BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Aug. 12-14

A People’s Playground-themed masterpiece at a past Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition. The event returns this weekend for its 30th installment.
File photo by Steve Solomonson

Friday, Aug. 12

“Brooklyn is My Happy Place” Pop-UpCalling all kids! Brooklyn’s own Lola Starr has set up a 12,000-square-foot space that is every kid’s dream— outfitted with a t-shirt-making studio, a yuge star-filled dance floor, Instagram photo shoot backdrops, shopping and much much more! 

Tickets up to $24. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.. BKLYN Studios in City Point at 445 Albee Square West between Fulton and Willoughby streets in Downtown Brooklyn. 

Saturday, Aug. 13 

Zumba in the Park: Join Brooklyn’s wildest Zumba instructor for a fun and inclusive fitness class for people of all experience levels. 

Free to $10. 10 a.m. Canarsie Seaview Park at Seaview Avenue and E. 85th Street in Canarsie. 

Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival: Kick off your flip flops and come play at the beach! Kids, families and seniors, can enjoy a day of fun playing various competitive and non-competitive field games — from flag football and volleyball to cornhole and even a round of tug-of-war.

Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Coney Island Beach at W. 10th Street in Coney Island.

30th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition: Show off your sand-made creations at this annual sand sculpting competition after it took a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic or just come and watch the wild and unique sand sculptures being made. 

Free. noon-4 p.m. Coney Island Beach at W. 12th Street in Coney Island. 

Murderer’s Row: One of the city’s best tribute bands returns to Industry City to perform the songs of The Pretenders and the Faces as part of a series of rockin’ shows put on by Hometown Bar-b-que.

$20. 6 p.m. Industry City Bandshell at 220 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park. 

Sunday, Aug. 14

Hot Summer Romance! Bridgerton MarathonJoin romance novelists Sarah Maclean and Adriana Herrera for a conversation on the third act breakup used in the romance genre after a six-hour marathon of the first six episodes of the popular romance show’s second season. 

Free. Noon to 6 p.m. The Center for Fiction at 15 Lafayette Ave. at the intersection of Ashford Place in Fort Greene. 

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