Thursday and Friday events

Events are in Brooklyn and free unless noted.
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Nellie McKay, 7:30 pm, $55. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, 12 pm,  MetroTech Commons, Flatbush Ave and Myrtle Ave.
Marine Park oldies concert 7 pm.
Square dancing, 1 pm, adults, $10. Singles and couples wanted for a class that teaches dancing in circles, squares and in lines. Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 8025 Fourth Ave. between 80th and 81st Streets.
“9 to 5” screening 6 pm. Music and food vendors, the movie begins at sundown.
Habor View Lawn, Pier 1, Furman Street at Old Fulton Street.
Live at the Archway, Thursdays, 6 pm until Sept. 28. Free performances and dance classes paired with interactive visual art components. Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza,
Water Street and Pearl Street.
Journey to the Stars, 8:30 pm. Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. On Thursday nights in July and August hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier One, Old Fulton Street at Furman Street.
Force Majeure Vaudeville Goes to Coney, 9 pm, $15. Sodom by the Sea, magic, street dance, fire, clown comedy, burlesque, juggling, and accordion rock. Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.
Gregory Lewis Organ Monk Trio, Jazz at Pier 84, 7 pm. Pier 45 at Christopher St.
Friday, Aug. 4:  Migrants at Midnight, $15, in this new ballet from the ChoreoJoey Project, a cast of 12 delves into sights and sounds of a 1990s New York, with jazz and Caribbean dance. The Hive NYC, 20 Cook St. between Manhattan and Puerto Rico Avenues. Friday and Saturday, 7 pm, Sunday, 3:30 pm.
Jazzy Jazz Festival 2017, tribute to the music of Lena Horne, 7-10 pm. Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave. at Crown Street.
Creed with live score, 7:30 pm, Brooklyn collective Wordless Music Orchestra provides the live score for “Creed,” a story of underdogs and redemption. Part of the annual outdoor Celebrate Brooklyn! festival. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.
Coney Island Fireworks, 9:30 pm to 10 pm until Friday, Sept. 1. For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.
Friday Night Live, 5 pm, Output, Williamsburg’s premier dance club, $10–$15. 
Sing  screening, PG rated, 8:30 pm. Pier 46 at Charles St., generally starting around dusk.
Chuck Braman Jazz Band, 7 pm on Pier 45 at Christopher St.
Every Friday night at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 at 7 pm to hear some live music.

La La Land free movie tonight and Tuesday and Wednesday events

La La Land shown tonight 8 pm tonight by the Boardwalk and W. 12 St., Coney Island.

All events are in Brooklyn and free unless noted.

Tuesday, Aug. 1: Al Franken: Giant of the Senate, 8 pm, $15-$32. Al Franken discusses his life in the United States Senate with Late Night host Seth Meyers. The $32 ticket includes admission to the event and one copy of his book. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, Manhattan. Sunset Salsa with Talia. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15 pm, DJs start the party at 7:15 pm. Pier 45 at Christopher St, 6:30 pm. Night Out Against Crime in many neighborhoods. Join with members of the police precincts and Communty & Youth Council and enjoy a safe street rally. Free rides, career education and safety information. Meet and greet your neighbors and make your community strong. 1925 Bath Ave, 6-9 pm, Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Ave. and Washington Park, noon to 7 pm, Service Area 3 – Bushwick Houses, 24 Humboldt St., 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Death and Dharma, 7 pm, $5-$20. The Brooklyn Zen Center and Green-Wood Cemetery host discussion so death, dying, and the hereafter. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Fleet Foxes, 7 pm, $55 ($50.50 in advance). Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Simple Adobe Design at BC, 6:30-7:45 pm. This workshop would be a simple approach to three Adobe design programs; Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. The workshop will focus on each programs primary use from a simple perspective. This workshop primarily for those who have never used any of these programs, or would like a simpler steady approach.
Library room 383. Repeats Wednesday 8/2 Library room 384, 6:30-7:45 pm.

Wednesday, Aug 2:  Marine Park rock concert 7 pm, Filmore Ave, Marine Parkway. Green-Wood Trolley Tour, $20. Visit the cemetery’s notable “permanent residents” on one of three trolley tours. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.  Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1 pm, Sunday, Aug. 6, Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 am and 1 pm, Sunday, Aug. 27, 1 pm.  The Endless Honeymoon Tour, 8 pm, 21+, $29. Buy tickets online. Married comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher perform stand up and offer live relationship advice. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.  Hidden Figures, Big Hit Wednesdays, PG rated. Pier 63 at W.23rd St., Dusk, generally around 8:30 pm. Hidden Figures, action figures, superheroes and Oscar winners from last year.

