Brokelyn-approved events: Mermaid Parade, free BBQ, local designers’ yard sale

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Mermaid Parade photo by QXZ.

In addition to a 40-mile walk to New Jersey and a father’s day event at Babeland, where dads get a free goody bag by bringing their “little bundles of joy” (13 is definitely too old), here’s what’s on tap:

Mermaid Parade: If you’re feeling tearful about the demise of Coney Island, party like the old days at the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. For the uninitiated: think of it as Mardi Gras meets Atlantis, or as gay pride for straight women, or as the Brooklyn event that brings out the most amateur photographers pre square foot. Not to mention gawkers, cause it’s legal for a woman to go topless in New York, so long as it’s not for a “business venture,” and there are always loads who do at the Mermaid Parade.

Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. (rain or shine), West 10th Street north to Surf Avenue and ending again at West 10th Street.

Free BBQ: The crap-tastic weather may say other wise, but this Sunday marks the official start of summer. Why not pray for sun and enjoy some free barbeque at 3rdWard, a bustling artist’s hang in Williamsburg. In conjunction with Make Music New York, enjoy free “sensuous food” from chef Eric Sherman and an all day par-tay with four bands, The Yes Way, Aviation Orange, Medium Cool and Sigmund Driod, playing everything rock to ‘indie pop jungle’.

Sunday, 2 to 8 pm., 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., Williamsburg,

Happy Place Yard Sale: Find some one-of-a-kind pieces at an outdoor clothing and art sale, featuring creations from 15 local designers. Also: try your hand at some table-tennis or stop by the lemonade stand or better yet, the keg.

Friday through Sunday, noon to 6, 26 Broadway at Dunham Place, Williamsburg, no phone or web site.

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