Five Things to Do This Week

Our picks for great events in the neighborhood.


Make sure to dig a good album out of your milk crate and bring it to for the . Since 2008, this Seventh Street venue has been holding this event in the Frontier Room where, “You bring it, you spin it.” Just bring any record you want and you become the DJ.


Bring your kid to the for the free . They will learn about New York City garden plants and animals through hands-on exploration, story time and garden hunts. Each week, young urban gardeners will explore a different nature theme and then create their own windowsill planting or nature craft to green up their home or neighborhood. 


Don’t miss the at the , hosted by Gregorio Uribe Big Band. Musicians from around the world, under Gregorio Uribe’s leadership, will play Afro-Colombian rhythms with funk grooves and powerful big band arranging. Dance lessons begin at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Rain date is the next day, Thursday, July 19.


Palo Santo, on Union Street, is proud to be . Join Mermaid's Garden CSF, a model that connects fish eaters to fishermen, and pick up fresh, local and sustainable fish every week for a fair price. Look forward to eating Black Bass, Bluefish, Haddock, Monkfish, Pollock, Summer Flounder, Swordfish, Tuna, Wreckfish and more.


Machel Montano, the soca music star who started his career when he was 7, will bring the wild and steamy spirit of Trinidad Carnival to Kings County at the Bandshell. In 2011, he released his 35th album, and won in six categories at the International Reggae and World Music Awards: Most Outstanding Stage Personality, Best Male Calypso/Soca Entertainer, Best Caribbean Entertainer, Most Outstanding Show Band, Best Soca Band and The King of Soca.


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