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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Something thrilling to read: Gwendolen (Kristen Calgaro) and Cecily (Connie Castanzo) consult each other’s diaries in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” playing in Brooklyn Bridge Park from June 18 to June 23.
Jody Christopherson

Friday

June 14

Play ball!

Come to Coney Island to see Brooklyn’s beloved minor league baseball team kick off the new season! The Brooklyn Cyclones will take on their rivals from the across the river — the hated Staten Island Yankees. No matter how the match turns out, we all get to celebrate with fireworks after the game!

7 p.m. at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St. in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497, www.brooklyncyclones.com]. $14–$17.

Saturday

June 15

Go, go Gowanus!

Brooklyn’s Nautical Purgatory comes alive today! The Gowanus Visions Festival will bring dance performances to the waterside at 2 p.m.; you can take kayaking trips along the waterway with the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club from 1–4 p.m., and roots musician Colin Langenus will play at the group’s Clubhouse at 5 p.m.

1–6 p.m. at Gowanus Canal Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse (165 Second St. between Bond Street and the Canal in Gowanus, www.gowanuscanal.org). Free.

Tuesday

June 18

Wilde time

The New York Classical Theatre brings its delightful, mobile production of Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest” to Brooklyn Bridge Park tonight. Kristen Calgaro and Connie Castanzo (pictured) have wonderful comic timing as Gwendolyn and Cecily, so we cannot wait to see how they will take on the male roles — which they will do Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights.

Photo finish: The Brooklyn Cyclones will take on the hated Staten Island Yankee at the season’s opening game, at MCU Park on June 14.
Photo by Jordan Rathkopf

7 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier One (Old Fulton Street at Furman Street in Dumbo, www.nyclassical.org/earnest). Free.

Wednesday

June 19

Cheers!

Raise a glass at the “But I’m a Cheerleader” Drink or Dare Party, which takes the 1999 queer cult classic about teenagers who find love at a gay conversion camp, and adds a drinking game and interactive elements. Hosted by Videology and the House of Yes.

7:30 p.m. at the House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick), www.houseofyes.org. $15.

Thursday

June 20

Hoop dreams

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge was finally cleared out 10 years ago, and Dumbo will celebrate the anniversary with an extravaganza of performances by artists who have taken the stage there over the last five years, including the Brown Rice Family, the Maybelles, the White Wave Dance Company, and hula-hoop troupe Big Sky Works.

5 p.m. at Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza (155 Water St. between Adams and Pearl streets in Dumbo, www.dumbo.is). Free.

Yes we Canal: Experimental musician Colin Langenus will kick off the free monthly Creekers Jamboree music series with a concert on the bank of the Gowanus Canal on June 15.
Photo by Trey Pentecost

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