Events this weekend: Country Fairs, Dance Safari, Antiques, Art & Design, Native American Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival

Saturday: Breukelen Country Fair from1–6 p.m.  Come celebrate Brooklyn’s rich farming history with a day of music, crafts, puppets, art, quilting workshops, apple cider pressing, and more. Learn about heritage seeds, composting, solar energy and heirloom vegetables at New York City’s oldest house. Bring the whole family for a day of old fashioned games, traditional food cooked on the fire-pit, and down-home country fun. Wyckoff  Farmhouse Museum 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn.                                                                    Dance Safari at Riverside Park South.  Come explore the park and search out 4 site specific modern dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South’s guided Dance Safari walk. Wear comfortable shoes. Saturday and Sunday. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Meet at the 68th St. & Riverside Blvd. entrance.                                  Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory at Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave. More than 60 dealers offer everything from art deco furniture, Chinese porcelain and rare books and manuscripts to 20th-century fine silver, estate jewelry.                                                                                                                                        Queens County Fair Saturday and Sunday. Experience attractions like the Amazing Maize Maze. The  Queens County Farm Museum, the City’s only working historical farm, to take in pie-eating and corn-husking contests, arm-wrestling competitions and carnival rides. Brave the farm’s Amazing Maize Maze, enjoy Irish and German music. 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens.          Sunday: Native American Festival 12–4p.m. Pelham Bay Park will host four hours of performances, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, storytelling, nature programs, and more. This annual event is a celebration of the unique Native cultures of the Americas. Guests of all ages will enjoy the ability to interact with many of the performances and activities, while learning about the traditions and lifestyles of such Native groups such as the Taino, Cheyenne-Pawnee, Ojibwe/ Oneida.                                                                                    Sunday: Brooklyn Book Festival is a celebration of literature, culture and reading, organized by the Brooklyn Literacy Council. The event features discussions and author readings, and though the fest is based in Brooklyn, its scope has broadened in recent years to include themes and authors that extend beyond the borough. Writers such as Colson Whitehead, Esmeralda Santiago, Terry McMillan, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edwidge Danticat, among many others, are scheduled to participate in the showcase. There are readings and events geared to kids as well as high schoolers. Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza  209 Joralemon St.


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