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Five things to do in Brooklyn, September 18–24

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September 18

Night lights

Hundreds of people will wave their flashlights in Prospect Park tonight — maybe? No one knows what will happen at the Mp3 Experiment from Improv Everywhere, but download the Mp4 (yes, it’s a video) to your phone, head to the perimeter of the Long Meadow in Prospect Park, press play at 7:06 pm, and follow the instructions. Last year’s event (pictured) involved balloons — this year’s features lighting effects. Bring a bag with a flashlight, some reflective clothing, and something that glows in the dark.

7:06 pm at Long Meadow in Prospect Park (enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Plaza Street West in Park Slope). Free.


September 19

Up to the highest height

Let’s go fly a kite! Join the flying aficionados swooping their creations around Brooklyn Bridge Park today at the Brooklyn Kite Festival. If you don’t have your own set of wings, or tuppence for paper and strings, pull out some actual American dollars and buy a kite on site.

11 am–3 pm on the Harbor View Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park [enter at Furman Street at Old Fulton Street,]. Free.


September 20

Have a Verdi good time

It is standard opera-ting procedure for the Regina Opera Company to belt out some of their most popular tunes during the Fifth Avenue Street Festival. “We’ll be performing popular selections from opera and Broadway, as well as some beloved Italian songs,” said Francine Garber, the group’s president.

Noon at the Fifth Avenue Street Festival Bandstand (5323 Fifth Ave. at 54th Street in Sunset Park, Free.


September 22

Kings castle

Get a behind-the-curtain peek at the crown jewel of Flatbush, the fabulous 1929 movie palace the Kings Theatre, recently restored to its former glory with the help of some elbow grease and $95 million. See where the money went, and take the opportunity the stride the same stage occupied by Diana Ross, the Pixies, and Elmo.

11 am the Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Duryea and Regent places in Flatbush, $15.


September 23

Art of the wheel

The world’s only film festival focused on motorcycles opens with an exhibit of paintings from motorcyclist, artist, and honorary “mayor of Williamsburg” Ray Abeyta, who died in an accident in 2014. The art will be up during the festival’s five-day run.

5–8 pm at Littlefield (622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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