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7 Things to Do in Your New York City Neighborhoods This Week

By DNAinfo Staff | May 30, 2016 9:42am 

 Head to the barbeque at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday.
Head to the barbeque at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday.
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Monday, May 30

House of Yes Memorial Day BBQ

Where: House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick
When: 2 p.m.

Chow down at this rooftop, Memorial Day barbeque at House of Yes where they’ve got slow roasted pig sandwiches, grilled skirt steak, hot dogs and vegetarian options. A DJ dance party will spark up after all the meat is gone.

Tuesday, May 31

Bread and Yoga’s 2016 Free Park Season

Where: Inwood Hill Park, Inwood
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join Bread and Yoga to kick-off the 2016 free park season celebration with yoga, West African dance, Capoeira and kids music. There will also be treats from local small businesses like CHOCnyc and Inwood Gourmet.

Wednesday, June 1

Mental_Floss Trivia Show

Where: (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mental_floss founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikidur are hosting a night of trivia, prizes and surprise guests, with all proceeds going to YouTube stars John & Hank Green’s P4A: Project for Awesome (part of the nonprofit Foundation to Decrease World Suck, Inc.), which invites participants to make videos to raise funds for a variety of charities. Tickets are $15 and you must be 21 or older to attend.

Thursday, June 2

BAM R&B Festival: ZAPP

Where: Metrotech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn
When: 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch break is getting even better this summer in Downtown Brooklyn with free outdoor music every Thursday at Metrotech Commons. This week, Zapp performs its brand of boisterous, bass-soaked funk with singles like “More Bounce to the Ounce,” “Doo Wa Ditty,” and “I Can Make You Dance.”

United Way Children’s Literacy Event

Where: United Way office, 205 E. 42nd St., 13th floor, between Second and Third Avenues, Midtown East
When: 6 to 7 p.m.

Come help build reading kits for kids. As an added bonus, there will be a raffle for Beyoncé’s upcoming Formation World Tour dates at CitiField.

► The Haitian Creatives Series, Artist Spotlight

Where: Grandchamps Kitchen & Market, 197 Patchen Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant
When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Artist Richard Louissaint showcases "The Haitian Creatives" series, with portraits depicting the lives of Haitian artists. The work will be on display at Grandchamps restaurant through the month of June, and Thursday’s event features a conversation with Louissant about community, Haitian culture, and more.

Sunset BBQ

Where: Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Columbia Waterfront District
When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Kick off summer with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s annual Sunset BBQ. Feast on roasted pig, beef brisket, salmon, salads, cornbread, biscuits and salted caramel pudding while sipping on drinks from Brooklyn Brewery and Waterfront Wines & Spirits. There will be activities for both kids and adults, including live music by Brooklyn-based bluegrass band Astrograss. Tickets start at $40 for children and $150 for adults. To buy tickets, click here