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Weekend Picks: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Bastille Day and more

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Busta Rhymes and other artists take the stage during the final day of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, paying special tribute to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. (Sat., 3 p.m., $65, Pier 3 Uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 288 Furman St., DUMBO, bkhiphopfestival.com)

An alternative to Central Park's Shakespeare in the Park, the performance series "Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot" takes the Bard's comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and gives it a modern-day political slant. (Thurs.-Sat. through July 28, 8 p.m., FREE, Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome sts., 212-873-9050)

For New Yorkers heading to the Hamptons this weekend, one event is not to be missed: Taste of Two Forks. Hosted by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the evening gives guests the chance to try chow and wine from 40 of the East End's best restos and wineries. (Sat., 6:30 p.m. for VIPs or 7:30 p.m. for general admission, $150-$225, Sayre Park, 154 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton, danstasteoftwoforks.com)

Have a trés fun time at either of these Bastille Day celebrations. The first, hosted by the resto Bar Tabac, takes over Smith Street in Cobble Hill, with live music, a pétanque tourney and plenty of food and drink (Sun., 11 a.m., FREE, 128 Smith St., Cobble Hill, 718-923-0918). Or, head uptown for a French-themed block party (Sun., noon, FREE, 60th St., btwn Lexington and Fifth aves., bastilledayny.com

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