Events This Weekend – Italian Opera, Two Parades, And More

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Have a great weekend and take advantage of all your neighborhood has to offer at one of these local events. If you have an event to share, please email us at editor@bensonhurstbean.com or post it on our our calendar.

Luna Park’s Dog Parade & Costume Contest  
When: Sunday, October 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Luna Park at 1000 Surf Avenue
What: Come watch over 100 furry friends compete for the titles of Mr. or Ms. Congeniality, Cutest, Most Original, Audience Choice and the grand-prize winner Best in Show, winning a three months’ subscription to Barkbox. Other contests winners will receive Petco gift cards.
How Much: FREE

Family fun move night and free pumpkin giveaway
When: Saturday, October 8. Activities from 4 to 9 p.m., Hotel Transylvania 2 screening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: McKinley Park at 73rd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway
What: Dress up the little ones in their Halloween costumes, bring blankets and picnic dinners, and come out for a free movie screening in the spirit of the season

Brooklyn Columbus Parade
When: Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m.
Where: The parade will begin at 18th Avenue and 61st Street and march to Benson Avenue
What: Annual celebration put on by the Federation of Italian American Organizations and other local sponsors
More Info: (718) 259-2828

Miley’s Mad Dash Storytime
When: Sunday, October 9 at noon
Where: The BookMark Shoppe at 8415 3rd Avenue
What: Join author Alyssa Browne for story time with Miley the courageous chihuahua
How Much: FREE

Italian Opera Company performance
When: Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: St. Finbar Msgr. Scanlan Center at 1839 Bath Avenue
What: The Italian Opera Company will perform a concept of light orchestra music feautring The International Aritsts & Musicians of the Italian Opera Company & Kings Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society
How Much: Donations at will
More Info: (917) 400-8366

International Coastal Cleanup Day
When: Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kaiser Park, Coney Island. Enter at the Bayview entrance to Kaiser Park, closest to the waterfront.
What: Come out and volunteer for a cleaner community. Help collect, identify and remove litter that has washed up on the shore.
More Info: For more information and questions about weather, contact Ted Enoch at (646) 483-8740.

Applebee’s Fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Brighton Beach/Coney Island
When: Saturday, October 8 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Where: 1217 Surf Avenue
What: Flapjack Fundraiser includes set breakfast menu only, no additions or substittions allowed
How Much: Tickets cost $10
More Info: Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, contact Joe Corace at joecrace@aol.com or (917) 282-9498, or Barbara Santonas at sec303@aol.com or (347) 634-2557.

Ongoing

Bensonhurst Greenmarket
When: Every Sunday up until November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 18th Avenue between 81st and 82nd street
What: Farmers market featuring a host of fresh produce grown in the tri-state area.
How Much: FREE entry, with food prices ranging. Cash, EBT, Food Stamps, debit, credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted
More information: Grow NYC

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
When: Every weekend September 24 through October 30
Where: Coney Island’s Luna Park
What: Come out for a host of family-friendly holiday-centric activities, including Kooky Spooky Karaoke, story time at the Monster Mash stage, glitter tattooing from Hiccups the Clown and much more
How Much: Activities range from free to $10 or so

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Hannah Frishberg is a 4th generation Brooklynite and editor of the Bensonhurst Bean. You can reach her at editor@bensonhurstbean.com, via Twitter @BensonhurstBean or via the Bensonhurst Bean's Facebook.