Friday, August 05, 2011

Great Events This Weekend

"Popping" a photo of city block party Zaca took in 2009, one of 300 in the "Block Party: Soul of Summer" exhibit opening Thursday in Crown Heights.

"Popping" a photo of city block party Zaca took in 2009, one of 300 in the "Block Party: Soul of Summer" exhibit opening Thursday in Crown Heights. (Image via the New York Daily News)

It's the first weekend of August in Crown Heights, but there's nary a dog day in sight, as cultural institutions and creative folks give residents plenty to do. A smattering of local offerings is below:

- Check out Anderson Zaca's show "Block Party: Soul of Summer" (photo above) at 1158 Dean Gallery, which got a nice write-up in the NYDN.

- On Saturday, swing by Built in Brooklyn for locally-produced crafts and handiwork, from 12pm - 6pm at LaunchPad.

- Later on Saturday, head over to Five Myles Gallery from 5pm - 8pm for the opening of "To Gather," featuring artwork by Erin Gleason and performances from hip hop duo DobleFlo, vocal artist Malesha Jessie, poet Lynne Procope, comedian Elon James White, and Erik da Barber.

- Finally, on Sunday, enjoy free admission to all six of Heart of Brooklyn's institutional partners (The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Brooklyn Children's Museum, The Prospect Park Zoo, The Brooklyn Public Library, and Prospect Park).

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