With Memorial Day unofficially ushering in the summer season, thoughts turn to how to fill the lazy hazy days soon to arrive. Here are some local happenings that will make you feel you’re on vacation.
Go Green: June 2, noon to 5 p.m at McCarren Park
Rain or shine this festival is a fine time. Pop on over to McCarren Park and discover ways to be kind to the environment. Also food, music, and art are a big part.
Kingsland Wildflowers Sensorium: June 2, 1 p.m.–8 p.m. at 520 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn-based artists Cara Marie Piazza of Calyx Apothecary, fashion designer Merica Lee, and Marie Lockhart of Lockhart Embroidery team up to present a day of sensorial delights to celebrate and support Kingsland Wildflowers.
PS 132 Kite Festival: June 3rd, noon to 5 p.m. at East River Park (Rain Date: June 10th)
Who wouldn’t like to fly a kite against the Manhattan skyline? What you don’t have a kite? Well, that’s no excuse because you can make one at this kite festival, which doubles as a fundraiser for PS 132. There will also be other fun for kite non-flyers.
Northside Festival Block Party: June 9th and 10th on Bedford Avenue from North 3rd to North 9th Sts.
Bedford Avenue will transform into a public park. Temporary wall units, interactive installations, and sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks. In addition to the installations, there will be a variety of related activities to engage in and pop up parks! CorePower Yoga will offer a special yoga class at 1 p.m. Mats will be provided!
Domino Park Opening: June 10th, 12–4 p.m.; Kent Ave. & Grand St. South 3rd or South 5th
Brooklyn’s top food, music, and cultural institutions will help to officially launch this public space at the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory. Paddles: 12–4 p.m on June 16, July 14, July 28, August 18, or September 8 at 51 Ash St.
North Brooklyn Boat Club welcomes participants to join their trained guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River.
Movies under the stars
The first movies in an al fresco showing will be en français giving you opportunity to imaging you are on the banks of the Seine, but really you are at Transmitter Park for Films on the Green Festival in Greenpoint. On June 22nd the film shown will be La Bûche and on June 29th, Garçon! will be screened. The movies start at 8:30 p.m. Then Wednesdays beginning on July 11th, SummerScreen returns to McCarren Park go to: www.summerscreen.org for schedule.