Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Weekend: Meteor Shower, Coney Island History Day, Anti-Nuclear Weapon March & Vigil

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Weekend: Meteor Shower, Coney Island History Day, Anti-Nuclear Weapon March & Vigil
meteor shower
A meteor catching fire in the sky. (Photo: Mike Lewinski / Flickr)

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Karaoke in Front of Deno’s Wonder Wheel
When: Fridays, until September 4, 7pm-11pm
Where: Deno’s Wonder Wheel, 3059 Denos Vourderis Place
What: Sing karaoke in front of the Wonder Wheel!.
How much: Free
More info: Website.

Trapeze Across Coney Island
When: Friday, August 7, 11am – 8pm
Where: Surf Pavilion, 3029 Stillwell Avenue
What: Trapeze School New York will be joining Coney Art Walls and Smorgasburg in Coney Island this weekend, offering visitors a chance to fly across Coney Island. In addition, lemonade maker Lizzmonade, will be joining Smorgasburg’s existing 12 food vendors and two bars — now open everyday, 11am – 8pm at the food festival.
How much: $50 – $70 per person
More info: Website.

Perseid Meteor Shower in Marine Park
When: Saturday, August 8, 9pm-11pm
Where: Marine Park, East 33rd Street and Avenue U
What: The Perseid meteor shower puts on a spectacular show every summer. The dazzling stream of cosmic debris usually peaks around mid-August, and the best places for urban stargazing are city parks. Park Rangers will be on hand near to guide you through the experience and discuss the science, folklore and history of the galaxy. Bring out folding chairs, blankets and beverages and enjoy a warm summer evening with the stars.
How much: Free

The Italian Opera Company Summer Music Spectacular
When: Saturday, August 8, 1pm-3pm
Where: New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street
What: Enjoy the wonderful voices of the Italian Opera Company as they sing favorite Broadway show tunes, opera arias and duets, and Italian songs.
How much: Free
More info: Website.

Coney Island History Day
When: Saturday, August 8, 1pm-6pm
Where: Deno’s Wonder Wheel, 3059 Denos Vourderis Place
What: Enjoy live music, dancing and history at the 5th Annual History Day at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island’s oldest amusement park, and the Coney Island History Project. This year’s festivities are a celebration of the 95th anniversary of the 1920 landmark Deno’s Wonder Wheel and the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Spook-A-Rama, Coney’s last classic dark ride.
How much: Free
More info: Website.

Coney Island Circus Sideshow
When: Daily, 7pm
Where: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue
What: The Coney Island Circus Sideshow is the last place in America where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. See sword and fire swallowers, contortionists, and performers who were “born different” in this spectacular production.
How much: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12
More info: Website.

Friends Book Sale & Flea Market
When: Saturday, August 8, 10am – 4pm
Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street
What: Start your spring cleaning early and donate all of your unwanted items to the Friends of Sheepshead Bay Library group! They are accepting useable household items, clothing, books, toys, jewelry, toys, decorative arts & crafts, and more. All profits go towards the Sheepshead Bay Library. The book sale includes a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books, books for children, books for young adults, DVDs, CDs and other media, ranging in price from $1 to $3.
How much: $1 – $3
More info: Website.

Bensonhurst Greenmarket
When: Sunday, August 9, 9am – 4pm
Where: Milestone Park, 18th Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Street.
What: The award-winning farmers’ market is back! Lookout for free cooking demonstrations and delicious, organic, farm-fresh produce all day. The market will be open in the 18th Avenue park every Sunday until November 22.
How much: Free

March & Vigil to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
When: Sunday, August 9, 1:30pm
Where: 4th Avenue from 96th Street to Shore Road, Bay Ridge
What: Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith will march down 4th Avenue and hold a silent vigil to commemorate the tragedy of Hiroshima during World War II.
How much: Free
More info:

Flicks On The Beach: Mrs. Doubtfire
When: Monday, August 10, 8:30pm
Where: Coney Island Boardwalk, West 10th Street
What: Enjoy a free screening of Mrs. Doubtfire, which falls out one day before the anniversary of Robin Williams’ death. Bring your blankets and enjoy the classic movie on a 40-foot inflatable screen on the beach.
How much: Free
More info: Website.


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