weekend events

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

Saturday, Nov. 5:

Target First Saturday Celebrates the Democratic Process

A night of art inspired by the election, with performances by Slavic Soul Party, Brown Girls Burlesque, and comedy from Baratunde Thurston, Sherrod Small, and Christian Finnegan.

Where: Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue |  (718) 638–5000 | sarah.lukacher@brooklynmuseum.org

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

When: 5–11 pm

Comic Arts Brooklyn

A free festival of comics and cartoon art.

Where: Mt. Carmel Gymnasium | 275 N. Eighth St. at Havemeyer Street

When: 11 am–6 pm

“The Fight Continues”

An exhibition by Leroy Campbell about Muhammad Ali and his continuing influence on the world.

Where: House of Art Gallery | 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd. between Halsey and Macon streets |  (347) 663–8195

Web site: http://www.hoagallery.com 

When: Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–7 pm from Saturday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Dec. 10

“At the Table: (Re)Considering Trauma” Conference

This conference will focus on the experience of trauma in urban education and mental health practices. After a keynote presentation, a diverse panel will talk about their own struggles and insights around the experience of trauma.

Where: Long Island University | DeKalb and Flatbush avenues |  (718) 488–1624

Web site: http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu 

When: 9:30 am–3:30 pm

How much: $20

Stories of Longing and Desire by Deseos

Founded in 1997 by the distinguished dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler, Argentine tango company Estampas Porteñas returns to the U.S. with a spectacular new production celebrating the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and passionate musical styles ranging from soulful to celebratory.

Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College | 2900 Campus Rd. between Hillel Place and Avenue H |  (718) 951–4500

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

When: 8 pm

How much: $36 to $55

Nocturnal Wildlife

Saturday, November 5, 2016

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue in Kissena Park


Several days: Fall Foliage in Parks


Recycle your pumpkins at Pumpkin Smash


Join a free wilderness survival skills workshop


MFA exhibit at Brooklyn College see second previous posting.

Sunday, Nov. 6: Marathon 9 am and many hours and all 5 boroughs.  



Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth, 4 pm, 1208 Surf Ave. Juvenile jugglers, diminutive dancers, adolescent acrobats, and a host of other majorly talented minors present a full show of vernal vaudeville.

Now in its eleventh year, Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth continues to feature an amazing array of young talent. These are the future stars of Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Coney Island Sideshow, and television. Where else can you see young unicyclists, tap dancers, magicians, clowns, and contortionists share the stage with Broadway-bound singers and classically trained musicians?

Since its inception in January 2004, the Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth program has grown markedly and conducted after-school programs throughout the Empire State. CavalKids have performed in Speigeltents at the South Street Seaport and at the Bard Summerscape Festival, at Abrons Arts Center, at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and for American Youth Circus Organization festivals.

Admission: $10 youth under 21 / $15 adults

Advance tickets at: http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=BIND

Creativity Lab: Visitors of all ages are invited to drop by our studios and explore their creative side. In this drop-in workshop, take inspiration from our galleries and get messy, experiment with materials, and learn artistic techniques with a new project each month. Bring the whole family and stay for as long as you like.

Where: Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue |  (718) 638–5000

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

When: 4 pm to 5:30 pm

How much: Free with Museum Adission

Temple Beth El’s Mix and Mingle Singles Social Event presents a singles event for those in their 40s, 50s, and up at 2:30 pm with refreshments and dancing. 111 West End Ave. at Hampton Avenue, Manhattan Beach,(718) 891–3500 http://www.templebethelmb.org

How much: $15


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