17 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | April 28, 2016 4:25pm | Updated on September 22, 2017 10:36am

 Burlesque performers.
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All Weekend

►​ Bushwick Open Studios

Where: Bushwick and East Williamsburg, various locations
When: Friday night through Sunday evening, various times

Peer into dozens of artists’ studios usually closed off to the public in this annual neighborhood art crawl. Most studios are open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with kickoff festivities at 272 Seigel St. Friday night and an after party at House of Yes on Sunday. 

►​ Bushwig 2017

Where: Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Bushwick
When: 2 to 11 p.m.

Experience the glitz and glamour of this year’s Bushwig, a celebration of some of the most fabulous drag performers in town. More than 150 performers will grace the stage throughout the weekend, along with drinks, food and vendors. Single-day passes cost $30 and two-day passes are $45.

Friday, Sept. 22

►​ Free Outdoor Screening: 'Rouge One'

Where: Sunset Park 
When: 7 to 9 p.m.

See the most recent "Star Wars" film for free at this family-friendly screening in Sunset Park, hosted by the city’s Parks Department. Bring your own blanket and chair.

►​ The 15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
When: 8 p.m.

This annual burlesque fest is back for four nights, with more than 120 performances from international burlesque entertainers at four city nightclubs. Tickets to the premiere party in Williamsburg are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Saturday, Sept. 23

► ​Textile and Clothing Collection Day 

Where: 462 Halsey Community Farm, 462 Halsey St. at Lewis Avenue, Bed-Stuy
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Need some space in your closet? Here’s your chance to clear out your old belts, linens, paired shoes, clean and dry clothes, and other reusable textiles. Items not accepted include cloth scraps, rugs, pillows, comforters and luggage.

►​ Yoga Autumn Equinox Celebration

Where: 760 Fifth Ave., second floor, Sunset Park
When: 4 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate the transition to fall with a sound bath, acupuncture and Yoga Nidra.

►​ Bicycle Food Tour

Where: Red Lantern Bikes, 345 Myrtle Ave., Fort Greene
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Red Lantern Bikes for this semi-regular “food roll” eating tour by bicycle. This week’s tour will focus on “unexpected Asian eats,” organizers said. The tour will begin in Fort Greene and cover 17 miles over about three hours. Tickets are $25.

►​ Harley Quinn Day

Where: Anyone Comics, 1216 Union St., Crown Heights
When: Noon to 9 p.m.

Anyone Comics will give away Harley Quinn masks and comic books to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the character’s debut in the Batman series.

►​ Cloud Study Class

Where: Prospect Park
When: 12:30 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to classify clouds and do a bit of amateur weather forecasting, this is the class for you. The class, described as “part whimsy, part cloud science, 100 percent fun,” is offered through Brooklyn Brainery. Admission is $13 per person.

►​ Game Night

Where: Island to Island Brewery, 642 Rogers Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 7 p.m.

Play card and board games and enjoy craft beer at Island to Island Brewery. 

Big Break Comedy Show

Where: Bluebird Cafe, 504 Flatbush Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 8 p.m.

See local stand-up at this monthly show hosted by comedians Charlie Kasov and Tyler Fischer. Comics include Sasheer Zamata, Mike Recine and Alison Leiby. Tickets are $5 at the door.

►​ Family Matinee: The Princess Bride

Where: Video Revival, 346 Rogers Ave., Crown Heights
When: 3 p.m.

Enjoy a family-friendly matinee of a classic film at this volunteer-run movie house. This week, the theater is screening "The Princess Bride." Tickets to the show are always $5 a person.

Sunday, Sept. 24

►​ Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run

Where: The race will begin on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, Red Hook
When: 9 a.m.

This run retraces the final steps of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001. The 3.5-mile event pays homage to all first responders. Runners will hit the pavement at the Brooklyn entrance to the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, formerly known at the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel, and continue into Manhattan, culminating at West and Murray streets.

►​ Gowanus Canal Walking Tour

Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union St., Gowanus
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the history and toxicity of Brooklyn’s famed canal on this walking tour led by Joseph Alexiou, author of “Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal.” Tickets are $20.

►​ 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic

Where: Atlantic Avenue, between Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill
When: Noon to 6 pm.

Brooklyn’s oldest and largest street festival attracts hundreds of thousands to more than 10 blocks of food, art and music. There will be pony rides, a dumpling-eating contest and the Transit Museum will park more than a dozen vintage buses for visitors to board.

►​ Clean and Spruce at Maria Hernandez Park

Where: Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick
When: 2 to 4 p.m.

Help keep Bushwick beautiful with a volunteer park cleanup Sunday afternoon.

This column was compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Gwynne Hogan, Rachel Holliday Smith, Caroline Spivack, Noah Hurowitz and Amy Zimmer.