Five Things to Do This Week

Our picks for great events in the neighborhood.


Make your way to tonight for . The All-Stars are all veterans of NYC's country/Americana/roots-rock scene. Brought together by singer Spike Priggen, they will play a free open-ended Monday night residency every Monday from 8 to11 p.m. 


Brooklyn Bodega presents a day-long symposium dedicated to critical discussion and intellectual analysis of hip-hop music, culture and business at the today starting at noon. The will have panels on the legacy of New York radio locally and globally; a discussion with acclaimed writer and filmmaker Nelson George and a talk about the tremendous expectations put upon today’s Hip-Hop artist who is expected write, produce, tour and oversee a multiplatform human brand. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.bkhiphopfestival.com.


Each year, the  for a free concert under the stars. Bring a blanket and enjoy one of the world's greatest orchestras including Tchalkovsky, Symphony No. 4; 
Respighi, Fountains of Rome and 
Respighi, Pines of Rome. All pieces will be conducted by Alan Gilbert. A fireworks display rounds out the evening. Meet at Long Meadow Ballfields.


Enjoy a romantic evening of wine and cheese on the charming Boathouse balcony, and then  – a faithful replica of the electric boat, which toured the park at the turn of the 20th century. After your ride, an Audubon naturalist will lead an evening Bat Walk. Reservations required; limited availability, $30 per person. Call (718) 287-3400 x303. Meet at the Audubon Center.


Looking for the perfect summer activity? Origami is not only a fun and ancient art form; it is also a skill that now uses the cutting edge of science and math. Join for a 4-day long summer class where your child can learn a talent they can keep enjoying for a lifetime. It is $200 per week, if you would like to get more info, please visit http://www.tarosorigami.com/summer-camp/.


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