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Trivia, science, events
Trivia: Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes.
Sumo wrestling is the national sport in Japan.
Lights we can’t see from the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC Radio. (Topics: ultaviolet, infrared, microwave, x rays, also discussed is photopic vision and the advantage of 20 minutes of sunlight and stayng till just before you burn).
All events are free and in Brooklyn unless noted.
Tuesday, Aug. 15: Sunset Salsa with Talia, beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15 pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm. Pier 45 at Christopher St, Hudson River Park, Manhattan. Bags will be checked at the entrance.
Honey Workshop & Tasting, 7 pm, $35. Enjoy a fun wildflower honey evening awakening your palate comparing two different east coast honeys — NYC (Brooklyn Grange) vs. Western Massachusetts (C&C Orchards) — with beekeeper and educator Carin Zinter. With cocktails, of course. The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads. http://www.thefarmonadderley.com
See ongoing seasonal tab at top.
Wednesday, Aug. 16:
Logan screening R, dusk, generally around 8:30 pm, Pier 63 at W23rd St, Manhattan.
Marine Park oldies concert 7:15 pm, Filmore Ave and Marine Parkway.
See ongoing seasonal tab at top.
Library Cafe closed today, Friday. I know I know, I just found out and rushing on a pay computer. Movies in the Park: Star Trek Beyond, Moana, Queen of Katwe, Pete’s Dragon, The Lego Batman Movie, Motorcycle Diaries, and more
Back to School Parties for Kids.
All events are in Bklyn and free unless noted.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.artichokepizza.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.
——————————————————————————————————————————Sunday, Aug. 20: 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.
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.
Jerry Lewis, comic titan behind ‘Nutty Professor,’ MDA telethon, dead at 91. I saw him a last year. Memorium.
Events: Monday, August 21: Crown Heights screening, 7 pm, Flicks on the Beach. Based on a true story, Brooklyn NY teenage immigrant Colin Warner was convicted for a crime he didn’t commit. While spending years in prison his best friend Carl devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Coney Island Beach Boardwalk (W 12th Street).
Concert: Afro-Caribbean Flavor including performances by Dahved Levy, Denroy Morgan, Morgan Heritage, and Rayvon, Wingate Field, 600 Kingston Ave, near Kings County Hospital. The hours were not listed but used to be at 7:30 pm. To check call the borough president’s office.
Brooklyn Comedy Festival 8/21-27.
Motown Night this Thursday there are the 4 Tops or really the 2 Tops, The Spinners, Martha Reeves and Mary Wilson of the Supremes. For $20 you can get a ticket at the box office for at the Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheatre or Ticketmaster for $28.
During the solar eclipse birds may go back into their nests. Here’s An Exact Simulation Of What the Eclipse Will Look Like.
Solar Eclipse at Gateway NRA. Monday there is a total eclipse of the sun. From New York City, which is north of the path of totality, the sun will appear partially eclipsed (magnitude 0.77), which will still be an incredible sight. Join the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge or at Sandy Hook for prime viewing. At both events, we’ll provide solar eclipse glasses for safe viewing.
Solar Eclipse see NASA live streaming.
Solar Eclipse Hike at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Queens, NY), 2- 3:30 pm. Join a park ranger on a hike around the West Pond Trail as they explore the celestial wilderness of the 2017 solar eclipse and collect data for citizen science projects. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug repellent. Inclement weather cancels. Please RSVP at 718-318-4340.
Solar Eclipse Party, 1-5 pm. History House, Building 1 (Sandy Hook, NJ). Join a park ranger and S.T.A.R Astronomy to view the solar eclipse. Rangers and astronomers will share with visitors how to safely enjoy the eclipsed.
Tips from Band H: Solar and Solar Eclipse Viewing 101.
Solar Eclipse Photography FAQ.
How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse.
Events are free and in Bklyn unless noted.
Movies in the park: Fences, The Last Dragon, Boss Baby, Queen of Katwe, Fist Fight, The Lego Batman Movie, Southside With You, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Santa Rosalia Society Festival till Monday. See last Monday’s posting.
Saturday, Aug. 26: South Slope Derby, 12-2 pm, showcases over fifty original gravity-powered art vehicles made by local kids. Made with found and recycled objects and building materials, these seemingly useless piles of seemingly useless trash turned into functional racing machines. Seventh Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Rock the Park, 12-5 pm. Epiphany Church hosts a free community event with free food, a live DJ, and game stations with activities for all ages. Potomac Playground, 446 Tompkins Ave. at Macon Street.
Wrestling Fundraiser for Wounded Veterans, 2-10 pm. Pro wrestlers and armored combatants face off at this fund-raiser to benefit disabled veterans. With food, beer, music, face painting, magician, arts and crafts, raffles, battling knights at 6 pm, and pro wrestling at 7 pm, donation suggested. Rawley American Legion Post, 193 9th St. between Third and Fourth Avenues.
