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Free Up Your Summer

Jun 30, 2008 2:09 PM | 0 comments

Some of the best events happen during the summer in Brooklyn—and much of it is free! I found a plethora of programs, all for no cost. 

Celebrate Brooklyn offers outdoor concerts through mid-August at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Movies with a View at Empire Fulton Ferry Park happens every Thursday, beginning July 10 with Stand by Me. Prepare to gorge on nostalgia and hotdogs at McCarren Park Pool’s Summer Screen series on Tuesday evenings. Live bands perform Sunday afternoons.

City parks are a hotbed of free events for every age, and their CityParks Concerts series includes a performance by Brand Nubian in Brower Park. The International African Arts Festival over July Fourth weekend at Commodore Barry Park offers three days of music, an African marketplace and more. From cooking demonstrations to yoga, you can find a detailed list of park happenings on their Upcoming Events page.

The live music continues at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series, where you can shake it like you mean it to the likes of Erykah Badu and The O’Jays, and enjoy crooners and classic rockers such as Brian Wilson at the Seaside Summer Concert Series.

And of course, Brooklyn Public Library is always free and offers plenty of programs to choose from. Go to our Summer Reading page for events and to download reading lists. 

Enjoy yourself at these and other events all summer long!

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