13 Things To Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | April 28, 2016 4:25pm | Updated on May 18, 2017 3:41pm

 Enjoy a free pop up Wukkout exercise class, a workout routine based on Caribbean dancing, at Caribbeing House in Flatbush on Saturday evening.
Enjoy a free pop up Wukkout exercise class, a workout routine based on Caribbean dancing, at Caribbeing House in Flatbush on Saturday evening.
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►Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO Opening Weekend

Where: Empire Stores, 53-83 Water St., DUMBO

When:  Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Brooklyn Historical Society is offering free admission to toast its new outpost in Empire Stores, the recently restored 19th century warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Its inaugural exhibit, “Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront,” taps its collection of modern and contemporary photographs celebrating the borough’s waterfront.

Friday, May 19

Bike Home from Work Party

Where: Pearl Street Triangle, on Water Street between Pearl Street and Anchorage Place, DUMBO

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

For the fifth annual “Bike Home from Work” party organized by advocacy group Transportation Alternatives for Bike Month, expect a very hip Brooklyn experience: a beer garden, food trucks, interactive exhibitions, a DJ and, yes, even a tattoo shop. There will also be a free bike valet.

Saturday, May 20

►Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Art Walk

Where: Various locations

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See the studios and work of more than 35 local artists as well as public interactive exhibits in the 17th annual Art Walk in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. The event is hosted by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and FAB Alliance and will be on exhibit through June 21.

 Bay Ridge and “Saturday Night Fever” walking tour

Where: Meet outside the Brooklyn Public Library at 4th Avenue and 95th Street, near the final stop of the R train at 95th Street

When: Noon

Forgotten New York leads a trek through Bay Ridge of sights featured in “Saturday Night Fever,” which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The cost is $20.

► Steam Works, Festival of Curiosity

Where: Automotive High School, 50 Bedford St.

When: Noon to 5 p.m.

Enjoy a free, kid friendly “Festival of Curiosity” with a Physics Bus, a maker lab, rides on a leaf blower hovercraft and more.

Waterfront Ice Cream Bike Ride

Where: Starts at Time’s Up in South Williamsburg at 99 S. 6th St.  

When: 4 to 6 p.m.

Explore waterfront parks along the East River, learn about the marine ecosystems that thrive there and eat ice cream along the way with this guided bike tour.

► Geeks Need Love Too

Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights

When: 4 to 8 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite geeky local bar, the "Dr. Who"-themed Way Station, is hosting a nerd-tastic singles speed-dating event for people into sci-fi and fantasy. Well drinks are $4 and everything else is $1 off.

► Kingston Avenue Festival

Where: Kingston Avenue from St. Marks Avenue to Dean Street, Crown Heights

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy live music, dance performances, food, arts and crafts, a bouncy house, face painting and an anti-violence art display at this family-friendly festival put on by the Crown Heights Mediation Center. The event is free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine.

► Feast Bed-Stuy: Malcolm X Boulevard Edition

Where: Malcolm X Boulevard between Halsey and Chauncey streets

When: 3 to 8 p.m.

Chow down, drink up, and explore food and drink specials at businesses along Malcolm X Boulevard, all to raise money for the Weeksville Heritage Center.

► Free Pop-Up ‘Wukkout’ Class

Where: Caribbeing House, 794 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush

When: 5 to 6 p.m.

Get moving at this free outdoor Wukkout exercise class, a workout routine based on Caribbean dancing. Refreshments will be provided.

Super Friends Festival

Where: Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway

When: 6 p.m. until late.

Join Secret Project Robot for their first music show in their new Bedford-Stuyvesant location with a line up more than thirty performers and DJs kicking off at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

Sunday, May 21

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair

Where: Sterling Place to 12th on 5th Avenue.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The street fair will feature music, dance and family-friendly mini-classes throughout the day.

► ‘Good Fest’ Food Conference

Where: Berg’n, 899 Bergen St., Crown Heights

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about how soil is linked to good nutrition at this yearly food-focused conference hosted by the local CSA group Local Roots. Have lunch with a farmer, learn about reducing food waste or take part in a cooking demonstration. Tickets start at $25.

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