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BEYOND WHALES The South Street Seaport Museum and the Friends of Hudson River Park present “Melville Day,” celebrating the life and work of author Herman Melville. Events include a paddleboat ride on the Hudson River, a walking tour of Lower Manhattan, and a book talk, all related to Melville’s connection with New York. Saturday, 10 a.m., festival begins at Pier 40,Hudson River Park, Houston Street and the West Side Highway,212-748-8786, $30 general, $20 members.

ISLAND FEVER The Prospect ParkAlliance presents the Brooklyn Caribbean Youth Fest, a daylong celebration of Caribbean culture featuring food, dance programs, and reggae and soca music. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Prospect Park, the Nethermead,16th Street and Prospect Park Southwest, Brooklyn, 718-965-8943, free

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