101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer 

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#59 sunset park sunset ride
The tour guides at Levys’ Unique New York lead a bike tour of Sunset Park’s tamale, taco and cerveza offerings (food not free, but exercise and local knowledge free and priceless). June 24, levysuniqueny.com

#60 amble at brooklyn botanic garden
The BBG introduces their new visitor center and summer “Urban Garden” exhibition. (Admission is also free on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings.) June 2, bbg.org

#61 fashion’s night out
Inevitably, Fashion Week’s creep into Brooklyn will continue at this post-Labor Day kickoff event, featuring music, food and drink, giveaways and lots of tantalizing luxury goods. fashionsnightout.com (September 6)

#62 craft night at nyc resistor
This Thursday-night workshop is one of several regular collaborative open houses at the very n00b-friendly hacker and techie collective. nycresistor.com

#63 fix your bike workshop at time’s up
The environmental and alternative-transportation advocacy group teaches you how to patch a flat, and other useful skills, every Wednesday night. times-up.org

#64 volunteer gardening with get dirty nyc!
The local nonprofit will help you find farms and gardens in need of extra green thumbs for special projects. They also hold workshops for the aspiring urban gardener. getdirtynyc.org

#65 paint a roof with nyc cool roofs
To save on energy use and costs, this city initiative applies a reflective coating to the roofs of local buildings. Well, “this city initiative” doesn’t—you do. nyc.gov/coolroofs

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