NEW! Brooklyn Events

From Arts and Theater, Sports and Wine Tasting, there are so many Brooklyn events to choose from.

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Apr
13
Wed
ELMGREEN & DRAGSET: VAN GOGH’S EAR @ Rockefeller Center
Apr 13 – Jun 3 all-day
ELMGREEN & DRAGSET: VAN GOGH’S EAR @ Rockefeller Center

This spring, artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset will transform the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center with a large-scale new work. Van Gogh’s Ear is a sculpture, which takes the form of a swimming pool sitting upright.

Organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer

May
28
Sat
ACT Boot Camp 2016 @ Vera List Center
May 28 all-day
ACT Boot Camp 2016 @ Vera List Center

ACT Bootcamps are optimal for students who are looking for a more affordable alternative to 1-on-1 private tutoring, or whose schedules are overcrowded with multiple obligations. These group classes are optimally designed for students with initial ACT scores between 19 and 29. That said, students with scores of 30 are still missing dozens of questions, and at least 1-2 students in each class typically start off at a score of 30+.
ACT Bootcamp Overview:
• 6 hours of strategic classroom instruction
• 1 Hour on each of these 5 Subjects: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing
• 1 full-length graded and analyzed mock test Held to ACT Testing Standards
Taught by the company’s founder, who have tutored hundreds of students preparing for the ACT for more 10 years.
To Enroll:
To enroll in any class, please contact us at 646-481-8216 or at info@e-academicsolutions.com to temporarily hold your student’s spot in the class. Your student’s spot in the class is confirmed upon receipt of payment. Payment can be made by check or via a secure online credit card payment.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE FINAL TEST DATE (JUNE 11, 2016) BEFORE THE FALL OF 2016. PLEASE REGISTER (http://bit.ly/1bLk4IQ) FOR THE ACT BY MAY 20TH!

The World’s Oldest Ship @ J+B Cafe & Design
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The World's Oldest Ship @ J+B Cafe & Design

Please join The World’s Oldest Ship poetry reading series featuring spectacular poets:

Caitlin McDonnell
Lea Díaz
Eighty-pound Pug & Steve Dalachinsky

Saturday, May 28th, 6:00 PM
J+B Design Café and Boutique
300-302 7th Street, btwn 4th & 5th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to 4th Ave, R to 9th Street
Free!!

Poets will be joined by bass player Fumio Tashiro, his live progressive jazz band, Water Brain, and ethereal video projections by Miho Morita.

Enjoy fresh chocolate, exquisite teas, sake, Japanese morsels and browse gorgeous Japanese artisan merchandise at this neighborhood treasure chest of rare and enchanting items.

May
29
Sun
Spring Fling 98 @ The Knitting Factory
May 29 @ 6:30 pm
Spring Fling 98 @ The Knitting Factory

Join us on Sunday May 29th at the Knitting Factory for the fourth annual Spring Fling 98, a celebration of all that was dope about being a teen in the 90s. Enjoy covers by some of Brooklyn’s raddest bands and compete for the ultimate crown as our Spring Fling King or Queen. Come early to test your 90s trivia knowledge, stay late for the greatest dance party since the prom sequence in She’s All That.

It’s the epic prom you wish you got in high school: a magical night of live bands covering everything you want to hear from your formative years. We like to party. Come as you were.

Featuring performances by Christopher Norwood, Liza and Louise (a NOFX tribute band), Hannah vs The Many, The Virgins Who Can’t Drive (performing the soundtrack from Clueless), and The Manimals as No Doubt. Also featuring Gypsy Danger with an entirely improvised Angsty Teen Movie.

May
30
Mon
Beats & BBQ: The Mid Spring Fling 2016 @ LP 'n Harmony
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beats & BBQ:  The Mid Spring Fling 2016 @ LP 'n Harmony

Feeling fine at year number 9!!!!!

The original daytime holiday experience in dance and dine is back starting our ninth season, just in time for Memorial Day. On Monday, May 30, 2016, from 3 pm to 11 pm at LP ‘n Harmony (683 Grand Street), Beats & BBQ will provide the Williamsburg, Brooklyn community its successful combination of “Soulful Dance Music, BBQ and You”. Music is provided by DJs Jose G (The G Spot), Ali Coleman (Voice of Voices NYC), Siren (Save the Robots), Eddie S the Dancing DJ (33 1/3 Dance Party), Ruby Red (Velvet Factory Production), Romain (Nu Faze), Ray Vazquez (Just Us Worldwide) and Dawn Anesta (Soul Fire).

