Five things to do in Brooklyn this week! • Brooklyn Paper

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

The grandaddy of all street fairs — the Atlantic Avenue — return on Sept. 26.
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Sept. 23

Tantric sax

Quirky Indian classical music collective Brooklyn Raga Massive is celebrating what would have been legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s 90th birthday with a performance of his tunes.

8 pm at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Third Avenues, in Gowanus, (718) 855–3388, www.littlefieldnyc.com]. $20–$25.


Sept. 24

My my, hay hay

Call it a huis party. Canarsie’s old-timey Dutch agricultural museum the Wyckoff Farmhouse hosts its annual country fair, with plenty of old-fashioned family fun including pony rides, a scavenger hunt, colonial crafts, and a puppet show.

1–5 pm at Wyckoff House Museum [5816 Clarendon Rd. between E. 58th Street and Ralph Avenue in Canarsie, (718) 629–5400 www.wyckoffmuseum.org]. Free.


Sept. 25

All’s fair

Brooklyn’s street fair season comes to an end with the biggest and best of them all, the Atlantic Antic. The massive mile-long neighborhood celebration fills the thoroughfare with food vendors, games, performers, face-painting, bounce houses, and more in one last hurrah as summer comes to an end.

Noon–6 pm at Atlantic Avenue (between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street in Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill, www.atlanticave.org). Free.


Sept. 27

Love again

Restore your faith in romance in this confusing post-Brangelina world with Boerum Hill comedy troupe Back Fat’s spin on realty dating shows, “the BackFatlorette,” where four male comedians — Paul Julmeus, Mike Abrusci, Zach Swan, and Mike Mercadal — will try to win over the heart and funny bone of a local lady.

8 pm at 61 Local [61 Bergen St. between Boerum Place and Smith Street in Boerum Hill, (718) 875–1150, backfat.flavors.me]. Free.


Sept. 28

Grape games

Navy Yard vineyard Rooftop Reds is pairs the everyman bar sport of cornhole and the classy libation of wine with a tournament every Wednesday evening on its rooftop watering hole. Toss the most little beanbags in a hole while drinking in the vino and great views, and you could win a free bottle to take home.

7 pm at Rooftop Reds [enter the Navy Yard at Sand and Navy streets in Fort Greene, (703) 582–8609, www.rooftopreds.com]. Free.

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