Tip Sheet: June 25-June 29

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wfalls.jpgChasing Waterfalls
The largest art installation to hit New York since Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Gates will be Olafur Eliasson’s New York City Waterfalls. The four man-made structures, ranging in height from 90 to 120 feet along the East River, will drop thousands of gallons of river water a minute — and the faucets get turned on Thursday at 7 am and run till 10 pm, when the falls will be lit by LEDs. For a good view, stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade or Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, hop on the NY Water Taxi from Fulton Landing to South Street Seaport, or try the new, free Ikea shuttle. June 26-October 13 at Governors Island, Piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn, under the Brooklyn Bridge and Pier 35 in Manhattan, nycwaterfalls.org

Another Free Ride to the Falls
figment.jpg Friday through Sunday, Governors Island becomes a “Burning Man for lazy people” with sculptures, installations, music and activities like a Diorama-making stand (perfect for kids) and a free, City of Dreams Mini-Golf course (for the kid in you). The occasion is Figment, a festival of public art, and the free ferry ride from the Maritime Building to the island will give you an up close view of one of Eliasson’s falls, too. June 27, 10 am-5 pm, June 28-29, 10-7 pm, figmentnyc.org

Photo Finish
At Figment, attend a 11 am Saturday panel on crowd-sourced art — or see it in action at the Brooklyn Museum’s opening of Click!, an exhibition of photos curated by regular Joes and artists alike. Friday, June 27-August 10, brooklynmuseum.org

Another Summer BBQ
The UnFancy Food Show isn’t the only local grub gathering this week. Tonight, hipster haven Studio B hosts their first rooftop Studio BBQ with music provided by Finger on the Pulse DJs and food prepared by chefs Lesley Stockton (Dram Shop), Avery Wittkamp (Marlow and Sons’ pastry chef), Gabe McMackin (previously, Blue Hill at Stone Barns), and Heather Meldrom (formerly at Craftsteak NYC). The to-be monthly Studio BBQs are sponsored by the Bedford Cheese Shop, so expect more zing on your burger than cheddar. June 25, 7-10 pm, $4 per plate, clubstudiob.com

 

Treasure Coney Island
Ahoy, minor league baseball lovers! Watch the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Aberdeen IronBirds during Pirate Night on Thursday, featuring free eye patches and a crowd full of wannabe buccaneers. June 26, 7 pm, tickets from $7, brooklyncyclones.com

Most Beautiful Girl on the G Train
This Friday at East Coast Aliens, 11 girls (with the aid of 11 designers) will use a combination of beauty and obscure talents to fight for the kind-of-but-not-really coveted title of Mizz Greenpoint, which might possibly be the most glamorous crown in all of Northern Brooklyn. June 27, 8 pm, $20 (includes 2 drinks), brooklynglamour.com

coldwarkids.jpgAnother Must-See Outdoor Summer Concert
The Cold War Kids (who you might remember from their cover of “Electioneering” on last year’s OK Computer tribute album) headline Friday’s Celebrate Brooklyn event, backed by opening acts Sam Champion and Elvis Perkins (who you heard on our awesome mix tape). Look beyond the California-based band’s seemingly irrelevant name, and you’ll hear something on the poppy side of indie, with bluesy lead vocals. June 27, 7 pm, $3 suggested donation, Prospect Park Bandshell

Not So Quiet Riot
Give iTunes the figurative finger this Sunday by checking out the Brooklyn Record Riot, where more than 40 dealers (including local favorites like Permanent Records and Earwax) will be selling loads of CDs and vinyl. DJs, beer and kielbasa only sweeten the deal. June 29, 11 am-8 pm, $3, warsawconcerts.com

Sent by Chrysanthe and Keith.