Since 2007, Beats & BBQ has been a grassroots event that takes place on the holidays of the summer season (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day). It is a co-production by Deepdance Promotions and LP ‘n Harmony bar. We produce this event to promote community and togetherness through good food, good dance music, and good cheer from our patrons. For additional info email acidreg@gmail.com Please make certain to bring your bring picture ID.

Back by popular demand!!!! We are reinstating the free food plate with beverage purchase policy for this party.

This party is dedicated to the memories of Marjory Smarth, Tyrone Corley, and Ceci Clue.

May
31
Tue
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Opposition of Mars @ American Museum of Natural History
May 31 @ 7:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents:  Astronomy Live: Opposition of Mars @ American Museum of Natural History

In the coming months, Mars will be easily visible in the night sky. Join Steven Beyer and Joe Rao of the American Museum of Natural History as they illustrate Mars’s place among the stars of the constellation Scorpius and explain what happens during the Opposition of Mars, when the Red Planet and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth. The hosts will also share updates and discoveries from recent Mars missions.

The event will take place in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater.

Jun
1
Wed
American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Explore21: Cuba @ American Museum of Natural History
Jun 1 all-day
American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Explore21: Cuba @ American Museum of Natural History

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and home to an astonishingly diverse and unique set of animals and plants. Join Museum scientists Ana Porzecanski, Natalia Rossi, and Angelo Soto-Centeno for a lively discussion about their recent expedition to Cuba and the new avenues for scientific collaboration on the island.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7 pm
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Free with cash bar
21+ with ID
Enter at 77th Street
http://www.amnh.org/calendar/explore21-cuba

Selebrasyon! presents Exclusive NY Sneak Peek of Ayiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin @ BAM Rose Cinema
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
Selebrasyon! presents Exclusive NY Sneak Peek of Ayiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin @ BAM Rose Cinema

In collaboration with the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), join Haiti Cultural Exchange for an exclusive sneak peek of the film, Ayiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin.

Ayiti Mon Amour (AQ); A Magic Neo-realist Tale: Haiti, five years after the earthquake…. In a coastal town forgotten by the rest of the world, the sea is gaining ground and although the memories of the great disaster still haunt the villagers, life must go on. Shot in the mist and sunlight, Ayiti Mon Amour (AQ) is the story of old wounds that need healing in order to begin anew.

Guetty Felin is an award- winning Haitian- American filmmaker who has shared her life between America, Haiti and France. “Cinema is how I engage the world around me, how I denounce social and political injustice, how I explore haunting themes such as memory, exile, foreignness, and the unending search for home, while interconnecting our common global humanities.”

The 2nd Biennial Selebrasyon! is a festival of Haitian art and culture, showcasing the diversity, beauty and vitality of Haiti and its Diaspora – from the traditional to the modern. Selebrasyon! is New York City’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the highest caliber film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its Diaspora.

BEMBONA & FRIENDS @ Legion Bar
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm
BEMBONA & FRIENDS @ Legion Bar

BEMBONA & FRIENDS
Every 1st Wednesday of the month!

DJ BEMBONA showcases the amazing art of her extremely talented friends & brings the heat to the dance floor. Expect undiscovered, independent artistry to hit the stage & some Global-touched-by-Brooklyn music on the dancefloor!

This month, we are back for Vol. 2 featuring special guest:
Jelani S. Jeffries

Jun
2
Thu
The Caribbean Health Summit @ Kings County Hospital Center
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

The Caribbean community are a significant part of Brooklyn’s population and suffer disproportionately from a myriad of health conditions such as: chronic diseases, infectious diseases and mental health issues. In effort to help reduce these health disparities, medical providers must look to cultural competency and education to provide the most comprehensive, effective care to this segment of the community. This meeting will address these practice gaps and address key issues for medical practitioners who provide care to Caribbean populations. Target Audience: healthcare providers (physicians, mid-level clinicians, nurses, and allied health professionals) in the NYC metropolitan area who provide medical care to Caribbean and Caribbean American populations.

