Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
San Gennaro Festival till Sept. 24.
Free movies in the park: Hidden Figures, Sing, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, La La Land, Dirty Dancing, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more. Brooklyn Book Festival.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Poseidon’s Parade, 12-4 pm, many are wearing costumes, making floats, and displaying art while celebrating the boardwalk and Rockaway community. Beach 105th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens.
The Great Irish Fair of New York, 10 am, traditional & contemporary Irish Music national and international Irish bands, great food, Irish dancing, Irish goods and children’s activities and attractions. Ford Amphitheater (3052 W 21st St). We Wanted a Revolution Closing Celebration, 1-6 pm, $16-$25. The exhibit about black women activists concludes with tours, lectures, and a music performance. Brooklyn Museum. The Barkroom Presents Pup Portraits, 11 am-3 pm, $30. Get an entire film roll of images of you and your doggie. Snacks for humans and pups provided. Bushwick Community Darkroom,110 Troutman St. between Evergreen and Central Avenues.
Eat Greene, 12-7 pm, local food producers, with free tastings, bands, double dutch dancers, vintage wares, craft vendors, and a new beer from Interboro NYC brewery. S. Portland Avenue between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jamboree, 3-6 pm, $10 (kids free), seven bands and performers, with a beer and cheese garden. The Old Stone House. 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Toast of Brooklyn, 12:30-8 pm, $50–$100, the Bedford-Stuyvesant wine, beer, and food festival, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue.
Green Thumb Harvest Fair, 12-4 pm, and a celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests. Bring your best harvest from your Green Thumb Community Garden to win prizes. Registration begins at 11 am. Recognition Awards and workshop’s in Pumpkin Ring Toss, Bike Smoothies, Decorate a vegetable, Cooking Demos, Make a scarecrow, Garden Pumpkin Patch Walk, Raffle Prizes, Zumba, Fresh Chef Contest and Live Entertainment.  Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue.

Several Days Events: Halloween Harvest, $20 to Halloween Harvest, or free with all day wrist band for thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Luna Park’s pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in. Also a pumpkin patch, pony rides, magicians, face painting, arts and crafts, kooky spooky karaoke, mummy wrap game and visitors are encouraged to come wearing their best pirate costumes. Luna Park, West 12th St. and Surf Avenue, Coney Island. No hours are listed but I would guess in the afternoon. http://lunaparknyc.com/  Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to midnight from Saturday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 29. Community Collage Workshop, this Saturday 11:30 am–1:30 pm and this Tuesday 3-5 pm. Artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, will lead a workshop in the Community Room focused on collage using painted cut paper. The workshop will emphasize creative development through play and collaboration, with participants strongly encouraged to work with one another, by sharing materials and ideas. Some of the finished collages will be put on display, great for kids, 99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in Brooklyn Bridge Park Accessible. Fall Ongoing: Down to Earth Farmer’s Market, Sundays, 10 am-4 pm until Dec. 24. Browse the wares of local vendors, including seasonal fruits and veggies, specialty foods, prepared foods, beverages, eggs, honey, milk, baked goods, and more. The Old Stone House, 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.

Sunday, Sept. 17: African American Day Parade, 1-6 pm, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd from 111 St. to 136 St., Harlem, Manhattan. https://africanamericandayparade.org/#meltdown-tour

Antique Motorcycle Show, 11 am-4 pm. This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours and hayrides. Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park Accessible, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral, Queens.  Street. Regina Opera Company Free Concert, 12-1 pm of opera, Broadway selections, and Italian songs, 5323 Fifth Ave. at 54th. Forgotten New York tour of Sunset Park, 12 pm, discover beautiful vistas of New York harbor, architecture from the Civil War, and remnants of Finnish and Scandinavian culture, outside United Care Pharmacy, Fourth Avenue at 45th Street. Fire Building, 11 am to 12:30 pm. Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Fire is mankind’s greatest discovery. Learn how to safely and responsibly make a fire by using primitive and modern methods. Prospect Park Picnic House, Prospect Park West and Fifth Street.

 

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