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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, mermaid edition

1. Party under the arch at Ten Years: The Archway Anniversary Party, with performances, projections, art and more to celebrate the legacy of this incredible public space. (Friday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

2. Mark the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall at Sabbath Queer: Pride & Present, a ritual circle of live music, mindfulness and poetic intentions, featuring guests Julian Fleisher, Edafe Okporo, and more. (Friday, Invisible Dog Art Center, FREE w/RSVP required)

3. Transport yourself to Paris with Films on the Green which will screen Peppermint Soda, in which two sisters entering their teen years in 1963 Paris are struggling with the confines of their strict school all while figuring out where they fit in the society around them. (Friday, Transmitter Park, FREE)

4. Dance your way to the start of summer at Summer Solstice Funk Night a one-night-only gathering of groove and funk, with L Train Brass Band, Loop Troupe Family Band, On The Sun, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $12-15)

5. Dance until the morning at The Spectrum WQRLD Pride and celebrate the diversity of your queerness with DJs, live performances, live shows, and more for a late Friday night party. (Friday, Market Hotel, $20-25)


Dine in Prospect Park (#11). Photo via.

6. Stay natural with Tree & Medicinal Plant ID Workshop welcoming two arborists to guide you through identifying the park’s tree and plant species, focusing on those that potentially provide healing properties. (Saturday, Transmitter Park, FREE)

7. Shop the country’s freshest voices in craft and design at the Renegade Craft Fair, featuring over 200 makers and designers, plus enjoy live DJ sets, workshop, and local food trucks. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, FREE)

8. Enjoy the sun during The 37th Annual Mermaid Parade, a celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, showcasing over 1,500 creative individuals with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. (Saturday, Coney Island, FREE)

9. Go green at Pluies: Music with Plants, a sound and performative project that aims to strengthen the relationship between plants, nature and the human being. (Saturday, 70 Eckford St, $20 suggested)

10. Bring your board to to Skate-Homies: Opening Reception, a portrait series by Clarence K. who has captured NYC’s skateboarders, depicting a modern tribe that is blind to race, gender and age. (Saturday, Court Tree Collective, FREE)

11. Wear your most festive attire to the Prospect Park Soiree and prepare a delicious feast, bring your favorite bottle of wine, and dine and dance under the stars in one of Prospect Park’s most scenic locations, the Peninsula. (Saturday, Prospect Park, $45)

12. Celebrate in the streets at the Ticker Tape Parade Extravaganza, and learn more about the past and present of parades in NYC, plus facts like the first ticker tape parade was during the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. (Saturday, The City Reliquary, FREE)

13. Check your sign at Cosmic Nights – Cancer Edition, where a celestial orb will transform the space and the music until full moon peak, with DJs, masks, astrologers, and complimentary gin fruit punch. (Saturday, Villain, FREE-$12)

14. Swim out with your fins out at Sea Creature Stomp, with live brass bands (L Train, Hungry March & Brass Queens), DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on the sprawling roof while you’re still decked out from the parade. (Saturday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, $10)

15. Dance to a diverse set of music at Funk Style Quality (FSQ), where Chuck Da Fonk and Chas Bronz bring you music by current nudisco / house / soulful house and funk artists, and old school funk and disco. (Saturday, Ponyboy, FREE)


Shop from over 200 makers (#7). Photo via.

16. Get your hands dirty at the Compost Workshop and learn the full life cycle of organic waste and see how dinner scraps get turned into a vital nutrient rich soil amendment. (Sunday, Domino Park, FREE)

17. See the design at Gateway to Greenpoint Design Launch and learn more about the Gateway to Greenpoint project design and next steps forward as they work with the city to bring this long offered opportunity closer to reality. (Sunday, Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center, FREE)

18. Check out a boutique showcase at Only the Stoned, a curated lineup of artists representing the NYC independent music community, with dynamic performances from exceptional artists, drinks, and chill vibes. (Sunday, secret location, $10)

19. Wherefore art thou Romeo & Juliet and see the age-old story of a long-standing feud between two wealthy families that causes both chaos in the city of Verona and tragic results for two young lovers. (Sunday, Smith Street Stage, FREE)

20. Even though he lives in New York, Jon Glaser Is Coming To Town, so join him for an evening of some of his classic bits, with special guest Scott Adsit. (Sunday, The Bell House, $18)

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