE, so stay tuned. Also featuring a rock climbing wall, hula hoops, bubbles, giveaways by local businesses, and more.

Where: Fifth Avenue between Dean Street and Sterling Place •info@parkslopefifthavenuebid.com

Web site: http://www.parkslopefifthavenuebid.com 

When: 5–9 pm

How much: Free

“City Disco”

The Disco Biscuits puts on a show that promises to be an extended evening of chilled out jams.

Where: Coney Island Amphitheater • 3052 West 21st Street at Surf Ave in Coney Island

Web site: http://www.coneyislandlive.com 

When: 7 pm

How much: Tickets starts at $35.



A live tribute to the Material Girl from more than 35 artists, including Venus D Lite, from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Where: Brooklyn Bowl • 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets • (718) 963–3369

Web site: http://www.brooklynbowl.com 

When: 8 pm

How much: $15

kite-flying festival

Bring your own kite (or make one with the staff) then soar it high above the waterfront at Riverside Park South. Enjoy the view while listening to beautiful summer tunes, from pan music to New Orleans-style jazz, performed live in the park. 125pm https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc

Compete in the Brooklyn Chess Fest

10 am4 pm. Dr Ronald McNair Park in Dr. Ronald McNair Park

Washington Ave. and Classon St. https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/brooklyn-chess-festival

yoga class at Rockaway Beach

each Saturday through September 10, 8-9 am. Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket. Beach 108th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens.


Beach Sessions Dance Series

6:30 pm, http://www.beachsessionsdanceseries.com/



Gaye and the Wild Rutz 2pm

Cash Box Kings 3:15pm

Bernard Allison Group 4:30pm

Sugaray Rayford Band 6pm

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 7:30pm

Program subject to change 




Arrogant Swine

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Fort Gansevoort BBQ

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque



2-9pm on Pier 97 at W59 St.





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