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Celebrate women in beer across Brooklyn this Thursday

Thursday, August 8 is a great night to be a beer lover in Brooklyn. Hop Culture Magazine is hosting two events at a pair of borough favorites as part of Beers With(out) Beards, a five-day celebration of women in craft beer.  In Boerum Hill, the excellent St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe is hosting a lesson that will make beer and cheese pairing brie-zy. A $30 ticket scores you five Tröegs brews and their perfect cheesy counterpart at one of two sessions: 5pm or 7pm. Greenpoint is also getting in on the action with a women’s networking event at Threes Franklin + Kent from 8 to 10pm. Come armed with a favorite bottle or two…

‘Crooklyn,’ the first film on our August outdoor movie calendar

We have just 1 more month of summer. One month to take advantage of every free movie that will screen in parks and rooftops around New York, an admirable goal our printable outdoor movie calendar can help you accomplish. First up is Crooklyn, Spike Lee’s semi-autobiographical film about growing up in Bed-Stuy. The Crooklyn house, you might vaguely recall, was sold in 2014 for $1.4 million, turned into an Airbnb, and was then shut down by the city—a much different picture of New York than the one Lee captured in his coming of age story set in 1973 Brooklyn. It’s screening tonight in Brooklyn Bridge…

Phosphorescent in concert

Photo: Daviston Jeffers Electronic/experimental folk outfit Phosphorescent is playing 99 Scott tonight, an indoor/outdoor venue that is almost much a draw as Phosphorescent frontman Mathew Houck, a Brooklyn-based musician whose Georgia roots come through in the slight twang of his singing. It should be a fun, mellow show, with food by Mission Chinese and a full bar, in a beautiful industrial space in Bushwick with a sprawling patio. Tickets are $40 and the evening begins at 7pm with two opening acts. It’s worth checking out the full lineup of this series produced by MeanRed; they’re longtime, eclectic

How to eat at NYC’s top restaurants for 45% off

Want to save up to 45% when you go out for food or grab drinks? Seated is an app that rewards you for dining out at NYC’s best restaurants and bars. Download the app, book a reservation or walk in, and earn rewards from brands like Amazon, Uber, Starbucks, and SoulCycle. As an exclusive offer, BROOKLYN BASED readers who use this link to download will get an extra $10 in rewards just for downloading the app!

Catch Manhattanhenge without the crowds on Thursday

Sure, you could be part of the hordes standing in the middle of the street to get the perfect shot of Manhattanhenge. But you could also venture to Roosevelt Island and take in the view from the beautiful FDR Four Freedoms State Park. The park is staying open late on Thursday for the occasion (until 9 pm), so swing by when you’re done with work and feel free to settle in for the night. Once you’ve gathered enough content for your Instagram, you can partake in a free sketching workshop, check out a pop-up library focused on diversity, and explore an interactive photo installation. There will also be beer, wine and…

Green screens: A guide to outdoor films in Brooklyn

Cinema: Brooklyn’s outdoor film season is in full swing! Open spaces all over the borough are filled with film screenings, so grab a picnic blanket, popcorn, and maybe some bug spray to watch your favorite movie stars while under the stars. Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();

Where to celebrate July 4th in Brooklyn

If you want to see the Macy’s fireworks display over the East River without leaving Brooklyn, your best bet at this point is to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park realllly early (read this before you go) or find a friend with a rooftop you can safely climb out onto—most of the parties hosted by businesses that have especially good vantage points are already sold out. (And the ones that haven’t sold out yet cost a pretty penny, like Pilot, where a seat starts at $400.) But if you were just wondering what to do with yourself on the 4th, never fear, we’ve found lots of ideas for ways to …