weekend events

Cashier opening opposite McDonalds at Crepe store.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Events: Several days:

Movies in the parks https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/film

Digital Projection at the Archway see below

Saturday, Sept. 17:

Dance Safari in Manhattan


Coney Island Film Festival, short films starts every hour, followed by the awards ceremony, 1-7 pm, $8 ($12 or $15 for all-day pass),  Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. between W. 12th Street and Stillwell Avenue.

Poseidon’s Parade, sea-themed costumes with floats and artwork while celebrating the opening of Rockaway Boardwalk, 12-3 pm, from Beach 106th to Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach, Queens.

Celebrate Red Hook, 12-9 pm, music, food, activities, Erie Basin Park, 1 Beard St. and Otsego Street.

Fashion Forward House Party, 12–5 pm, family dance classes, gaming, art making, and other participatory activities, all ending with a family disco party, BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place.

No Limits Challenger Games, 11 am- 1pm, specifically designed for children with special needs, this special event is geared towards health, wellness, and fun. Join to test your fitness capabilities as you run, jump, throw, and play, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Ocean Breeze Park, 625 Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island.

Hamilton Trolley Tour, learn more about the 10-dollar Founding Father with a tour that touches on his role in the Battle of Brooklyn, and his many associates and family members buried in the cemetery, 1 pm, $25, Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.

Unsettled Scores

The acapella band belts out rock and pop music in a choral format. Part of the Art Slope festival.

Where: Washington Park • Fifth Avenue at Fourth Street

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/UnsettledScores

When: 2 pm


The Coney Island Brewery debuts four unusual beers, flavored with pumpkin, kettle corn, coffee, and stranger things. A DJ will play all afternoon.

Where: Coney Island Brewery • 1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street

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

When: 2–6 pm

Raak the Block Party

Raaka Chocolate, is hosting a day of fun for all members of the Red Hook community with food, beverages, and entertainment provided mostly by local vendors and producers. We will have local vendors such as Steve’s Key Lime Pie, Hometown Bar-be-que, Baked, and Pizza Motto. There will be performances by School of Rock Brooklyn and A. Rex and J. Rex. There will also be children’s activities such as jump rope, bubbles, and face painting.

Where: Raaka Chocolate • 64 Seabring St.

Web site: http://raakachocolate.com

When: 2 pm

Raak the Block Party

Raaka Chocolate, is hosting a day of fun for all members of the Red Hook community with food, beverages, and entertainment provided mostly by local vendors and producers. We will have local vendors such as Steve’s Key Lime Pie, Hometown Bar-be-que, Baked, and Pizza Motto. There will be performances by School of Rock Brooklyn and A. Rex and J. Rex. There will also be children’s activities such as jump rope, bubbles, and face painting.

Where: Raaka Chocolate • 64 Seabring St.

Web site: http://raakachocolate.com

When: 2 pm

Jazz Concert + Jam Sessions

The Brooklyn School of Music present a free show.

Where: Fowler Sqaure • Lafayette Avenue at S. Elliott Place

Web site: http://www.faballiance.org

When: Friday, Sept. 16, 4–6 pm

Saturday, Sept. 17, 4–6 pm

Saturday, Sept. 24, 4–6 pm


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

Eugeme Mirman Comedy Festival 2016

A panel of hilarious comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished professor in an obscure field does all day. With Chris Duffy, Jo Firestone, Hari Kondabolu, and more!

Where: Bell House • 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue •   (718) 643–6510

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

When: 4:30 pm

How much: $25


Brooklyn/Queens Pageant

2017 Miss Queens and Miss Brooklyn Pageant Scholarships will be awarded to the several incredible young women competing for the title and a new Miss Queens will be crowned!

Where: The Brooklyn Music School • 126 St. Felix Street •MissQueensOrg@gmail.com

Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-queens-and-miss-brooklyn-pageant-tickets-23731901757

When: 5 pm

How much: $25


Digital Projection at the Archway

Light Year presents light projection on and under the Manhattan Bridge.

Where: Manhattan Bridge Archway • Water Street between Anchorage Place and Adams Street

When: Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30–10 pm

Sunday, Sept. 18, 7:30–10 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:30–10 pm


The “nerd art-rock” duo plays sci-fi anthems.

Where: BAM Cafe • 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street

Web site: http://www.bam.org/programs/bamcafe-live

When: 9 pm


The Warriors”

The Coney Island Film Festival hosts its annual screening of the classic film about a Coney Island gang traversing the New York subway system.

Where: Sideshows by the Seashore • 1208 Surf Ave. between W. 12th Street and Stillwell Avenue •   (718) 372–5159

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

When: 10:30 pm

How much: $10

Sun Gaze

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.

