5 Weekend Must Do’s: Washington Square, Downtown & Brooklyn – Dance, Engage, Culture, Art & Community

Saturday, May 16th

Washington Square Park: A Park of One’s Own. 30 Minute Audio guided tour. 3 p.m. Meets at the Arch followed by a small picnic. Download the audio at web site on May 16th. Bring smart phone and head phones. Learn more here via Q&A interview with the tour creator Carla Kasumi.

FlatIron to Tompkins Square: The Annual Dance Parade! Begins 1 p.m. at 21st and Broadway with route leading to Tompkins Square Park where activities continue from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Always a lot of fun! Swings by 8th Street & University (a good viewing spot).

Sunday, May 17th

Washington Square Park: Dance the Lindy Hop! Listen to Jazz! 1 – 4 p.m. This event is part of Babble NYC.

St. George Ukrainian Festival This Weekend
St. George Ukrainian Festival This Weekend

Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th

East Village: St. George Ukrainian Festival, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,  30 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

The annual Ukrainian Festival got a lovely write up this week at The Villager by Yvonne Collery who describes the festival as “unique and well-loved.”

This year a portion of the festival’s profits will be donated to the victims of the East Village explosion. Experience authentic community street vendors displaying Ukrainian food and merchandise, sales of which will support the local church and community. There will be beer from McSorleys and Burp Castle, among others. Plus over 100 performances from professional Ukrainian dance ensembles, singers, and musicians.

Learn more about animal rescue efforts (for cats missing from the East Village fire) at the Cooper Union table!

barnyard brooklyn outdoor flea market
South Slope, Brooklyn: Barnyard – A new outdoor flea market, both days 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 708 Fifth Avenue betw. 22nd and 23rd Streets, Brooklyn.

barnyard – which stands for bar n yard (clever), founded by the owners of Mary’s Bar. Every weekend until October.

A platform supporting the people who work, build, and believe in what they do. Expanding on Mary’s people centric philosophy, byF showcases local talent to empower and strengthen communal growth. What better way to do this than creating a kick ass neighborhood flea market? barnyard (bar ‘n-yard) FLEA, is a street accessible (2500 sq. ft.) weekend outdoor market behind Brooklyn’s neighborhood classic, Mary’s Bar.

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