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It’s going to be a night of a hundred billion stars!

On April 4, Yuri’s Night, a global space travel blowout, will turn the Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO into a Galapagos Space Center in celebration of man’s first foray into the cosmos 48 years ago.

“It’ll have a really spacey feel with good music and lots of dancing!” said Liz Kennick, a Boerum Hill resident who runs the Brooklyn chapter of the Space Tourism Society, a California-based group dedicated to furthering the idea of recreational spaceflight.

The celebration, which honors Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s 1961 flight, and the Space Shuttle’s maiden voyage exactly 20 years later, is part of a global weeklong party in 35 countries on six continents, and will include live DJs, a futuristic light show, a costume contest, freeze-dried astronaut food, a space trivia contest, a play about the man who discovered dark matter, and, best of all, light saber duels.

Yuri’s Night 2009 will be on April 4 at 8 pm at Galapagos Art Space [16 Main St., between Plymouth and Water streets in DUMBO, (718) 222-8500]. Tickets are $16 online, $25 at the door.

Updated 5:12 pm, July 9, 2018
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