Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 28

Pier 5 (Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street), Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

To the untrained eye, a group of shipping containers might look like, well, shipping containers. But out on Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend, there’s a whole lot more than meets the eye. Welcome to Photoville, where these ol’ metal boxes offer up a whole new perspective on getting behind the lens. This Thursday through next Sunday, the fest offers up more than 50 photography exhibitions inside the containers, along with talks, workshops, special nighttime events and a pop-up beer garden. =

Deal nearby: Sugar Shop

Saturday, September 20, 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
A Bike Tour of Lower Manhattan and Williamsburg Rooftops

Meets at Waterfront Bike Shop, 391 West Street, Manhattan

As we refuse to release our grasp on summer, we’re seizing any opportunity we can to be outside. One of the best things to do? Explore some of the best rooftops in Lower Manhattan and Williamsburg, and take it all in by bicycle. The tour starts in the West Village and continues on through the city before stopping for lunch at Smorgasburg. Admission is $55 per person (or $100 for two) and all participants will receive a copy of theRoof Explorer's Guide: 101 New York City Rooftops travel guide. Bike rentals are also available at a discounted rate at Waterfront Bike Shop on the day of the tour. Helmets are required.

Deal nearby: Berimbau Brazilian Cuisine

Saturday, September 20, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
NYC Brewers Guild Blocktoberfest

Waverly Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Remember what we said about summer ending? Well, here’s the first Octoberfest event to kick things off, and thankfully, they’re doing it with enough fresh, locally made beer to ease us right on into fall. The NYC Brewers Guild comes to Waverly Avenue for a block party complete with seasonal sips this Saturday. They’ll also have live music, DJs, food trucks, a raffle and a beanbag toss tournament.

Deal nearby: Samantha’s Southern Cuisinex

Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 10 a.m.
World Maker Faire

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens

There’s something incredibly satisfying about building things with your own two hands. At the World Maker Faire, they’re celebrating all the brilliant makers and doers among us. The organizers sum it up as “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new” for tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. Gather ‘round for 2 days, and you’ll get to soak up knowledge from all of the above.

Deal nearby: Alewife