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BP Weekender: Seven things to do in Brooklyn Oct. 1-3

People pose at a past Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn's largest and longest-running street fair, returning Sunday, Oct. 3 to Atlantic Avenue.
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Friday, Oct. 1 

Cut the cheese: If you’ve ever found yourself with the burning desire to witness a cheese mongering competition, you’re in luck. The Cheesemonger Invitational comes to town this weekend, pitting the best in the cheese business against each other for the title of best cheesemonger in the country. Ticket holders can gorge on all the dairy products they can handle while watching the elite cheese cutters duke it out in cheese cutting competitions. 

Oct. 1 at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St. in Greenpoint, 4:30 pm. $100 tickets here

Saturday, Oct. 2 

Do the Bagel boogie: Brooklyn bagel enthusiasts will have their greatest dreams realized at City Point on Saturday, when the biggest names in round bread all gather under one roof. Organized by the Brooklyn Bagel Blog, the second annual Brooklyn Bagel Fest will feature local favorites like Terrace Bagels, Bagel Pub, Greenberg’s Bagels, and Acme Smoked Fish. Tickets come with a complimentary cold brew or Nesquick, and there will be a selection of Brooklyn Brewery beers throughout the festival. 

Oct. 2 at City Point, 445 Albee Square West near Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Session 1: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Session 2: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. $45 tickets available here

Sunday, Oct. 3 

Atlantic Antic! Boogie on down to Atlantic Avenue for the triumphant return of one of Brooklyn’s biggest and longest running street festivals. Stretching between Fourth Avenue and the waterfront, the festival will be jam packed with hundreds of vendors and activities, as well as a homespun circus for the first time, when the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will perform pop up shows throughout the festival. The fair will also feature performances from the New York Arabic Orchestra, the Center for African Diaspora Dance, and the tween group Kids Rock for Kids. 

Oct. 3 on Atlantic Avenue, noon to 6 pm. 

Hit the streets of Bay Ridge: Celebrate one of the borough’s many unofficial fall kickoffs, the Bay Ridge Third Avenue Festival. Food and fun will overtake one of Bay Ridge’s busiest thoroughfare, where the storied street fair will return after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Oct. 3, from 69th Street to 94th Street. 10 am to 6 pm. Free.

An art walk in Flatbush: Spend some time in Flatbush this weekend for Artmageddon, a neighborhood based festival with over 130 artists and musicians across several stages and venues. The performances and installations are spread out at a number of houses in Victorian Flatbush, offering the chance to explore the historic neighborhood and some of its famous homes. 

Oct. 3 at various addresses in Flatbush. Free. Further information here

All weekend long 

Dog dinner party: Catch artist Stephen Morrison’s first solo show “The Dinner Party” at Invisible Dog before it ends on 10. The playful installation portrays a dozen humanoid dogs at a raucous dinner party, in various states of shindigging, with one hanging from a chandelier, some covered in spaghetti, and another guzzling wine. Morrison has created works exclusively featuring animals for the past two years, culminating in this show. 

Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street near Boerum Place in Cobble Hill, 1 to 7 pm on Saturday, 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Showing through Oct. 10. 

A new Prospect Park Mural: If you find yourself strolling in Brooklyn’s Backyard this weekend, make your way to the bandshell to check out a new piece of public art. “We are at a Moment that will be Remembered” by artist Emily Oliveria had its opening installation on Oct. 1, bringing a massive, vibrantly colored mural to the bandshell. The work portrays a world in which everything is coated in dazzlingly bright colors, and features images of gods and humans inhabiting the same landscape, as they come together in witnessing the dismantling of a brick wall. Oliviera has said the mural aims to recognize the collective actions against hatred over the past year, and offer a utopian view of the future. 

Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park near 11th Street. On view starting Oct. 1.

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