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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn April 29-May 1

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Sip on margaritas made by some of New York City’s best bartenders and Mixologists at Margarita Rumble at Dobbin Street this weekend.
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Friday, April 29

Innov Gnawa performance at BAM: Head on over to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a taste of Moroccan culture for a performance of the country’s spiritual music performed by NYC band Innov Gnawa.

Free. 9 pm. Brooklyn Academy of Music. 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St Felix Street in Fort Greene. 

Saturday, April 30

Margarita Rumble: Revel in the glory of drinking lots of margaritas and try to keep your head on straight, since you’ll be helping to decide which of New York City’s best mixologists has the superior margarita recipe. Live music keeps the mood light and summery as you sip these delicious samples.

$65. Noon. Dobbin Street, 64 Dobbins St. between Norman and Nassau avenues in Greenpoint.

The Center for Fiction’s Family Day: Reading and writing aren’t just for kids, and the Center for Fiction is celebrating their youngest readers at KidsRead/KidsWrite, an outdoor storytelling celebration featuring a book fair and performance by the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composter’s Program.

Free. 11am-1pm. The Plaza at 300 Ashland, 300 Ashland Pl. at the intersection of Lafayette and Flatbush avenues.

Flutter: A Discovery Play for Babies: Introduce your baby to theater and puppets at this interactive play designed to introduce babies 6-18 months to the four seasons. 

$8-$35. 10:15 am with shows throughout the weekend. ART New York, 138 South Oxford St. between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue in Fort Greene. 

Picture This! Live Animated Comedy: Check out this live comedy show where comedians including Julia Shiplett, Sam Taggart, and Rob Haze perform stand-up while being watched and drawn live by some of the borough’s most talented animators and cartoonists. 

$10-$15, 7 pm at Union Hall, 702 Union Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope.

Sunday, May 1 

Great Trees of Green-Wood: Nature lovers wait all year long for peak blooming season, so don’t let it pass you by! Enjoy Green-Wood Cemetery’s thousands of trees as they show of their best and most colorful flowers on a walking tour led by an expert member of Green-Wood’s Horticultural team.

2pm. $20-$25. Green-Wood Cemetery. 500 25th Street at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights.

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