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.

Saturday, July 22: Mashrou’ Leila, Dawn of Midi, DJ Khatir, 7 pm. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Niblo’s Pleasure Garden, 7 pm, 21 and older, $40. A 19th-century pleasure garden, with a show featuring fire eaters, contortionists, fan dancers, games and music. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Ask The Experts, 5 pm, $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Theatre historian Cezar Del Valle paints a picture of Coney Island’s history, starting from its beginnings as a wealthy seaside resort, to its reign as a “nickel empire” chock full of vaudeville houses, concert saloons, and early film shows of Coney Island that helped to shape American culture. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street. Fid’s 40th Birthday Party Show, 7 pm, $15. A night of rock bands raising money for Planned Parenthood. With the Besties, Fidnight Oil, Shellshag, and more. Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St. between Morgan and Vandervoort Avenues. Gibney Dance at Brooklyn Bridge, 7 pm, summer Saturdays at 7 p.m., enjoy sunset performances on the East River, “class on the grass,” and installations.  Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Sunday, July 23: Adventure Race, 9 am. This exciting, parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all. The course features 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line. Activities include: javelin throw, jump rope, basketball free throw, hurdles, and a mini climbing wall. Registration is Required. Open to children 8 to 13 years old. Marine Park, East 33rd St. at Fillmore Avenue.  (718) 760–6999, Sports@CityParksFoundation.org. Tai Chi in the Park, Sundays, 10 am until Sunday, Aug. 13. Use movement, meditation, and deep breathing to foster better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness. Wear comfortable clothing. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Doga! Summer Sessions, 5 pm, 18+, $25. Practice yoga with your dog. Bring your mat, dog, water, and an open mind. RSVP required. Bushy Tails, 1087 Flushing Ave. at Porter Avenue. (216) 469–9451, bushwickveterinary@gmail.com. Northern Manhattan Parks Hike (Vigorous) near Columbia University, 11 am–12:30 pm. Urban Park Ranger hiking help you unplug from the world to clear your head. Wear comfortable shoes and packing water and a light snack. 110th Street and Morningside Drive in Morningside Park. Amplified Sundays, 7 pm. Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River. This week: Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia brings international reggae sewn with French chanson, ska, and tango.  Pier I at 70th St, Manhattan.

See Ongoing Summer Events on top tab. Ongoing: see past descriptions for Art Installation, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Angry Bird’s Universe, Art Island Outpost, Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Music in Motion, Tai Chi in the Park, Graham Avenue Farmers Market, Citizenship Prep & U.S. Civics, Yoga in Prospect Park, Kayak Polo.


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