Sing while you skate, get on stage, hear strange sounds, make your mark, get into the groove, expand your kitchen skills, & more ways to rock this weekend.
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…
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Throw up some horns, get inked, lace your skates, sweat it out, gather ’round the flames, and more ways to bounce around this weekend.
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…
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by Alexandra Bowie Relationships outside of family often come into existence through the expedient of contiguity, and may simply… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Gain some knowledge, play dress up, dance it out and more ways to party hearty this weekend.
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
Theater: This science-fiction play will happen in a dystopian land — Manhattan. Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();
by Alexandra Bowie Tracy Tynan, the daughter of the novelist Elaine Dundy (“The Dud Avocado” reviewed here and “The… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Get it pitch perfect, solve whodunnit, step into old Havana, sink your teeth in, transform your wardrobe, and more ways to have a cat-tastic weekend.
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by Alexandra Bowie Portmantle – part artist’s colony, part refuge – the setting of Benjamin Wood’s novel “The Ecliptic,”… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Gather ’round the Campfire, hoist the Giglio, gorge yourself, party way late, & more ways to crack a crustacean this weekend.
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…
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();
by Alexandra Bowie We live in a society that has given up strict rituals. As a result, we’ve had… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Live your carnival dreams, end the cycle of ordering out, reach beyond the physical world, and more ways to eat hot dogs this week.
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 …
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by Alexandra Bowie Hope Jahren’s memoir “Lab Girl” abounds in a sense of place, both Jahren’s lab, where many… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Don your finest pajamas, get schwifty at the beach, spread rainbow sparkles and more ways to fly your flag this weekend.