Saturday, September 17, 2pm – 4pm

Pier I @ 70th St.

Sunday, Sept. 18:

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

medieval costumes and come experience what life was like during the Middle Ages as you explore the grounds of this free festival in the Cloisters’ backyard. Enjoy period music, food, theater, and a jousting show with knights 11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Please join us for the 32nd annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn’s peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.


Autumn Moon Festival

The Chinese cultural festival comes to Sunset Park.

Where: Leif Ericson Park • 65th Street at Eighth Avenue

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

When: Noon–5 pm

Discovery Day Explore NYC’s next largest park

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/discovery-day


Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk

The three mile walk/run is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 • Atlantic Avenue at Furman Street •  (718) 222–9939 • alissa.kawahara@heart.org

Web site: http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org

When: 9 am

How much: Registration fees apply

Model Railroad Show

Check out a huge, miniature realistic working N-scale railroad layout display, sponsored by Brooklyn N-Trak Model Railroad Club.

Where: Carmine Carro Community Center • 3000 Fillmore Ave. between Marine Parkway and Madison Place •   (718) 646–6509 • kahluadee@msn.com

When: 10 am–4 pm, daily, Saturday, Sept. 17 – Sunday, Sept. 18

Brooklyn Book Festival

Browse an open-air marketplace with the borough’s top bookstores and publishers all in one place, then catch readings and panel discussions with notable local and visiting authors. Headliners this year include Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, and Salman Rushdie.

Where: Cadman Plaza • Court Street at Montague Street

When: 10 am–6 pm

Swale: A floating food forest

Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting Swale, a collaborative floating food forest. People can visit, take part and learn about food sustainability. Swale is an evolving sculpture and a functioning farm producing healthy food.

Along with learning about food, participants can attend yoga classes, performances, lectures, and workshops. For a complete schedule of events.

Where: Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park • Joralemo St. and Furman Street •  (718) 724–6432

Web site: http://www.bcape@bbpnyc.org

When: Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am to 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 7 pm until Friday, Oct. 14

How much: Call for tickets

Regina Opera Free Concert

A one-hour concert of opera and Broadway selections, part of the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival.

Where: Bandstand • 5323 Fifth Ave. at 54th Street •   (718) 259–2772 •info@reginaopera.org

Web site: http://www.reginaopera.org

When: Noon

Make it Montague Block Party

This block party will feature performances by Brooklyn Ballet, free shaves for men, free yoga and fitness classes, mini makeovers, free mini manis and pedis, a marching band, vintage cars, and more.

Where: Montague Street • between Court and HIcks streets •   (718) 522–3649

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

When: Noon–5 pm

The ShopUp by Babyccino Kids

More than 25 independent children’s boutiques from around the world under one roof! A one-stop-shop for the most original and creative toys, gifts, stylish clothes and accessories, home decor and everything in between.

Where: 501 Union • 501 Union St. between Bond and Nevins streets

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/BabyccinoKids

When: Sunday, Sept. 18, Noon–6 pm

Monday, Sept. 19, 10 am–5 pm

Chicken S— Bingo

Bushwick City Farm hosts a day of music, drinks, hay rides, face painting, and Chicken S— Bingo. Fun for the whole family!

Where: Bushwick City Farm • 354 Stockton St. at Lewis Avenue •CityFarmBK@gmail.com

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061755190607670

When: 1–7 pm

How much: $10 suggested donation

Draken Harald Hårfagre American Expedition

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum presents a discussion of the largest viking ship built in modern times from its captain, followed by the Draken Chanty Band singing Nordic tunes.

Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Church • Ovington Avenue at Fourth Avenue

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

When: 2 pm

How much: $10 ($5 kids)

016 Brooklyn CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk

September 18 | 9:00am

Join us for the 2016 Brooklyn CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk

Visit caringkindnyc.org/walk to register or start a team.” Coney Island Boardwalk- 15th Street and the Boardwalk


Bizkel Crew

The Israeli drummer plays high-voltage jazz grooves and world beats.

Where: Lighthouse Brooklyn • 145 Borinquen Pl. at Keap Street •   (347) 789–7742

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

When: 6 pm

Circus Amok

September 18 | 2:00pm & 4:00pm

Circus Amok…reinventing the circus form, borrowing drag, whole-body masks from Bread and Puppet Theater, and the outdoor bally and verbal rhythm and repertoire from the sideshow, as well as movement vocabulary from post-modern dance. The troupe balances danger with laughter, slipping its critique between the pies in the face and the surreal, scary, and sometimes gender-bent characters of the charivari. On the boardwalk between West 10th Street and West 15th Street



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