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.
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!
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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.
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…
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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 …
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