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12 super-cool things to do this weekend

By Jaz Joyner
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Fri July 18

Seeger Fest; various venues
Friday marks the second day of the first annual Seeger Fest, a five-day tribute to one of America’s greatest folk musicians, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 94.
 
Red Baraat—said to be the first Indian marching band in the United States—is a live-wire group that explores the exuberant Punjabi wedding-band tradition, as well as Bollywood classics and original tunes.
 
Write Off Poetry Debt; Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
Almost everyone is plagued by debt. But thanks to debt-resistance group Strike Debt, we can at least have our deepest financial woes expressed by poets like Niina Pollari who are having the same struggle.

Sat July 19

The Total Greenpoint Immersion; various locations
Is this Greenpoint immersion the one where you buy a $7 latte from a guy with a BFA in performance art? Probably not. But it will show you some of the best and brightest highlights of this bustling neighborhood. 
 
Passing out at a baseball stadium used to be an activity reserved exclusively for drunk uncles; nowadays, you can actually sign up to do it! You can sleep on the field and wake up to breakfast fit for Mr Met himself, who will also be in attendance.
 
Bronx Pride; various locations
The northernmost borough gets proud with this festival, featuring performances by dance-pop divas SK8 and Lori Michaels, salsa singer Amadis and many more.
 
Holistic healing center Maha Rose hosts a summer celebration and open house at its Greenpoint HQ with acupuncture we promise will make your anxious New York self feel more relaxed.
 
New Museum Block Party; Sara D. Roosevelt Park
The New Museum is taking it to the streets with its annual art- and community-themed festival.
 
Spoons, Toons and Booze; Nitehawk Cinema
Remember those Saturdays you’d wake up early just to catch your favorite cartoons as a kid? Well this nostalgic occasion is like that, only all grown-up. You’ll have cereal, of course, but since this is for the adults, there’ll also be themed cocktails.
 

Sun July 20

It's not just Brooklyn, it's Brüklyn, so obviously this will be a much cooler and much more delicious night. And since it's Brüklyn beer, it's that fine stuff. None of that PBR nonsense.
 
Sharks. Elevators. Airplanes. Bears. We’re all scared of something. At What Are You Afraid Of?, you’ll be confronted with a wide array of New York’s hottest comedians’ and storytellers’ fears as they grapple with them onstage…hilariously, of course.
 
Discover a whole new perspective of this vibrant neighborhood in a 90-minute journey that will cover some of the most notable landmarks such as the MetLife Clock Tower

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