A free Coney Island Tour is available to learn about Coney Island’s unique history. Tour the new businesses and attractions, as well as its storied past! The tour meets up at Riegelmann Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
Brooklynites can meet up to shop, share recipes, and catch up with their neighbors at today’s Bensonhurst Greenmarket. It will take place at 18th Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchases and donations help sustain regional farms and ensure ongoing access to fresh, healthy, local farm produce. For more information, visitwww.grownnyc.org/bensonhurstgreenmarket or call (212) 788-7476.
Do you like to photograph nature for fun or for professional purposes? Bring your camera and explore Newtown Creek’s Dutch Kills tributary with Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman. This opportunity costs $24. It will take place at the Albert E. Short Triangle Park, located at Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street in Long Island City, Queens, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Try some new food today at the Food Truck Rally from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held at Grand Army Plaza, you can taste sample delights from New York’s best food trucks.
Come to the Powerhouse Arena today for “Summer Story Time” with Ashley from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The powerHouse Arena is located at 37 Main Street.
Walk the plank to see the one-man show teaching youngsters how to be good pirates. Lessons include learning how to stand, talk, sing, and laugh like Buccaneers. Adult tickets cost $13 and kids tickets cost $10 in advance; they can be purchased online at <http://www.smarttix.com/Show.aspx?ShowCode=PRE38>. Adult tickets cost $15 and kids ticket cost $12 at the door. The lessons will take place at the Waterfront Museum Lehigh Valley No. 79, 290 Conover Street, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Macy’s will be sponsoring fishing clinics in Prospect Park today at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Kids 15 and under can spend the summer afternoon learning how to fish in the lake. Look for the orange Pop-Up Audubon tent on Wellhouse Drive. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 718-287-3400 x303.
Spend your Saturday afternoon learning new facts on the Coney Island History Project Walking Tour, beginning at 2 p.m. Historian Charles Denson or poet/teaching artist Amanda Deutch, who have over 100 years of family history in Coney Island, leads the walking tour. The tour will meet at 3059 West 12th Street. Tickets can be purchased online at <http://coneyislandhistoryproject.eventbrite.com/>.
Want to learn how to play some old-school games? In the “History in Your Hands: Summer Games” session, learn how to play the board game Nine-Man Morris, or challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race. It will be held at the Lefferts Historic House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is showing the work of Brooklyn’s own in “Battle for Brooklyn.” Tickets can be purchased online for $10 at <http://www.aobff.org/#!tickets/c1z09>. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $12. The festival will take place at Founders Hall and Maroney Theaters at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Attend the Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert, featuring Beck, tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are still available for purchase via Ticketmaster; the cost per ticket is $50. The venue is the Prospect Park Bandshell, located at 9th Street & Prospect Park West.
Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, present an evening of fun and wonder for the entire family. Now in its fourth season, “Magic at Coney!!!” is a magical variety show highlighting magicians, illusionists, escape artists, and mentalists from around the world. The show will take place at 1208 Surf Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for Kids (under 12) in advance or at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at <http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=MAGI>.