101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer

05/09/2012 3:00 AM |


#32 outdoor sculpture from the public art fund
“A Promise Is a Cloud,” a group show of minimalist and conceptual sculpture from four young artists, went up around MetroTech last fall and remains there through this October. This July 19, Oscar Turazon will install three landscape-inspired, site-specific pieces in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where they’ll remain through next April. publicartfund.org

#33 fifth ave storefront art walk, bay ridge
Brooklyn artists install their work in the windows of businesses up and down Bay Ridge’s main drag, in this local-prideful marriage of art and commerce. May 18-June 17, bayridgesaw.org

#34 dumbo first thursdays gallery walk
A recurring fete made even more palatable by the sitting-outside-at-Pedro’s weather, this gallery walk invites you into the neighborhood’s many art spaces to look, sip, and chat. dumbo.is/culture

#35 crest fest
There’ll be food, drink and live music at this opening reception for a show of work, by local artists, that’s “about, made with or inspired by hardware.” It’s held, naturally enough, at the Williamsburg location of Crest Hardware. June 30, cresthardwareartshow.com

#36 everything is index, nothing is history at invisible dog
This group show features work investigating how the world is represented and signified, in writing and otherwise. June 2-17, theinvisibledog.org

#37 erik hougen at kunsthalle galapagos
A solo show by the artist known for his large-scale watercolor portraits and prints, as well as urban scenes at gas and subway stations, parking garages, and men’s rooms. Opens June 7

#38 oliver ralli at 
norte maar
A retrospective of the artwork of the guitarist for Bushwick band PassKontroll, who play the opening reception’s afterparty at Tandem. June 1-24, nortemaar.org, tandembar.net

#39 charles atlas at luhring augustine
The gallery inaugurates its Bushwick space with work from the video-art pioneer. Through July 15, luhringaugustine.com

#40 klub7 at pandemic gallery
The Berlin-based art collective hits up Brooklyn with a show of chalk art, which embodies all the lawlessness of graffiti without the legal risks. Plus, chalk is fun and spontaneous! Opening and reception May 19

#41 deborah brown at the active space
The work and exhibition space showcases the Bushwick painter. June 1-July 1, 566johnsonave.com

#42 target first saturdays at the brooklyn museum
Extended viewing hours, talks, and dance parties themed around the Museum’s current exhibitions, all courtesy the greatest extended brand makeover in the history of Midwestern budget department stores. Brooklynmuseum.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