May 22, 2015 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 22–27

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May 22

Brazil boogie

Dance Africa, the nation’s largest celebration of African and diaspora dance, returns for its 38th year. This year’s fest — running May 22 through 25 — will highlight Brazilian dance, featuring the 38-member troupe Balé Folclórico da Bahia, which performs folkloric dances of African origin, including slave dances, capoeira, and samba.

7:30 pm at Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100,]. Tickets start at $20.


May 23

Seeing double

Coney Island’s amusement parks are up and running again which means the Coney Island History Project — the neighborhood’s museum of People’s Playground past — is up and running again. The Project’s first show of the season will be an exhibition of antique stereo view photographs, offering a three-dimensional look at Sodom by the Sea from 1860 to 1920.

1–7 pm at Coney Island History Project [3059 W. 12th Street, between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk in Coney Island. (347) 702–8553,]. Free.


May 24

Pussy galore

You’ve gotta be kitten me! It’s Meow Day at Bushwick arts co-operative Silent Barn, an annual festival of feline. There will be kitties up for adoption, as well as vendors selling cat-themed goods, including jewelry, zines, clothes, and housewares.

Noon–5 pm at Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave. between Melrose and Jefferson streets in Bushwick, Free.


May 25

Fair enough

Today is your last chance to visit the Kings County Fair! Eat some calorific deep-fried fare then make yourself sick on rides that spin around really fast. Repeat as needed.

Noon at Aviator Sports and Event Center [3159 Flatbush Ave. off the Belt Parkway in Marine Park, (718) 758–7500,]. Admission $5.


May 27

Road trip

Cult filmmaker John Waters visits PowerHouse Arena for the paperback launch of his book “Carsick,” in which he recounts his trek from Baltimore to San Francisco, armed with cardboard signs that said things like “I’m Not Psycho” and “Midlife Crisis.” He will chat with Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks.

8:30 pm at PowerHouse Arena [37 Main St. between Water and Front streets in Dumbo, (718) 666–3049,]. Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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