weekend events

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.

Saturday, April 8: Key to the City-Family Resource Day, 9 am to 1 pm. The New York Immigration Coalition is partnering with City Council and many consulates to offer Immigration legal consultations thanks to New York Legal Assistance Group (no appointment needed, open to all) and the Mexican Consulate will be offering it’s services (call 1-877-639-4835 for an appointment). They will also have resources for health, finances, adult education. PS 109, 1001 E. 45th Street. Music in Motion with Bargemusic, chamber music, 4 pm, Fulton Ferry Landing, (Brooklyn Bridge).
The Bremen Town Musicians adapted from Soviet cartoon based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, performed in Russian, 6 pm, $25 to $75, college discount the day of the performance. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Baraji, the unique Korean band, whose mystical shows incorporate folkloric music, singing, dancing, and costumes. Part of the free performance series featuring rock, jazz, R&B, world and pop. BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street. Canarsie Park Easter Egg Hunt, 12–2 pm, hunt for Easter eggs, free refreshments and giveaways, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue in Canarsie Park.

Saturday and Sunday: 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.

Sunday, April 9: Coney Island’s amusement park re-opens this weekend. The first 97 Wonder Wheel riders will ride for free and the first 100 Cyclone riders will ride for free. Festivities start at 11 am at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Opening Day Ceremony, 10 am, enjoy games, giveaways, free rides and new surprises. Arrive early and #JoinThe100 to be one of the first to take a ride on the iconic Cyclone, Use the hashtag for a chance to win a VIP Experience during the Opening Day Ceremony. Try a traditional Brooklyn Egg Cream, courtesy of Brooklyn Seltzer Boys. Luna Park, 1000 Surf Avenue. Magic at Coney, $10 ($5 for kids), noon, a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists, and magician comedians from around the world, Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.  Seventh Heaven, 12:30 pm, this silent 1927 romance, which won three trophies at the very first Academy Awards, is presented with a live piano soundtrack. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. Scavenger Hunt, 1- 2:30 pm, join the Urban Park Rangers for a scavenger hunt using digital cameras or smartphones. Bring your own. Sunset Park Recreation, 43rd St. and Seventh Avenue. Risk and Snap Impression, 8:15 pm, $20. Two live podcasts: one of comedians telling true stories, the other a competition of off-the-cuff celebrity impressions. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.




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