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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn June 10-12

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Who’s got Pride? This guy does! Celebrate Pride Month all weekend long, and especially on June 11 at the Brooklyn Pride Parade and Festival in Park Slope.
File photo by Jason Speakman

Friday, June 10

Spider-Man under the stars: Grab a blanket and head to McCarren Park for movie night. A part of the city’s Movies Under The Stars program featuring family-friendly films across the five boroughs, Friday night’s flick will be “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Film starts at dusk!

Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. McCarren Park’s Main Pool, 776 Lorimer St. in Williamsburg.

Saturday, June 11

Brooklyn Pride: You can celebrate Pride all month long in Brooklyn, but the borough’s biggest, most iconic celebration kicks off this Saturday, starting with the Brooklyn Pride Festival in Park Slope. Head to Fifth Avenue for a street fair that serves as a cross-section of the borough’s business, community and citywide organizations — all topped off with some fabulous entertainment (it is a Pride Month celebration after all). From there, you can catch the Brooklyn Pride Parade, billed as the only twilight parade in the northeast.

Free. Festival runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fifth Avenue between Union and Ninth Street in Park Slope. Parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and marches from Lincoln Place to Ninth Street on the same strip.

Pride for kids: It’s all the magic of Coney Island with none of the subway ride — Coney Island’s famous Lola Star visits Downtown Brooklyn for an inclusive, all-ages Pride celebration. Join in the Rainbow Parade, catch some classic circus performances, and make some art.

Free. 12-3 p.m. City Point, 445 Albee Square West between Willoughby and Fulton streets in Fort Greene.

Teensy Magazine launch: Join Teensy Magazine editor-in-chief Esme Neuburt for the launch of Teensy Magazine Volume 2! Written and created by New York City teenagers, Teensy focuses on mom-and-pop shops and community organizations with the intent of generating buzz and support for local businesses and culture.

Free. 10:30 a.m. Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St. between Douglass and Butler streets in Carroll Gardens. Register in advance here.

Dancing in the streets: Brooklyn Ballet is celebrating its 20th anniversary by bringing ballet classes and performances to the streets for all to enjoy. The organization is holding sample ballet classes for all ages and skill levels and breaking up the afternoon with performances by their talented company.

Free, RSVP recommended. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Albee Square at the corner of Fulton and Bond streets in Downtown Brooklyn. Register here.

Sunday, June 12

Celebrate Pride (and Walt Whitman!): The New York City Parks Department celebrates Pride Month with a ranger-led tour of some of Brooklyn’s beautiful parks and natural areas that inspired the work of poet Walt Whitman.

Free. 1-3 p.m. Tour begins at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park, 195 Cadman Plaza West in Downtown Brooklyn.

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