Welcome back the fireworks, and 13 other things to do this weekend

4th of july fireworks
AMERICA. via Flickr user Ann Althouse

1. The fireworks are back on the East River after their hiatus on the Hudson. Here are the best spots to welcome them home. (Friday)

2. We’ve rounded up the best ways to be patriotic and frugal this 4th of July. (Friday)

3. Celebrate all kinds of art and flop around in a kiddie pool at Artwork$ Festival. (Saturday)

4. Relive the summer of 2004 with Nina Sky at the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday. (Saturday)

5. Hear some sweet poetry at Pete’s Candy Store. (Saturday)

6. Rooftop Films presents The Notorious Mr. Bout, the story of the world’s most famous arms dealer. (Saturday)

7. Celebrate the freedom to call your band whatever the hell you want by seeing the problematically-named Food Stamps perform at The Grand Victory. Thank you, First Amendment. (Saturday)

8. If Robert Glasper Experiment isn’t enough to get you to Celebrate Brooklyn, he’s bringing Talib Kweli. (Saturday)

9. Glasslands breaks away with Rogue Vogue. (Saturday)

10. Get your Coen brothers fix with a screening of Fargo at Canal Bar. (Sunday)

11. A month of free yoga in Prospect Park kicks off this weekend. (Sunday)

12. Soft Grunge brings a house party to The Fifth Estate. (Sunday)

13. Reminisce about Tom Cruise’s pre-Scientology days with a Top Gun viewing at Habana Outpost. (Sunday)

14. Piper Theatre presents Mr. Splitfoot, a play that follows the girls who began the spiritualist movement in the 1850s. (Sunday)

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