TGIF: Markets, Street Fairs & Live Music All Weekend Long

TGIF: Markets, Street Fairs & Live Music All Weekend Long
Church Avenue street fair is this Sunday, May 7. (Photo by Anna Gustafson/Corner Media)

Get out and explore your favorite boro this weekend with these 10 weekend events from Ditmas Park to Marine Park. If you have an event to share, email us at

Need some ideas for where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight? Check out great options in Park Slope, Ditmas Park/Kensington, Bensonhurst & Sheepshead Bay, and Sunset Park/Bay Ridge.

Also, the 5 boro bike tour is this Sunday! Wishing riders a safe and fun day, and for drivers — here are the roads that will be shut down on May 7.

Don’t let the rain keep you from seeing great live music tonight:

Youth & Vanity at Bar Chord
When: Friday, May 5 at 10pm
Where: Bar Chord, 1008 Cortelyou Road
What: Check out the popular instrumental band led by Brooklyn Saxophonist Todd Gayno at your favorite neighborhood bar.
How much: Free but don’t forget drinks at the bar and tips for the musicians

Zoe Guigueno with Alec Spiegelman & Trees Take Ease at The Owl
When: Friday, April 28 at 8pm (doors at 7:30)
Where: The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Avenue between Midwood and Maple Streets.
What: Check out the lovely piano/guitar/voice stylings of Zoe and Alec; and whimsical guitarist Stephen Becker.
How Much: $10 suggested donation.

Four Women at Kingsborough College
When: Saturday, May 6 at 8pm
Where: Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
What: Check out award winning nightclub diva Natalie Douglas, Broadway musical director Mark Hartman, and their quintet paying tribute to Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, and Billie Holiday.
How much: General admission tickets start at $32

Doreen Baskin’s ceramics on sale this Sunday at the Flatbush Art & Craft show. (Photo via Art & Craft/Facebook)

Walk, race, ride, and get your flea market on!

10th Annual Kids for a Better Future Walkathon
When: Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm
Where: Prospect Park, Park Drive Loop at 9th Street
What: Join Kids for a Better Future for their fundraiser walkathon to support Coalition for the Homeless. Rain or shine! The slow, 3.35 mile walk will be easy even for small children and strollers are allowed.

14th Annual Brooklyn Derby day
When: Saturday, May 6 starting at 4pm
Where: Greenwood Park,555 7th Avenue between 19th & 20th St
What: Enjoy live bluegrass music, food, and the 143rd Run for the Roses at this legendary Brooklyn event.
How much: $70 per ticket. **NOTE: this event just sold out but you can still get on the waitlist.

Parkside Plaza anniversary party
When: Saturday, May 6 at 1pm
Where: Parkside Plaza, at Parkside and Ocean Avenues
What: Parkside Plaza Anniversary Celebration with live musical performances by Junicko and Chelsie & Mahalia, with refreshments provided by Erv’s.
How much: Free

Outdoor market at Flatbush Dutch Reform Church
When: Saturday, May 6 from 10am to 4pm
Where: Flatbush Reformed Church, 890 Flatbush Avenue
What: Flea market season begins! Find great bargains at the outdoor market in the churchyard.
How much: Free admission, items priced individually

Greenmarket opens at Windsor Terrace’s Bartel-Pritchard Square
When: Sunday, May 7 from 8am to 3pm
Where: Bartel-Pritchard Square near 15th Street & Prospect Park West.
What: The Sunday market is back with your favorite farmers, plus milk, chocolate milk, eggs, and chicken from new producer @backtothefuturefarm. Please note, they’ll no longer be collecting food scraps or clothing for recycling at this market.
How much: Priced per item

Flatbush Artists’ ‘Art & Craft’ show
When: Sunday, May 7 from 10am to 5pm
Where: PS 139 Schoolyard on Argyle Road just north of Cortelyou Road
What: More than 20 local artists are showing and selling handmade jewelry, painting, ceramics. This is an annual show that is always incredible, don’t miss it this year!
How much: free admission, items priced individually

Church Avenue Street fair rides! (Photo by Anna Gustafson, Corner Media)

Church Avenue Street Fair
When: Sunday, May 7 from 12pm to 6pm
Where: Church Avenue from Coney Island Avenue to Argyle Road
What: This annual fair from the Church Ave BID features live dance, music, and gymnastics; vendors; pony rides; delicious samples from Church Avenue restaurants; raffles, and more! Ran or shine.