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Calling All Bedford-Stuyvesant Artists Interested in Connecting with Their Community

August 5 - August 6
Bedford-Stuyvesant,
Brooklyn, NY 11216 United States
STooPS is looking for artists of all mediums and genres to share engaging, site-specific work this summer on various STooPS throughout Bed-Stuy. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 14th. We are looking for all types of art, particularly interactive pieces that focus on engaging the community with the artist and/or each other.  For more information on payment, … Continue reading Calling All Bedford-Stuyvesant Artists Interested in Connecting with Their Community Find out more »
Free

5th Annual STooPS Arts Crawl

August 5 - August 6
Bed-Stuy Neighborhood,
Brooklyn, NY United States
Walk the neighborhood and listen to live music or poetry, catch a theatrical performance or simply admire an arts exhibit at the 5th Annual STooPS Arts Crawl. Bed-Stuy’s premiere outdoor arts experience returns for a two-day celebration of local artists as it transforms stoops and storefronts into pop-up arts installations and performance spaces. The family-friendly event will also … Continue reading 5th Annual STooPS Arts Crawl Find out more »
Ongoing
Free

Palette Unlimited & Black & White 2017

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - August 20 @ 6:00 pm
BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,
481 Van Brunt St., Door # 7, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Palette Unlimited: Over 150 artists are exhibiting. ‘Palette Unlimited’ is a true definition of the visual identity of BWAC. Black & White 2017 : Our third national juried Black & White show presents artwork by artists from around the country. Noted juror Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator in the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan … Continue reading Palette Unlimited & Black & White 2017 Find out more »
8:00 am

Rush Arts Philanthropic Foundation: By My Window Have I For Scenery

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every day until August 21, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth,
99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A group exhibitions of artwork by the Rush Arts Summer Session students. This year’s installation draws from the works of Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal, whose paintings depict vibrant land and cityscapes viewed through diversely styled, open or closed windows. Find out more »
9:00 am

Digital Profiling

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 31, 2017
Made In NY Media Center,
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Digital Profiling explores the observed and projected self in both the digital and physical realms and subsequently invites the artist and viewer to interpret and/or project imagery as portrait. Works include visualizations that cross cultures, genders, conformity and identity. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m – 6 p.m. Find out more »
10:00 am

Next Stop: Second Avenue Subway

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 3, 2017
New York Transit Museum,
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Tracing nearly 100 years of history, the Museum’s newest exhibit explores how the Second Avenue line fits into New York’s past, present, and future transportation landscapes. Saturday & Sunday hours 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Find out more »

Kayaking

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until August 26, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2,
150 Furman St., Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
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Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for Kayaking: – Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at … Continue reading Kayaking Find out more »

Bridges

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 6, 2017
BRIC House,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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 A solo exhibition of work by noted Brooklyn-based artist Sam Messer. BRIDGES reveals the breadth of Messer’s body of work and includes large-scale paintings of New York City’s iconic bridges, portrait drawings, and animated videos from Messer’s Years of the Cock, comprised of one video made daily in response to President Trump’s first 100 days in office. While the Years of … Continue reading Bridges Find out more »
10:30 am

Family Discovery Weekends

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Every week on Saturday until August 26, 2017
Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Find out more »
11:00 am

Infinite Blue

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 5, 2017
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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The works of art in Infinite Blue feature blue in all its variety—a fascinating strand of visual poetry running from ancient times to the present day. In cultures dating back thousands of years, blue—the color of the skies—has often been associated with the spiritual but also signifies power, status, and beauty. The spiritual and material … Continue reading Infinite Blue Find out more »

FAD Market Summer: The Invisible Dog

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday and Sunday until August 27, 2017
The Invisible Dog Art Center,
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Discover new creative makers and handcrafted goods at FAD Market – a roving Fashion, Art and Design pop-up marketplace that moves seasonally to unique venues in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn. More than 50 makers will showcase handcrafted art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. Rotating vendors and special activities check … Continue reading FAD Market Summer: The Invisible Dog Find out more »
$11

Celebrate Rooftop unveiling and Senegalese Dance Workshop

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2017
Brooklyn Children’s Museum,
145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 United States
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Brooklyn Children’s Museum welcomes families and children of all ages for two days of live music and movement at the Senegalese Dance Workshop with Papa Sy! In collaboration with Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, guests can experience Senegalese culture through authentic dance and special storytelling from dancer and choreographer Papa Sy. Clap, jump, … Continue reading Celebrate Rooftop unveiling and Senegalese Dance Workshop Find out more »

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream … Continue reading We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 Find out more »
12:00 pm

Rob Benavides and Jackie Dunn Smith

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 7, 2017
Eight of Swords Tattoo & Art Gallery,
115 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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In 1999 Jackie and Rob met at a venue while The Business was playing and became fast friends. The two grew close over the years, sharing a love of art and tattooing. They began working together in 2005 at San Diego’s Flying Panther Tattoo. Jackie has since moved to Texas, and is very excited to … Continue reading Rob Benavides and Jackie Dunn Smith Find out more »

Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 30, 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base. 70 years later, on April 5, 2017, Brooklyn Historical Society is proud to open a new exhibition celebrating this seminal moment in American history. Featuring a wonderful array of archival materials, photography, programs, and … Continue reading Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Find out more »

Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 10, 2017
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO,
55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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This exhibition features the work of two dozen photographers whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay. By picturing decades of Brooklyn’s coastal scenery, including its changing industrial and postindustrial environment, the exhibition presents dramatic panoramic vistas; spectacular aerial views; glimpses of popular recreational attractions, particularly in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park … Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront Find out more »