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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., on Facebook at Gateway National Recreation Area, or on Twitter, @GatewayNPS. To reserve, call

(718) 474-0896: e-mail:

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

Videos and Tuesday and Wednesday events

Videos: Watch What Happens When You Go Through a Car Wash In a Convertible 

Watch a Fascinating History of Apple

Dangerous Selfie

All events are in Bklyn unless noted.

Tuesday, July 25:  The History and Future of Brooklyn Animation, 6:30 pm, $5. A panel discussion of the past, present, and future of Brooklyn animation. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street.


Wednesday, July 26:  Sylvan Esso, Middle Kids, 7:30 pm, $35. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.

Free swing dance lessons, 6:30 pm and music 7 pm at the Grand Army Plaza Central Library courtyard.

Big Ups, Joe Pera, Dan Licata, Fits, 8 pm, $10, a combined comedy and punk show. Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St. between Morgan and Vandervoort Avenues.

Comedians You Should Know, 9 pm, 21+, $5. This Chicago-style stand up showcase, hosted by Mike Lebovitz, welcomes Langston Kerman, Liza Treyger, Dan Perlman, and more. The Gutter, 200 N. 14th St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.

Radio Daze 70’s & 80’s Party Music, 8 pm, Marine Park, Fillmore Ave, Marine Parkway.

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weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.

Saturday, July 22: Mashrou’ Leila, Dawn of Midi, DJ Khatir, 7 pm. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Niblo’s Pleasure Garden, 7 pm, 21 and older, $40. A 19th-century pleasure garden, with a show featuring fire eaters, contortionists, fan dancers, games and music. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Ask The Experts, 5 pm, $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Theatre historian Cezar Del Valle paints a picture of Coney Island’s history, starting from its beginnings as a wealthy seaside resort, to its reign as a “nickel empire” chock full of vaudeville houses, concert saloons, and early film shows of Coney Island that helped to shape American culture. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street. Fid’s 40th Birthday Party Show, 7 pm, $15. A night of rock bands raising money for Planned Parenthood. With the Besties, Fidnight Oil, Shellshag, and more. Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St. between Morgan and Vandervoort Avenues. Gibney Dance at Brooklyn Bridge, 7 pm, summer Saturdays at 7 p.m., enjoy sunset performances on the East River, “class on the grass,” and installations.  Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Sunday, July 23: Adventure Race, 9 am. This exciting, parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all. The course features 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line. Activities include: javelin throw, jump rope, basketball free throw, hurdles, and a mini climbing wall. Registration is Required. Open to children 8 to 13 years old. Marine Park, East 33rd St. at Fillmore Avenue.  (718) 760–6999, Tai Chi in the Park, Sundays, 10 am until Sunday, Aug. 13. Use movement, meditation, and deep breathing to foster better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness. Wear comfortable clothing. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Doga! Summer Sessions, 5 pm, 18+, $25. Practice yoga with your dog. Bring your mat, dog, water, and an open mind. RSVP required. Bushy Tails, 1087 Flushing Ave. at Porter Avenue. (216) 469–9451, Northern Manhattan Parks Hike (Vigorous) near Columbia University, 11 am–12:30 pm. Urban Park Ranger hiking help you unplug from the world to clear your head. Wear comfortable shoes and packing water and a light snack. 110th Street and Morningside Drive in Morningside Park. Amplified Sundays, 7 pm. Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River. This week: Dahlia Dumont’s Blue Dahlia brings international reggae sewn with French chanson, ska, and tango.  Pier I at 70th St, Manhattan.

See Ongoing Summer Events on top tab. Ongoing: see past descriptions for Art Installation, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Angry Bird’s Universe, Art Island Outpost, Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Music in Motion, Tai Chi in the Park, Graham Avenue Farmers Market, Citizenship Prep & U.S. Civics, Yoga in Prospect Park, Kayak Polo.

Videos, Friday events

All events are in Bklyn unless noted.
Videos: Family says ‘thank you’ to the ‘angels’ who formed human chain to rescue them off Florida coast
Dog helps rescue deer stranded in body of water
Friday, July 21:  Amadou & Mariam, Innov Gnawa, Ahmed Gallab, 7:30 pm. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. 
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory film, dusk, generally around 8:30 pm, Pier 46 at Charles St., Manhattan. 
Jazzy Jazz Festival 2017, 7-10 pm, a weekly jazz tribute to the music of Lena Horne. 
Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave. at Crown Street. 
Coney Island Fireworks, 9:30-10 pm. For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.