Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Around for what may be a very long, very hot pre-Fourth of July weekend? Keeping cool may be high on your agenda. Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed through the holiday (showtimes here). The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) is offering another in the series of tours of its historic building tomorrow (Saturday, June 30) starting at 3:00 p.m. The tour is free for BHS members; others must pay museum admission ($6 adults, $4 students/teachers/seniors, free for children under 12). More text and video after the jump.

If the outdoors beckons, there’s the Brooklyn Bridge Park bird tour on Pier 1 tomorrow morning from 10:00 to 11:00, which should be early enough that the heat and humidity haven’t reached too uncomfortable a level. Want to get out on the water? Brooklyn Bridge Park offers kayaking. Also, the sand volleyball courts at Pier 6 are opening tomorrow. And Photoville will be back this weekend, with Sunday, July 1 its last day.

For fireworks watching on the night of the Fourth, once again the big Macy’s display will be happening on the other side of Manhattan (though our local pols are trying to convince the store to move the show back to the East River), so visibility will be limited from the Promenade or Heights rooftops.

Meanwhile, let’s enjoy the Lovin’ Spoonful’s paean to New York City summertime, as suggested by reader Andrew Porter in his comment on our last heatwave post.

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  • Andrew Porter

    With the 4th on Wednesday, which is the 4th of July weekend? This one or the next?

    And where can I find an official Rudy Guliani Fireworks store?

  • Concerned

    Why the hell do you not post anything about the location of the fireworks from Brooklyn Heights? That’s what’s on everyone’s mind but you have failed to say anything about it.