WHEN/WHERE: June 1, 2012, 6:00 pm, Brooklyn Nights, 497 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY
WHY GO: Join us once again at Brooklyn's newest and hottest monthly afterwork party for mature urban professionals every 1st Friday of the month! Mix and mingle with the sexy and sophisticated as we network, socialize and party!
Located in the heart of Bed-Stuy and just minutes away from downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nights boasts a high-end sound system and an airy, open layout. The main room has a polished wood floor with Victorian-style wooden tables and sturdy wooden stools at the bar. Downstairs there is a private VIP area to lounge and socialize. Brooklyn Nights offers an extensive array of speciality drinks and a delicious food menu to satisfy your taste buds!
HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS TILL 8PM
$3 Coors Light Tap
$4 Beers (Imported/Domestic)
$5 Hennessey/Grey Goose/Ciroc/Absolut
$100 BOTTLE SPECIALS TILL 8PM
Moet White Star
COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF MOSCATO FOR LADIES IN GROUPS OF 5 OR MORE
(Must RSVP in advance for this offer)
20% tax and gratuity on all bottles
HOW MUCH: $0
WHEN/WHERE: June 2, 2012, 7:00 am, Prospect Park, Eastern Pkwy & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
WHY GO: On the first Saturday of each month, FIDO offers free goodies for dogs and their owners. Additionally, they provide helpful information pertaining to off-leash activities. Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House and enter at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street. Rain or Shine!
HOW MUCH: Free
WHEN/WHERE: June 2, 2012, 10:00 am, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
WHY GO: The Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players and Readnex Poetry Squad team up for a workshop that introduces a new generation to the social power and cultural legacy of hip-hop and spoken word poetry. Participants will learn how to express themselves through this rich medium, and discover its extraordinary impact. Children must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHEN/WHERE: June 2, 2012, 12:00 pm, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY
WHY GO: BBG is laying out the welcome mat to celebrate the opening of the new Visitor Center. From West African cora music to groovy ’60s jazz, the Garden will be buzzing with joyful melodies. Enjoy sensory strolls around the grounds, tour the new Urban Garden summer exhibit, and explore an interactive solar-powered sound installation. Learn about the art of tea and the science of composting while kids pot up lemon balm plants. Indulge in tea-inspired cocktails, aromatic drinks, and delicious snacks.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHEN/WHERE: June 2, 2012, 5:00 pm, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
WHY GO: The Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays celebrates the beginning of summer with a night of music, dancing, games, contests, and food at the Best of Brooklyn Block Party. The Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday attracts thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. June highlights include:
5-7 p.m. Music: Son de Madre blends Cuban music with jazz, funk, and Brazilian. Part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series.
5-8 p.m. Performance: Performers from the Museum's local community showcase various styles of music and dance throughout the Museum.
5-8 p.m. Action Station: Laura Nova and Theresa Loong, creators of the Museum at Eldridge Street's Feed Me a Story project, invite visitors to reflect on their lives through memories of food.
6 p.m. Film: Hands to the Sky (Angelo Boyke, 52 min., 2010). Brooklyn premiere of a dance documentary that explores and celebrates the world of summertime dance jams and outdoor house music parties. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Free tickets available at the Visitor's Center at 5 p.m.
6 p.m. Talk: Alexis Miesen and Jennie Dundas, the entrepreneurs behind Blue Marble Ice Cream, speak about Blue Marble Dreams, a nonprofit venture that has helped eleven Rwandan women open their country's first ice cream shop. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
6 and 7 p.m. Gallery Tours: "Summer Fun." A playful look at works in the collection.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art: Search the galleries for hot Brooklyn styles and create a fashionable wrap to wear to the dance party. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
7-9 p.m.: Artists Talk: Raw/Cooked artist Heather Hart discusses her instillation The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother as visitors participate in activities related to tradition and transformation, from tarot readings to makeovers. Free timed tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.
8-10 p.m. Music: Society HAEpresents "Beats, Blocks & Brooklyn" featuring DJ crew The Ahficionados with Jasmine Solano, spinning music from Biggie to the Beastie Boys.
8- 10 p.m. Participatory Program: Pose for street style-inspired portraits by photographers Amanda Adams-Louis, Delphine Fawundu, and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. Visitors are also encouraged to post their own images, tagged #BrooklynMuseum and #BeatsBlocksBrooklyn.
9 p.m. Book Club: Suleiman Osman discusses his book The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York.
9-10 p.m. Performance: Zongo Junction blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz and soul.
10-11 p.m. Late Night in the Galleries: All galleries open. Explore the Museum.
HOW MUCH: Free