Weekend Events

Public Art Dedication: TIMECAST by Nobuho Nagasawa
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) announces the public art dedication of TIMECAST by artist Nobuho Nagasawa on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00PM in the Columbia Waterfront District. Nagasawa’s art was commissioned in 2004 by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs under its Percent for Art Program and the NYC Department of Transportation as part of the Columbia Street Reconstruction project, which included the Columbia Street segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Nagasawa received an Excellence in Design Award for TIMECAST from the City of New York Art Commission in 2007. More info and to RSVP.

It’s My Park Day at Underhill Playground
Friends of Underhill Playground needs your help sprucing up our playground for Spring and Summer. Join us on It’s My Park Day, this Saturday, May 19th from 10am to 1pm. Underhill Playground is located in Prospect Heights on Underhill Avenue between Prospect and Park Place. We will be weeding the planting beds, cleaning, tossing old toys and caring for the street tree beds around the perimeter of the Park. The Parks Department and Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force will be lending some tools, but if you have gloves or extra gardening tools, please bring them! Local arts teacher Isabel Cruz of The Bluebell Studio will be on hand to run nature-based arts & crafts for the kids. Cupcakes donated by BCakeNY and coffee donated by Pennyhouse (on Washington Ave.) will provide fuel for lots of good work! And please bring your reusable water bottles so that we can minimize the amount of trash we send to the landfill!

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg
The Flea and Smorgasburg are on as usual this weekend, with one big extra: The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair will take place inside Smorgasburg on Saturday in Williamsburg. On Saturday, the Flea is held at 176 Lafayette Ave. (between Clermont + Vanderbilt Avenues) in Fort Greene. On Sunday, the Flea will be at 27 North 6th Street (between Kent Avenue + East River). Saturday at the Williamsburg location is also the home of our all-food market, Smorgasburg. The Flea features over a 150 vendors offering a great mix of vintage, antiques, jewelry, and amazing food. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.

After the jump, Green-Wood bird watching and Shakespeare at BBP….
Green-Wood’s Great Birds: Birdwatching Walking Tour
Enjoy a lovely spring day birdwatching with Green-Wood tour guide Marge Raymond. Many birds migrate through Green-Wood on their long journey from as far as South America to their breeding grounds in Canada. Raymond has been birding in Green-Wood for 30 years and will take you to the best hot spots. Along the way, enjoy Green-Wood’s magnificent spring blooms and Raymond’s fascinating stories about our famous permanent residents. Wear good walking shoes; bring your binoculars and cameras. You don’t have to be a birdwatcher to enjoy this tour – it’ s for everyone! Tickets are $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $15 for non-members. Reservations recommended. To purchase tickets, call 718-210-3080 or order online.

The Bard on Pier 1: Twelfth Night presented by Random Access Theater
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7 pm, the Random Access Theater interprets the Bard and brings his words and wisdom to Pier 1′s Granite Prospect with two free performances of Twelfth Night. Full details are here!

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