Native Americans Discovered Columbus, Week end events, Library closing times

The Library closes Sunday at 4 pm, closed Monday and opens Tuesday at 8 am. In case you forget your ID get a Digital ID on your phone and other features. Sell or buy your textbooks on the Brooklyn College Market Exchange, accessed form the Web Central. Go to Brooklyn College Navigator.
All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Free movies in the park. Beauty and the Beast, Captain America: Civil War, Moana, Zootopia, Cars 3, and more. View locations and show times. Beach yoga.
Saturday, Sept. 2: Beard & Mustache Competition, 8 pm. The strangest and most extravagant beards and mustaches descend upon Coney Island to see whose facial hair reigns supreme. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, W. 12th Street.
Coney Island Freestyle Funhouse (concert), 5 pm. Dance the night away and see some of your favorite freestyle artists like TTKA, Judy Torres, George Lamond, Cynthia,, Lisette Melendez, Alisha and more. Ford Amphitheater (3052 W 21 St), buy your tickets at TicketMaster.
Wild Hawthorne Berries, 11:30 am, $20 ($10 for children under 12). Join the hunt with Wildman Steve Brill to find these delicious treats along with wild mushrooms, Burdock, common spicebush and many more. The hunt is approximately four hours, so wear appropriate clothing. Grand Army Plaza (stone benches), Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
Several Days: Adddy and Uno, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am and 1 pm till Sunday, Sept. 24, $20 ($25 at the door). Addy & Uno is a new musical about disability, bullying and friendship. As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition, his friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support. Told through puppets, the show celebrates the abilities within disability, and inspires empathy and the understanding that it’s “nice to be nice.” Run time is approximately 50 minutes – no intermission. The Theater at 14th St. Y, 344 E. 14th Street, Manhattan.
Native Fashion Now till September 4, 10 am, the first large-scale traveling exhibition devoted to contemporary Native design, contains almost seventy pieces developed during the past half-century, demonstrates that indigenous creators have long made a mark on contemporary culture: Project Runway contestant Patricia Michaels’s “cityscape” dress combines the hand-painted with the machine-made; more bluntly, Jared Yazzie’s T-shirt declares: “Native Americans Discovered Columbus.” National Museum of the American Indian-New York, Stone and Whitehall St next to Bowling Green, Manhattan near the subway for the 1,2,3,4, and 5 train.

Sunday, Sept. 3: Treetop Adventures at the Bronx Zoo, see Friday posting.  Mad. Sq. Eats, 11am-9 pm, till September 29th, Worth Square, 5th Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets, Manhattan. Not free but try buzzworthy eateries food from two dozen vendors who converge on the park from all corners of the city. The Voice recommends the po’boys from the Gumbo Brothers and whatever sweet concoction that Renegade Lemonade, Ice & Vice, and Macaron Parlour have teamed up to create. (Hint: It’s called “Renegade Vice Parlour.”) Or, if you look at a plate of chicken and waffles and think, “Wish I didn’t have to sit at a table and bother with utensils to enjoy this,” Chick’nCone is your food trend du jour. Shofar Factory, Sundays, 1-3 pm till Sept. 24. Free with museum admission. Participate in a hands-on, step-by-step process of crafting a shofar. Discover: different types of shofars, various shofar sounds, what makes a Shofar fit for Rosh Hashanah. Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy. at Kingston Avenue. Erie Canal in History, 2 pm. Jay Unger and Molly Mason celebrate the canal through music and film. The Heartland Passage Tour, 8-11 pm, $15. A performance event bringing troubadours, performers and storytellers to celebrate the Erie Canal bicentennial.  Remember, Red Hook was the Canal’s southern terminus. Both at the Waterfront Museum Barge, 290 Conover St. near Reed Street, Red Hook. Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam, 12-5 pm, featuring competitions, open skate, raffle, and food vendors. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow, and knee pads (18 years and older) / add wrist guards if you’re younger than 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out. Skate Park at 108th Street in Riverside Park, Manhattan.

Monday, Sept. 4: 2017 J’Ouvert Parade, (some call it the West Indian Day, Caribbean or Labor Day Parade), festival 6-10 am, parade starts at 11 am. Steel band music is the dominating sound of J’Ouvert. Parade starts at Grand Army Plaza, goes south on Flatbush Avenue, east on Empire Boulevard, south on Nostrand Avenue, ending at Midwood Street.  Parade goers will be screened for alcohol and weapons upon entering.  Conversational English, Mondays, 5-6 pm until Sept. 14. Intermediate/advanced level conversation group; students develop fluency by viewing and discussing episodes of the award-winning television show “We Are New York.” Park Slope Armory, Eighth Avenue at 15th Street.
The 25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race, 10 am, he parade of tugs as they head to the starting line at Pier I. End of Pier I @ 70th St, Manhattan.
Nature Walks continue through Sept 24.
Meet at the Christopher Street Fountain at 9 am. Learn about Hudson River Park’s wildlife by joining experienced naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park’s esplanade. Pre-registration required on Eventbrite. Twin Peaks viewing party, 7 pm. Catch the two-hour season finale of the David Lynch television series, with music before after from the band a place both wonderful and strange. Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave. between Willoughby Avenue and Suydam Street.

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