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Fresh air football: Catch the final World Cup game under the Manhattan Bridge.
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July 12

Hip-hop hooray

Hello again, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is back for its 10th edition, returning this year to Williamsburg, where it first began. Performers include Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi the Prynce, and CJ Fly from Brooklyn’s Pro Era collective.

Noon at 50 Kent (50 Kent Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets, July 12 at Noon. $30–$50 ($24 seniors and veterans).


July 13

Footy final

Goooal! You have probably never been to Germany or Argentina, but for one more Wold Cup game, we are all Germans or Argentines. Pick your new favorite team and head down to Dumbo, where the game will be shown on a giant screen under Manhattan Bridge archway.

3 pm (Beneath the Manhattan Bridge archway off of Anchorage Place between Pearl and Plymouth streets in Dumbo). Free.


July 13

Sex ed shorts

Sex education isn’t just for randy tweens — writer and sex educator Lux Alptraum has turned it into a comedy show for grown-ups. “The Wonderful World of Boning: Sex Ed With a Sense of Humor” returns for another installment at Union Hall, where Alptraum and funny people Tiara Francis and Joe Garden will present an evening of hilariously bad vintage sex ed videos.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400,]. $8.


July 16


Two words — dinosaur robots. A pack of 20 life-size animatronic and puppet dinosaurs are stomping into the Barclays Center for “Walking With Dinosaurs — The Arena Spectacular,” a kid-friendly show that is probably the closest you can get to seeing what the giant lizards probably, maybe looked like in real-life without resorting to “Jurassic Park”-style DNA cloning.

7 pm at Barclays Center [620 Atlantic Ave. at Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (917) 618–6100,]. Tickets start at $32.20.


July 17

Shark in the park

We can’t just wait here for sharks to rain down on us — but you are probably safe at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is hosting a free outdoors screening of the modern classic B-movie “Sharknado.” Bring a picnic dinner and something to sit on, and watch Steve Sanders from “Beverly Hills, 90210” battle flying sharks against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

6 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn (Enter at Old Fulton Street near Furman Street in Dumbo, Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Incorrect date and venue fixed.
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to be the one to point this out, but in my opinion, the World Cup Finals are on Sunday, and not Friday (today) as listed in the article above.
Pardon the interruption.
John Wasserman
July 11, 2014, 4:39 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
If you don't mind I would like to thank you for this correction in which you have made for me.
Thank you.


John Wasserman
July 11, 2014, 4:53 pm

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