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August, 2016





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Saturday, Aug. 1 (See map view)

Coll off while you slush and speed down a 270 foot water slide. Yippee! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to slide through the streets is presented by Vita Coco Coconut Water; Participants must register on line in advance. 7 am – 1 pm.

Bring the whole family even the pups - there will be goody bags for our four pawed friends, and information tables. 7 to 9 am.

Families can pick up fresh produce and artisinal items. 8 am–4 pm.

Through the magic of patterns found in nature and hands-on activities featuring objects from BCM’s 29,000 cultural and natural science collection, the exhibit promotes concepts of math and science through hands-on learning experiences. 10 am–5 pm.

What do baby ladybugs look like? Why don’t ferns have flowers? Why are there pigeons everywhere? Do you ever wonder things like that? Then you would make a terrific naturalist! A naturalist observes plants, animals, and other living things closely, asks questions, and tries to learn the answers. 10 am–6 pm.

The new exhibit teaches the relevance of patterns. hands on activities. 10 am–5 pm.

Glide along the Brooklyn waterfront during our free public kayaking.Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. All levels welcome, no experience is necessary. 10 am–3 pm.

Golfers of all ages can learn about key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more! 10 am–6 pm.

Art, clothes, jewelry, food, and more. 10 am–8 pm.

Children are encouraged to explore science through slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, sand boxes, and more, weather permitting. 10 am–6 pm.

NESH: Mind, Body, Soul launches their yoga classes, open to participants of all levels. 10 am, 11 am.

An exhibit of nine works on canvas by Tobin Eason, influenced by the dance and performing arts scene in New York City. 10 am–4 pm.

The newly renovated area is open and features new species, new exhibits , and a domestic petting zoo. 10 am – 5 pm.

Three shows are currently on display: “Clifford Ross: Water | Waves | Wood,” a solo exhibit of photographs printed on wood; "Inheritance," featuring five Brooklyn artists who create work with or about their family members; and “Brain Storm,” a salon-style exhibit of quirky pieces from Dave Rittinger. 10 am–8 pm.

Take part in the weekly volunteer cleanup of Brooklyn Bridge Park. 10 am–noon.

Young yogis, what is your favorite animal? Explore movement as we stretch like a cat and go upside-down for downward facing dog. 10:30 am.

Experiment, learn and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations encourage families to explore nature. For all ages. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Artist Mark Reynolds continues his explorations into uncharted areas of geometric systems and harmonic grids through a series of drawings. 11 am–6 pm.

The Alliance for NYC’s Animals hosts Adoptapalooza, a mega-pet-adoption event in Prospect Park. More than 150 lovable cats and dogs will be available for adoption. 11am–5pm.

Meryl Meisler’s "Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes" intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life. 11 am–midnight.

This collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller features immersive environments that invite visitors to engage with the work, and to question consumer culture, religious traditions, and the urban environment. 11 am–6 pm.

New York Transit Museum hosts an exhibition celebrating the Verrazano Bridge’s 50th anniversary. Attractions include a timeline of the bridge’s construction, documentation and first-person perspectives of the construction, and notes and sketches from Robert Moses’ office. 11 am–5 pm.

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled notebooks with writing and sketches ranging from street life to themes of race, class, and world history. "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" features 160 pages of these documents. 11 am–6 pm.

Exploring the social history and cultural significance of the footwear, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" exhibits approximately 150 pairs of sneakers from modest forms from the mid-nineteenth century to high-end sneakers of this decade. 11 am–6 pm.

Each of these four artists incorporate geometric elements in their work, hinting at the grid but veering off in imprecise and idiosyncratic directions. The work of John Phillip Abbott, Beth Campbell, Kathryn Refi, and Ken Weathersby. 11 am–6 pm.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world. The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon. 11 am–6 pm.

Learn the history of this maligned spirit and its recent comeback. See, smell, and touch the plants that create the concoction, and taste absinthe from a local distiller, 11 am and 1:15 pm.

Toddlers enjoy a new hands-on experience for our littlest learners! 11:30 am.

Drop your food scraps off for composting at a nearby community garden. No meat, fish, or dairy products. Noon–2 pm.

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