Jun
3
Fri
LET ME BREAK YOU UP – An Anti-Dating Gameshow @ Pete's Candy Store
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm
LET ME BREAK YOU UP - An Anti-Dating Gameshow @ Pete's Candy Store

Let’s be honest, summer is the worst time to be in a relationship. It’s too hot, you fight over which outdoor movies you want to see, and we all just want a bunch of summer hook-ups FOR THE STORY. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin as she tests real life couples to see if they are meant to be together (they aren’t). The couple with the least amount of points at the end of the night will have to break-up because we all die alone anyway and what’s the point of anything really? It’ll be FUN!

Jun
4
Sat
Spoke the Hub’s LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS @ Spoke the Hub
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Spoke the Hub's LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS @ Spoke the Hub

Spoke the Hub’s LOCAL PRODUCE (mini) FESTIVAL of the PERFORMING ARTS is a community-based, cultural “green market” featuring the diversity, creativity and vitality of Brooklyn’s own performing artists-in-residence of all ages.

The day will feature FREE workshops, performances and fun & games for the whole family!

LOCAL PRODUCE 2016 Schedule of Artists & Events:

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: ON THE BLOCK
Family-friendly activities made possible by generous support of ROSE WATER, our neighbors across the street:
Brooklyn Music Factory – rock ‘n roll all day long with BMF youth touring bands
Community Mural Project w/ Simon Smith
CSA Info Table – find out more about your local Community Supported Agriculture groups!
POWER UP! Home-Made Bike Energy Generators w/ Monika Wurher of KOKO Open Source Gallery
Stoop Sales – up and down the block
Union St. “World Cup” Soccer Pitch

11:00 – noon Zumba Dance Workout w/ Bethina Sayegh Flores
Noon – 1:00 pm Ol’ Skool Fun & Games w/ Lori Jorgensen
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Family Square Dance w/ the City Stompers & the Melody Allegra Band

2:00 – 3:00 pm: YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORMANCE NOSEGAY
This program made possible by generous support of UNION HALL, our neighbors down the block:
Brooklyn Acting Lab (Kristen Lynch, Director)
Raizes do Brasil Capoeira (Eder Souza, Professor Curu)
George Shenusay / Guitar
Gowanus Wildcats Drill Team (Renee Flowers, Director)
Jude Rollison / Brooklyn Music Factory (Nate Shaw & Peira Moinester, Directors)
Moonlit Angels (Deanna Swan, Director)
Spoke the Hub Young Artists Dance/Theater (Elise Long, Director)
Spoke the Hub Tap Team (Asha Griffith, Instructor)
Spoke the Hub Hip Hoppers (Michela Deidda, Instructor)
Philippa Schuyler Middle School for the Gifted and Talented/ I.S. 383 (Carol Lonnie, Director)

3:00-3:30pm Hip Hop Workshop w/ Miki Tuesday & Int’l Affair
3:30-4:00pm Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshop w/ Carole Lonnie

4:00 – 5:00 pm: SPRING DANCE/MUSIC/THEATER BOUQUET
This program made possible by generous support of ASTORIA BANK, our neighbors around the corner:
emelieemelieemelieadiadiadi / Performance Art
Caterina Rago Dance Company
Charles Moore Dance Theatre / African Dance
Feraba / African Rhythm Tap
Joshua Sinton / Saxophone
JKing Dance Company/ DramatiContemporary – Jazz
Genesis / Contemporary Ballet
Miki Tuesday & International Affair / Hip Hop
Erin Jennings / New Dance
Alexander Borinsky / Theater

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SIDEWALK & DANCE PARTY w/ Ethan Schlesser & Pop Secret
Spoke the Hub’s David Bowie Flash Mob w/ Elise Long

For more information: Spoke the Hub: (718) 408-3234 • www.spokethehub.org/local-produce

SING-ALONG-SHABBAT at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 4 @ 10:45 am

NEW***Saturday, June 4 SING-ALONG-SHABBAT at 10:45 am Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 4th Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. An intergenerational Shabbat experience with singing, guitar and puppets. Creative prayer in a playful setting. Questions? 718-836-3103 or office@brjc.org.

