(updated Sunday event) Friday, Saturday and Sunday Events

Mermaid photos may be posted in a few days as we need a new reader for the photos. Sorry all Mermaids and men who wrote in.

Free movies in the park, showing this weekend: a Notorious B.I.G. documentary, Cinderella, Jason Bourne, Sing, Beat Street, and more. Outdoor Pools Opening. 

Friday, June 23: Quiet Clubbing, 5–9 pm. Three live DJs will play the hottest beats from Top 40, Latin, Caribbean, and Hip Hop. RSVP for free tickets. Simultaneously celebrate the opening of Highland Park’s first public art exhibition The Giant Flowers by Daniele Frazier. (212) 360-8163. Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street in Highland Park, Queens.

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 24: Riis Bazaar Beach Bazaar, 11 am, buy the pass, $21+.  You get two beers or glasses of wine; a cheeseburger and fries or a veggie dog and fries from Ed & Bev’s; and, for an extra $7, a beach chair for a little extra-comfy lounging. Plus, the deal provides a 10 percent discount on a ticket for the Rockaway Beach Bus.. Check the website for information on live music and other special events. Pharoah Sanders / Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute, 7:30 pm, @Prospect Park Bandshell.  V.I.P. Rooftop Party (Pride), 2-10 pm, dancing and unbeatable rooftop views with music by DJs Alex Acosta, GSP, and Hannah. Guests have access to three levels (a rooftop, an indoor salon, and a terrace outside), each with prime spots for scoping the skyline. This event has sells out quickly they claim, get your tickets in advance, Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46 St., Manhattan. Pride Fest the LGBTQ Street Fair, 11 am- 6 pm, food, performances, and shopping opportunities. LeAnn Rimes will bring a headlining musical set; the event is entirely free and open to the public. 14 St Park at 10 Ave and Hudson St., Manhattan. Water Spirits, an all-astrological dance party, with video projections, poetry, and chakra balancing, 7 pm, $10 ($5 in advance). Founders Lab, 972 Metropolitan Ave. at Catherine Street. Game Day and Chess, 10 am-3 pm. From urban croquet to double-dutch jumping to traditional board games, there will be something for everyone to play the day away. Life-sized chess board, or even better, play against a chess expert: 21-year-old Stanford University co-ed and Brooklyn native Rochelle Ballantyne will face multiple challengers, simultaneously, in an annual tournament. (free registration starts at 10 am). Putnam Triangle, Fulton St. and Grand Avenue, Manhattan. Ahoy, New York, 11 am, a trolley tour of the grave sites of men who influenced New York’s maritime past, $30. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Health Fair, 11 am, vision screenings for children, health screenings for common health conditions, guest speakers, demonstrations, and entertainment. It also says for all ages. MS 35, Stephen Decatur School,  272 McDonough St. between Lewis Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Amateur Radio Field Day, noon, Kings County Radio Club presents a day of demonstrations and events for ham radio fans. Floyd Bennett Field. Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza, 4-5 pm, thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes from Japan. Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground Accessible, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan not the Bklyn one. Family Fun Field Day, 12-3 pm, free events such as kayaking, inflatables, interactive games, live entertainment, Kan Jam, Sport Stacking, and an obstacle course. Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park, Queens.

Saturday and Sunday: Art Island Outpost, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 3 pm until Saturday, Sept. 30. Make art during the summer with hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences. 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, take the ferry near the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan.

(updated) Sunday  June 25: Cyclone Roller Coasters 90th Birthday Celebration, 2-8 pm, with performances by the Harlem Globetrotters, live music and entertainment, West 10th Street and Surf Ave, Coney Island. Sheepshead Bay Road Health Fair from 12-5 pm from the subway station to the water.

 The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch @ Kirk Knight, Goapele, Natasha Diggs, 7 pm, @Prospect Park Bandshell with the New Orleans brass ensemble. Smith Street Fair, 12-6 pm, eight blocks of food, drinks, crafts, and music. Smith Street from First Place to Wyckoff Street. Inner Beauty Pageant, 8 pm, $8 ($5 in advance). Twelve of New York City’s most warm-hearted oddballs compete, hosted by comedian Jo Firestone. Contestants will participate in an interview portion, a talent portion, and a home-made swimsuit competition. Littlefield, 635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth Avenues. Free Yoga at The Evergreens Cemetery, 10 am, 12 and up. Please bring a mat or towel. The Evergreens Cemetery, 1629 Bushwick Ave. at Conway Street. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. River to River Festival, various times and locations with dance artists, including the Dance Cartel, Netta Yerushalmy, Faye Driscoll, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Jodi Melnick, and Will Rawls. Events are free, though some require advance reservations.  Robert Glasper, 2 pm, at the Central Park Summer stage, Manhattan. Pianist Glasper has roots in jazz and gospel, innovation and homage. His curious and clever blend of improvisation, experimental r&b, neo-soul, and electronica have already earned him two Grammy Awards.


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