Israeli-born, New York City-based cello prodigy Yoed Nir has played with the likes of Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, and Of Montreal — and now he is playing on a boat! Nir performs at floating concert hall Bargemusic, with an eclectic set-list that includes Jimi Hendrix, Rachmaninov, and original compositions for the electric cello.
7 pm at Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing [near the corner of Furman Street and Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 624–4924, www.bargemusic.org]. $25.
Grab your proton pack and your ecto goggles and head down to Videology to celebrate the greatest sci-fi comedy film of all time. In addition to a screening of the original 1984 “Ghostbusters” movie, there will be trivia, a quote-off, a marshmallow roast, and a special ectoplasm cocktail.
8:30 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.videology.info]. $10.
Do you sometimes wish this city would just shut up? Writer and artist Siobhan Wall has written a whole guide to quiet places in New York City where you can escape the racket. She will be signing copies of “Quiet New York” at Word bookstore in Greenpoint, followed by a walking tour of peaceful places in the neighborhood.
4 pm at Word [126 Franklin St. at Milton Street in Greenpoint, (718) 383–0096, www.wordbr
What does Park Slope taste like? Find out at the annual “A Taste of Fifth” festival, where a smorgasbord of Fifth Avenue restaurants and bars will offer up samples of their signature food and booze. Purveyors include Grand Central Oyster Bar, Luke’s Lobster, the Chocolate Room, ACME Wine and Spirits, Gorilla Coffee, and many more.
6:30 pm at Grand Prospect Hall [263 Prospect Ave. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 551–5545, www. parkslopef
Scope this out — a group of experts on the Hubble Space Telescope will gather at the Way Station to discuss and debate the $6 billion piece of technology as part of the roving “Astronomy on Tap” science series. There will also be games, prizes, and glow-sticks
7 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.waysta