Park Slope

11 Things To Do In Park Slope This Weekend


Prospect Park Craft Fair
There may be a few spots of rain, but otherwise the weather is looking great this weekend, which gives you a great chance to get out and enjoy some local fun! From a clothing swap to a craft fair, and from free comics to the a Kentucky Derby viewing party, there’s plenty to do in the neighborhood today and tomorrow. Here’s a recap of some of the events going on:

Park Slope Parents Clothing Swap
When: Saturday, May 3, 10am-noon
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street
What: Bring clean, gently used toddler, big kid clothing, books, maternity items, strollers, etc. (but no toys!) to swap, and then you can look through other people’s items, organized by size and gender when possible, and you take as much as you brought. And see additional Spring Fling events taking place on Saturday here!
How much: $5 for members of Park Slope Parents, and $10 for non-members.

Prospect Park Craft Fair
When: Saturday, May 3, 10am-5pm
Where: Bartel Pritchard Lot, 15th St and PPW, Prospect Park
What: Find a cool Mother’s Day gift from local artists and crafts people, socialize, and support Windsor Terrace elementary school PS 154 – part of the proceeds raised from the event are donated to help support the arts and enrichment programs at the school.
How much: Free!

Grand Opening Of The Modern Chemist
When: Saturday, May 3, 10am-6pm
Where: The Modern Chemist,191 4th Avenue
What: Welcome the new pharmacy to 4th Avenue! Everything in the store will be 25%, plus they’ll have raffles on full-size products, goodie bags with product samples, free blood pressure and blood sugar readings, cold pressed juice tastings, and beauty line demos.
How much: Free!

Free Comic Book Day
When: Saturday, May 3, 12pm-closing
Where: Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street
What: It comes just once a year! From Spider-Man to Archie, Mega Man, and Uncle Scrooge, they’ve been greedily getting the books set up and ready for weeks, and will be handing them out just as fast as they can. And swing by at 7pm for a book signing by cartoonist Luke Pearson!
How much: Free!

Secrets Of Prospect Park Tour
When: Saturday, May 3, 12pm
Where: Meet at the Prospect Park entrance at Prospect Park West and Union Street
What: Join Forgotten New York for a 3-hour romp through what Olmsted and Vaux, the creators of Central Park, considered their finest achievement.
How much: $15 for members of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, $20 for everyone else. RSVP: or 718-278-0700.

Miss Nina And The Jumping Jacks
When: Saturday, May 3, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: The band hosts a sing-along, move-along and read-along that gives children and their families the space and opportunity to enjoy music and movement together, and fostering a love of books and reading in children through music.
How much: Free!

140th Kentucky Derby
When: Saturday, May 3, 1pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Races will be shown all day on the big screen (post time for the main event is 6:24pm). Plus, they’ll have a prize for the best hat, the call to post by a live bugler, games of corn hole, burgers and dogs on the grill, and $6 mint juleps.
How much: Free!

Joe Pino Organ Trio
When: Saturday, May 3, 9pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: Hear Joe Pino, trumpet, teacher/educator, and endorsed Adams Flugelhorn Artist, who started playing trumpet at the age of 10, and who’s performed with many great musicians and bands including The Temptations, The Happenings, Brian Evans, and Jim Rotondi.
How much: Free!

Food Truck Rally
When: Sunday, May 4, 11am-5pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza
What: Got a hankering for a lobster roll and an ice cream sandwich, and enjoying them al fresco in the park? The food trucks are back!

History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun
When: Sunday, May 4, 2-4pm (runs every Saturday & Sunday in May)
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: See how wool was used on a colonial farm! Brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.
How much: $3 suggested donation

Drink, Paint, Eat!
When: Sunday, May 4, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Canvas Wine Bar, 348 6th Street
What: Get your creativity flowing while enjoying some fine wine, treats, and tips from a local Brooklyn artist — no artistic talent is needed!
How much: $40, includes 16×20 canvas equipment and paint and a glass of Champagne.

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