Make Workshop Brooklyn Opening x Loome Demo @ Make Workshop
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Make Workshop Brooklyn Opening x Loome Demo @ Make Workshop

Join us for a free demo with Brooklyn-based Loome – inventor of the new fiber craft tool. We’ll have a tool overview then make either pom poms, tassels, small weaves, cording or friendship bracelets for you to take home. Fibers and instructions provided.

BROOKLYN BOUND FOR THE FIRST TIME: ATLANTIC CUP COMPETITORS TO CRUISE INTO BROOKLYN FOR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF RACE @ ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm

Iconic views of the New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline to serve as back-drop for Atlantic Cup, May 31-June 4 at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s ONE°15 Marina

WHAT: The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is the United States’ premier and only dedicated Class 40 sailing race. The race showcases some of the top Class 40 sailors in the U.S. and world as they compete in the three-leg event. The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore sailing race in the Western Atlantic and also the U.S.’ only short-handed offshore race dedicated to the Class 40.

The arrival of the Atlantic Cup will kick off a citywide celebration of sailing, complete with panoramic views of Lower Manhattan, the New York Harbor, Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Located in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina is the first new marina in New York City in 20 years. The marina will house the competitors’ boats, alongside classic views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. An 85-acre sustainable waterfront park, Brooklyn Bridge Park stretches 1.3 miles along the East River shoreline.

The Atlantic Cup is free and open to the public. For more information on the Atlantic Cup please visit http://www.atlanticcup.org/.

WHEN: Arrival of boats from Charleston, S.C. – May 31, 2016 all day
Departure of boats to Portland, Maine – June 4, 2016 at 12 p.m. ET
*All times subject to change

Go Green! Greenpoint @ McCarren Park
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Go Green! Greenpoint @ McCarren Park

GO GREEN! BROOKLYN FESTIVAL 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 1-5 PM
McCarren Park

Exhibit with the Green companies, health & wellness organizations, energy companies, community groups, community gardens, park advocates, craft vendors, and schools in Brooklyn’s beautiful McCarren Park. Now in its 9th year, Go Green! Brooklyn is a fun and informative day of exhibits, presentations and activities promoting Earth Day values.

PAST EXHIBITORS INCLUDE
Audubon NY | Barclays Cemter | Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Boy Scouts of America | Brooklyn Public Library | Carpingo | Chess NYC | Con Edison | ExxonMobil Environmental Services | Green Mountain Energy | Hosh Yoga | Hudson River Foundation | National Grid | New York Power Authority | Newtown Creek Alliance | Riverkeeper | PLAY Greenpoint | St Nicks Alliance | Transportation Alternatives | United Soccer Academy | Waste Management | Willifest | Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and many more!

WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT AT GO GREEN! FESTIVAL?

Does your mission help our environment?
Do your products and services feature recycled, upcycled, organic materials or are otherwise fitting with an Earth Day theme?
Does your school have a wonderful green project or artwork to share?
Are you interested in reaching a broad audience in exciting Greenpoint & Williamsburg, Brooklyn?
Go Green! Brooklyn is the festival for you!

GO GREEN! BROOKLYN FESTIVAL FACTS
+100 exhibitors and partners
McCarren Park, the largest and most popular park in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn, draws thousands every beautiful weekend.
Exhibits on local green issues
Fitness and wellness demos/classes
Fun kids activities

Brownstone Poets presents Richard Jeffery Newman, Sherese Francis, Luis H. Francia at Park Plaza Restaurant on 6/4 at 2:30 p.m. @ Park Plaza Restaurant
Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Brownstone Poets presents

A Queens Spectacular 2 in Brooklyn: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Richard Jeffrey Newman

Sherese Francis

Luis H. Francia

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

4 or to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

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BIOS

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman’s work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man, especially as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (forthcoming in April 2016 from Ghostbird Press), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press), and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahameh (Junction Press). He curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Elmhurst, NY and is acting President of the Board of Directors of Newtown Literary Alliance, a Queens-based literary non-profit. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is www.richardjnewman.com.

Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Additionally she is the literary director of the upcoming Queens Book Festival. Besides her blog and the festival, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called “The E” based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, “Lucy’s Scroll-Bones,” and a longer poetry manuscript.

