12 Things To Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Gwynne Hogan Rachel Holliday Smith Amy Zimmer and Noah  Hurowitz | April 28, 2016 4:25pm | Updated on July 14, 2017 8:34am

 Players enjoy petanque at Bastille Day in Brooklyn on July 15th, 2012.
Players enjoy petanque at Bastille Day in Brooklyn on July 15th, 2012.
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Qualcomm New York City ePrix

Where: Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Red Hook
When: July 15 and 16, starting at 9 a.m.

Red Hook’s cruise terminal is the backdrop for the inaugural Formula E race to take place in the five boroughs. The eVillage has displays of electric cars and racing stands, along with food and kid-friendly activities. Tickets for the Pier 11 Grandstand, near the Atlantic Basin Ferry Landing, start at $42.50 for kids and $85 for adults.

Out in the Streets at The Well

Where: The Well, 272 Meserole St., Williamsburg
When: Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. until late.

Check out nearly two dozen bands at this mini music festival at The Well, featuring acts like A Place to Bury Strangers, Crush Club, Psychic Twin and Surf Rock is Dead. Weekend passes cost $30 and day passes cost $20.

Friday, July 14

► Outdoor Movie: "Hidden Figures"

Where: Reid Houses community center, 720 East New York Ave., Crown Heights
When: 6:30 p.m.

See the critically acclaimed movie “Hidden Figures” for free outside the Reid Houses, hosted by State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Bring a blanket or chair for seating and RSVP online before you go.

Saturday, July 15

Dessert Tour by Bicycle

Where: Red Lantern Bicycles, 345 Myrtle Ave., Fort Greene
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Explore delicious dessert spots of Brooklyn on this bicycling food tour led by Red Lantern Bicycles. Tickets are $20 and the tour is approximately eight miles and two hours long.

► The Small Press Flea

Where: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Browse books and magazines from dozens of small publishing companies at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Small Press Flea Market this Saturday.

Free Family Day at the Farm Museum

Where: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Rd., East Flatbush
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy free family-friendly programming at the historic Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum including scavenger hunts, tours for kids and hands-on activities. There’s also plenty of room for a picnic on the grounds.

Caribbean Food Festival

Where: 1500 Paerdegat Ave. N, Canarsie
When: 11 to 8 p.m.

Two dozen of the borough's best Caribbean restaurants and food vendors will be dishing up tasty treats, along with demonstrations and cook-offs. There will be live Calypso and arts and crafts. Tickets cost $20. Children under 12 get in free.

Fifth Avenue Summer Stroll with Doggy Fashion Show

Where: Fifth Avenue from 12th to 18th streets, Park Slope
When: 5 to 9 p.m.

The jam-packed line-up for this annual event includes free fitness classes, mini golf, flying robots from the Brooklyn Robot Foundry, a climbing wall, face painting, and more. The fourth annual Freddy’s Doggy Fashion Show starts at 6 p.m., with dolled-up pups needing to register from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Freddy’s Bar (627 Fifth Ave.).

Female DJ Night in Bed-Stuy

Where: C’Mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant
When: 11 p.m.

Dance the night away with two awesome female DJs: Sabine Blaizin, who specializes in the music of the African diaspora, and DJ Kamala who is known for her soulful house sets. Tickets are $8 in pre-sale and $10 at the door.

Sunday, July 16

Smith Street Festival and Petanque Tournament

Where: Smith and Dean streets, Carroll Gardens
When: Noon to 10 p.m.

This annual Bastille Day celebration organized by Smith Street’s Bar Tabac has become one of the largest Petanque events in North America, with 72 teams packing the sand courts this year. Music, food and booths from local businesses add festive flair to this wildy popular event.

Laughter in the Park

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Catch two hours of free stand-up comedy in this public series taking place weekly in various city parks. The event is hosted by NYLaughs.org and features five professional comics. Bring a picnic blanket or chair for seating on the lawn.

Outdoor Movie: "Independence Day"

Where: Brower Park, Prospect Place and Kingston Avenue, Crown Heights
When: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

See this 1996 thriller under the stars for a free summer movie screening in Brower Park. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair for seating. Food is allowed, but alcohol and smoking is prohibited.

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