Weekend Events

Saturday: Celebrate Brooklyn!: Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang at the Bandshell (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn.  4Knots Festival at South Street Seaport.  The Village Voice’s free festival brings two stages of indie rock to the waterfront. This year’s hip lineup includes the likes of Kurt Vile, The Men, Parquet Courts and Marnie Stern. For more info, villagevoice.com. ‘The Village Voice 4Knots Afterparty‘ w/ Lil B,  Music Hall of Williamsburg 8:00 p.m $20. Martyrdoom Festival at the Public Assembly. As a showcase of some of the beyond-underground extreme-metal bands is taking over both stages. Ladybug release: celebrate the end of the school year and help release hundreds of ladybugs into the garden. 1:30 pm also Sunday. Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Endless Boogie and TV Baby at Union Pool (metal-blues) union-pool.com.

Sunday: Big Star’s Third at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. A group of musicians including Kurt Vile, Mike Mills of R.E.M., and Jody Stephens and Ken Stringfellow of Big Star themselves—to name just a few—join a 20-piece orchestra to perform the band’s influential 1978 album.  cityparksfoundation.org. Hudson Warehouse Presents the Classics http://hudsonwarehouse.net  RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series through June 30. West 89th Solders’ and Sailors’ Monument North Patio, http://www.rcta.info Music will include Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Samba, Rock, Bluegrass, and Middle Eastern.  Every Saturday through August 17 at 7 p.m. – Lawn north of 96th St. Let’s Dance! Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha and bachata lessons and group social dances lead by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School, featuring DJ Ray Colon. This week: Rueda de Casino, a type of Cuban salsa. 6 – 9 p.m. – Pier I at 70th St. Ongoing: FLOW.13: This event repeats every day till 10/31/ 9:00 a.m. Art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. FLOW features five site specific projects. Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience. Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park. The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park. Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge in Randall’s Island Park. Historic New York: Ft. Totten Tunnel Tour 1:00 p.m. Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Fort Totten Visitor’s Center in Fort Totten Park, Queens. Free Comedy: Del Close Marathon till June 30 at various locations. Modern improvisational comedy, this shebang brings around 400 hilarious comedy shows to seven NYC stages over one weekend. You’ll find comedy here, 24 hours a day. This is a chance to see famous comics like Paul Scheer (The League, Best Week Ever), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) and Ellie Kemper (The Office) along with scores of lesser-known improvisers from both coasts and everywhere in between. delclosemarathon.com.  Super Free Wednesdays 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11pm; The PIT every Wednesday night, the improv comedy shows at The PIT are free to attend. It’s a pretty attractive proposition for broke comedy fans. The Jewish Museum Summer Concerts till July 25. SummerNights eclectic musical performances include Howard Fishman and is Band, Hazmat Modine and Isle of Klezbos. Arrive early and take the opportunity to visit the galleries as well, including a two-floor permanent exhibition spanning 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. thejewishmuseum.org. 1109 Fifth Ave (bet. E. 92nd St. and 93rd Sts.) Asian Film Fest at Lincoln Center and Japan Society till July 11. filmlinc.com. MoMA PS1’s dance parties till September 7. Long Island City’s long-running dance party returns for another season of Saturday-afternoon DJ shindigs and musical performances. This party, which takes place in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. Admission: $15 in advance / $18 day-of  momaps1.org

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