1. You need to show your community pride. Head to the Wash Ave Rocks! street fair, which includes an awesome-sounding step/double-dutch performance, a taste-off, a fashion show "celebrating the decades," a (bring copies of yours, if you have any) and tons of kids activities (see below). See the full schedule of the Washington Avenue street fair here. Washington Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue, 12-6 p.m. Free.
2. You need art, local art. Three fairs in one day! In addition to above, we have two local art fairs: there's , which shows off photography, paintings, jewelry, textile arts and more created by artists and craftspeople from Crown Heights, Bed Stuy, and throughout Brooklyn. there is also live music and food. 1095 Dean St. bet. Franklin and Bedford, 1-7 p.m. Free. And also the at LaunchPad. 721 Franklin Avenue (Park/Sterling), 12-6 p.m. Free.
3. You need a good laugh about your commute. After Tuesday's of horror, all we can do is laugh about it, so head to for the . 603 Vanderbilt Ave., 8 p.m. Free.
4. You need to get the kids out of the house. If it's not raining, head to the in Prospect Park at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. If it is raining, head to at the Transit Museum. And of course stop by the street fair for face painting a step/double-dutch performance and a water slide. See our weekly list of for more options.
5. You need to know if your train is running ... and if you have to move your car. No subway changes affecting Prospect Heights stations all weekend, but note that the Q train is running through the tunnel in both directions, according to the MTA, so leave extra time. For drivers, alternate side is suspended Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21 for Idul-Fitr, according to the NYCDOT.