Weekend events that will make history

Saint Rosalia, Archery, Swing, Salsa, Brazilian Day, Kayaking, Richmond County Fair, West Indian American Day Carnival.

The Feast of Santa Rosalia in Brooklyn till Sunday. 18th Avenue in Brooklyn, from 67th Street to 75th Street, stages 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, 8PM bands. Locals and BC’s Peace Officer Saul Weisberg recommend the VillaBate Alba Bakery on 18th Ave and 70 or 71 Street with gourmets items and a slurpie. There are line aisles but not long. Lucy’s near it for sausages and meats.
Saturday: Archery, 11a.m with trained Rangers demonstration, families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate. Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway, Queens
Summer on the Hudson presents West Coast Swing 6–9 p.m. It combines elements of lindy hop, east coast swing, salsa, with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between. A free lesson from 7- 7:45 pm at West Harlem Piers Park 125 Street.
Salsa Congress through Sunday. Dance all day and night. Included are workshops, performances, competitions and live concerts with bands and DJs lasting well into the early morning hours. The 12th annual festival takes place at the Hilton New York. Sixth Ave at W. 53rd St. Manhattan
Sunday: Brazilian Day. The all-day event, which starts at 10am, features legendary instrumentalist Armandinho Macedo, as well as many others. The main stage is located on East 46th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, but the festival extends throughout the area known as “Little Brazil.” http://www.nycgo.com/events/brazilian-day
Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson in Riverside Park, 72nd Street and Hudson River, Manhattan 10am-5pm
Richmond County Fair till Monday. Kids can get a kick out of magic shows, crafts and pony rides, while parents will enjoy the classic cars and live music. Rides, food and reliable county-fair standbys like a pie-eating contest round out the weekend. Plus, proceeds benefit Historic Richmond Town, itself a year-round attraction that offers a window into the City’s past. INCLUDED FOR FREE WITH $15 ADMISSION: Rides, Contests, Traditional Crafts, Competitions, Magic, Specialty Acts, Farm Animals, Air Dogs, Historical Presentations, Demonstrations, Attractions, Classic Cars, Museum Exhibits, Three Stages with MUSIC, Performances and Entertainment, The AWE Zone with the AWE rock stage, and Rides. Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave. Staten Island
Monday: West Indian American Day Carnival. Hear the sounds of reggae and calypso music. Taste freshly cooked delicacies. See revelers in elaborate, colorful costumes. Crafts, books, clothing, art, jewelry and more offered by vendors along the parade route, Eastern Parkway between Utica and Flatbush Avenues. The crowd starts gathering at 11am.

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