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30 Jun 2010

Arts In My Backyard – Brooklyn – June

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• When: August 27-31st, 6pm everyday
• Where: 18th Avenue between 67th Street and 75th Street, Bensonhurst
• FREE!!!

Tuesdays free at Botanical Gardens
Fridays “pay what you wish for the fish” at NY Aquarium in Coney Island
Sundays: Family day at Brooklyn Museum
Sundays: Free Williamsburg Pool Parties (schedule TBA)
Fort Greene Festival
• The Fort Greene Festival celebrates the cultures, cuisine, and artistic diversity
of Brooklyn. Hosted by Malik Yoba and Rosie Perez, the festival features
performances by hip-hop artist and actor Common.
• When: June 26th from 12pm to 10pm
• Suggested Donation: $5
• For more info, visit www.fortgreenefestival.com

• FABfest, a month-long street festival, jumpstarts Brooklyn summertime fun,
featuring fashion shows, reggae and gospel concerts, chef demonstrations,
activities for kids, dance parties, author readings, community mural painting, and
a tribute to Michael Jackson.
• FABfest, transforms three blocks of Fulton Street into a pedestrian-friendly public
space where locals can stop, shop, party, and play while enjoying neighborhood
eats, arts, activities, fashion, and culture.
• Where: Fulton St (between Lafayette Ave and South Oxford St)
• When: June 6, 13, 20, 27th from 12pm – 6pm
• FREE!!!

Coney Island Free Films
• King Kong vs. Godzilla: July 3rd
• Planet of the Apes: July 10th
• For more info and to find more movies TBA, please visit www.coneyisland.com/
• FREE!!!

Grandmothers, Incorporated
Grandmothers, Incorporated’, is a comedy about four retired widows who arrive at
an isolated cabin for a weekend of peace and serenity, only to be confronted with
a notorious drug lord in distress. Chaos reigns as these amateur sleuths dispense
their unique brand of justice to the criminal in their midst.
Where: Billie Holiday Theater (1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216)
When: Running time is now through July 11. Showtimes are 8pm or weekend
3pm matinees
For tickets, call (718) 636-0918 or email to Billieholidaytheatre@yahoo.com

39th Annual International African Arts Festival
• Enjoy parades, plays, puppet shows, belly dancers, African dance, arts workshops,
martial arts demonstrations, Gospel choirs, hip-hop and reggae performers, DJ
Battle Dances and more…
• When: July 2nd to July 5th
• Where: Commodore Barry Park (M, N, B, R trains to Dekalb or 2, 3 trains to Nevins)
• To join the volunteer corp., call 718-638-6700
• FREE!!!

Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell Concerts
• June 25th – Kid Koala
• July 1st at 12pm – Mighty Sparrow
• July 11th – The Roots, Talib Kweli and more
• All concerts FREE!!! Check out the Prospect Park calendar for more updates
Panedelic Funkadelic and The Ohio Players Concert
• Where: Wingate Field
• When: July 12th at 7pm
• FREE!!!

ASE Dance Theater Collective
• When: July 13th at 10:30am
• Where: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
• FREE!!!
Movies With A View present: Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D
• Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
• When: July 15th at 7:30pm
• FREE!!!

SeeWe African Dance
• Seewe bridges the gaps in African music, song, dance and folklore existing in
African American culture.
• When: July 22nd from 11:30am – 12:15pm
• Where: Underwood Park
• FREE!!!

Sleeping Beauty
• Beautiful Princess Aurora and friends come to life in this updated version of the
fairytale classic reset in Central Park’s Belvedere Castle
• Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater at Underwood Park
• When: July 15th at 10:30am
• FREE!!!

BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech BAM

• Victor Wooten
o When: June 24th at 12pm
• Namoi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
o When: July 15th at 12pm
• Vieux Farka Toure
o When: July 26th at 12pm
• Mighty Sparrow
o When: July 1st at 12pm

The Beach Boys & Happy Together Tour – 25th Anniversary
• Also featuring, The Turtles, Mark Lindsay, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love and
Mickey Dolenz
• Where: Asser Levy Park, Brighton Beach Brooklyn
• When: Thursday July 22nd at 7:30pm
Modest Mouse
• Where: Williamsburg Waterfront (L train to Bedford Ave)
• When: July 23rd at 6:45pm
• FREE!!!

Chrisette Michelle
Where: Wingate Field
When: July 26th at 7:30pm

Nas & Damien Marley Concert
• Williamsburg Waterfront (L train to Bedford Ave)
• When: July 31st at 7pm
• FREE!!!
Aretha Franklin
• Wingate Field
• August 9th at 7:30pm
• FREE!!!

Coney Island Air Show
• Aerial demonstration performance by Thunderbirds. Their performances usually
yield millions, so don’t miss out!
• When: August 28th and August 29th, Time: TBA

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