101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer

05/09/2012 3:00 AM |


#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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  • You didn’t include Bushwick Open Studios!

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  • …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