101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer

05/09/2012 3:00 AM |


#24 summerstage in herbert von king park
SummerStage makes it out to Bed-Stuy park for a week of notably eclectic programming, from r&b to hip-hop and modern dance performances, as well as the stray film screening and musical theater. June 9-16, cityparksfoundation.org

#25 red hook fest
The local, community-based arts group Dance Theater Etcetera’s 19th annual to-do features music, dance and spoken-word, from established performers and local kids, under the theme “Women’s Work: Healing Our Community.” June 1 and 2, dtetc.org

#26 new voices in performance at the center for performance research
Emerging performance artists who work with analog electronics, found materials, meditation and “the sculptural potentials of the face” (considerable, doubtless), et cetera, are brought together in this installment of the CPR’s ongoing series. June 15 and 16, cprnyc.org

#27 opening night cabarets at the brick theater
Every festival at the Brick begins with a free “cabaret” previewing the season’s shows. During “Democracy,” after Memorial Day, eight candidates vie for your vote for “President of the Brick” and its programming; Game Play, the Brick’s annual survey of video gaming and performance, comes in July. bricktheater.com

#28 take ballet to the streets
The Brooklyn Ballet’s youth ensemble performs in Marine Park. There will be finger-snapping, if previous attempts to “take ballet to the streets” (or take the streets to ballet) are any precedent. June 5, brooklynballet.org

#29 twelfth night in carroll park
Because all you need for Shakespeare in the Park is Shakespeare and a park, Smith Street Stage presents the Bard’s comedy of shipwrecks, transvestism and merriment. June 27-July 1; July 3-8. Smithstreetstage.org

#30 big terrific at cameo gallery
Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri’s weekly comedy night features drop-bys from many of your other favorite Brooklyn-based viral and rising TV stars. We’ve never been—we don’t really care for comedy, as a rule—but assume it is zany. cameony.blogspot.com

#31 get it out there: comedy by bam & ifc
The BAMCafé hosts this new monthly showcase of oddballs from here and from the teevee. bam.org

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  • You didn’t include Bushwick Open Studios!

  • And then I clicked next….nevermind! delete!

  • …and in Clinton Hill (Putnam Triangle Plaza at Fulton/Grand), FAB Flicks presented in partnership with BAMCinematek will feature a Richard Pryor Triple Play, Tuesdays in July (8,15,22): “Bustin’ Loose,” “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings,” and “Mel Stuart’s Wattstax.” FREE!!

  • There is also a FREE outdoor concert series at On Stage at Kingsborough: July 5 at 8:00 PM / Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra; July 12 at 8:00 PM / Grammy Nominee John Beasley’s MONK’estra; July 19 at 8:00 PM / Carole J. Bufford in SPEAK EASY; July 26 at 8:00 PM / Swingadelic. All shows are FREE and take place at Kingsborough’s Outdoor Bandshell. Gates open at 7:00 PM. No reservations are necessary. RAIN OR SHINE! For more information visit http://www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org or call the Box Office at 718-368-5596