Get Out! The Weekend Guide

Our picks for fun and local weekend events.


Still have no idea what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here are your best bets for a good time come five o’clock Friday:

Parents' Night Out Monthly Pajama Party!

Where/When: 808 Union St, Friday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: Project Playdate offers a new and affordable way to experience childcare in New York City. By taking on the night shift at participating play spaces, parents can enjoy NYC nightlife without having to worry about finding a babysitter who is consistently available on weekend evenings.

Cost: $45

Einstein on the Beach @ BAM

Where/When: 651 Fulton St, Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Why Go: Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts is part of the 30th Next Wave Festival at BAM. An unusual opera by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, Einstein has no hero to speak of, but offers chillingly creative music that morphs time. 

Cost: Free!

Prospect Concerts: Jodi Shaw and Gold Griot Trio

Where/When: The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park W, Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: Jodi Shaw is a Canadian-born poet/performer with a unique voice and vision. Her music has been described as “hauntingly erotic,” “mystical” and “hard to pin down.” Gold Griot Trio explores the whole spectrum of the Melodic, improvisational, and rhythmic qualities of the Middle East and Africa and places it firmly in the American jazz/blues traditions, seeking the most expansive outlets and energy to create the most openness and dynamic freedom in the music.

Cost: $10

Autumn Equinox Celebration

Where/When: Grand Army Plaza GreenMarket, Grand Army Plaza, Saturday Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.

Why Go: Join Mama Donna, Urban Shaman for a rousing celebration of the first day of fall. This is a family friendly event. Bring kids, dogs, drums, percussions and plenty of spirit. Rain or Shine! 

Cost: Free!

Poopendous! Pops Up at the Prospect Park Zoo!

Where/When: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.

Why Go: Meet acclaimed children’s book author Artie Bennett at the Prospect Park Zoo. Artie, author of the best-selling, highly praised The Butt Book, will read and discuss his super fun new book, Poopendous. Come celebrate the Brooklyn Book Festival with this great Bookend Event. You won’t want to miss it!

Cost: Free!

Where/When: Jaya Yoga Center, 1626 8th Ave, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

Why Go: Yoga with Christie Clark at 4 to 5:30 p.m. Art Opening: 6 to 7 p.m. Jenn DeWald dance party at studio to follow. Bring friends! This is an amazing community of people!

Cost: $16

From Criminal Justice to Human Justice

Where/When: The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park W, Sunday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. 

Why Go: Activists like Eddie Ellis of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions in Brooklyn are trying to turn around “a prison and policing system that dehumanizes people, particularly communities of color.” Ellis, the Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform speaker, gives hope and provides a lifeline to young people in NuLeadership youth programs and to incarcerated people through "On the Count," his weekly radio program on Pacifica WBAI produced with former prisoners.

Cost: Free!

Mil's Trills & Rolie Polie Guacamole

Where/When: Union Hall, 702 Union St, Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.

Why Go: Double the trouble - double the fun!  Enjoy the sounds of your favorite Park Slope kid rock band, Rolie Polie Guacamole PLUS electric ukulele-ist, Mil's Trills.  Together in one day of family filled music!

Cost: $10


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