8 Things To Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Leslie Albrecht Gwynne Hogan Rachel Holliday Smith and Noah  Hurowitz | April 28, 2016 4:25pm | Updated on April 21, 2017 8:41am

 The Coney Island Sideshow Hall of Fame is now a permanent exhibition.
The Coney Island Sideshow Hall of Fame is now a permanent exhibition.
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Friday, April 21

Congress of Curious Peoples

Where: Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island
When: 7 p.m.

The permanent sideshow hall of fame will be unveiled tonight in Coney Island, featuring Show Folk, Clyde Ingalls VS Slim Kelly & Whitey Sutton, Born Different, The Doll Family vs Martin Laurello, and many more attractions. There will also be a panel on the history of the sideshow. Tickets are $10.

Massivemuse at Pioneerworks

Where: 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook
When: 7 p.m.

Join this experimental group exercise that teaches attuned listening, where guests are told how to investigate classical music and "the generative cultural space that emerges between bodies that engaged in creative acts together." Tickets are $25. 

Saturday, April 22

Botanical Drawing Outdoors

Where: Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Artist Katherine Keltner leads this drawing session where participants are welcome to use whatever medium they wish and explore the gardens of Old Stone House. Tickets are $40.

Public Art Party

Where: Shoestring Press, 640 Classon Ave., Crown Heights
When: 12 to 11 p.m.

Come for a silent auction, live music and burlesque to benefit ProPublica and the Lady Parts Justice League, a pro choice group. The auction is free to attend and the evening performances have a suggested donation of $10. RSVP on Facebook.

Michael Hearst Launches “Curious Constructions”

Where: Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
When: 1 p.m.

Author, musician and Park Slope dad Michael Hearst debuts his latest collection of quirk with “Curious Constructions,” a look at weird and wonderful buildings around the world, aimed at readers age 7 and up.

Sunday, April 16

NY Fest at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Where: Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Watch soccer tournaments and enjoy food and live music, along with a youth showcase that includes all kinds of activities for kids. It's free. 

Earth Day Hike Through Marine Park

Where: Marine Park, Avenue U and East 33rd St.,
When: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Take a stress-free hike with an Urban Park Ranger guide through Marine Park. Wear comfortable shoes and pack water. The hike is free.

Take a Teletextile Sound Bath

Where: All Saints Episcopal Church, 286 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 to experience Pamela Martinez and Andrew Hoepfner perform a sound bath using singing bowls, chimes and other instruments. And what is a sound bath? It’s a “a combination of a music performance and a wellness event,” Hoepfner said. “It has elements of a meditation and a massage, as well. Attendees close their eyes while performers provide an ambient soundscape use various sound sources. Sometimes the sounds are loud and droning, sometimes simple and pure, sometimes pleasant and stimulating.”

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