Weekend events

Saturday, Aug. 19: FlyNYC Kite Fest, Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last). Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Manhattan.
Bike to the Beach. Take a bike tour through Prospect Park and then along the Ocean Parkway Bike path — the oldest in America — to Coney Island. Bartel-Pritchard Square, 15th Street at Prospect Park West,10 am, 14+, $20, Contact: outreach@bike.nyc.
Annual Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest. Hosted by Artichoke Pizza’s owners – pizzaiolos, cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille – the epic eating event will take place on an elevated stage in the street as part of Park Slope Fifth Avenue’s Summer Stroll, 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Place. http://www.artichoke​pizza.com
Blues BBQ, Pier 97 at W. 59 St., Manhattan. Artists: The Campbell Brothers, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Eric Gales, Terrie Odabi, Dumpstaphunk. Restaurants: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Pig Beach , Monk’s Meats.
href=”http://www.lunaparknyc.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener”>Saturday Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest. Open to amateurs and semi-professional sand sculpting artists of all ages. Surf Avenue at W. 11th Street. 12-4 pm.
—————————————————————————————————————————————– Saturday, Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest. Open to amateurs and semi-professional sand sculpting artists of all ages. Surf Avenue at W. 11th Street. 12-4 pm.
Sunday, Aug. 20: 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. 4 – 5:30pm on Pier 84 at W44 St, Manhattan. Registration recommended. 
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