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, July 8: Chronixx, Chop & Quench, Laolu NYC, 7 pm, Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Stargazing, 8-11 pm with the Amateur Astronomer’s Association to see the moon, planets, and stars aided by expert stargazers, Pier I at 70th St, Manhattan. Graham Avenue Farmers Market, 8 am–5 pm until Friday, Sept. 1. Fresh-from-the-farm veggies and fruits, Amish goodies, honey, and more, each Saturday during the summer. Graham Avenue at Cook Street, Bushwick. Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park, 11 am-12:30 pm. Tour about history of Fort Greene Park, from its Revolutionary War roots to becoming an official park at the urging of local resident Walt Whitman. Registration required. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Tickets.
Bring Your Own Photo Show, 7 pm, 16+. Bring your best shot to hang on the wall (framed, ideally), then stick to party with fellow photographers. Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman St. between Evergreen and Central Avenues. Wycliffe Gordon, 8 pm. The trombonist and his band pay tribute to jazz great Louis Armstrong at Kingsborough Community College, Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Decatur Avenue. A Burlesque Tribute to Salvador Dali, 10 pm, $15. Experience a burlesque excavation of surrealist Salvador Dali’s work on stage. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.
Full Moon Festival at Governors Island, it is on a full moon and at 12 pm, $31–$201. The show bills itself as a “boutique approach to a New York City music festival think haute couture, high heels, and skyline views. Headlining is Grammy-nominated Vic Mensa, out of Chicago, who manages to name-drop Frida Kahlo and Luke Cage over compulsively danceable beats. Also check out electronic minimalist Larry Heard, better known as Mr. Fingers, and the ethereal Kelela, alongside DJ Harvey, Conan Mockasin, Abra, Jeremy Underground, Axel Boman, Donna Leake, Selvagem, and tapes from Africa and Canadian indie quartet Tops. Governors Island, South West Fields.
Warm Up, 12 pm, $18+. Selections are a mixture of high, low, heady, and fun; artists hail from around the world and across the music spectrum. MOMA P.S.1 22-25 Jackson Avenue; Long Island City, Queens. Nu Disco Live, 6 pm, $17–$25. Disco may have led to hip-hop music. Afterwards a silent disco DJ’d by JD Samson. Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, Manhattan.
Saturday and Sunday: INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, 12 pm, caravan along the Queens waterfront by foot, bike, kayak, bus, or Lyft to track 24 contemporary and urban dance companies as they meander through playgrounds, partner with benches, and dance on piers, staircases, and shorelines at sites including a ferry landing, railroad tracks, picnic tables, walkways, and promenades, two-day outdoor dance festival. The whole cycle repeats three times. Various parks on the western parks on western Queens waterfront. Insitu.
See past descriptions for Art Island Outpost, Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Music in Motion, Giglio, Kevin McDonald Show, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Angry Bird’s Universe and Art Installation.
Sunday, July 9: Laughter in the Park 2017, 2-4 pm. Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park Accessible, Manhattan. Tai Chi in the Park, 10 am. Sundays, Aug. 13. It uses movement, meditation, and deep breathing to foster better health, strength, concentration and self-awareness. Wear comfortable clothing. No class if it’s raining. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center. Enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Yoga in Prospect Park Sunday’s in July. A free class for students of all skill levels, followed by a picnic. Bring a mat. Prospect Park main loop. Enter at Prospect Park West and 15th Street. http://www.yogasole.com. Hunt for Wild Wineberries in Prospect Park with “Wildman” Steve Brill, 11:45 am, $20 suggested donation, $10 for kids. See a wide range of edible vegetation, which can be used medicinally. Grand Army Plaza, Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West. Bastille Day, 12-5 pm, entertainment, games, food and more, stretches over three blocks long. French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), 60th St. and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan. French Restaurant Week, various hours and locations, $18+. Eat like a through some of the city’s best bistros and brasseries. Special prix-fixe menus will be available at dinner (and at lunch, at some locations) at dozens of spots across the area, including Le Cirque and La Sirene (in Manhattan) and Bar Omar (in Brooklyn). Three menu options may be available at each: $17.89, $38, or $178.90. At Les Halles, for instance, they forgo the top-price option but offer a glass of wine and a choice of house made pork confit spread or merguez au couscous for $17.89; for $38 there, you can pick an appetizer (salad or garlic-butter roasted escargots), an entreé (coq au vin or roast trout in a lemon-caper sauce), along with a glass of wine.
Kayak Polo, 12:30-1:30 pm until Saturday, Aug. 26. Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, end of Pineapple St. and Furman Street. Free with admission to the museum. Stickball Hall of Fame Game, 2:30 pm, $15. Cheer on the Brooklyn Stickball Team against Staten Island followed by a screening of the film “When Broomsticks Were King” and a Cyclones game. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St, Coney Island. The History of Burlesque, 7 pm, $20-$35. An evening of bawdy discovery as Dr. Lucky discusses the history of burlesque, with live demonstrations of historical styles. Littlefield Bar, 635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth Avenues. Pop Up Maker Space, 4-5:30 pm on Pier 84 at W 44 St, Manhattan. Calling all makers, tinker, test, and learn at Hudson River Park’s outdoor Maker Space for weekly workshops where participants get hands-on experience designing and constructing innovative solutions to marine-focused challenges. Pre-registration recommended. firstname.lastname@example.org