It’s Thursday. Do you know what you're doing this weekend?
Carroll Gardens Patch has the best bets for your free time. Check our picks for the activities to hit.
When/Where: Thursday at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Why Go: Celebrate Brooklyn is throwing a massive South Asian dance party! Brass Funk pioneers Red Baraat will belt out their mix of original music and Bollywood classics, and Bhangra Ambassador DJ Rekha will be spinning infectious tracks. You can even pick up some sweet new moves at the free Bhangra lesson by Gobind Singh.
When/Where: Friday at 7 p.m. at
Why Go: Celebrate the publication of two new graphic novels. Ignatz Award-winning Jason Little will present his new “bubblegum noir” book Motel Art Improvement Service, while Nick Bertozzi will read from Lewis and Clark, his illustrated account of the great explorers’ western expedition.
When/Where: Saturday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park.
Why Go: Learn how people amused themselves 150 years ago as the Prospect Park Alliance delves into the games, pastimes, and tasks of yesteryear.
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m. at the
Why Go: 1000 pieces of new art stretching across all media will be on display at this stunning, 25,000 square-foot gallery located in a Civil War-era warehouse . There will be live, acoustic music on Sunday, and the views from the pier aren’t bad either.
When/Where: Saturday, 12 -10 p.m., Sunday 12 - 8 p.m., and Monday, 12 - 8 p.m. on Ashland Place between Hanson Place and Fulton Street.
Why Go: Check out the crafts and fashion at this global marketplace celebrating the cultural heritage of Africa and its diaspora; more than 200 vendors from around the world will be out on the street. Tasty food and music are also part of the fun, plus face painting and crafts for children.