Hello, beautiful weather! Wear comfy shoes this weekend, because you'll probably be running around from one fun Brooklyn venue to another.....
- Thursday, June 16: Civil Rights Music updated for the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park.
- Friday, June 17: Free Jazz! The "Indomitable James Brown" featuring Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber and Brandon Victor Dixon, compliments of SummerStage, New York's largest free performing arts festival.
- Saturday, June 18: The Mermaid Parade, a mere 28 years old, is claiming seniority, saying it's the nation's "oldest art parade." If that's what you want to call dressing up like Neptune and a big green fish, fine! Afterward, you can see Catechism Cataclysm, an irreverent indie movie, in Fort Greene. Or join the brave-hearted at Green-Wood Cemetery for fun-spooky-nocturnal-highbrow performance art.
- Sunday, June 18th : It's Father's Day. Be a pleeb. Go for a BBQ in the park or have a Bklyn adventure! Or, eat roasted corn and hot dogs while dodging baby carriages as you amble around Park Slope's 7th Heaven street fair. For a certain kind of dyed-in-the-wool Democratic Brooklyn dad, you can also order an Obama Birth Certificate t-shirt, and even though it won't arrive on time for Sunday, rest assured it'll be a big hit.
- Any day: Head indoors and enjoy BAM's film festival. The 10-day BAMcinemaFest is on!
- Use that PDA: Calendarize this great line up of summer concerts in Brooklyn.
Tra-la! Summer in the city!