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The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday • Brooklyn Paper

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Man alive! Sous chef Brendan Cahill indulges in a strip steak and a whiskey at Char No. 4. You can almost taste the testosterone.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

After an 18-month hiatus spent soul-searching in the Tibetan Highlands, The Weekender has finally returned. Here’s what’s what to do this weekend in the County of Kings.

Set sail up the East River for scenic DUMBO, exotic Greenpoint and mustachioed Williamsburg (hey, it’s free).

• For the ride, why not pack a Montreal bagel, stacked with a hefty helping of smoked fish?

• Want to hear a band? How about 250? Folk-rockers Beirut are headlining the Northside Festival in this year’s biggest indie-palooza on June 18.

• Get caught up on Brooklyn’s emerging talent, with film screenings, readings and craft exhibits descending upon waterside Williamsburg starting Friday.

• Unleash your inner Elton on the Coney Island Boardwalk, or at Grand Army Plaza.

• They say old habits die hard! Watch New York’s bravest go head-to-head with the Russkies in the hottest ice hockey game since the Cold War.

• Head out to McCarren Park to witness kickball history in the making on Sunday.

• Rib-eyes! Strips! Porterhouses! Quail? Treat dear old Dad to a meaty meal for the books — just don’t forget the Scotch.

• Cranking out that novel (who isn’t?)? Mosey on down to (yes) Brooklyn Heights, snag a fresh whoopie pie, and let those creative juices flow over a piping hot mug of Stumptown coffee.

• Enjoy the sights and smells of Bay Ridge’s own urban arboretum (while it’s still got trees).

• And don’t forget the Cyclones’ opening weekend on Saturday and Sunday nights.

And, as always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar. Until next week!

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