1. You need to get ready for the West Indian-American Day Parade. Head to . , 200 Eastern Parkway at Washington Avenue, 5-11 p.m. Free.
2. You need to support local artists. In that case, go to the and buy some hand-made jewelry, greeting cards, food, gifts or clothing from local artisans. LaunchPad. 721 Franklin Ave. bet. Park and Sterling, noon to 6 p.m.
3. You need to cheer on Team USA ... and have some rum punch. See our list of and their drink specials.
4. You need to get the kids out of the house. Head to the which will have a "free riding" area for kids and their wheeled conveyances, a kimchee-making demonstration, hot dogs, lemonade, bubbles and chalk, a stoop sale or two, sprinklers via the fire hydrant and music by Nelson Serieux to close out the day. St. Marks Avenue bet. Carlton and Vanderbilt, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. See our for more options.
5. You need to know if your train is running ... or if you have to move your car. There are no planned subway changes affecting Prospect Heights stations all weekend. For drivers, alternate side parking rules won't be suspended again until Wednesday, August 15 for Feast of the Assumption, according to the NYCDOT.