Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m.

The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, sidewalk sales from leading merchants, and wine tastings at select wine stores. From noon until 9:00pm, local bars will be celebrating the 2014 World Cup with drink specials and live viewings of the day’s competition. Upper90, New York City’s largest retailer of soccer merchandise, will be welcoming visitors to a World Cup viewing party at their Brooklyn headquarters on Atlantic Avenue – that is covered in a US Soccer Team Eagle mural.

There’s a list of participating establishments and events here.

On Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bargemusic will present a special six hour free concert; no reservations. More details here. On Friday evening, June 20, at 7:00 there will be a concert of works by J.S. Bach, performed by the Stewart Goodyear. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 2:30; first come, first seated. Yes, the barge is air conditioned.

Another air conditioned venue, the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, will be showing Words and Pictures and Ida. Looking ahead to Wednesday evEning, June 25, the Cinema is presenting one of its monthly stand up comedy nights, hosted by Shelly Colman. More information and showtimes are here.

On Saturday and Sunday, Brooklyn Bridge Park will present four performances of Barosolo Cirkus as part of the SummerStage Kids program. On Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., another Pier Kids event will feature the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater performing Little Red’s Hood. All these events are free. Also on Sunday Smorgasburg will be on the Pier 5 uplands (near the Joralemon Street entrance) Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and, starting at noon, there will be a free Docent Tour of Pier 1.

Don’t forget the Poplar Street Community Garden’s Summer Solstice Garden Party on Saturday. And, yes, there’s always Governors Island.

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  • Peter Loibl

    Anyone going to watch soccer (excuse me … Football) under the Manhattan Bridge today? Big game USA!!!

    PS, anyone know what the setup looks like (are there food and beer vendors, etc)?