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Get Out: KIDFlix, Soul of Bklyn Block Party and Caribbean Rhythms at Target First Saturdays

Lap up the last bits of summer by taking part in all that the Bed-Stuy area has to offer!

WHAT: KIDFlix Film Festival

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, August 3, 7:00 p.m. at Fulton Park, Stuyvesant and Harriet Tubman Ave/Fulton St | A/C to Utica

WHY GO: Every Friday in August MoCADA hosts the KIDFlix Film Festival, at Fulton Park, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. This annual event draws hundreds of children and families from throughout the borough to experience kid friendly features, documentaries, shorts and television programming by filmmakers of the African Diaspora. TONITE's movie: "WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE?": Two NYC girls made this documentary about the food being served in our schools -- come see what they found! Also, LIVE DANCE by creative outlet young artists! Each year the festival ends with a screening of The Wiz, on the last Friday in August. Kids and adults alike are invited to dress up as their favorite character from the movie! Come early for the DANCE PARTY with TRUE dj! live performances! special guests! give-aways! contests! prizes! surprises!

HOW MUCH: Free

 

WHAT: 500 Men Making a Difference’s 3rd Annual Men's Day

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, August 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street

WHY GO: Learn how to play tennis or golf. The Marcy Tennis Club and the Newy York Golf Center will be on hand to show you how to play the game.  Do not miss exceptional workshops, including a morning boot camp, fitness contests, bike show, voter registration and BBQ!

HOW MUCH: Free

 

WHAT: Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, August 4, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 200 Eastern Parkway

WHY GO: This month’s theme is “Caribbean Rhythms”

Haitian Music Showcase: 5–7:30 p.m. Electronic artist Val Jeanty and saxophonist Buyu Ambroise perform their avant-garde take on traditional Haitian music, and Zing Experience fuses Haitian roots with a mix of voodoo rock, reggae, and hip-hop. Presented in partnership with the Haiti Cultural Exchange.

Gallery Talks: 6–8 p.m. Museum Guides and staff present lively ten-minute discussions of beloved objects throughout the Museum’s collections.

Film Screening: Reina de mi misma, Queen of Myself: Las Krudas d ’Cuba: 7 p.m. This documentary explores the impact of queer, feminist, all-female hip-hop group Las Krudas on the Afro-centric underground hip-hop scenes in La Habana and the United States. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Dance Lesson: 7–8 p.m. Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy leads a workshop on Afro-Caribbean dance with live drum accompaniment.

HOW MUCH: Free

 

WHAT: MoCADA presents SOUL of Brooklyn BLOCK PARTY   

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, August 4, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Fulton Street between Lafayette Avenue and Carlton Avenue

WHY GO: Soul of Brooklyn Week is a celebration of the diverse arts and culture of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora. The festival includes more than 20 performances, street fairs, educational events, workshops, tastings, film screenings and shopping opportunities, making Soul of Brooklyn Week the premier venue for tourists, arts enthusiasts and locals to experience all that Brooklyn’s African Diaspora has to offer.

HOW MUCH: Free

 

WHAT: Radio Host Lenny Green's Annual Family Day in Von King Park

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, August 5, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Von King Park is located at Lafayette Avenue and Greene Avenue

WHY GO: Recognized as one of the best community park events in Brooklyn, radio personality Lenny Green will be hosting his 8th Annual "Lenny Green Family Day" once again at Von King Park (formerly Tompkins Park). The August 5th event will include live performances, games, health screening and martial arts demonstrations. Special guest Chubb Rock along with DJ Bent Roc and the WBLS family will join co-host Indy Smith and Global Vito in keeping the kids and their family entertain all day. Branded games, designed to appeal to the event's target audience of children and adults, include relay and potato sack races. FunBash, a New York City base classic game service company will provide Jumbo size games like chess, checkers, trouble, jenga and dominos for everyone to enjoy.

Joining Lenny Green and his team this year to bring smiles and happiness into the hearts of everyone in attendance will be Medicare/Medicaid specialist WellCare, community base family pharmacy Walgreens and Transport Workers Union Local 100. With their support many kids will receive lots of gifts, which also includes a book bag with cool school supplies.

HOW MUCH: Free

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