BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn June 3-5

Red Hook Fest, Red Hook’s largest cultural event, returns this weekend with music, dancing, and more.
Photo by Todd Seelie

Friday, June 3

The return of Red Hook Fest: Red Hook Fest 2022 kicks off Friday with a dance party and community barbecue at PS 15, featuring free food, great music and activities fit for the whole family. Festivities will continue on Saturday with larger performances on a main stage at Valentino Park and Pier.

Free. 5 p.m. PS 15, 71 Sullivan St. between Richards and Van Brunt streets in Red Hook. Main event Saturday at 2 p.m. at Valentino Park and Pier.

Brooklyn Film Festival opening nightThe 25th edition of Brooklyn Film Festival opens Friday with an in-person, world premiere screening of the powerful and nuanced coming of age crime drama-thriller, “Signs of Love,” written and directed by Clarence Fuller, and produced by David Michaels. Over the course of the 10-day festival, BFF will present 35 two-hour films online via its website, with the same 35 flicks being shown in person either at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint or Union Docs in Williamsburg.

$35. 7 p.m. Windmill Studios, 300 Kingsland Ave. between Nassau and Norman avenues in Greenpoint.

Saturday, June 4

Bushwick Collective Block PartyCelebrate Bushwick all day at this free annual block party hosted by The Bushwick Collective. The party takes over three full blocks with graffiti and street art, local food trucks and vendors, and a main stage with more than 35 live performances by artists including Positive K and DK Evil Dee.

Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 Scott Ave. at the corner of Troutman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Bushwick.

Emo Prom: It’s a blast from the recent past — remember your angstiest teen moments at The Black Parade: Emo Prom, where DJs will play your favorite emo and pop-punk music from artists including Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, and more. Dance and revel in the music with your fellow former emo kids. RSVP online for a chance to receive free admission.

$10-$15. 10 p.m. Schimankski, 54 North 11th St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg.

Tastes of Park Slope: Eat, drink and support local businesses this weekend at Brooklyn’s first-ever Tastes of Park Slope, a food and beverage crawl exploring the culinary gems of the historic neighborhood. Ticket-buyers receive a menu and map of participating establishments, and design their own stroll to check our delicious offerings (at four “tastes” for $35, and 12 for $100). See a map of those eateries and watering holes here.

$35-$100. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. All over Park Slope.

A different kind of Brooklyn Bridge tour: Join Green-wood Cemetery for a trolley tour of their eternal residents who helped build the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s historian and the author of “Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D,” for a visit to the graves of the many cemetery residents who played key roles in the construction of the New York City icon, from the assistant engineers who built the bridge, the shipbuilder who built the caissons used during its construction and the bridge’s general contractor to trustees who helped guide the work — including Boss Tweed.

$30. 10 a.m.–noon. Green-wood Cemetery, 500 25th St. at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights.

Sunday, June 5

Caribbean-American celebration at Prospect Park: Caribbean-American Heritage Month is upon us, so for the month of June Prospect Park will celebrate the vibrant island cultures that make Brooklyn great. On Sunday, stop by the Boathouse for a screening of the 1978 cult classic reggae film “Rockers,” which offers a tale of struggle and triumph in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. The showing is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance in partnership with caribBEING, a Flatbush-based cultural organization that builds awareness and fosters Caribbean heritage.

Free. 4 p.m. Prospect Park Boathouse, 101 East Drive within the park.