Five things to do in Brooklyn, Aug. 30–Sept. 4
Take me out to the ball game: Sandy the Seagull will hang out with young fans at the Brooklyn Cyclones season closer against the hated Staten Island Yankees on Sept. 2.
This is Labor Day weekend, which New Yorkers traditionally celebrate by going on vacation somewhere else! So those of us who remain can finally take advantage of those things we have been meaning to do all summer, without having to fight the crowds! Spend tonight at Coney Island, where you can ride the Cyclone, take a turn on the Wonder Wheel, and join in the free Fireworks Friday Karaoke on the Beach before you watch the pyrotechnics at 9 p.m.
Cyclone rides 11 a.m–10 p.m. at Luna Park (Surf Avenue at W. 10th Street in Coney Island, www.lunaparknyc.com). $10.
Sight for Thor eyes
Why not indulge in a sunset sail along the Brooklyn coast on a New York City Water Taxi? Tickets are only $2.75, and if you step off the boat at the Sunset Park stop by 8 p.m., you can catch a free outdoor screening of “Avengers: Endgame,” the thrilling conclusion of the Marvel saga.
8 p.m. at Brooklyn Army Terminal (140 58th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, www.rooftopfilms.com). Free.
Wander to the outdoor market Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, where you should have minimal competition as you join the line for a Fluffy, a thick soufflé-style pancake ($8–$10), or for one of the elaborate hand-rolled ice cream floats from 10-Below Ice Cream ($9).
11 a.m.–6 p.m. at Breeze Hill in Prospect Park (enter at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, www.smorgasburg.com). Free.
This your final chance to see the Brooklyn Cyclones play this summer — unless they get a wild card entry into the post-season. The regular season will end just as it started — with a pitched battle against our rivals from the Rock, the hated Staten Island Yankees.
4 p.m. at MCU Stadium (1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St. in Coney Island, www.brooklyncyclones.com). $12–$15.
One-woman Bushwick band Pronoun, also known as Alyse Vellturo, returns with tunes from her album “i’ll show you stronger,” which traces her recovery from a painful breakup. Also on the bill are Real Friends and Keep Flying.
6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave. between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street in Greenpoint, www.bkbazaar.com). $26 ($23 in advance).
Posted 12:00 am, August 30, 2019