This week, we hit up the Northside Festival, take in art in Bed-Stuy and party like its 1929. Here are our must-do and must-see events:
Northside Festival (Free, $$) – June 12-19, various times
This weekend, our very own parent company, Northside Media Group, hosts their annual Northside Festival (i.e. NYC’s answer to SXSW) and it’s going to be great. If you’re into music, tech, art or film, there are dozens of free and paid events to be enjoyed through next Thursday. To learn more about this year’s massive line up, head to northsidefestival.com.
Fulton Street Art Fair (Free) – June 14-29, Saturdays and Sundays
Down in Bed-Stuy, artists and art lovers alike will celebrate the neighborhood’s 56th Annual Fulton Art Fair at Robert Fulton Park (Chauncey St. and Stuyvesant Ave.). Through the end of the month, attendees are invited to browse African Diaspora art in all mediums created by creatives from throughout the region while also taking in live jazz, dance performances and other local entertainment. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Subway Birthday Bash ($30-$500) – June 14, 9-11 a.m.
Beneath the ground, the NYC subway system is celebrating its 110 birthday with the help of the New York Transit Museum (Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street) in Downtown Brooklyn. This Saturday morning, the museum will honor that milestone with an outsized, family-friendly birthday bash featuring arts and crafts, music, a photo booth, real life conductors, rides on vintage trains and, of course, cake for breakfast. Tickets are $30 for kids, $55 for adults, $150 for four tickets, $250 for six VIP tickets and $500 for eight VIP tickets (includes a goody bag). You can register by calling 718-694-4952 or purchase tickets online.
Brooklyn Pride @ Green-Wood ($15-20) – June 14, 1 p.m.
This Saturday marks the end of the weeklong Brooklyn Pride Festival and in honor of the blowout celebration, Green-Wood Cemetery (500 25th St. at Fifth Ave.) has organized a very special Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour. The trip will take attendees to the resting places of the cemetery’s most famous gay and lesbian “residents” and those who simply contributed to gay culture by being themselves. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members and can be purchased here.
King Of Small Things ($5) – June 14, 2-5 p.m.
If you’re looking for something a little less “passé,” so to speak, then head to Kings County Bar (286 Siegel St. nr. Bogart St.) for the second annual Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Pageant, which is exactly what you’d expect it to be. For $5, attendees are invited to summarily judge a panel of contestants competing for the chance to be Brooklyn’s most famous not-so-well-endowed man about town. All attendees must be 21 and up.