Print and Zine Swap, 4-8 pm. Open to all genres of photography welcome. Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman St. between Evergreen and Central Avenues.
The Outer Boroughs Screening, the online comedy series about supernatural activity in Brooklyn. Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th Streets.
Battle of Brooklyn Tales and Tunes, 7 pm, $25 ($10 kids), a revolutionary night with dance group Brooklyn Contra, festive music, storytellers, and music from duo Charming Disaster, and a drinks from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
The Rub, 10 pm, 21+. A late-night dance party. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.
Afropunk, noon, $55+. It claims it’s the premier Brooklyn-based festival for Black music, fashion, film, and art. Headlining this year’s festivities is megastar Solange, a magnifying force fit to embody all that AFROPUNK stands for. (Her recent A Seat at the Table dominated charts and hearts.) Alternative r&b singer SZA, Sampha, Thundercat, Princess Nokia, Kaytranada, Raphael Saadiq, Anderson .Paak, and more are also set to grace the stages. Reflecting and propelling all manner of Black art, AFROPUNK continues to cultivate a space for Black cultures, subcultures, countercultures, and everything in between. Commodore Barry Park.
Brooklyn Chess Festival, 10 am-4 pm. Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more. Chess boards will be provided. Learn-to-play chess clinics for all levels. Pick-up chess games. Simul-play featuring seven-time Women’s World Champion and international Grand Master Irina Krush. First come, first served. Play a Master: International Chess master Yaacov Norowitz, World Chess federation’s Andrey Krasnov and National Master Azeez Alade. Film Barn Blitz Tournament. Eastern Parkway, Classon and Washington Avenues in Dr. Ronald McNair Park Accessible.
GRO Girls Skate, 12-4 pm. Girls Riders Organization and SOH celebrate the skateboarding season with an open skate. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards for those under 18) to join in. Riverside Skate Park at 108th St, Manhattan.
Thursday and Friday Events
All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted. Almost all club events are open to all BC students in their area such as CLAS, SGS, GSO as designated on their ID. For example, an ethnic named club or club with associated with a major anyone can attend. Many are bars so check if under age. Many off campus events are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
Riverside HIIT, Tuesdays through September 26, 6:30-7:15 pm in Riverside Park. Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout. Bring your own mat. Terrace @ West 108th St, Manhattan.
Thursday, Aug. 31: Meet and Greet, 12:30- 2:30 pm, Occidental Lounge (5th floor). Anime and Manga Club has animated videos. Club room in 137 of the West End Building.
PHE 2017-18 Health Educator Information Session 1, 12:30-2 pm, Whitehead Breezeway.
Off Campus: ImageDrink and Draw, 6-9 pm, $12 (includes a drink ticket), RSVP encouraged, but not necessary. A night of drawing games that will get your creative impulses firing. Berg’n, 899 Bergen St. between Classon and Franklin Avenues.
Fish, Brew, and BBQ, 6-9 pm, $25. An evening of fishing, live music, beer, and barbecue. Fishing rods, bait, and instruction will be provided. Prospect Park Audubon Center. Enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue
Live at the Archway, 6 pm until Sept. 28. Spend your Thursday nights this summer underneath the Manhattan Bridge archway listening to music from across the world. These free performances and dance classes paired with interactive visual art components are fun for the whole family. Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, Water Street and Pearl Street, DUMBO.
Mister G (the singer), 4-4:45 pm on Pier 25 at N. Moore St., Manhattan. Hudson RiverKids continues through Sept 14. In case of rain, all shows will move indoors to Pier 40 Lobby at W Houston St, Manhattan.
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.
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.
We are waiting for the WW 2 veteran photo to be sent in to post the story.
Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted.
Thursday, Sep 14: Ballroom Dance Society Club Meeting, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad. World Marrow Donor Day Drive, 12-2:30 pm, Whitehead Breezeway with the Gift of Life Club. MeHSA Meet & Greet, 12:15-2 pm, Glenwood Lounge (2nd floor), Mexican Heritage Student Association, information and Mexican games. IVCF Large Group, 12:30-2 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor) with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. NABA Meet and Greet, 12:30-2 pm, Amersfort Lounge (2nd floor). Drug and Alcohol Awarenes, 12-2 pm, Boylan Cafeteria. Constitution Day, 12-2 pm in front of Boylan Hall. Bid Day, 12:15-2:30 pm, West Quad with NPC. Project Downtown, 12:15-2 pm, Occidenal Room with MCB. Apple and Honey shots, 12:15-2:15 pm, Hillel Club. First Year Thursday-Studying Strategically, 12:30-2 pm, /east Quad. Meet ALPFA, 6-8 pm, State Lounge (5th floor). PowerPoint presentation to advertise benefits of becoming a paid member. Socacize Workout, 6:30-7:30 pm, Club Room (basement) with the Caribbean Students Union.