weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age.
Saturday, May 6: Women’s Center: Learn how to become an activist in a workshop led by Betty Yu, Activist and Media Trainer, and Nadia Mohamed of National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, 9:30-4 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP message Sau-Fong Au at sau@brooklyn.cuny.eduWe Be Art: Spring Edition 2017, 1 pm-6 pm, (Donations will be accepted). Guest designers will be Lisa McFadden Millinery and San Jules Unique Art Creations with live music by Weusi Ensemble and DJ DesOne. Fashion show at 3 pm, Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.
Bang on a Can Marathon, 2-10 pm, suggested donation: $16 adults, $10 students & seniors. Some of today’s most innovative musicians and young artists celebrate the 30th anniversary of the music phenomenon with eight hours’ worth of fresh new music at the Brooklyn Museum.  Yosvany Terry Afro Cuban Sextet at BC, 8 pm, $35. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Coney Island Boardwalk Barrels of Fun, 10 am-2 pm, it is an art competition and family fun day event. Painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art. Winners will be chosen in several categories, rain or shine. Please note: all art becomes property of NYC Parks, West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk.

Saturday and Sunday: NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir, 11am-12:30 pm. Take a history, engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O, Vermont Place, (718) 235-4100.

Sunday, May 7: Church Avenue Street Fair, 12-6 pm, dancing, acrobatics, live performances; cheerleading squad; Thai delicacies and raffles, and Restaurant Hour and pony rides at Westminister Road, $1 restaurant hour at participating restaurants, Church Avenue at Coney Island Avenue. Irish Dance Festival, 1-7 pm, Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival, Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Manhattan. Talking Privilege with Hari Kondabolu and Jordan Carlos, 7 pm, $10. Race, gender, social class — tackling the topic of privilege is no easy task, but it’s often comedians who do it best. Hari Kondabolu and Jordan Carlos discuss their observations in this unmoderated, one-on-one conversation says the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street. Asian American Heritage Festival, noon, free to event – but must purchase ferry ticket. The National Park Service in partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents the festival with ceremony and performances in The Great Hall of Immigration at Ellis Island. The event showcases traditional and contemporary Asian American Music and Dance, with performing artists from the community including the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, the Chinese American Chorus of New York, the New Asia Chamber Music Society, the Chinese American Music Ensemble and the Children’s Orchestra Society. Ellis Island – National Park, New York Harbor. Tour de Brooklyn: Five Boro Bike Tour. 

Monday, May 8: Study Skills, 6-7 pm, 4121B.



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