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9 Things for You to Do in Brooklyn's Neighborhoods This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | June 5, 2015 8:05am 

 Check out an art walk in Bed-Stuy and the opening of a new children's garden this weekend.
8 Things for You to Do in Brooklyn's Neighborhoods This Weekend: June 5-7, 2015
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These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Leslie Albrecht, Camille Bautista, Serena Dai, Rachel Holliday Smith, Janet Upadhye and Nikhita Venugopal.

All Weekend

Bushwick Open Studios

Where: All over Bushwick

The streets of Bushwick will be lined with art more than usual this weekend as more than 10,000 people are expected to head to the 'hood for the ninth annual open studios event. More than 600 artists will open their doors for locals to take a peek at what they've been doing. It's about the art, but it will feel like a big party, too.

"Future Perfect" Exhibit at Weeksville

Where: 158 Buffalo Ave., Crown Heights

A new exhibit featuring work by artist Kameelah Rasheed and other Brooklyn-based artists of color aims to explore race and citizenship through archival materials from the Weeksville Heritage Center, the Crown Heights historical site of a 19th-century free black community. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, June 5 at 6 p.m. and will continue through June 24.

Friday, June 5

The Lost Lectures

Where: Broolyn Navy Yard (exact location revealed to ticket holders only)

See a musician, visual artist, journalist, explorer and more at this edition of The Lost Lectures, a series of talks and performances in secret locations. Presenters include Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, journalist Jon Ronson, author of “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,” and filmmaker Josephine Decker, who will present “an immersive and interactive performance,” according to Hyperallergic, which co-hosts the series. Tickets are $50 and the event starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

Bicycle Fetish Day

Where: Havemeyer Street Between Hope Street and Grand Street, Williamsburg

Bicycle enthusiasts can spend their day at this City Reliquary Museum-hosted event, where bicycle judging contests, music, rides, wares and even a BBQ will set the tone for a party for all things bikes. From noon to 6 p.m.

Bed-Stuy Art Walk

Where: Galleries and restaurants from Nostrand to Lewis avenues, Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy’s galleries, restaurants and cultural centers open their doors on the first Saturday of each month for free self-guided tours. Stop by participating venues to speak with artists and end the day with some food and drinks at Vodou Bar, where a collection of short films will be showcased. Brochures and maps can be picked up at Fulton Park on Saturday starting at noon. The event runs from noon to 9 p.m.

Discovery Garden Opening Festival

Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Heights

Come see the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's newly renovated children's garden during this free event, which will feature a puppet show, an antenna-making station and live music from 1 to 5 p.m.

Benefit Party for J.J. Byrne Playground

Where: J.J. Byrne Playground, Fifth Avenue and Third Street, Park Slope

Parents are invited to take over this usually kid-packed playground from 7 to 10 p.m. to eat, drink and listen to music by the band After School Special. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund park services such as clean bathrooms.

Inaugural Concert for Brooklyn Grand Piano

Where: Parish of Saint Agnes and Saint Paul Church, 433 Sackett St., Carroll Gardens

An 1891 grand piano that was in a state of complete disrepair has now been restored to its former glory after a successful fundraising campaign. The Carroll Gardens church where the piano resides is hosting a concert with pianist Leon Livshin to inaugurate the instrument. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and a reception will follow. 

Sunday, June 7

Finish Festival

Where: Eric Basin Park near Red Hook's IKEA

The 11th annual Tour de Brooklyn is back Sunday with a special focus on local businesses in Red Hook. While registration is closed for the 20-mile ride, bikers will end the tour in Red Hook with a 'Finish Festival' with vendors, music and a bike jumble. The event will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Having an event in Brooklyn that we should know about? Email events@dnainfo.com and be sure to put "Get Out and Do This Brooklyn" in the subject line.