The weekend is in full swing, and there’s still plenty to do! Here’s what you have to look forward to.
FOR THE KIDS
Barclays Center Back-to-School Bash
When: Saturday September 7, 11am – 3pm
Where: Barclays Center Daily News Plaza
What: Come enjoy an educational resource fair, live music, fashion show, games, prizes, food trucks, and more. Youth groups from throughout Brooklyn will perform live, and the Kiddie Corner will offer face painting, a balloon artist, a temporary tattoo station, and puppetry arts. There will even be a life-size chess board. Plus, each RSVP enters you into a chance to win back to school prizes.
How much: Free with RSVP. Register here.
History In Your Hands: Playing With Food
When: Saturdays & Sundays September 7-29, 2 & 3pm
Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park
What: Come to Lefferts and help staff to transform different foods and natural materials into tasty treats, fun games, and other crafts. Kids will help churn butter, grind corn, peel apples, and also learn how to make corn husk dolls and other fun crafts.
How much: $3 suggested donation
City Stomp Family Music Trial Class
When: Sunday September 8, 10am
Where: Spoke the Hub, 748 Union Street
What: Thinking about the City Stomp fall semester? Take advantage of a free trial of their Family Music Class (ages 6 months – 4 years). Families come together for a 45-minute class to sing, play, dance, shake instruments, and learn in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Children learn basic music skills like steady beat, following rhythms, and staying on pitch and have a lot of fun doing it.
How much: Free with RSVP, register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR THE GROWNUPS
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
When: Saturday June 15, 8 pm (7:30 doors)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Host Bryan Cook brings his monthly LA comedy show (and soon-to-be podcast) to Brooklyn, featuring ten local comics as they write and perform Erotic Fan Fiction pieces based on their whims or audience suggestions. Gracing the stage will be Dave Hill, Ari Shaffir, Eliza Skinner, Max Silvestri, Travon Free, and more. As the web site says, “It’s really stupid.”
How much: $10, tickets available here.
Community Health Fair
When: Saturday September 7, 11am-5:30pm
Where: Kingsboro Temple, 421 7th Street
What: The free community health fair will offer screenings for BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol, food sampling stations, children’s activities, massage, aromatherapy, live music, and more.
How much: Free!
When: Sunday September 8, 1-5pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: Stop by to taste beer from the borough’s finest home-brewers, whittled down to the top 30 from over 85 considered brews. The entrance fee includes a taste of all beers, a heaping plate of food, a chance to vote for your favorite brew, and time to mingle with other awesome beer-lovers.
How much: $40, tickets available here.
Friends of Single People
When: Sunday September 8, 8 pm (7:30 doors)
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: It’s a dating show for single folks, where friends represent their single friends onstage in a “dating game” style question-and-answer format. Friends will answer questions to the best of their ability on behalf of their bachelor and bachelorette counterparts, and matches will be made! If and when friends of single people find compatibility in one another, their single counterparts will be revealed and the two are forced to get a drink together at the back bar. The first 50 attendees to download the Swoon dating app at the event will get a free drink! Hosted by Punderdome’s Jo Firestone.
How much: $5, tickets available here.