The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

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No matter where you live, The Weekender has got you covered. Here’s his (is it a her?) guide to Saturday and Sunday fun (plus a few Friday items to keep it all interesting):

Use GO Brooklyn’s picnic guide get out there. • Check out Frank Hoier, the Bard of Bushwick, live tonight at Pete’s Candy Store.

Buckwheat Zydeco will perform as part of Celebrate Brooklyn on Friday night. • Build a sandcastle at Coney Island, or just bury your sleeping friend in sand, at the annual Sand Sculpting Contest.

• Catch the last show of “Suspicious Package — RX,” Brooklyn’s coolest interactive play, set on the streets of Williamsburg.

• Catch John Wesley Harding’s own brand of “gangsta folk” at the Bell House on Saturday night. • Play some street b’ball with Brooklyn’s literary community in Greenpoint on Sunday morning. • Dig in to some delicious corned beef hash at Dizzy’s, the best thing we ate all week.

• Take a free ride on the IKEA water taxi before those corporate suits start charging $5 in August.

• Taste a real Canadian donut at one of two brand new Tim Horton’s locations, but first watch our exclusive video review.

• Get to know the Brooklyn Paper’s small army of summer interns with our online video.

• The Ringling Bros. circus is still in town in Coney Island. Mike McLaughlin raved, while Dooley didn’t.

• Go to a Cyclones game — the team is home on Saturday against the hated Yankees. Game time, 6 pm!

The Fifth Avenue art walk continues all weekend long.

• On Saturday, jump on the free ferry to Governors Island.

• There’s always the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, the Indie Market on Smith Street and Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg on Saturday. Or the Makers Market at the American Can Factory on Sunday.

• Puppetworks still has “Aladdin” running at its Sixth Avenue theater on Saturday and Sunday.

• Our editor loved it last year, so it’s back: A kid’s version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Prospect Park on Saturday and Sunday.

As always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar.

Updated 1:44 pm, July 24, 2009
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Reasonable discourse

Fourth Estate from DUMBO says:
I love how you guys pat yourselves on the back and call yourselves 'invaluable', worthless is a better word. You keep getting facts wrong, like the MIH debacle, went off the top and reported that they didn't have a permit when they did. Good job!
July 24, 2009, 8:04 pm
Fourth Estate from DUMBO says:
If anything, MIH, although they did leave trash, should sue you for libel.
July 24, 2009, 8:13 pm
Not Goish from Prospect Heights says:
You can always go to Prospect Park with a thousand people, leave kegs, bottles, grills and diaper boxes behind ... and the Parks Department will, uh, bend over ... and clean up the mess you left behind.
Someone's not telling the whole truth here.
Email the following people:
and see what happens ....
July 24, 2009, 9:16 pm
guy from bensonhurst says:
Fourth estate I don't believe the MIH had a permit, and if they did they still were in the wrong. And if you don't admit it did! They're even offering a volunteer park clean up. So don;'t simply defend something because you like it. They left a mess.
July 25, 2009, 8:18 pm
Solomon from Bay Ridge says:
Why was the mess left in the first place? Permit or no permit? Guess some people have no manners, or can't live by the rule - you bring it in, you take it out.
July 25, 2009, 8:25 pm
Fourth Estate from DUMBO says:
'Guy', get all the facts straight and don't assume anything. I am not defending their actions. NOT AT ALL. They were definately in the wrong. However, the parks dept has already stated they contacted MIH via the number on the permit application. Apparantly they did have a permit just not one for a crowd that large. Yes, MIH was in the wrong, having said that two wrongs don't make a right. BrooklynPaper incorrectly reported that MIH had NO PERMIT, which is wrong. They had one, just not the correct one.

Now if a paper is going to claim they are 'invaluable' then shouldn't they get their facts right? Or perhaps do a bit of research before trying to stoke the flames? Is that too much to ask for? This isn't the first time BP has been negligent. They are continuously getting facts wrong. They have before in the past reported crimes in Vinegar Hill and called it DUMBO. They have stated the Marty Markowitz is a 'shoo-in' without supporting data.

So, yes, although MIH did break several laws, BP also committed libel by making a false report about them not having a permit. Of course, BP can issue a belated apology as well, but it seems to me they won't.

And guy, again, please read my posts, I have repeatedly stated that the park was left a mess and referenced Burning Man as proof a large event can happen and leave the area clean, so don't put words in my mouth, saying I liked it, therefore I am defending it. I am not the type to go to these functions, however, I am also the type to call foul wherever foul is committed, and in this case, BP, as usual excels in being the local rag, rather than the 'award winning' publication they think they are.
July 26, 2009, 8:22 am
FourthEstate from DUMBO says:
Hey Guy, just to help you, I posted as 'No Trash' in threads concerning MIH.

And Solomon, you are correct, take-in, take out, easy to do. But two wrongs don't make a right.
July 26, 2009, 8:36 am
Gersh the editor from Park Slope says:
I'm not sure I understand why some are suggesting that The Brooklyn Paper got this wrong: MIH Ventures did not have a permit for a gathering that large, hence the party was unpermitted and illegal. That's all we ever reported and it is still 100 percent accurate.

We have also fully reported the company's apology, which is here:

And we also reported that the Parks Department has accepted that apology (here:

Thanks for reading

The Brooklyn Paper
July 26, 2009, 10:31 pm
ya boy from P Heights says:
wowwwwwww fourth estate, looks like you got wrecked by the kuntzman
July 27, 2009, 11:55 pm

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