weekend events

Brooklyn College Peace Officer Sargent Vincent Oliver recently passed away. He worked the day shift. The funeral was today and many from the college went in the rain.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

Friday, April 31: Drake vs Future Tribute Night, 11:59 pm, $20 ($10 in advance). It sounds like other artists will do their songs, but check. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th Street, Williamsburg.

Friday and Saturday: MFA Open Studios at BC, view art from the Graduate Students, Friday 6-10 pm, Boylan Hall’s 4, 5 and 6th floors. Maps are usually posted on the lobby walls.  Saturday 12-6 pm. Tuesday there will also be hours.

Saturday, April 1: (60% chance of rain), Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, an evening of performance, scholarship, film, and literature that reflects on the color blue, 5-11 pm. Appalachian sounds, Asian Art, Brooklyn Dance Festival and much more free. Step Afrika at BC, 8 pm, $25,  combining African traditional dance with stepping, known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response.

Saturday and Sunday: Prospect Park’s Opening Weekend + Smorgasburg, an exhibition 1860s ballgame, ice skating, tours, and the return of Smorgasburg, an open-air food market, at Prospect Park on Sundays.   Prospect Park: Opening Day Parade, 10 am to 3 pm, Long Meadow Ballfields, entrance at Flatbush Avenue, opposite the arch, follow the path. After baseball game The fair begins with family activities, refreshments and fun. Opening day at the Zoo with free admission for children, and special Park-centric fun. 450 Flatbush Ave. at Ocean Avenue, Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Prospect Park Walking Tour, 3-5 pm, led by Turnstile Tours. Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance members receive a 25% discount on tickets. Register online. UniverSoul Circus has many shows, human and animal talent, including elephants, the Fresh Clowns, dancers, motocross performers, and more. With a free shuttle bus from Brooklyn College subway stop. 3159 Flatbush Ave. at Aviator Sports and Events Center, Floyd Bennett Field, Saturdays, Noon, 4 pm, and 7 pm, Sundays, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Also the Q35 bus starts by Target. Music in Motion, Bargemusic, 4 pm, Fulton Ferry Landing – (Brooklyn Bridge), chamber music and works by the classical music masters on a barge. PUPS meet and greet in Fort Greene, 7:30-9 am, free coffee and pastries and meet with members of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and PUPS (Park Users and Pet Society). Central Lawn in Fort Greene Park. Bryant Park’s Caribbean/Mardi Gras-style Carnival, 1-3 pm, play mas, get their face painted, and dance around to island beats spun by a live DJ at the Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, Manhattan.

Sunday, April 2: Opening Day Run for a commemorative run in honor of Prospect Park’s sesquicentennial; The run is from 9 to   10 am; followed by the Smorgasburg, 11 am to 6 pm, you can purchase food offering a wide range of cuisines from around the world. Prospect Park the Nethermead, enter the park at Bartell Pritichard Square.  Easter & St. Patrick’s Day Concert with Martin McQuade, 7-10 pm, an evening of songs celebrating the holidays. The Greenhouse Café, 7717 3rd Ave, 74th Streets.

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