Five things to do in Brooklyn, July 12–18
Hell on wheel: The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents “A Night in Niblo’s Garden” — an evening of fire-eaters, acrobats, music, and more obscure entertainment, on July 12 and 13 in Green-Wood Cemetery.
Party among the dead at the magical event “A Night at Niblo’s Garden!” This spectacle will feature fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, and more, performing on and around Green-Wood Cemetery’s Crescent Water Lake, near the mausoleum of 19th-century nightlife impresario William Niblo. The show continues on Saturday night.
7 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery [25th Street at Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080, www.green-wood.com]. $40 ($75 VIP).
Brooklyn’s most relaxed market for hand-made comics and magazines sets up in the back garden of Williamsburg bar Pete’s Candy Store this afternoon. Pete’s Mini Zine Festival will feature 25 local creators, including food writer Suze Myers, queer cartoonist John Jennison, and this paper’s own Arts Editor Bill Roundy (pictured), with his drawings of drunken monsters.
2–7 p.m. at Pete’s Candy Store [709 Lorimer St. between Richardson and Frost streets in Williamsburg, (718) 302–3770, www.petescandystore.com]. Free.
The 10-day Giglio Italian Feast is already underway, but its most famous element — the Dancing of the Giglio — happens this afternoon! A 125-man platoon will hoist a 70-foot tower and parade it through the streets while a brass band plays! Watch the spectacle of strength, and then stick around for the street festival!
1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (275 N. Eighth St. between Havemeyer and Meeker in Williamsburg, www.olmcfeast.com). Free.
In New York City this year, 15 bicyclists have been killed by drivers, and plenty more have been injured. Comedians and bike enthusiasts Danny Felts, Jake Flores, and Ian Fidance (pictured) will fight tragedy with comedy tonight at “Stand Up! at Haven Cycles!” a stand-up show that will raise money for the Bike Messenger Emergency Fund.
8 p.m. at Haven Cycles [1546 Dekalb Ave. at Irving Avenue in Bushwick, (347) 529–4621, www.havencyclesnyc.com]. $5 suggested donation.
After a big week, chill out with some sweet harmonies from “I’m With Her,” a supergroup of three female folk artists: Sarah Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. The free show, part of the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, will open with sci-fi folk-pop from the quartet Darlingside.
7:30 p.m. at Prospect Park Bandshell, enter at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683–5600, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. Free.
Posted 12:00 am, July 12, 2019