When the sun goes down, the lights come up with fireworks - – painting the skyline with vivid color seen from miles away in the darkest of nights. 9:30 pm.
A mid-summer cabaret of winter-themed music, burlesque, drag performance, and storytelling. 10 pm.
A night of rock & roll sideshow circus artistry. Featuring The Stilette-Hoes, Jelly Boy The Clown, Fibi Eyewalker, Velvet Crayon, and more. 10 pm.
Support the church’s outreach to needy families by donating clothing, books, toys, shoes, adult diapers, household goods — anything you no longer need. Drop off any day or call for pickup. Tax receipts are available. 8 am–9 pm.
Visitors will explore the many facets of what it means to live with others and contribute to the communities they call home. In the new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, artist James Paulius’ Sky Village installation invites visitors to use their building skills by creating communities in the sky with wood blocks and pegs. Early engineering skills are also honed in this space through open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles. 10 am.
A beautiful, huge crystal nautilus shell with 30 grand luminescent fish, takes riders on an aquatic journey. 10 am to 10 pm.
Children lead the way in this sensory paradise of materials. They are invited to build and refine their fine motor skills; learn about colors, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger. 10 am.
The exhibit feature ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur (Yutyrannus huali) and a small four-winged dromeosaur (Anchiornis huxleyi) with a 22-inch wingspan and vivid, patterned plumage. Visitors will encounter a tiny dinosaur whose sleeping posture precisely echoes that of a living bird, an extinct-dinosaur nest containing remains of the adult that guarded the hatchlings, and the fossil cast of a relative of Triceratops that had simple feathers on its body. 10 am to 4 pm.
This exhibit explores the legacy and continued use of power and politically engaged art, through more than 50 contemporary projects and artwork from five moments of historical urgency, in mediums ranging from photography, film, banners, songs, to web platforms. 11 am–6 pm.
The cast of the largest dinosaur that ever walked the earth is now on exhibit. The 122-foot long dino is residing on the fourth floor. This giant herbivor belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, and weighed about 70 tons. 11 am to 5 pm.
This exhibit connects work from 25 contemporary artists with historical African masquerade. 11 am–6 pm.
Inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses. Welcoming environment for chilren with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 11:30 am.
Put on your ruby red slippers, Dorothy has returned to Oz. Though the wizardry of puppetry, artistic director Nicolas Coppola, has adapted it to the Marionette stage, featuring an original Country/Western score for the famous Oz characters to sing and dance to, and special effects such as the Tornado, the Great Oz mask, and the melting of the Wicked Witch of the West. Great for children 4 years and older. 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago. 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
Families with children 15 and younger learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and collect their own bait. 1 to 2pm and 3 to 4 pm.
Families with children 15 and younger join with a ranger and identify the more than 250 species of birds in the park. 1 to 2pm and 3 to 4 pm.
Sideshows by the Seashore is one of the last in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional circus sideshow. They’re here, they’re real and they’re alive -- see freaks, wonders and human curiosities! The performance goes on all day, so stop by for 45 minutes to get the whole experience. 1–8 pm.
The Coney Island History Project remembers the destruction of a Coney Island icon by developer Fred Trump, Donald Trump’s father. 1–7 pm.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park and visit the giant aquarium filled with East River critters, the reading corner and so much more. Open hours 1 pm to 5 pm.
Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith will give away 100 "Peace Is Patriotic" buttons. 2 pm.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park and visit the giant aquarium filled with East River critters, the reading corner and so much more. Open hours 3 pm to 5 pm.
Meet and touch real, live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins. 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Volunteers will be hosting their 6th annual featuring music,snacks, games, sports, free raffles, prizes, and more. 4 pm.
Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more! 4 pm to 5 pm.
Target First Saturday celebrates Independence Day with programing inspired by the exhibition Agitprop! and our refreshed American Art collection. Programming will expand ideas about Independence Day to question what it means to be American and celebrate art and activism that call for more freedom. Highlights include music by Pablo Helguera and DJ Chela; performances by Dennis Redmoon Darkeem and Bread and Puppet Theater; and a screening of the documentary Keepers of the Game. 5 pm to 11 pm.
Sycamore opens its garden to diverse, fun, and always fresh pop-up vendors. 6–11 pm.
Expect to be singing, dancing, and sweating to an eclectic mix of hip-hop, Afrobeat, R&B, and reggae at this celebratory party. Part of the Summerstage series. 7–9 pm.
Audiences will be dancing and swaying in the ocean breeze to swing-era classics, patriotic songs, and lesser known gems from artists like Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. 8 pm.
Come on down for the Hot Summer Night’s outdoor concert celebrating the country’s independence. Grab a picnic basket and enjoy the sounds of the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra with special guest Lindy Hoppers from the Syncopated City Dance company. 8 pm.