Plaza Swing Series: Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:30PM
Central Library, Plaza
Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway
Paul Shapiro adds a little Yiddish flavoring to a distinctly American music that thrived in the 1930s and 40s: hard-swinging jump blues. Vocal powerhouse Cilla Owens lends her talents to this eclectic mashup of Jewish novelty songs and jazz. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm.
Made possible by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts
Celebrate Brooklyn! Benefit Concert
Jim James and the Roots
Prospect Park Band Shell
9th Street and Prospect Park West
Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $48.35
Celebrate Brooklyn holds a benefit concert to support free programming at Celebrate Brooklyn! A Performing Arts Program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn. Tonight at 6:00 p.m. State of the Union: An Evening of Collaborative Performances. Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket. The Roots, the legendary, Grammy Award winning hip hop crew began their career twenty-five years ago playing bucket drums and freestyling on the streets and competing with Boyz II Men for top honors at The Philadelphia High school for Creative and Performing Arts.
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!
Tropfest -- The World's Largest Short Film Festival
Prospect Park, The Nethermead lawn
June 22, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. FREE
Born 21 years ago in a cafe (‘The Tropicana’) in Sydney, Australia, Tropfest is now the world’s largest short film festival. The event will be hosted by acclaimed actor, producer, director, and screenwriter Liev Schreiber. The day kicks off at 3:00 pm in 'The Nethermead' at Prospect Park, with live music/DJs performing including Chairlift, Neon Indian (DJ set), Bear in Heaven, Ghost Beach, and People Get Ready. Then, at 8pm, the Tropfest New York short film competition begins. Judging and awards follow at 10:00 p.m.
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 is often forgotten because it was, in the words of Walt Whitman, a “resolute defeat.”
Surf + Turf + Earth
A Benefit for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
June 26, 2013
Liberty Warehouse, Red hook, Brooklyn
260 Conover Street, Brooklyn
BGI’s annual summer benefit, New Views 2013: South Brooklyn Surf + Turf + Earth, will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at the spectacular Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Unbeatable views of Lady Liberty, New York Harbor and the lower Manhattan skyline are yours for the evening! Open bar, live music, and dessert are all included. Enjoy the hot-and-sweet music of The Michael Arenella Quintet! Festive summer attire suggested.
This year’s event will feature tastings of seafood and land-food from some of South Brooklyn’s distinctive eateries, including: Brooklyn Crab, Court Street Grocers, Fairway Market, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbeque, Hometown Bar-B-Que, Luke’s Lobster, Mile End, M.O.B., Petite Crevette, Robicelli’s, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, Watty & Meg, and more!
Grove Alley Nite Market
Grove Alley, Downtown Brooklyn
June 28th, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. FREE Entry
The Grove Alley Nite Market on June 28th is your chance to explore this hidden gem in Downtown Brooklyn. The free Nite Market will begin at 5pm and feature a dozen vendors and food trucks selling everything from jewelry and vintage fashion to hibachi food and booze-infused desserts. And, it wouldn’t be a Brooklyn event without Brooklyn Brewery on tap. The music will kick off around 7pm, and the line-up of bands has something for everyone – from Trouble City All-Stars’ reggae beats to The Toothaches’ dance-punk vibe to Heems, a home-grown rapper (formerly of alternative hip-hop group Das Racist) whose first mixed tape was rated 8 out of 10 by Spin. In between sets, DJ Joro Boro will keep you dancing. Confirmed vendors include The Morris Truck (serving grilled cheese), Hibachi Heaven, Spirited, Lazy Looz, Ozma Autonomy, The Vanity Project, The Nomad Truck, WORN, Jwhite, Thanatos Candles & Beauty, Summer Mizera Vintage, and Pachamamita Designs.
Where's Grove Alley? In Downtown Brooklyn! Walk down Hanover Place between Fulton Mall and Livingston Street.
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!
Target First Saturday
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
July 6, 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.
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