All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
Saturday, June 3: Reggae Retro First Saturdays Party, 11 pm, $18 ($15 in advance). Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Dancing United Through Our World, $22 ($15 children under 12), noon, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm with the Cobble Hill Ballet. Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.
Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7-11 pm, Step up to a telescope for an up-close look at the moon, Jupiter, and beyond. Bill Nye the Science Guy will speak at the event. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier One, Old Fulton Street at Furman Street.
Camping in Marine Park, 6 pm to 7 am. Families chosen by lottery. Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U. (718) 421–2021.
Spoke’s Mini Festival, 12 9 pm, Spoke the Hub classes, demos, dancing, music, and more. Or you can just relax on #theother5th’s pop-up lawn and play giant games. Union Street at Fifth Avenue.
Several Days Events: Brooklyn Film Festival, starting at $15, Saturday, Sunday, June 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 pm and many more days. This year’s festival is comprised of 122 features and shorts from 32 countries spread over six continents, featuring short narrative films, short documentary films, animated films, and experimental films. Windmill Studios NYC, 300 Kingsland Ave between Norman and Nassau Avenues.
The Caan Film Festival, 7 pm, free-$15, Museum of the Moving Image. Actor James Caan’s chameleonic performances that make internal tensions brim with a steely coolness.
Noesis, $24, Saturday, 8 pm, Sunday, 3 and 7 pm. Periapsis Music and Dance presents the world premiere of a new work for five dancers and three musicians. GK ArtsCenter, 29 Jay St. at Plymouth Street. https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11950
Nice collage effect at https://periapsismusicanddance.org/
The Rites of Spring Pier Art Show, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 pm until Sunday, June 18. Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 481 Van Brunt St., Door Seven, near Reed Street.
Sunday, June 4: 15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson, 11 am-6 pm. Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Multicultural Celebration and Native American Festival. This is a free event featuring Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers from around the world. The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City. Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures will also be celebrated with food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts. and visits from Captain Planet. 218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan.
Israel Parade and Concert in Central Park 2:30-7:30 pm.
Brooklyn Symphony Concert of Russian Favorites, 2 pm, $25 ($20 in advance), Brooklyn Museum.
Maker’s Mic, 3-6 pm, open mic and crafts event, where you can design your own vinyl sticker. Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St. by Morgan Avenues, Bklyn.