BP Weekender: 9 things to do in Brooklyn July 30-Aug. 1

Celebrate Brooklyn is back, baby!
David Anarako

Friday, July 30

The Moth at Green-Wood: After its Thursday show was rained out, the acclaimed storytelling show The Moth rescheduled its first in-person show since the start of the pandemic to Friday, July 30. Stop by to hear speakers at Green-Wood tell personal stories on the theme of “All That Remains” and to experience the eerie calm of Green-Wood after hours. July 30 at from 6:45 to 10 pm, 500 25th St., $15. 

Saturday, July 31 

Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park’s summer celebration of all things Brooklyn is finally back in person this weekend with the season’s opening performance. Catch neo-soul sensation Ari Lennox alongside socially conscious rapper KAMAUU and special guest Adeline as they open up the most anticipated season in the history of the festival after it went virtual during the summer of 2020. July 31 at 7:30 pm in the Prospect Park bandshell near 9th Street entrance, free. 

Shop with mini-horses in Williamsburg: Sport fashion brand Siegelman Stable is partnering with the non-profit Hambletonian Society for a one-weekend pop-up in Williamsburg. Guests at the Kent Avenue pop-up can shop the collection and meet some special guests — two mini horses, who will be on hand to demonstrate the benefits of equine therapy. The Siegelman family, owners of the Siegelman Stable brand, has promoted the therapeutic benefits of horse riding for years, including by providing affordable rides for urbanites without easy access to stables. Opening July 31 at 252 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg from noon to 7 pm. 

Stop and smell the flowers: The Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival is back! Join Broadway Stages and partners on Saturday for a fun-filled summer evening on Brooklyn’s premier green rooftop, Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages. On the roster this year is a variety of performances curated by NOoSPHERE Arts, family-friendly activities, native plant sales, guided rooftop tours and more. You can also eat and drink! Saturday, July 31 from 4 to 9 pm at Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof and Community Engagement Center (520 Kingsland Ave.), free. Registration recommended.

Crown Heights Comic Book Fair: A comic book fair in Crown Heights on Saturday aims to celebrate diverse creators, and commemorate the release of “The Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community” a new book that provides readers with the resources they need on the Black comic-book community. July 31 from noon to 5 pm at 1216 Union St. in Crown Heights, free. 

Beer, bourbon, and BBQ! What more do you need? Stop by the Brooklyn expo center in Greenpoint on Saturday to sample some of the finest booze and smoked meat the borough has to offer. Your admission ticket gets you unlimited refills of bourbon and beer, so go easy, but sample from the large selection of spirits and dine at the shrine of swine. July 31 from 2 to 6 pm at 72 Noble St. in Greenpoint, general admission $60. 

Creekers Jamboree: The Gowanus Dredgers Creekers Jamboree series celebrates Roots and Americana music with a canalside hoedown the last Saturday of every summer month. This weekend,, stop by the dredgers clubhouse on Second Street near the canal to hear Cole Quest and the City Pickers, a band of New York City bluegrass musicians known on the local scene for their eclectic picking skills. July 31 from 5 to 8 pm on the Gowanus Canal promenade near Second Street, free. 

The Underground Cabaret: Check out Downtown Brooklyn’s finest circus and variety show, where a rotating cast of aerialists, burlesque performers, and all kinds of variety acts in the Dekalb Stage at City Point, such as RJ The Magician, Pixel the Drag Jester, and Broody Valentino. The price of admission includes a three-course Mediterranean meal from Miznon, so bring your appetite. July 31 from 7:30 to 10 pm at 445 Albee Square W., $135. 

Sunday, Aug. 1

Follow the yellow brick road! Head to Park Slope’s one and only puppet theater for the closing performance of L Frank Baum’s American classic “The Wizard of Oz.” Adapted for marionettes by Nicolas Coppola, the Puppetworks show is suggested for children ages 3 and up. Aug. 1 at 12:30 pm at Puppetworks, 338 Sixth Ave. $10 for kids, $11 for adults. Reservations recommended. Call 718-965-3391 or email [email protected] to claim your spot.