May 15-19 (Wed-Sun)
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival,
held at various locations (see website below). The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the first to showcase emerging filmmakers who are Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric. We are as diverse, vital and international as the borough itself. And everyone is invited to our party. More...
May 17-19 (Fri-Sun)
Great GoogaMooga @ Prospect Park,
Neathermead Meadow. Great GoogaMooga has Brooklyn in its soul, and Prospect Park is the perfect setting. We’ll launch this year on Friday with a Kickoff Concert. Since the focus will be the Nethermead Stage, a few areas of the festival will not be open on Friday night. Then, Saturday and Sunday are two free-admission (but ticketed) days celebrating food, drink and music—featuring 85 of New York’s top restaurants, along with leading winemakers and brewers. More...
May 18 (Sat), 5-6pm
You Are Not Alone - Lit Crawl Brooklyn hosted by Lost Lit @ Grumpy Bert,
82 Bond St. (btwn Atlantic & Bond), 347-422-7014. Somewhere between birth & death (let's call it life), you're in darkness. You feel alone. Sarah Manning, Justin Goldman, Theresa Navarro & special guest Katherine Preston, author of the memoir Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice, unite to unveil the hidden truth: You Are NOT Alone. Reception following the reading.. More...
May 31-June 2 (Fri-Sun)
Bushwick Open Studios. Arts in Bushwick is pleased to announce the seventh annual Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival. A celebration of creative expression, BOS '13 will showcase over 500 artist studios, dozens of group exhibitions, and a series of related events, in addition to one-of-a-kind programs for adults, youths, and families. The festival kicks off Friday, May 31 at Shea Stadium BK with a blowout launch party; yet the heart of BOS will take place Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2, when participants open their studios from 12-7pm. Profiles of participating artists can be found in the artist directory.
June 22 (Sat), 10-5
Tropfest @ Prospect Park,
Neathermead Meadow, 718-782-2222. Tropfest - The World's Largest Short Film Festival - takes place at beautiful Prospect Park, Brooklyn on Saturday June 22 this year. The event will feature music, food, art installations and, of course, short films that will be screened and judged Live by an esteemed panel of industry and celebrity judges. More...
July 27 (Sat), 8am-2pm
Fifth Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride @ Newtown Creek,
Commercial Street (Greenpoint), 718-522-0193. Join us for a 40-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach, showcasing the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway.More...
Events @ The Barclay Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, 917-618-6700,
The new Barclay Center is situated in the middle of the Brooklyn Now Guide's coverage area featuring numerous incredible and exciting events from music to sports. More...
First Sat of Month, 5-11pm
First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum
(200 Eastern Parkway (at Washington Ave), 718-638-5000. At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5-11pm. All evening long, the Museum Cafe serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. For full details about this months program theme, see website above. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5pm. More...
Various Music Events @ Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Dumbo,
New York City's floating concert hall. Moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic presents great music up to five days a week, every week of the year. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a "wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics." Experience why critics call Bargemusic "the perfect chamber-music hall" and why artists say it is "unlike any other place in the world to perform." More...
Concerts @ Brooklyn Conservatory of Music,58 7th Ave, 718-622-3300,
2013 Winter schedule of performances are in full swing. More...