The “Can-Do” Yard: World War II Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg 92, Flushing and Carlton Avenues
This tour examines the role of the New York City waterfront in the war effort, explores connections between the Yard and famous battles of World War II, and visits sites of significance that remain from this era, including the Naval Hospital campus, the Naval Film Exchange, a working dry dock, and even businesses outside the Yard that switched to wartime production. By visiting these sites, hearing the stories of workers and sailors, and examining historical images and documents from the period, the tour aims to evoke a sense of what the Yard was like during the war and illuminate the historical legacies that persist to this day.
La Hija de Rappaccini
By Daniel Catán
Gotham Chamber Orchestra
At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
150 Eastern Parkway
455 Flatbush Avenue
990 Washington Avenue
Monday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:30.
Based on the classic short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini’s Daughter) tells of a doctor who seeks to protect and control his daughter by keeping her locked in a garden where he experiments with poisonous plants. She is immune to them but is a carrier of their danger. When a young student falls in love with her, he is faced with the knowledge that pursuing that love will surely lead to his death. The libretto is by Octavio Paz. This special performance by Gotham Chamber Opera takes place outdoors on the Cherry Esplanade. Advance tickets are required.
Brooklyn Children's Museum Free Thursday Night!
145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Mark's Place
June 20, 2013
The third Thursday of every month. Free hours start at 4:00pm, and the Museum stays open until 7:00pm for all your fun exploring!
Greg Di Gesu
94 Avenue A at 6th Street Manhattan
9:00 p.m. Sharp
Brownstone's own Greg Di Gesu will be performing songs written in the past few months for acoustic guitar and keyboard.
Also performing are Ifrit at 8:00 and the Fitz Edwards Band at 10:00
Target First Saturday
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
June 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $5 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.
Chilean singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña
Chicha Libre’s Peruvian-inspired psychedelic pop
Political hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz
Afro-Peruvian percussionist Marcos Napa and his band
Pop-up Gallery Talks, Storytelling, Curator Talks, and More
Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center
Annual LGBT Pride Celebration at Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Downtown Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 6, 6:00pm
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn Pride, Inc. host an evening reception honoring “The King of New York Nightlife” Murray Hill; the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force Inc. and Elaine Greeley, executive director; GLOBE (Gays and Lesbians of Bushwick Empowered) and Ivan Luevanos, LGBTQ justice organizer; and Unity Fellowship Church of Christ NYC and Senior Bishop Zachary G. Jones, founder.
Battle Pass – Revolution IV: An Exhibit by Proteus Gowanus
The Old Stone House
336 Third Street, near 5th Avenue Brooklyn
Saturdays and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. through June 24th, 2013
Battle Pass- Revolution IV This exhibit of the Proteus Gowanus Battle theme, explores the pathos of the Battle of Brooklyn, stimulating collective memory, evoking parallels between past and present, while focusing on the complexity, moral ambiguity, and devastation of this important Revolutionary confrontation. The word “revolution” circles around us, forming the early consciousness of our country. History, also cyclical, repeats itself, and when it is forgotten, it haunts us, lying dormant in our collective memories. In 1776 one such haunting unfolded across a wide swath of what is now Brooklyn. Perhaps the battle if often forgotten because it was, in the words of Walt Whitman, a “resolute defeat.”
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 F1fth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Barbès, 376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Grand Army Plaza
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!