Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. See Ongoing events on top tab.

Saturday, July 29: Admiral T, Tabou Combo, DJ Spike T.I., 7 pm. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.

The Rub 15th Anniversary Party, 10 pm, $15. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.

South Summer Strolls, 5:30-9 pm, climb a rock wall, hop around a bouncy house, explore fitness on fifth classes. (meaning 5th Ave?)  Empanada Eating Contest, sponsored by Empanada Loca. Fifth Avenue from 12th to 18th Street.

Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary, 8 pm, starting at $35. The disco shindig will feature appearances from Karen Lynn Gorney and the film’s choreographer and performances from The Trammps, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, France Joli, Harold Melvin’s Blues Notes, and many more. Coney Island Amphitheater, 3052 W. 21st St. at Surf Avenue.

There Was a Time: Civil Rights–Era Hollywood


Learn how to make a kite. 

Great Jazz on the Great Hill, 4-7 pm, co-presented with Jazzmobile. The Great Hill (enter at 106th Street and Central Park West). The Jimmy Heath Big Band with Special Guests. Three-time Grammy Award Nominee Jimmy Heath takes the stage with his 14-piece swinging big band. The Allan Harris Band

International award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Allan Harris performs ballads reminiscent of Nat King Cole and swinging Frank Sinatra standards. Matthew Whitaker Trio

A 16-year-old organist and pianist, Matthew Whitaker began playing music at the age of three. His resume is outstanding for any young musician; for a blind musician, it is even more impressive.

Several Days:

Grand Mid-Summer Pow-Wow in Queens.



Movies in the park



Sunday, July 30:

Sun Gaze, 1-4 pm, join the Amateur Astronomer’s Association to gaze at the central star of our solar system with a special scope. Base of Pier I at 70th St.

Shorebirds of Jamaica Bay, 11 am- 2pm. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Join naturalist Don Riepe for a slide program and hike around the east and west ponds to look for migrating shorebirds. Bring binoculars, old boots, sneakers for an easy hike. With the American Littoral Society and NYC Audubo. http://www.nps.gov/gate, on Facebook at Gateway National Recreation Area, or on Twitter, @GatewayNPS. To reserve, call

(718) 474-0896: e-mail: donriepe@gmail.com.

Rush job. MUCH MORE MAY BE ADDED LATE Tonight or Tomorrow.


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