Weather looks great for this weekend, which is good for regular events around town: yoga and tai chi at Socrates; canoe rides at the LIC Boathouse; and Warmup at PS1. There's ultimate frisbee happening at Astoria Park on Saturday morning at 11am, too.
Other exciting news: the N/W is getting new trains!
Friday, stop by the Beer Garden for their Stella promotion. There will be prizes, give-aways, and, of course beer. Or, make your way to Queensbridge Park (41st Avenue at Vernon Blvd. for Dancing Under the Stars. DJ Cee Roc will be spinning some funk and soul. 5-8pm and free!
On Saturday, the Albatross Bar will hold the Second Annual Date Auction to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The Matthew Shepard Foundation's goal is to educate and replace hate with understanding, acceptance and compassion. The event will take place at the Bar (36-19 24th Avenue at 37th Street), from 10pm to close. The evening will be hosted by Candy Samples and Jermy Hovies (Sirius Out Q Radio). Apart from the auction itself, raffle prizes, other auction items, as well as drag performances and music will be featured throughout the evening. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, with all proceeds going to The Matthew Shepard Foundation.
It's street fair central this weekend, with two fairs going on simultaneously! From the 18th-20th (Friday-Sunday), the fair is sponsored by the Borgetto Cultural Association and takes place on Steinway Street between 25th & 28th Avenues. On the 19th (Saturday) the fair is sponsored by the Dutch Kills Civic Association and takes place on 36th Avenue between 29th & 35th Streets.
Live acoustic greek music is going on throughout the weekend at Mezzo Mezzo (31-29 Ditmars Blvd.), too.
More fun, here.