Manila-born Luis H. Francia is a poet, nonfiction writer, and playwright. His latest volume of poetry is Tattered Boat, released in 2014. Previous collections include The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems, Museum of Absences, and The Beauty of Ghosts. He has read at numerous literary festivals and most recently at the XI International Festival of Poetry (2015) held annually in Granada, Nicaragua. A collection of his most recent nonfiction, RE: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections, was released the summer of 2015. In 2002, he won both the PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers literary awards. He is in the Library of America’s Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing. His full-length play, The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, had its world premiere in San Francisco in 2012.

OWTRAGEOUS @ PACIFIC BK
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OWTRAGEOUS @ PACIFIC BK

ON JUNE 4TH WE START THE SUMMER
If you havent lived under a rock for the last 104 years then you might know that NOBODY throws a party like Da Bruhz. Well we’re here with ANOTHER ONE. Owtside Dawgs starts the summer off right with a Pre AGP sendoff that will be your #FavoriteEventofTheYear #OWTRAGEOUS, The ULTIMATE Day Party.
Rain or Shine Brooklyn Bruhz got you covered for an all OWT lit experience. Free Food, Free Jello Shots, Live DJs, Cash Bar and Fire Dancers… yea we said fire dancers (Bruhz always on some new level ishh). Dont matter if your Greek, Non Greek, or like Hip Hop, Trap, Reggae, Soca, Pop, or R&B we got you.

Jun
5
Sun
What is BRJC’s Community Garden Event? @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Sunday, June 5 –10 am– at Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, come to plant new flowers, beautify our garden, visit the arts n crafts table. Come by to just say “hello”.

The Annual Brooklyn Pizza Eating Contest @ Rocco's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm
The Annual Brooklyn Pizza Eating Contest @ Rocco's Pizzeria & Restaurant

The Annual Brooklyn Pizza Eating Contest puts the fiercest eaters on one stage to see who can eat the most slices in 12 minutes, to be crowned the champion for 2016.

There will be a LIVE Band al ldayand this year we are happy to announce we will be the Main Stage for this years 5th Avenue Festival. There will be Give-aways and Raffles. Come on by and enjoy this fun filled day with the entire family.

Jun
7
Tue
American Museum of Natural History Presents: He Lani Ko Luna, (A Sky Above): An Evening with the Navigators of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage @ American Museum of Natural History
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: He Lani Ko Luna, (A Sky Above): An Evening with the Navigators of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage @ American Museum of Natural History

Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, 81st street entrance

Tickets
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students); $12 Members

For generations, the starry heavens guided deep-sea voyagers from island to island across Polynesia. In 1976, the Polynesian Voyaging Society built and launched an iconic twin-hulled sailing canoe, Hōkūleʻa, to research and revive the oceanic traditions of the early explorers who settled the islands of Oceania. Currently visiting the East Coast from the Everglades to New England, Hōkūleʻa is in the midst of a 47,000-nautical-mile worldwide voyage to celebrate indigenous cultures and to raise awareness of the need to steward the Earth’s resources. On behalf of the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, Hōkūleʻa captain and navigator Chad Kālepa Baybayan and apprentice navigator Celeste Manuia Haʻo introduce the art of wayfinding the ocean with a system of non-instrument navigation and share their knowledge that “in losing sight of the land, you discover stars.”

To learn more about the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage http://www.hokulea.com

Jun
8
Wed
First Comes Love and a Homemade Carnival! @ The Bell House
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
First Comes Love and a Homemade Carnival! @ The Bell House

First Comes Love, hosted by Kyle Ayers (Just for Laughs), is back at The Bell House, and this time is proceeded by a carnival of comedian-made carnival games! Comedians acting out adult film scripts from Craigslist, LIVE on stage! He will be joined by Beth Stelling (Conan, Comedy Central 1/2 Hour), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night w. Seth Meyers), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight writer, new album Physical Whisper), Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000, Chris Gethard Show), and so many more, such as Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central), Ben Kronberg, Reformed Whores, Tim Dillon, Anna Drezen, and more special guests.

Jun
11
Sat
Family Shabbat at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 11 all-day

S.aturday, June 11–FAMILY SHABBAT at 10 am Bay ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. Join the Bay Ridge Jewish Community as we use all 5 senses to express the joy of Shabbat. With musical shakers for all, an interactive sermon activity and stuffed Torahs. Experience the pure joy of a child’s smile while connecting to the weekly Torah portion and help bless our children under a tallit while coming before the Torah.

