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All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free Many are bars so check if under age. Many off campus events are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
Saturday, May 20: Families First Spring Carnival, 10 am-2 pm, pony rides, bouncy houses, face painting, tattoos, carnival games, arts & crafts, a bake sale, a used book and toy sale, and balloons, Baltic Street between Court and Clinton Streets, pay per activity.
Viking Fest 2017, 10 am-5 pm, replicas of Viking ships, exhibits of Nordic pastimes including embroidery and spinning, Viking garb. Owl’s Head Park/Bliss Park, 68th St. and Narrows Avenue.
9th Avenue International Food Festival, Hell’s Kitchen, 10 am-6 pm, live music and other entertainment, 9th Ave, 42-57 St, Manhattan.
11th Annual Dance Parade, 1 pm, Dance for Peace theme. More than eighty genres will be on display, with ten thousand participants of all ages performing styles from contra dancing to roller disco to salsa, from breaking to ballet to Broadway to jazz. Sign up to join the fun, or watch from the sidelines and party, with free lessons and performances at parade’s end in Tompkins Square Park. From Broadway/21 St to Tompkins Square Park.
Smorgasburg Williamsburg, 11 am-6 pm. The alfresco behemoth Smorgasburg bring its tents and grills to the hungry, vitamin D–deficient masses. Around a hundred local vendors will set up at both locations: Saturdays in Williamsburg, and Sundays in Prospect Park. Smorgasburg was previously responsible for the Ramen Burger and Wowfulls, so as you wander, be on the lookout for the next weird food craze. 90 Kent Avenue.
Brooklyn Block Party, 11 am-1 pm, a day of live music, double dutch, face painting, balloon animals, and a performance from steel drum band Jah Pan. Albee Square between Willoughby and Fulton Streets.
Kairos Market, 11 am-4:30 pm, a festival for the arts with 20 indie artists, live music, and wine and beer for all, Brooklyn Art Library, 28 Frost St. between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Williamsburg.
Tap Dance Performance, starts at noon, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a tap dance performance by Reggie Myers to celebrate National Tap Dance Day, The Evergreens Cemetery, 1629 Bushwick Ave. at Conway Street, Bushwick. Registration is appreciated but not required.
Kingston Avenue Festival, 1-5 pm. A two-block street festival filled with music, dance, arts and crafts, and community resources. Kingston Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Dean Street.
Bike the Branches, party 3-7 pm, $20 ($10 kids). Explore Brooklyn Library branches throughout the borough, and check off a passport at each spot. Followed by a party at the Central Branch with live music, a beer garden, activities, and food vendors. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch. 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
Boast Rattle, 8 pm, $12 ($10 in advance). Comedians compete to give the most elaborate compliments. With host Kyle Ayers, Matt Koff, Emmy Blotnik, Josh Gondelman, and more. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.
Arts, Culture & Fun: South Bronx Freedom Fest, 1-5 pm, emerging talent and established artists, DJs, hip hop performances and comedy. St. Mary’s Park Accessible, Bronx.
Sweet Spot Festival, 3-9 pm, Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects. 125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, Manhattan.
Several Days Events: The Rites of Spring Pier Art Show with The Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition presents the work of almost 300 artists. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 pm until Sunday, June 18. 481 Van Brunt St., Door Seven, near Reed Street, Redhook.
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, starts at 11 am, $30-$75. A two-day gathering at the Metropolitan Pavilion for health-minded consumers of all stripes — from vegetarians and vegans to locavores and flexitarians — interested in learning about and sampling the best of New York’s plant-based scene. Speaker sessions, live entertainment, chef demos, and animal-welfare information tables round out the offerings at the show’s seventh iteration.
Equinox by Solstice, 4-10 pm, $15–$25. A Brooklyn art showcase with music, comedy, food, art, drinks, love, and unity. Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave. at St. Marks Avenue. Word Cabaret, poetry, prognostications, and political pontifications by a variety of writers and artists.
Essex Street Market Annual Birthday Block Party in the Lower East Side Manhattan, 8 am-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm, explore the food, and enjoy live music and other entertainment in this space with a deep and vibrant history.
Fleece Festival, Saturday and Sunday 10 am-4 pm, $8 ($5 children 3-12; $6 seniors; Free for children under 2). After a long winter, the sheep are ready to get their thick, wooly coats sheared. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave. at Ocean Avenue.
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? See last weekend’s listing.
Sunday, May 21: AIDS Walk New York, 8:30 am-2:30 pm. 10K walk that will start and finish in Central Park, with food trucks, celebrity appearances, and special musical performances, followed by a post-race concert at 12:30 pm. The run begins at 10 am. Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Manhattan.
Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, 10 am-6 pm, musical performances, activities, food vendors. Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street.
Kite Festival, noon to 5 pm, field day activities, entertainment, food, and kites. There will be a pre-made selection available for sale in our store and supplies for kids to decorate their own. Nostalgic relay races (egg & spoon, pizza box races) and great games and activities (foam-noodle javelin, ring toss, Imagination Playground, tug of war). It will be an exciting day filled with fun, fitness, and friends. Music provided by DJ Big Brooklyn with live performances by the PS 132 Band, Creepus Expodus, and Curb Ya Horse.
Coney Islands of the Mind, 12:30 pm. This silent 1928 film follows a couple separated by a Coney Island roller-coaster. With the short film “A Trip to the Moon,” and a live piano soundtrack. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch.
Faith Lift Sunday, 4 pm, 21 and older. A Sunday tea dance spinning hottest gospel, deep house, disco, classic soul, and funk. C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave. between Clifton Place and Greene Avenue.
Holocaust Commemoration Program, 8 pm, 8:30 am-2:30 pm. This annual commemoration will focus on the Holocaust in Italy. The program will include lighting memorial candles, dramatic readings, prayers, and a screening of the documentary “Oro Macht Frei” (Gold will make you free). Young Israel of Midwood, 1694 Ocean Ave. at Avenue L.