101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer

05/09/2012 3:00 AM |


#51 nathan’s hot dog eating contest
U-S-A! U-S-A! July 4, 

#52 food truck rally
Hey, it’s free to look (and smell, and get ideas), as the city’s gourmet food trucks converge on Grand Army Plaza every month. May 27, June 17, July 15, August 19

#53 brooklyn food conference
The activist Brooklyn Food Coalition puts on an all-day event with talks, workshops, food demos and fun stuff, centered around access and sustainability, at Brooklyn Tech High School. May 12, bkfoodconference.com

#54 foraging with “wildman” steve brill in prospect park
The well-known wild food expert and naturalist guides regular suggested-donation foraging tours (we think of them as postapocalyptic prep courses) through many of our city’s semi-manicured ecosystems. wildmanstevebrill.com

#55 homebrew meetup at beer table
On the last Monday of every month, the borough’s micro-est brewers share and compare their wares at the Park Slope beer bar. beertable.com

#56 tuesday tastings at bierkraft
A weekly showcase, from the shelves and guests from local brewers. bierkraft.com

#57 greene grape tastings
Every Friday night features a sampling from the wine store, and a pairing from their sister store, Provisions. greenegrape.com

#58 new york distilling company tours and tastings
Twice-nightly tours at the Williamsburg craft booze operation. As current US Poet Laureate said, “Any wonder we tried gin.” nydistilling.com

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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