The Brooklyn Waterfront: Past and Present
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Avenue, Prospect Hts
This class charts the development, decline, and rebirth of the Brooklyn waterfront from 19th century port to 21st century playground.
With the dual lens of preservation and renewal, examine how communities, real estate interests, and the city have reshaped the waterfront from Greenpoint to Sunset Park since the 1970s.
Richard House: The Kills
Reading, Audience Q&A, Book Signing
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:00 p.m.
163 Court Street, Cobble Hill
The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy told in four books. It begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body. Moving across continents, characters, and genres and with the intelligence of John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and the scope of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, there will be no more ambitious or exciting novel published this year.
Altan / Maura O’Connell
Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Prospect Park Band Shell, Park Slope
Enter on Prospect Park West at 9th, 11th, or 15th Streets
Presented by BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Founded in County Donegal nearly three decades ago and “thought by many to be the finest traditional Irish combo working today,” (Chicago Weekly) ALTAN “have managed to cross the all-important cultural barriers between folk and world and rock music.” (Sunday Tribune, Dublin). Altan’s music ranges dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs. Impeccably produced recordings mark their entire career, but heartwarming, dynamic live performances are what have won and kept the affections of the band’s legions of fans from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle.
MAURA O’CONNELL delivers stirring renditions of Irish classics with a hint of Nashville twang. Her restless inquisitive creativity has won her success and critical acclaim as both a solo artist and a collaborator with a wide array of Celtic, folk, pop and country artists.
Every Tuesday Night
A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show
The People's Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens
Every Tuesday at 8 pm, Tim Ellis and Mo Fathelbab host Manifesto! -- a comedy uprising in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They bring a lineup of the best comedians in NYC and beyond to The People's Republic of Brooklyn -- a current hotbed of comic dissent. The revolution will be hilarious...and FREE!
The TUESDAY, JULY 1ST Manifesto! will feature these amazing performers*:
Emmy Blotnick, Carrie Gravenson, Stephanie Holmes, Ben Kronberg, Thomas Attila Lewis, Jason Saenz, Brad Steuernagel, and Sam Grittner, who continues his residency
*Lineup is subject to change
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
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.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope
The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
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!