If you’re in town for the Fourth, the One Big Thing is the fireworks. Expect huge crowds on the Promenade and in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Parking will be prohibited from 11:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, July 3) to 11:00 p.m. on the Fourth on Joralemon from Hicks to Furman; Remsen and Montague from Hicks to Montague Terrace; Pierrepont, Clark, Pineapple, Orange, and Cranberry from Willow to Columbia Heights; and Cadman Plaza West from Tillary to Old Fulton. There will also be parking bans during these hours on Furman Street and some streets in DUMBO.
Bargemusic is having an all Beethoven weekend, featuring its President, Executive and Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin. On Friday evening, July 3, at 8:00, he’ll be joined by pianist Ursula Oppens, and on Sunday afternoon, July 5, at 4:00 by Evan Drachman on cello and Doris Stevenson on piano, to play works by the great Ludwig Van. There’s more information and buy tickets here. There is no free “Music in Motion” concert this weekend; these will resume next Saturday, July 11.
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s free Pier Kids series continues on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Pier 6 lawns, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Park. This week’s featured artist is Jacqueline Schmidt, illustrator of Patchwork Helps a Friend. She will be followed by art and reading activities. Also at 11:00 a.m. Sunday meet at the Park’s Pier 1 entrance near the foot of Old Fulton Street for a free guided park tour. For other activities this weekend and after, check the Park’s events calendar.