Get Out: Summer Streets, Target First Saturdays and Brownstone Jazz

Rain is predicted this weekend, so we have included a nice mix of indoor as well as outdoor activities to keep you busy and entertained. Check it out!

WHAT: Brownstone Jazz featuring Boncella Lewis

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, August 5, 8:00pm – 12:00 midnight, , 107 Macon St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (between Nostrand and Marcy)

WHY GO: Acoustic sound in a room that brings music alive, Eric Lemon’s Open Mic Night, with its house trio of bass, piano and drums and featuring acclaimed song stylist Boncella Lewis is truly the best way to spend your Friday night. Fish fry buffet and refreshments available



WHAT: TAMA (Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association) Summer Fest

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, August 6, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Tompkins Avenue between Hancock Street and Putnam Avenue

WHY GO: Tompkins Avenue becomes an active pedestrian friendly public space for games, dancing, art, poetry readings, fashion shows, music & more. TAMA Summer Fest is a part of the Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets and Weekend Walks where the streets are opened up for recreational play.



WHAT: Summer Streets

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, August 6, August 13, August 20, from 7:00am – 7:00pm, In Brooklyn, the Summer Streets route will start on all three bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn), connect at Park Avenue, run northward up Park Avenue and end at East 72nd Street and Central Park East.

WHY GO: For three consecutive Saturdays in August, the New York City Department of Transportation will open up nearly seven miles of car-free streets to allow the city’s residents to play, run, walk and bike in the fourth annual Summer Streets event! The initiative is a part of NYC's greening efforts to encourage New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.



WHAT: Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum (Caribbean Countdown)

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, August 7, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

WHY GO: At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m. Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.

HOW MUCH: Free, but tickets are required


WHAT: The Heart of Brooklyn (HOB)

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, August 7, at the leading cultural institutions located near Grand Army Plaza

WHY GO: This Sunday, residents of Central Brooklyn will be granted free access to select exhibits, programs and activities, games and prizes at all six of HOB’s cultural institutions:  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park, and Prospect Park Zoo.  Enjoy free admission to select exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum, free mini golf at Grand Army Plaza and more.  This is sure to be a great day for culture-seeking Brooklynites and Brooklyn visitors. 



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