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.
We’re letting you in on our biggest, most life-changing secret. The app no New Yorker should be living without: Seated. Basically, you’ll get paid to eat out at your favorite restaurants and bars, which is insane! That means amazing rewards from brands you love, like Uber, Airbnb, SoulCycle, ClassPass, Amazon, Uniqlo, Madewell, and more, just for grabbing food or drinks at amazing restaurants and bars in NYC (which you’re already doing and not getting paid for)…
Bedford-Stuyvesant: It’s time to do the right thing — and party! Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();
by Alexandra Bowie The urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg has written about the Third Place – gathering spots like bars,… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Get your hands dirty, check your sign, celebrate in the streets, transport yourself to Paris, & more ways to stretch out your fins this weekend.
Friday marks the Summer Solstice, which means that it’s time for the citywide Make Music New York festival to return for its 13th year, and the schedule is jam-packed with hundreds of music events taking place in outdoor public spaces in all 5 boroughs from the North Bronx to the southernmost tip of Staten Island. From 10am to 10pm, you can hear every kind of music, from metal to opera to ska to ragtime to hip hop, and it’s all totally free. You can search the massive list of offerings by neighborhood or genre…
Dining: Enjoy the bear necessities! Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();
by Alexandra Bowie Dan, a young Irishman, an electrician by trade, stays in a hotel in Brighton. He violates… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Loss can be your gain, feel the Haitian rhythm, fill your sketchbook, explore new talents, and more ways to treat your dad this weekend.
Hop the train to Coney Island on Friday night to cheer for our own Brooklyn Cyclones as they face their fiercest rivals, the dreaded Staten Island Yankees, on opening day at MCU Park. The game starts at 7pm, tickets start at just $14 apiece, and you should stick around after the game for the free fireworks show. On the other hand, you can see a gorgeous fireworks display without traveling to the southernmost edge of the borough by attending one of my favorite summer events: the New York Philharmonic concert in Prospect Park, which is free and starts at 8pm. Grab a picnic dinner …
Art: Call it a summer beach arty! Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();
by Alexandra Bowie The Tudors lived and ruled 500 years ago and more, yet they still capture our imaginations.… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Bust out your rainbows, check out the art hood, embrace your facial hair, wave some flags, use your woman power, and more ways to be open this weekend.
City Farms’ summer concert series at Industry City kicked off its season this week, and Friday night brings R&B and hip hop singer/songwriter and Missy Elliott protegee Lady Wray to the stage for an 8pm show in the courtyard with opener 79.5. Unlike some of the other outdoor concerts I’m looking forward to this summer, this one will leave your frozen drinks fund relatively intact, as tickets are just $18. If you want to keep the party going afterwards, swing by Mama Tried, a laid back new cocktail bar in the unlikeliest of places, nestled under the BQE amidst the XXX shops and live poultry…
Dance: It’s the ’wave of the future! Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();
Alexandra Bowie’s review of “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God” by Juliana Barbassa, is posted on… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Keep the boat afloat, dress bee-autifully, kick off pride month, laugh on top, and more ways to party in the streets this weekend.
June is New York Music Month, the official celebration of the city’s vibrant music scene. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has teamed up with New York is Music to offer a month of free events for musicians and music fans alike! Information about free rehearsal space, free workshops for musicians, free concerts, free walking tours of iconic music neighborhoods, a new radio show/podcast about NYC music scene, a songwriting contest, and a comprehensive website listing free and ticketed events …
Dining: It’s the fast food of the sea! Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();
by Alexandra Bowie A private plane en route from Martha’s Vineyard to Teterboro falls into the ocean one calm… Read more at the BrooklynBugle.com
Get in the game, offer your feedback, launch your publication, don your formalwear, and more ways slow dance through the week.
Kick off the long weekend by trying something new on Friday night—a swing dancing class and dance party at Brooklyn Swings in Williamsburg. From 7-7:30pm, a pro instructor will teach the class a short solo routine (note that you don’t need a partner to participate), and then the whole group will dance the night away until 10pm. The class fee is on a sliding scale from $5-10, and if you need any more incentive, there will be free cookies! More ideas for Your Ideal Week
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