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When midsummer temperatures get sultry, and sitting on your stoop gets boring, it's hard to keep kids occupied. Here is a list of outdoor entertainment around Brooklyn worth checking out.
вЂў For a flick under the stars head to Williamsburg for Mondays Under the Moon in East River State Park every Monday in August at 8:30 p.m. Showings include The Astronaut Farmer and 2001: A Space Odyssey. For more info visit: www.nysparks.com
вЂў Stop by the Prospect Park Zoo to Samba with the Sea Lions on Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Resident sea lions will dance to live music courtesy of Samba New York. For more info call (718) 399-7339
вЂў Also on Thursdays in August, kids under 12 can ride the Prospect Park Carousel for free. Call (718) 965-8999 for more info.
вЂў Bed-Stuy native and Woodstock legend Richie Havens performs Thursday, Aug. 8, as part of the BAM 2008 Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech. The free concert starts at noon on the lawn at MetroTech commons. Call (718) 636-4100 for details.
вЂў For more outdoor movies, go to McCarren Park Pool on Tuesdays at dusk for Summer Screenings. Movies include Blue Velvet, Velvet Goldmine and Rushmore. Get there early to grab a good seat. For more info, visit www.mccarrenpark.com
вЂў Enjoy an urban safari at Prospect Park with Twilight Tours on Thursdays in August at 7 p.m. A $25 ticket pays for a romantic evening complete with wine and cheese. Boats leave from the Audobon Center. Reservations are required. For more info or to make reservations, call (718) 287-3400, ext. 114.
вЂў The Narrows Botanical Garden in Bay Ridge will have Art in the Park on Sundays, Aug. 10, and Sept. 14. They will also screen Wait Until Dark at sundown on Thursday, Aug. 14, as part of the Movies in the Park series. For more info visit www.narrowsbg.org
вЂў On Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m., Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Science Friday, will present his TalkingScience's AquaCabaret at the New York Aquarium at W. Eighth St. and the Boardwalk in Coney Island. Enjoy mojitos and barbecue while listening to some of today's top scientists. After the show, guests are invited to stay and view the famous Coney Island fireworks display. Special admission is $8 for presale by calling (718) 741-1822 or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.nyaquarium.com
вЂў For educational films with a distinctively African flare, explore the Kidflix Film Fest in Bed-Stuy's Fulton Park at Utica Ave. and Fulton St. Movies include everything from a documentary on Bed-Stuy's own Shirley Chisolm to The Wiz. The films run every Friday in August at 8 p.m. For more info: www.mocada.org
вЂў Liza Minnelli will headline the show at Thursday's installment of the 30th anniversary Seaside Summer Concert Series in Asser-Levy Park, W. Fifth St. and Surf Ave. in Coney Island. She will be joined by guest star Christopher Cross. The show on Aug. 14, Salsa by the Sea, will feature El Gran Combo, La India and Rakim Y Ken-Y. On Aug. 21, Huey Lewis and the News will perform with guest star Paul Thorn.
вЂў If you are looking for a unique way to shed pounds, go to Brooklyn Bridge Park for Waterfront Workouts with the Fitness Guru on Tuesdays in August from 7 to 8 p.m. Come learn Pilates exercises with Lawson Harris and her team. Mat rentals are free with an ID and registration begins at 6:30 p.m. For info: www.brooklynbridgepark.org