Events: Outdoor Concerts, Movies Under The Stars, Burlesque & More This Weekend

People’s Champs. (Photo credit: Shervin Lainez)

TGIF! Get ready for a great summer weekend in your favorite boro, with great music, outdoor movies, embroidery classes, and more! If you have an event to share, email us at [email protected].

Prospect Park: Outdoor sculpture exhibit: “The Connective Project”
Where: Rose Garden, East Drive, Prospect Park
When: Friday, July 7 until July 17
What: A large-scale, interactive art installation featuring 7,000 pinwheels is coming to Prospect Park. The Connective Project will transform Prospect Park’s Rose Garden into a project creating from the memories of Brooklyn residents. —a little-known landscape in the Park’s northeast corner—into an immersive, engaging and ever-growing field of pinwheels.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn: Musiq Soulchild / People’s Champs
When: Friday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, enter at 9th Street and West Drive
What: Musiq Soulchild brings a goldmine of timeless hooks and Brooklyn’s own 10-piece afrobeat, indie rock, and hip-hop band, People’s Champs.
How much: Free

Prospect Lefferts: Lola Star’s Dreamland disco: On the floor – Jennifer Lopez
When: Friday, July 9 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Where: LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park
What: Lola Star’s Dreamland is back every Friday night, showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, and more. This event is 21+
How much: $18

East Flatbush: Outdoor movies! Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
When: Friday, July 9 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Lincoln Terrace Park, East New York Avenue
What: Catch a glorious outdoor movie under the stars — come early with blankets and chairs. Sponsored by Senator Jesse Hamilton.
How much: Free

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn: Chronixx / Chop and Quench / Laolu NYC
When: Saturday, July 8 at 7pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, enter at 9th Street and West Drive
What: Check out Ditmas Park’s very own multi-talented artist Laolu NYC with Chronixx, whose style recalls the Rastafarian golden age of the 1970s.
How much: Free

Ditmas Park: You Can Change the World: Local Politics 201
When: Saturday, July 8 from 1pm to 3pm
Where: IS 62 Ditmas, 700 Cortelyou Road between East 7th and East 8th Streets
What: Join local grassroots activist groups Ditmas Civic and Indivisible 9th NY for presentations on the Kings County Democratic County Committee and the RepYourBlock campaign.
How much: Free

Windsor Terrace: Intro to Embroidery
When: Saturday, July 8 2:30m to 5pm
Where: Brooklyn Brainery Windsor Terrace, 1233 Prospect Ave
What: Feeling crafty? Check out the Brainery’s class to learn eight different stitches with knots, edging, and basics. Leave with a finished sampler and the tools to continue further.
How much: $35

Manhattan Beach: outdoor concerts presents Swingin’ in New Orleans
When: Saturday, July 8 at 8pm
Where: Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard
What: Hear Wycliffe Gordon and his international all-stars, featuring the trumpet, trombone, and clarinet, pay tribute to legend Louis Armstrong.
How much: Free!

Coney Island: The Persistence of Nudity 
When: Saturday, July 8 at 10pm
Where: 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island
What: Burlesque at the beach presents a tribute to Salvador Dalí starring Clara Coquette, Gemini Blitz, Mia Julep, Wae Messed, and more.
How much: $15

Stickball Day at MCU Park. (Photo via Jay Cusato)

Greenwood Heights: Birding in Peace
When: Sunday, July 9, 6:30am to 8am
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
What: Before the cemetery gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett will lead a peaceful Sunday morning walking tour in search of the many birds that call Green-Wood Cemetery home. A Bird Checklist will be provided to all tour participants.
How Much: $15, $10 for members

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar 
When: Sunday, July 9 from 12pm to 7pm
Where: Shore Road Park, entrance at 79th Street and Shore Road
What: Check out Bay Ridge’s festival running for it’s 11th year, with live music, food vendors, henna artists, calligraphists, vendors, fashion, and activities.
How much: Free

Ditmas Park: Bloody Maria Callas live opera
When: Sunday, July 9 from 3 to 4:30pm
Where: Sycamore Bar, 1118 Cortelyou Road
What: Grab a bloody mary, mimosa, pint, or cocktail and catch Opera on Tap’s performance in Sycamore’s lovely backyard.
How much: Free!

Coney Island: When Broomsticks Were King screening + Stickball Day
When: Sunday, July 9 gates open at 2:30
Where: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave
What: Check out the critically acclaimed short film about Brooklyn’s stickball legends showing while those very legends play their rival team on the field. All before the ultimate rival game: Brooklyn’s Cyclones against the Staten Island Yankees.
How much: Ticket start at $15.

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