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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn May 13-15

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Kids from ages 1-10 are in for a day of fun at the annual BKLYN Kids Block Party on Saturday, May 14.
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Friday, May 13 

“Post Pandemic Blues:” Enjoy a concert by Blues People, a band inspired by writer Amiri Bakara’s study of Afro-American music. The new group, currently in the process of recording their debut album, “The Skin I’m In,” explores the impact of blues on American culture in their tunes.

$15. 9-11 pm. The Atlantic Bklyn, 333 Atlantic Ave. between Smith and Hoyt Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. 

Saturday, May 14

Tastes of Flatbush: Get the flavors of Flatbush on this self-guided tour of the neighborhood with participants receiving menus and a map with participating restaurants once purchasing tickets.

$35 for a ticket granting four food or drink items. Noon-7 pm. Parkside Plaza in Prospect Park, at the intersection of Parkside and Ocean avenues in Flatbush. 

Green-wood’s Hidden Treasures: A Preservationist’s View: Take a look at Green-wood Cemetery through the eyes of a preservationist and learn what is required to keep the graveyard’s monuments, gravestones and mausoleums in great condition. 

$25. 11 am–12:30 pm. Green-wood Cemetery, 500 25th St. at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights.

BKLYN Indoor Block Party: Kids from ages 1-10 are in for a day of fun at the annual BKLYN Kids Block Party, with events like arts and crafts, soccer, skateboarding, and, of course, the coveted bouncy house.

Free. 11 am-3 pm. City Point, 445 Albee Square West at the intersection of Fulton and Broad streets in Downtown Brooklyn. 

Sunday, May 15

The Spring Makers Show: Dozens of local artisans and craftsmen gather for the Spring Makers Show at City Point, where they’ll sell their carefully-made art, home goods, jewelry, food and beverages, and more. Find your new favorite top or get a great gift.

Free. 11 am-7 pm. City Point, 445 Albee Square West at the intersection of Fulton and Broad streets in Downtown Brooklyn. 

All weekend long

The Industry City Design Festival: Design enthusiasts can rejoice at this all-week long event featuring dinners, movie showings, public art installations, artist studio tours, designer pop-ups and panel discussions highlighting the creative hub’s design district comprising 130 designers, architects and design retailers. 

Free. May 12-16 at varied times at Industry City, 220 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park . 

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