Cumbe summer camp June info session! @ Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cumbe summer camp June info session! @ Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

The next Information Session for our popular DANCE, DRUM, AND IMAGINATION SUMMER CAMP is Saturday, June 11!

Come meet our Teaching Artists, see our camp location, and get your questions answered.

Time: Saturday, June 11 from 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, in the Skylight Gallery (3rd Floor).
1368 Fulton Street (between March & Tompkins Ave.).

Here’s information on our Camp:

Children ages 3-5 & 6-9 will unleash their imaginations as they create dances, songs, costumes, and dioramas in our Summer Camp at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance. Campers can sign up with their age group for one or both sessions. * Register by April 11 for an Early Bird Discount – we have Sibling Discounts too*

——– Session 1 (July 5 – 15): Ease on Down the Road ——-

Come along on a funky musical journey down the yellow brick road.

Drawing inspiration from “The Wiz,” we’re creating our own mini-musical over the course of this 2-week session. Campers will explore their creative voices and the themes of home, courage, and friendship using a mix of performing and visual arts. Working together with our teaching artists, they’ll create their own dances using Jazz, Hip Hop, and basic tumbling moves, and compose musical numbers using African djembe drum rhythms. Campers will also make masks, costumes, dioramas, a Brooklyn-themed Emerald City set, and more. At the end of the session, campers will get to show their family and friends what they’ve created in a fun performance for all.

—– Session 2 (July 18 – 29): Laughing Trees: African Fables —–

Join us on an adventure through enchanted forests full of magical creatures.

Campers will enter the magical world of African and African-American folklore in this 2-week session. Using books like Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, campers will explore their creative voices and play in a world filled with kings who can change into snakes, trickster animals, and laughing trees. They’ll learn riddles and games, and create songs and dances based on West African and American folk traditions. Campers will also paint dioramas of enchanted forests and create puppets, masks, and costumes of the creatures who live there. At the end of the session, campers will get to show their family and friends what they’ve created in a fun performance for all.

TIMES:

9:00am to 3:00pm (weekdays only)
Early Drop-off & Extended Day Options are available

LOCATION:

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (in Bed-Stuy)
1368 Fulton Street (between Marcy & Tompkins Ave.)
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

See all camp details and register at: www.cumbedance.com/youth-classes-camps

Feel free to contact us with any questions at: (718) 935-9700 or info@cumbedance.com.

We look forward to seeing you and your little ones soon!

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
www.cumbedance.com

We Are BROOKLYN PRIDE: An All-Inclusive Dance Party @ House of Yes
Jun 11 @ 10:00 pm
We Are BROOKLYN PRIDE: An All-Inclusive Dance Party @ House of Yes

WE ARE BROOKLYN PRIDE is a Mega, All-Inclusive Dance Party for Queer Girls, our Trans fam & ALL LGBTQA friends.
Featuring 3 BOSS DJs – Amber Valentine (Misster // PAT), Theresa (Matinee Worldwide) & Whitney Day (Shut Up & Dance! // THE PARTY), 3-D visuals by Mamiko and Lady Circus’ aerialists, artists and dancers will be performing one-of-a-kind acts throughout the night at Brooklyn’s hottest indoor/outdoor venue, HOUSE OF YES!
This is a Rainbow Affair and everyone is encouraged to add their color to the night and feel the love as we dance & celebrate the night together! And we are PROUD to be a part of Brooklyn’s own Northside Music Festival for 2016.
This event is 21 and over.

Jun
12
Sun
Shavout Services at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am

Sunday, June 12–10 am–SHAVUOT SERVICES at 10 am Bay ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. Come to celebrate the revelation of the Torah on Mount Sinai to the Jewish people. We celebrate with special readings, the Book of Ruth and hear the Ten Commandments. Refreshments served.

Jun
13
Mon
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: Coloring the Universe @ American Museum of Natural History
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: Coloring the Universe @ American Museum of Natural History

The data collected using giant telescopes is meant for scientific research, but it can also be presented as images of incredible beauty. University of Alaska astrophysicist Travis Rector will explain how researchers create images that are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful, while Carter Emmart, director of astrovisualization at AMNH will project examples of this stunning imagery in full-dome.

