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:

Where/When: 808 Union St, Friday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: Every parent deserves a night out, so Project Playdate is partnering with Kidville Park Slope to offer three hours of "babysitting" time to parents in need of some R&R. Dinner and activities included. For more info, click here.   

Cost: $45 

Where/When: , 227 4th Ave, Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m.

Why Go: The Awakening, an original play with adapted songs from Kate Chopin’s novel, focuses on the sexual awakening of Louisiana native, Edna Pontellier.

Cost: $18 

Where/When: , 228 Flatbush Ave, Friday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m.

Why Go: Led by Wil Edwards, editor of Food Society Journal, and FSJ Social Director, the event is meant to “enlighten and inform” guests about the many facets of cheese and its pairings. This week’s “Ruminate On It” is about milk — cow, goat, sheep and buffalo milk — and how each type has inherent characteristics and how they come out in cheese. There will be tastings and discussions on the differences between milk styles and how cultural connections play a role in a variety of cheeses.

Cost: $75 

Where/When: Prospect Park at the Audubon Center (inside the Lincoln Rd & Ocean Ave entrance), Saturday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m.

Why Go: Children 15 and under, accompanied by parent or guardian, will learn how to fishing for fun, fishing safely, and will pick up some fish-friendly techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day in the Park!  

Cost: Free!

Where/When: , 149 7th St, Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 p.m.

Why Go: This night marks the 20th anniversary of the movie “Single White Female,” described by The Bell House as “one of the creepiest roommate films ever.” To keep creepiness at a distance, have a fun and safe night at this event dancing the night away to 90’s tunes. 

Cost: Free! 

Where/When: , 249 5th Ave, Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy free karaoke with host Mr. Wonderful. Pints of Brooklyn brewed Kelso Pilsner for $4 until midnight. Great drinks with great people all night. No cover and free to sing!

Cost: Free! 

Where/When: , Grand Army Plaza, Sunday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.

Why Go: Don’t miss The Food Truck Rally! Every third Sunday of the month through October, the NYC Food Truck Association brings New York's finest food trucks to Prospect Park. Come eat from Kelvin Natural Slush Co., 
Kimchi Taco, 
Milk Truck, 
Mud truck, 
The Red Hook Lobster Pound and more!

Cost: Free!


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