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