Watch movies outdoors at Habana Outpost
Every Sunday from May through October, this Brooklyn eco-eatery hosts alfresco films like Pulp Fiction and Ghostbusters, screened over its outdoor patio. The only thing better than butter popcorn with a flick? Grilled Mexican-style corn on the cob. Munch away. Free.
757 Fulton St, (at South Portland Ave)
Sun 8pm; May–Oct
In November 2011, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation opened a new visitors’ center at the former shipbuilding complex, offering information on the facility and its connection to the surrounding neighborhoods. The gratis-admission location includes a café, weekend bus tours ($18–$30), bike tours (Mar–Oct; $24) and an 8,000-square-foot exhibition space that features the permanent “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future” exhibit, as well as rotating offerings. A free weekend shuttle departs from Jay Street at Willoughby Street every 15 to 20 minutes. Free.
63 Flushing Ave, (at Carlton Ave)
Eat a home-cooked meal without the work
The stove-top-impaired can find solace in Sunday Suppers, a dinner party–cooking class hybrid from photographer and culinary enthusiast Karen Mordechai. A few times a month, guests gather at her airy Brooklyn loft; each person tackles a different job to create the seasonal menu. The unique charm of the resulting meal is in the details: custom-designed menus, elaborate floral arrangements and enticing parting gifts, such as homemade preserves, plus a stack of recipe cards for the next time the urge strikes to tie one on (an apron, that is). To make reservations, e-mail email@example.com or visit sunday-suppers.com. $85 and up.