Weekend Events

Saturday:  The Hattie Carthan 9th Annual Food Heritage Festival: Foods from the African Diaspora 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.  There are seasoning techniques; cooking techniques such as stewing and frying; the prevalence of starchy mashes or porridges eaten with stews and soups or on their own; Among African, Latin and Caribbean cuisines, ingredients are nearly identical, most likely due to the similarity in climate. Tropical foods such as plantains, cassava, coconuts and palm oil are staples in West African and Afro-Brazilian cooking. Enjoy BBQ galore, Live blues music and farm animals. Opening Day at Padre Plaza Success Community Garden 2-7 p.m. Please join the Padre Plaza Success Community Garden on their opening day extravaganza event. Featuring live entertainment, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations, garden and carpentry workshops, food and drinks and games. E. 139 St. and St Ann’s Ave. Bronx. Summer on the Hudson: Globe Sonic Sound System Dance Party 2:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m a free outdoor dance party joined by percussionist Jimmy Lopez, the trio will merge modern international sounds from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Jamaica and beyond on musical foundations found in EDM, dancehall, funk, electronica and house. Pier I in Riverside Park South 70th St.  Manhattan. Brooklyn Bridge Cup for Kids Block Party: Soccer also food trucks and family friendly activities. Brooklyn Tech Field • Clermont St. between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street. http://www.hiptot.com/bklyn-bridge-cup-block party  9 am–5 pm. Tropicalfete Celebrate Caribbean heritage with entertainment and stories and a kids carnival costume party. Barnes and Noble • 267 Seventh Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Streets 9 am –4 pm.  Assembling an Herbal Home Medicine Cabinet: Workshop, participants will spend time discussing (and sampling) the herbal remedies that should comprise every family’s natural medicine cabinet. The Old Stone House • 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues  (718) 768-3195  theoldstonehouse.org   10 am  $45. Peace and Justice Fair with information tables from Bread for the World, Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline, Habitat for Humanity, and other organizations. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church • 7420 Fourth Ave. between Bay Ridge Parkway and 74th Street •   http://www.panys.org/BR  11 am–4 pm. Foraging nature. Join with naturalist Wildman Steve Brill and hunt for Juneberries. Grand Army Plaza • Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West •   (917) 835-2153 11:45 am $20 ($10 children).

A separate event is an introduction to bird watching, animal encounter, and a discovery tour. Look for the orange tent for a fun-flled activities. Prospect Park Audubon Center • Enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue •   (718) 287-3400 prospectpark.org/audubon Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–4:30 pm until Sunday, June 30  for free.  Water lore: The end of Harborlore with performances and workshops for all ages. Storytelling by James lovell, African drumming and singing by Grace Drums; Hawaiian dance by Kaina Quenga and Brazilian dance by Rita Silva. Brooklyn Bridge Park • Main St. at Plymouth Street 4–8 pm. River to River Festival:  many locations Jun 15 8am–6pm: FLUID: CONSTRUCT, One Liberty Plaza, Lobby,  Installation 8am–8pm: CARABALLO-FARMAN, The Battery Installation 12–5pm: GALLERY OPEN, B110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, Exhibition 12–6pm: SUZANNE THORPE, Governors Island, St. Cornelius Chapel, Installation, Sound, 2pm: ENRICO D. WEY,  LMCC Project Space, 125 Maiden Lane, Open Rehearsal, Dance rivertorivernyc.com/events/                                                                 Northside Festival see the blog earlier  posting.

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