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14 Things To Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | April 28, 2016 4:25pm | Updated on May 25, 2017 3:15pm

 Roller disco queen Lola Star hosts a “Saturday Night Fever”-themed roller disco at the Prospect Park skating rink. Tickets are $30.
Roller disco queen Lola Star hosts a “Saturday Night Fever”-themed roller disco at the Prospect Park skating rink. Tickets are $30.
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Dreamland Roller Disco/Lola Star

ALL WEEKEND:

► Tour Navy ships in Brooklyn for Fleet Week
Where: Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal in Red Hook
When: Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
As part of Fleet Week, two U.S. Navy ships will be open for free public tours at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal.
 
Friday, May 26

►Game night at Brown Memorial
Where:
Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Ave. at Gates Avenue, Clinton Hill
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Gather at Brown Memorial Baptist Church for a night of family fun, including games, food, prizes, and a concert ticket giveaway, along with a workshop on Hepatitis C in conjunction with the New York City Department of Health.

►"Spitting Section & Tumbleweed Love Sessions” open mic night with live music, poetry and art
Where:
Tumbleweed General Store & Gallery, 363 Tompkins Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: 7 p.m. 
Check out live music, poetry, and art at this lively open mic.

►Dreamland Roller Disco
Where: LeFrak Skating Center, East Drive, Prospect Park
When: 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Roller disco queen Lola Star hosts a “Saturday Night Fever”-themed roller disco at the Prospect Park skating rink. Tickets are $30.

►#FOMOPARTY
Where: Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave., Crown Heights
When: 10 p.m.
Join this popular monthly dance party for an all-night event. DJs TAP.10, Darling Chuck, Tha Yellow R. Kel and Sasha Marie will perform. Free before 11 p.m. with RSVP, $5 afterward.

Saturday, May 27

►Youth Summit at the Brooklyn Museum
Where:
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
When: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This youth-led convention for teens will focus on the theme “A Revolution of Self-Expression” with presentations, performances, workshops and a roundtable discussion. The event is free to all teenagers and young people ages 14 to 21. Lunch will be provided.
 
►Introduction to Bird Watching
Where:
Audubon Center, East Drive, Prospect Park
When: 12 to 1 p.m.
Learn how to identify the birds of Brooklyn on this free walking tour led by the Prospect Park Alliance.
 
►All Ages Life Drawing
Where:
The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave.
When: 2 to 5 p.m. 
Practice your drawing chops this weekend with a group drawing class where there will be a live, clothed model. There’s a suggested payment of $7 to $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

►Big Break Comedy
Where: Bluebird Cafe, 504 Flatbush Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 8 p.m.
See local stand-by comedy hosted by Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents and comedians Charlie Kasov and Tyler Fischer featuring Jena Friedman and Mike Recine. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Sunday, May 28

►Garden Story Time
Where:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
When: 12 to 1 p.m.
Brings the kids to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for this volunteer-led, garden-themed storytime inside the children’s Discovery Garden. The event is free with BBG admission.
 
►Shamanic and Indigenous Arts Market 
Where:
Sacred Arts Research Foundation, 107 Green St.
When: noon to 8 p.m.
Browse jewelry, bags, tapestries, crystals, custom-painted shamanic drums and vegetarian snacks at this artisanal market where all items are fairly sourced from parts of South and Central America.
 
►Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival Opening Mixer
Where:
Kinfolk Studios, 90 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Mingle with the filmmakers, actors and writers of films to be screened as part of the Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival at an opening mixer Sunday night. The festival continues the following weekend with screenings from local directors and women from around the world on June 3 and 4.

Monday, May 29

►Annual Family Support and Resources Peace Fest
Where:
Fort Greene Park
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Head to Fort Greene Park for the annual peace walk and festival, including an artist showcase and “New York’s Got Talent” performances.
 
►Memorial Day Concert at Green-Wood Cemetery
Where:
Green-Wood Cemetery. Main entrance is located at 5th Avenue and 25th Street.
When: 2:30 p.m.
The ISO Symphonic Band will play the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein and others. The concert is free but reservations are suggested.

This column was compiled by DNAinfo's staff Gwynne Hogan, Rachel Holliday Smith and Noah Hurowitz, Amy Zimmer and Amy Langfield.