Hayden Planetarium Space Theater

Jun
15
Wed
SUMMERSTAGE | JUST BLAZE & FRIENDS @ Red Hook Park
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
SUMMERSTAGE | JUST BLAZE & FRIENDS @ Red Hook Park

We’ve been anxiously waiting for this warm weather – mainly cause we’re excited to be back at Red Hook Park in June for SummerStage!

We like things getting weird at the park, so we’ve invited Just Blaze & Friends to take over booth duties to make sure things get wild. You’ll be thankful for the cool, summer breezes at this one – things are definitely gonna steamy.

Best of all? Party’s 100% free!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
DOORS: 7PM // All Ages
TICKETS: FREE
WHERE: Red Hook Park // 155 Bay Street

Jun
16
Thu
BRJC’s Book Club @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 16 at 7 PM Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Kidd. Reviewers say it is a horrifying, appalling, yet uplifting as it brings slavery to a personal level. Suggested fee $5.

SWORDRAISER 10: Curiosity Kilt The Cats w Vic Ruggiero @ G&S Loft
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 17 @ 3:30 am
SWORDRAISER 10: Curiosity Kilt The Cats w Vic Ruggiero @ G&S Loft

A performance party with live music, live theater show, games, costumes and a SWORD to be won…!

With live music by special guest VIC RUGGIERO from The Slackers, Letter of Marque Theater Co. hosts a one of a kind loft party in Gowanus with a new punk-rock greek tragedy of “Don’t Feed The Cats”, a story written by Phil Nerges, PTSD survivor.

DOORS OPEN at 7:30pm
Happy Hour from 7:30pm to 8:30pm (CHEAP DRINKS!)

LIVE SHOW by Letter of Marque Theater Co. featuring Vic Ruggiero
8:30pm SHARP!

GAMES, PRIZES, LIVE MUSIC, DANCING and A CHANCE TO WIN THE SWORD
9:00pm til LATE!

Late night performance by SALON MAN

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED: Scottish Kilts, Feline Accessories, Lochness Monsters, Highland Hills, Military / Army Gear….PRIZES AWARDED !

TICKETS:
FREE until JUNE 1ST

$5 PRESALES until JUNE 15TH (day before)

$10 DOORSALES day of event Thursday June 16th.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swordraiser-x-curiosity-kilt-the-cats-tickets-25207815254

Jun
17
Fri
BRJC’s Musical Shabbat @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm

Friday, June 17, 6:30pm MUSICAL SHABBAT at Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. Join the Bay Ridge Jewish Community as we welcome in Shabbat with guitar, violin, accordion and professional singer. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart. All ages are encouraged.

Jun
18
Sat
CrossFit Outbreak Grand Opening in Williamsburg! @ CrossFit Outbreak
Jun 18 all-day
CrossFit Outbreak Grand Opening in Williamsburg! @ CrossFit Outbreak

Popular New York CrossFit facility, CrossFit Outbreak will be opening their third location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This state-of-the-art and brand new world class training facility will be showcased with workout demos, nutrituous food, entertainment and introductory pricing for the first 100 members. This is an open event to the public where CrossFit Outbreak will be showing how their friendly yet competitive environment can bring the best out in anyone!

Frunt Fashion Event / Auditions @ Frunt Stage
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 1:00 am
Frunt Fashion Event / Auditions @ Frunt Stage

Ladies Audition at the The Frunt Stage Event
Location : 810 washington ave ( Brooklyn , New York )
June 18th saturday / 2016 !!! we are looking for
Beginners , Amateurs , and Indie female Models !!!
professional photographers will be provided for all participants !!!
Tall , short , athletic , plus size , skinny ( any nationality )
must be 18 yrs or older !!! serious inquiries only !!!
email your contact information to fruntpage@gmail.com
for any questions or concerns 347 480 9769

www.fruntpage.com

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frunt-fashion-event-auditions-tickets-25070869646

Frunt Stage Event 2016 ” Summa Madne$$ “ @ Frunt Stage
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 1:00 am
Frunt Stage Event 2016 " Summa Madne$$ " @ Frunt Stage

Talent Showcase for : Singers , Rappers , Musicians , Poets , Dancers , Beat Boxers , and Vocalist of any style !!! must be 18 yrs or older to perform . All performers are allowed to video tape and photograph their performance at this event !!! for more information fruntpage@gmail.com keyword : fruntstage www.fruntpage.com/fruntstage

Jun
23
Thu
American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Special Screening of National Parks Adventure in 3D @ American Museum of Natural History
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Special Screening of National Parks Adventure in 3D @ American Museum of Natural History

Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks, and explore otherworldly realms found in our country’s most legendary spaces. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford, this film takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the untamed wilderness of America’s national parks. A discussion with the filmmaker Shaun MacGillivary will follow the screening.

Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater (Enter at 77th Street)

Jun
24
Fri
Parents Who Dance 10th Anniversary Concert @ Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day
Parents Who Dance 10th Anniversary Concert @ Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)

Parents Who Dance 10th Anniversary Celebratory Performances
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, June 24 & 25, 2016 at 8pm
Contact: Dalienne Majors, daliennemajors@gmail.com 917 756 8242
Ticket Information: events.bax.org/visitors-program

To mark their 10th anniversary of working together, Parents Who Dance will hold celebratory performances of works at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY on Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, 2016 at 8pm.

Parents Who Dance is a group of women who celebrate the accomplishments of dancers and choreographers, and demonstrate that aging does not limit creativity and expression.

Dancers/Choreographers Jessica Ames, Barbara Canner, Shawna Kent, Dalienne Majors, Laura Staton and Tomomi Imai have performed in NYC dance venues including 92nd Street Y, Spoke the Hub, Berkeley Carroll School, Soundance, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Gibney Dance. Additionally two commissioned works by veteran choreographer Elizabeth Keen will be performed on the program.

The June performance will include Gaggle by Jessica Ames with music by contemporary composer Arlene Sierra; Sense and Nonsense, with music by Ligeti and a new work, Silken Sorrow, by Elizabeth Keen; Baigneuses Regardant un Avion, inspired by a Picasso painting by Dalienne Majors with music by Kurt Weil performed by accordionists Liora Codor and Denise R. Koncelik; Duet, with music by Mendelssohn and Nick’s Class List, both choreographed by Shawna Kent. Lighting and technical direction by BAX Tech Director Emma Rivera.

This production is being presented through BAX’s Visitors Program, a subsidized performance package rental program, and is a self-production by Parents Who Dance.

TOT SHABBAT at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm

Friday, June 24 –5:30 PM Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. TOT SHABBAT for ages 0-5 years . Joinj us for a fun-filled introduction to Shabbat with songs, stories, instruments and dancing concluding with challah and grape juice and lots of smiles!

Jun
25
Sat
SeriousFun Messtival @ Prospect Park @ Breeze Hill
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
SeriousFun Messtival @ Prospect Park @ Breeze Hill

Join SeriousFun Children’s Network at the first-ever SeriousFun Messtival, and help give kids with serious illness the fun they deserve by experiencing your own seriously fun, messy camp day. Epic activities include: 100 ft. Zip Line * Dunk Tank * Paint Archery * SeriousFun Run * Pie Face Tournament * Human Tie-Dye Machine * Live Entertainment * Photo Booth * Camp-Inspired Mess Hall * Food trucks and much more! Register at www.seriousfunmesstival.com to participate — all proceeds benefit SeriousFun Children’s Network which provides seriously fun camp experiences for kids with serious illness across the globe — always free of charge.

Jun
28
Tue
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe @ American Museum of Natural History
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe @ American Museum of Natural History

Hayden Planetarium Space Theater

$15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members

Are we alone in the cosmos? What happened in the early universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? The universe holds many secrets—some of which scientists may be on the verge of uncovering, and others that may remain hidden for a long time to come. Astrophysicists Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich of the American Museum of Natural History explore some of the most important unsolved mysteries of astronomy and cosmology, and how scientists seek to solve them.

Jun
29
Wed
American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Naturalist @ American Museum of Natural History
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Naturalist @ American Museum of Natural History

Are we alone in the cosmos? What happened in the early universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? The universe holds many secrets—some of which scientists may be on the verge of uncovering, and others that may remain hidden for a long time to come. Astrophysicists Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich of the American Museum of Natural History explore some of the most important unsolved mysteries of astronomy and cosmology, and how scientists seek to solve them.

Hayden Planetarium Space Theater