Weekend Activities in Brooklyn
A sampling of weekend activities accessible to land-lubbers and swabbies alike.
Saturday, June 24th:
Onshore: This weekend is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. We're assuming this is a sufficient amount of information on the topic.
Offshore: Miramar Yacht Club hosts its annual "Coney Island Run." A parade of boats sail off the shore of Coney Island Beach and past the fishing pier. Contact MYC for more information.
Sunday, June 24th:
Onshore: While hip-hop may have originated in the Bronx, its certainly acquired a lot of flavor from Brooklyn. Celebrating BK's contribution to this American art form, the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, presented by Brooklyn Bodega, is a free, all-day concert at the Tobacco Warehouse in Empire-Fulton Ferry Park in DUMBO. The featured artist is one of our favorites: the "original, Asiatic, acrobatic," Big Daddy Kane.
Offshore: The 15th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Originating hundreds of years ago in predominantly Catholic fishing villages in southern Europe, the Blessing of the Fleet was conducted to ensure a safe and prosperous season for each boat. In Brooklyn, the annual Blessing of the Fleet takes place in Sheepshead Bay. Boats from all the area yacht clubs parade though Sheepshead Bay and get blessed by the various clergy for a safe sailing season. This year's Blessing of the Fleet is hosted by Excelsior Yacht Club, on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn. For further information, contact the EYC.