This weekend: Unicycle Fest, free kayaking, art fair, burlesque

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FRIDAY
thru 9/5: unicyclists travel 13 miles from city, across the brooklyn bridge, to coney island to kick off the second annual three-day unicycle fest. sat-sun events at governors island and grant’s tomb (unicycle hockey and basketball! world record attempts! demos!).

11am-6pm (every fri-sun thru 9/25): 120 artists and galleries present works in individual rooms at the 4th annual governors island art fair. free.

7pm (+9/4): only two more brooklyn cyclones home games to go, and tonight’s has the last coney fireworks of the season. $8-16.

9pm: explore the birth of burlesque in 1920s weimar berlin at galapagos, free

SATURDAY
11am-4pm
(+ mon): last chance for free kayaking at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1!

3pm: take in the architectural details of brooklyn heights on a walking tour based on claire mirarchi’s book enjoying brooklyn heights: the brooklyn heights association’s self-guided neighborhood walking tour. meet at the brooklyn historical society, free (rsvp).

6pm: you can’t get more locavore than your own kitchen. yvette van boven, author of home made, teaches you how to preserve, cheesemonger + bake bread. spacecraft, free.

8pm: belt out your song at secret formula’s moulin rouge sing-along. bell house, $8.

SUNDAY
1 + 3pm: governors island’s first classical-contemporary music fest, rite of summer, concludes with artistic directors/pianists blair mcillen and pam goldberg collaborating with violinists nurit pacht and miranda cuckson. colonel’s row, free.

3-9pm: it’s the final mister sunday dance party of the summer! gowanus grove, $10 adv, $12 door. after party at littlefield 9pm-4am, $10 w. stamp from daytime party, $15 adv, $20 otherwise.

8pm: celebrate the eve before labor day at ‘take this job and shove it’ with wasabassco burlesque and live americana/country music from alex battles + the whiskey rebellion. pickleback drink specials, grilled burgers + dogs, a pickle eating contest, more! bell house, $10 (free with your unemployment check stub).

MONDAY
11am-6pm: the west indian american day carnival takes over brooklyn’s eastern parkway w. caribbean food, floats, costumes, music + plenty o’ dancing. schenectady ave to flatbush ave ext.

9pm: expect accordionists, dancers, burlesque, singers, and comedians at this month’s ‘le squeezebox cabaret.’ public assembly, $10

ALL WEEKEND
11am-7pm
: last days to grab your towel and bathing suit, and run to one of the city’s 54 free outdoor pools.

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