July 5, 2019 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, July 5–11

The Wheel goes upside down: Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park gets a “Stranger Things” makeover this weekend to celebrate the third season of the Netflix show, with eerie surprises straight from the summer of 1985 in Hawkins.
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July 5

People are Strange

Coney Island is flipping into the Upside Down! Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be covered with promotional art for the third season of the creepy Netflix hit “Stranger Things” (out now), with special surprises throughout the park until 6 p.m., followed by a Boardwalk dance party and fireworks with a “Stranger Things” theme.

Noon–10 p.m. at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park [3059 W. 12th St., between Bowery Street and Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, (718) 372–2592,]. Free.


July 6

Swing state

Keep the celebratory spirit of the Fourth of July going until the Sixth of July! George Gee’s Swing Orchestra will play patriotic tunes under the stars tonight, along with its usual hep big band sound. The show will also feature special guest vocalist John Dokes and a lindy-hopping dance duo.

8 p.m. at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford street in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368-5596,]. Free.


July 7

World class

The final match of the Women’s World Cup will happen today in France, and screen here at 11 a.m. We cannot say for certain that the bad-ass women of United States team will be in the final, but at press time, the Americans were beating the England team in the semi-final 2 to 1, so we’ll just say: “U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!”

11 a.m. at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge [Water Street between Pearl and Adam streets in Dumbo, (718) 237–8700,]. Free.


July 10

Glam guide

Fashion icon Dapper Dan launches his memoir “Made in Harlem” tonight at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The pioneer of high-end streetwear will discuss his rise from street kid to fabulous designer to the stars with “Project Runway” judge Elaine Welteroth.

7 p.m. at BAM Rose Cinemas [30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100,]. $20 ($40 with book).


July 11

What a View!

The 20th annual “Movies With a View” series launches tonight in Brooklyn Bridge Park with a screening of “Pariah,” a beautifully-shot coming-of-age tale about a teenage lesbian from Fort Greene. The movie starts at sundown (about 8:30 p.m.), but show up early to lay down a blanket and listen to local dee-jays.

6 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier One [Old Fulton Street at Furman Street in Dumbo, (718) 222–9939,]. Free.

Posted 12:00 am, July 5, 2019
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