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Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Pet Costume Contest, 86th Street Festival, Canoeing

Betty the Rat was one of the winners of last year's Pet Costume Contest at Deno's Wonder Wheel. (Photo: Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park / Facebook)
Betty the Rat was one of the winners of last year’s Pet Costume Contest at Deno’s Wonder Wheel. (Photo: Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park / Facebook)

Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Check out the costumed critters at Deno’s Wonder Wheel this weekend. There’s also a Coney Island trivia night, a canoe trip at Marine Park, a sea lion show and documentary screening at the aquarium and much more!

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Poetry & Percussion
When: Tuesday, June 7, 4 – 5pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Play the drums and rap to your own beat at this poetry jam session for teens.
How Much: Free
More info: 718-265-3220

Coney Island Trivia!
When: Tuesday, June 7, 7:30pm
Where: Steeplechase Beer Garden, 1904 Surf Avenue, near West 17th Street
What: Drink while you think. Enjoy a fun trivia night and learn about Coney Island! Hosted by Alex and Jon from New York Local Tours.
How much: Free
More info: Contact Steeplechase Beer Garden at 718-449-3200.

86th Street Festival
When: Sunday, June 12, 10am – 6pm
Where: 86th Street, between Bay Parkway and 18th Avenue
What: The 86th Street Festival is essentially giant flea market, but with live music, delicious food, and carnival rides.
How much: Free
More info: Chip Cafiero, (917) 882-5066, or email chpster52@aol.com

Digital Camera Basics
When: Wednesday, June 8, 5:45 – 7:45pm
Where: Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue (Near West 19th Street)
What: Learn all the tricks used to make beautiful photographs at this class sponsored by BRIC.
How much: Free
More info: Register here.

World Oceans Day
When: Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Where: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Avenue, near West 8th Street
What: Head to the New York Aquarium for special evening with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a sea lion show, and a screening of the documentary, Saving Jamaica Bay.
How much: $20
More info: Purchase tickets here.

61st Precinct Community Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 8, 7:30pm
Where: YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue (Near Gravesend Neck Road)
What: Meet with the precinct’s top officers and share concerns about crime and safety in the neighborhood.
How much: Free

Fundraiser to Save Warbasse Nursery School
When: Thursday, June 9, 7 – 10pm
Where: Wheeler’s Restaraunt, 1705 Sheepshead Bay Road, near Voorhies Avenue
What: Warbasse Nursery School plans to move to a new location, but they need your help to raise money for the move. There will be a raffle for a new laptop and drinks are $1 off.
How much: $10 suggested donation.

It’s My Park at Marine Park
When: Saturday, June 11, 10am – 2pm
Where: Marine Parks’ Carmine Carro Community Center, at Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place
What: Volunteer with the Marine Park Alliance to paint the benches, fences, and playground equipment at Playground 278 in Marine Park.
How much: Free
More info: Email hannah.bossio@parks.nyc.gov.

Pet Day at Deno’s Wonder Wheel
When: Saturday, June 11, 12 – 7pm
Where: Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, 1025 Boardwalk
What: Deno’s Wonder Wheel is hosting their 6th Annual Pet Costume Contest on the boardwalk. You must pre-register to participate in the contest by Tuesday, June 7. If there are still spots available, last-minute regitration will take place on the boardwalk from 11 – 11:30am. Pets also ride the Wonder Wheel for free during the event.
How much: Free
More info: To register for the competition, fill out this form and email the answers to jen@thirstygirlproductions.com.

Intermediate Canoeing
When: Sunday, June 12, 12 – 2pm
Where: Marine Park, Burnett Street and Avenue U
What: Spend a summer afternoon on the water when Park Rangers lead a canoe trip throught Marine Park Salt Marsh.
How much: Free
More info: 718-421-2021

New York Wrestling Connection
When: Sunday, June 12, 5pm
Where: Saint Finbar Scanlan Parish Center, 1839 Bath Avenue, near Bay 20th Street
What: Watch some exciting wrestling action when competitors get in the ring. Bell rings at 6pm.
How much: $20
More info: Tickets are available at Rectory Office at 138 Bay 20th Street

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