Get Out: Tompkins Avenue Street Festival, Live Jazz, And a Trunk Show

The weather is still warm but not sweltering- perfect for a stoll outdoors, a trunk show or a night of Jazz!

It's Friday, and you have no clue what's going on this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for the liveliest, most out-of-the-box and most culturally stimulating options for weekend fun. Check out our picks of activities to hit in and around the neighborhood.

WHAT: Outdoor Performance-- Oumou Sangare and Bassam Saba

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, July 29, 7:30pm, Prospect Park Bandshell (Enter Prospect Park West at 9th Street)

WHY GO: The Malian singer OUMOU SANGARÉ, “the most celebrated performer in West Africa,” (New York Magazine) has brought the enchanting tribal rhythms of her Wassoulou homeland to the global stage with a captivating presence and a voice of pure gold. The Arabic music savant BASSAM SABA “weaves together Lebanese and Arabic folk music with Turkish Gypsy styles and Russian motifs, playing oud, flutes, violin and buzuq…surprisingly funksome stuff.” (Time Out NY)



WHAT: TAMA (Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association) Street Fest

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 30 and August 6, from 11:00am – 4:00pm, Tompkins Avenue between Hancock and Putnam

WHY GO: Tompkins Avenue becomes an active, pedestrian-friendly public space for Aikido, bike maintenance classes, massages, dance, mural painting, music, food, games, a clothing drive, yoga, children’s book readings, prizes and more



WHAT: Live Jazz Music

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 30, 9:00pm – 2:00am, Machavelle Sportsbar & Lounge, 602 Pacific Street, Bklyn

WHY GO: Jazz Night at Machavelle Sportsbar and Lounge features the Jeff King Band, one of Brooklyn’s finest jazz ensembles, every Saturday night. Machavelle is Brooklyn’s newest bar/lounge located steps away from the rising Brooklyn Nets & Barclay’s Center.

HOW MUCH: Free and open to all


WHAT: Trunk Show

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 31, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Tin City Drug and General Store, 366 Lewis Avenue

WHY GO: Come to the Heart of Bedford Stuyvesant and support 3 Businesses on the Rise. A trunk Show with: Fashion designer/Entrepreneur Wunmi of WOW WOW and Retail Entrepreneur: Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Imports. Get great fashion, jewelry, home decor and while you are there - GET 10% OFF on all Food and Drinks at Tin City. PS, they have GREAT ICE CREAM...and FAB SPACE to hang...come today and come back many more times



WHAT: The Soul Summit Music Festival

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 31, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Fort Greene Park (at Dekalb Avenue and Cumberland Street)

WHY GO: Over the past eight years the Festival has become an institution developing a loyal following of music fans that bring the hills of Fort Greene Park alive with families, food, dancing. The festival provides the backdrop for access to music, networking and other activities. In just eight years the Soul Summit Music festival has become one of the most anticipated outdoor events in New York City. The festival has successfully created a hub of activity in the immediate community and beyond with visitors from all over the tri-state area and as far away as Florida and everywhere in between



Marina Stanley July 29, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Love That stretch of Thompkins! And... I hope the weather holds up for bandshell performance tonight!
Will Dur July 29, 2011 at 06:33 PM
Fort Greene Soul Summit is NOT happening this coming week; it happened the last 2 weeks before this coming weekend and the parks dept. there won't allow more than 2 events of any nature per summer. Also, the link for it doesn't work.


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