Thursday, May 3, 2007

A Brooklyn Summer (Non-Kensington Events)

Gowanus Lounge reminded us today that Brooklyn street fair season is starting this weekend with the Court St. fair on Sunday. We love the 5th Ave Fair and always spend the day near Last Exit for Atlantic Antic. We've included a bunch of other interesting summer events for you and for us since we don't spend all our time roaming the streets of Kensington!

Sunday, May 6th - Court Street Fair
Court Street between President and West 9th Streets

Sunday, May 20th - Fifth Avenue Fair
Fifth Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and 14th Street

Saturday, June 2nd (rain date 3rd) - Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival
Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park & Pier, Red Hook

Saturday, June 9th - Brooklyn Pride Festival
Prospect Park West from 9th to 15th Streets

Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th - Artwalk
Various locations on or near Atlantic Avenue

Sunday, June 17th - Seventh Avenue "Seventh Heaven" Street Fair
7th Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and 15th Street

Saturday, June 23rd - Mermaid Parade
Coney Island

Sunday, June 24th - Smith Street Fair
Smith Street between Bergen and Union Streets

Friday June 29th - Sunday, July 1st - Annual Singapore Food Festival
66 Water Street, DUMBO

Tuesday, July 10th at 8 - NY Philharmonic
Concerts in the Parks - Prospect Park, Brooklyn (Not at the bandshell)

Saturday, July 14th - Bastille Day on Smith Street
Petangue Courts!

Saturday, July 21st - The Village Voice Annual Siren Music Festival
Coney Island (2 stages)

Saturday, Sept. 1st to Monday, Sept. 3rd - West Indian Carnival
Ends with a parade on Monday starting at Eastern Parkway and Rochester Avenue, going up Eastern Parkway to Grand Army Plaza, then continues down Flatbush Avenue to Ocean Avenue

Sunday, September 16th - Brooklyn Book Festival
Borough Hall and Plaza

Sunday, September 30th - Atlantic Antic
Atlantic Avenue

More notable summer series & events:
Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Series (Prospect Park Bandshell)

Movies w a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park
The series runs for eight Thursday nights beginning July 5.

Rhythm & Blues Festival @ Metrotech
June 9 - August 10

ROOFTOP Film Series
Many events at The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus Brooklyn

Seaside Summer Concert Series
Thursday nights in July and August Asser Levy Seaside Park, Coney Island

And of course on a Kensington note we know of at least one neighborhood artist, Jonathan Blum, who will be at the Smith, 5th, 7th and Atlantic Fairs. We also heard a rumour Kensington local Pistolera may be included in Celebrate Brooklyn!

I'm sure we've forgotten something so let us know at for additions or if you work or live in Kensington and want to be added to our links and updates.