Weekend Events

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.

Several Days Events: Brooklyn College Final MFA ART Thesis Show, June 7-17, Opening Reception June 10th 6-9 pm at Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth St, DUMBO. Taikoza in the Parks. Movies in the Parks. 

Art Island Outpost: hands-on art making workshops, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 3 pm till Sept. 30. You have to take the ferry near the Staten Island Ferry. Young artists will be inspired and challenged to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform your relationship to art and the art making process. Hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Governors Island, New York Harbor.

New York Crystal Palace 1853, 11 am, $5-$7. Tue, Fri-Sun, 11 am-5 pm, Wed, Thu, 11 am-8 pm. In July 1853, on the site of today’s Bryant Park, the New York Crystal Palace, an iron-and-glass structure inspired by its London counterpart, hosted the first American World’s Fair. The Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, as it was called, was a chance for New Yorkers to experience the convenience of new consumer goods (early Singer sewing machines were on display) and to marvel at developing technologies (as with a photograph of the moon taken through a telescope by the inventor John James Whipple). The building itself was a wonder, too, and did much to cement the rising image of American industry and engineering. This look back exhibition includes artifacts from the fair (like the “Cradle of Harmony” violin invented by William Sidney Mount) and photographs of the building, which burned down in 1858. Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86th St, Manhattan. The Rites of Spring” Pier Art Show, Brooklyn Film Festival, Music in Motion, Drones see past weekends

Saturday, June 10: Vegan Street Fair, 11 am, free entry, pay vendors directly $4 bites. Grand Bazaar, 100 W 77th St & Columbus, Manhattan. Extra Crispy Breakfestival, 12-8 pm, a lot of different small plates, dozens of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors including Samosa Shack, Three Girls Vegan Creamery, and Organic Grill, serving up bite-size portions of dishes all priced at $4 or less. The hamburgers and sausages are replaced with veggie burgers and Soyrizo, plus a dee-jay, dancing, and games. Industry City Food Hall, 274 36th St. between Second and Third Avenues. Flatbush Talks, noon, is a Flatbush version of Ted Talks, with local leaders and nonprofit CEOs, followed by networking and Caribbean food. Haitian-American Community Coalition, 3807 Church Ave. between E. 38th and E. 39th Streets. http://www.hccinc.or​g.   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flatbush-talks-tickets-34220897626

Pet Costume Day, 2 pm, 2 cans of dog food as registration fee. You can take Fido on The Wonder Wheel because pets ride free when accompanied by their owner, or participate in the Coney Costume. First prize is a season pass for Deno’s Wonder Wheel and a $150 certificate to Petco; 2nd prize is Day passes to the Wheel and a $75 gift certificate to Petco; 3rd prize also garners day passes to the wheel along with a $25 certificate to Petco. Contestants will be judged for: Funniest Costume, Most Creative Costume and Best Pet/Owner Costume Combo. Contest is limited to 25 entries, and registration is on a first come-first served basis. You can pre-register. Rain date (6/11/17). Deno’s Wonder Wheel – Boardwalk, West 12th Street and the Boardwalk. Red Hook Fest, 2-7 pm. featuring a lineup of professional bands and dance companies, plus free activities for all ages like kayak rides in New York Harbor, face-painting, and an interactive scavenger hunt. Louis Valentino Pier, Coffey Street at Ferris Street. Bouncing Ball Sing-A-Long, 8 pm, $10. The Museum of Interesting Things has a special windup-toy themed 16mm vintage film bouncing ball sing-a-long party. Complete with a collection of antique 16mm film from as far back as the 1930’s and up to the 1960’s. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street. Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt, 5pm – Pier I at 70th St, Manhattan.  Let’s Dance, 6-9:30 pm, Sundays in June. Learn to dance Salsa, Zouk, and Bachata with lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School, featuring DJ Ray Colon. Pier I at 70th St, Manhattan.

Sunday, June 11: Antique Automobile Show, 10 am-4 pm, vintage, antique, classic, military, and custom cars. Floyd Bennet Field, Ryan Visitor Center, Flatbush Road between Belt Parkway and Aviation Road. Flatbush Fest Unity Festival, 12-5 pm, food, live music and dance performances, an African drum circle workshop, and activities for kids. PS 249 School yard, Rugby Road at Caton Avenue. http://www.catonscho​ol.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flatbush-fest-unity-festival-summer-2017-tickets-34137714824 Smorgasburg Prospect Park, 11am, 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,.Breeze Hill, East Drive at Lincoln Road. Only in Queens Fest featuring George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Come to the park and enjoy this fun free festival featuring live music throughout the day, food from the Queens International Food Market. Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. End of Pineapple St. and Furman Street. Sundays, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm until Saturday, Aug. 26. For children over 10 years of age. Free with admission to the museum. Badass Brooklyn Summer Fest, 1-5 pm, 100+ adoptable dogs, as well as doggie kissing booth, dog agility course, puppy photo booth, beer specials, and more. President Street between Third Avenue and Nevins Street. Good Will Concert, 1:30 pm, blues and folk musician Pat Wictor, Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, 7420 Fourth Ave., through the garden gate, at 75th Street. “Thursday, The Hotelier, Pup”, part of the Northside Music Festival, 2 pm, RSVP suggested. McCaren Park, N. 12th St. between Bedford and Berry Avenues, Bushwick.  Operation Wedding, 6 pm, $10, a screening of director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov’s thrilling documentary, a tale of a group of young Jewish dissidents’ plot to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. With a Q&A with Israel Zalmanson, who lived to tell the tale. Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave at Brighton Seventh Street, Brighton. Kayak-Polo, Sundays at 11 am till September 24. It’s a mix of basketball, water polo, and kayaking.  http://www.bbpboatho​use.org

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