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July 2015

By David Finck | on July 18,2015 at 4:06PM

Second Annual Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm
FREE!

The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Prospect Hts.
www.waystationbk.com

The Second Annual Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival is a five-day multi-venue neighborhood experience highlighting Brooklyn musicians, artists and culture organized by The Way Station. This year they’ve increased the number of participating music venues and invited local businesses and art initiatives to host special Brooklyn focused events and exhibitions. Featuring over 75 Brooklyn-based bands and musicians, The PHMAF will also address how to sustain an affordable, desirable, culturally diverse and creatively active neighborhood in a panel discussion featuring Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.

Warm up for the Festival by downloading the free PHMAF Mix Tape. Attend the Festival to support the neighborhood and the musicians, artists and culture that thrive there.

This event is generously sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery: Founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization. Red Hook, Brooklyn. A festival catalog will be available at participating venues.

Music Venues:
The Way Station- waystationbk.com
Branded Saloon- brandedsaloon.com
Soda Bar- facebook.com/pages/Soda-Bar/111725295530380
The Saint Catherine- thesaintcatherine.com/
Tooker Alley- tookeralley.com
Exhibitions & Events:
Brooklyn Brainery- brooklynbrainery.com Brooklyn Metal Works- bkmetalworks.com Brooklyn Museum- brooklynmuseum.org
Free Arts Brooklyn
GRIDSPACE- gridspace.org
Groundswell- groundswell.nyc
Haiti Cultural Exchange- haiticulturalx.org
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Hancock Street Art Stroll
Sunday, July 19th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FREE!

Hancock Street between, Ralph and Patchen Avenues

Join The 700 Hancock Street Block Association for their 1st Annual Art Stroll Show showcasing the best in local art. Live music! Food vendors! Rain or Shine!!

For more details, e-mail 700hancock@gmail.com.
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Michael Oien
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Barbès
376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Bassist/composer Michael Oien celebrates the release of his debut album, And Now, available on Fresh Sound/New Talent. The ensemble will include Matthew Stevens (guitar), Nick Videen (alto sax), Jamie Reynolds (piano), and Eric Doob (drums). "Mature and clever post-bop sounds." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
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16th Annual TromaDance Film Festival
Friday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 p.m.
FREE!

The Paper Box
17 Meadow St., East Williamsburg
Troma
718-391-0110

TromaDance features a range of films made independently, usually without big stars, big money and far removed from the Hollywood studio system. The official selections of TromaDance have been made with nothing more than passion, courage, integrity, and raw talent.

Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Admittance to all screenings, panels, parties, and events is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

This year’s Schedule: http://www.tromadance.com/schedule.php
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Book Launch: Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos
Monday, July 27th, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The PowerHouse Arena
37 Main St., DUMBO
718-666-3049

Language Arts is about a teacher, Charles Marlow who teaches his high school English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son, or with his ex-wife, who abandoned their shared life years before, or even with his college-bound daughter who has just flown the nest. He’s at the end of a road he’s traveled on autopilot for years when a series of events forces him to think back on the lifetime of decisions and indecisions that have brought him to this point. With the help of an ambitious art student, an Italian-speaking nun, and the memory of a boy in a white suit who inscribed his childhood with both solace and sorrow, Charles may finally be able to rewrite the script of his life.

Stephanie Kallos is the author of Broken for You, which was selected by Sue Monk Kidd for The Today Show book club and was a national bestseller, and Sing Them Home, one of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Novels of the year. She lives in Seattle with her family.
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Henry IV, Parts 1  & 2, by Wm. Shakespeare
Tuesday, June 30 –Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Performances are NOT daily; both parts not performed together at every performance. Check exact dates and performances at http://www.smithstreetstage.org/dates
FREE!

The Smith Street Theatre
All shows are in Brooklyn's Carroll Park, immediately off the Carroll Street stop on the F and G line.
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Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
718-599-4400
Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

BierKraft
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
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Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

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.
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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
718.408.3234
The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
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Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
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Every Sunday
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!