oM Weekend Agenda: Free Admission in Brooklyn, Car-Free Queens, Craft Beer and Lobster Festivals, More

Maine Lobster Festival
  • The Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and more open their doors to the public for a day of free admission on Sunday. [Heart of Brooklyn]
  • Chamber pop darlings Ra Ra Riot close out Celebrate Brooklyn’s free summer shows Friday at Prospect Park. [Bric Arts]
  • Where can you find 20,000 pounds of lobster this weekend? At the 64th Annual Maine Lobster Fest, which runs through Sunday in Rockland, Maine. [offManhattan]
  • Terrapin’s New York State Craft BeerFest returns to the Hudson Valley for a fifth year on Saturday from 2-8pm. [TerrapinRestaurant]
  • The Escape to New York music festival descends on Southampton Friday through Sunday, packed with critically acclaimed bands. [offManhattan]
  • New York’s only tall ship will be transformed into a party boat on Friday, complete with live music. [Nicky Digital]
  • Astoria’s Shore Boulevard closes to cars for the first of three Sundays for a variety of neighborhood activities. [Astoria Park Shore Fest]
  • Escape to New York’s three-day festival in Southampton has live music, traditional Shinnecock arts and crafts, and the “world’s biggest brunch.” [DailyCandy]
  • Tiny poetry press Boog City has gathered some of the best independent poets to perform in this not-so-tiny festival Friday through Tuesday. [Wilder Sild]
  • The New York Green Fest puts on exhibits, forums and a fair in the ultimate eco-friendly festival Friday through Sunday. [offManhattan]
  • Amateur sculptures will transform 50 mounds of sand into art Saturday at the Coney Island Sand Sculpture Contest. [NYC Parks]
  • Kids curious about the lifestyle in centuries past can get a feel for blacksmithing, spinning and quill-writing at Richmond’s Community Day on Sunday. [Historic Richmond Town]

Photo: Courtesy of Silvia Nittel