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 13, 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it. This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over one hundred artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted … Continue reading The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Find out more »

Neither the other or Myself

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 20, 2017
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The third solo exhbition at A.I.R. Gallery by alumna artist Lauren Simkin Berke and features a new body of work, a collection of large painted portraits of the artist’s mother from childhood through adulthood. The reference material used includes both photographs taken by family members, and the artist themself. Find out more »
1:00 pm
Free

In my sleep I migrate back

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 27, 2017
FiveMyles,
558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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FiveMyles presents In my sleep I migrate back by artist-in-residence Roya Amigh. In my sleep I migrate back explores how imagination and memory filter resurrect the past. In recreating imagery that pieces together elements of different legends depicted in Persian miniature and the writings of Persian poets Ferdowsi, Rumi, and Hafez, the artist questions the … Continue reading In my sleep I migrate back Find out more »

Hoc Est Quod Video “This is what I see”

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 18, 2017
FiveMyles,
558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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An exhibition of beads and sequin work by Nicholas Heller, who uses this traditional Haitian technique to create wall works that express strong social statements. Find out more »
2:00 pm

Summer Thunder

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until August 26, 2017
Union Pool,
484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Come and see these free events in the big back yard and lots of drink specials. June 24: FERAL OHMS SUNWATCHERS HONEY July 1: JOE BATAAN July 8: BOOGARINS July 15: JAPANESE BREAKFAST (RECORD RELEASE) YOHUNA July 22: STAY TUNED July 29: THE RUBINOOS BABY SHAKES DANNY LAJ & THE LOOKS August 5: TO BE … Continue reading Summer Thunder Find out more »
$35

2017 Summer Leadership Institute

August 5 @ 2:00 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2017
ShapeShifter Lab,
18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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A 10-day intensive that serves as the foundation for all of UBW’s community engagement activities. For Urban Bush Women’s 17th SLI themed “You, Me, We – Understanding Internalized Racial Oppression and How it Manifests in Our Artistic Community,” we will help us answer many  important questions APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 6, 2017 Find out more »

Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold

August 5 @ 2:00 pm
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Every day until August 24, 2017
BAM Rose Cinemas,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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BAMcinématek presents Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold, commemorating the eclectic breadth and intimate scope of the director’s career. Schedule; Fri, Aug 4 4:15, 7pm: Something Wild Sat, Aug 5 2, 6:45pm: Married to the Mob 4:20pm: Melvin and Howard Sun, Aug 6 2pm: Philadelphia 4:45pm: Citizen’s Band Mon, Aug 7 4:30, 7:30pm: The Manchurian Candidate Tue, … Continue reading Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold Find out more »

Sarah Hickson: Sounds Unseen: A Photographic Memoir of The Calais Sessions

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 24, 2017
St. Ann’s Warehouse,
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Documents The Calais Session, a live music project among musicians living in the UK Shot between December 2015 and May 2016 in these migrant camps in northern France, the exhibition chronicles the evolution of this collaboration and celebrates a vital human connection forged through the common voice of music. Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 2-6pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm Find out more »
3:00 pm

Old Stone House: Witness to War

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 31, 2017
The Old Stone House,
336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Created by noted exhibition designers Carol May & Tim Watkins, is a passionate, interactive, interpretive show exploring the Battle of Brooklyn, the first and largest battle of the American Revolutionary War which culminated around today’s Old Stone House & Washington Park on August 27, 1776, and the choices and actions of 18th century Brooklynites through … Continue reading Old Stone House: Witness to War Find out more »
3:30 pm

NYTM Train Operators Workshop

August 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every week on Saturday and Sunday until January 28, 2018
Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software! Limited Capacity. Suggested for ages 10+   Find out more »
4:00 pm

Bargemusic

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until September 30, 2017
Bargemusic,
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance – no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more Find out more »

NY Harbor Scenes

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Red Hook’s Showboat Barge,
290 Conover Street/Pier 44, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Muralist and plein air painter Bill Mensching‘s  oil paintings of high surf, crashing waves, and stately vessels will grace the barge’s walls Saturday hours : 1 – 5 p.m. Find out more »

Hindu Lamp Ceremony

August 5 @ 4:00 pm
Pebble Beach,
Main Street Paek, Brooklyn Bridge Paek, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony. Presented with Brooklyn Arts Council. Find out more »
7:00 pm

Salsa dance / Bachata dance classes

August 5 @ 7:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until August 26, 2017
Dance Fever Studios,
159 20th St, Brooklyn, NY 11210 United States
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Free  classes. Call 718 637-3216 for more info.  No partner or experience needed.  All are welcome. Find out more »
7:30 pm
$15

The Devil Is On The Loose With An Axe In Marshalltown

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until August 19, 2017
Franklin Electric,
650 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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16 characters. 1 chair. Two murders. Seating is first come, first served. Purchase Tickets Here: http://thedevil.brownpapertickets.com/ Find out more »
8:00 pm
20-25

Little Murders

August 5 @ 8:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 13, 2017
The Newquist Home (“Burger On Smith”),
209 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The play, beneath its wacky hilarity, is really about a group of people who are trying desperately to maintain an illusion of assimilating, perfect happiness but are so beat down by the society they live in that they’re ultimately driven to find explosive joy within violence. The creative team of Little Murders is taking a strange play from … Continue reading Little Murders Find out more »
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