Saturday, July 28th
Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market on Saturdays thru Nov 17th @ Clifton Place at Marcy Ave., 9AM-3PM. Shop for fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, herbs, cage-free eggs and specialty farm products. Enjoy youth cooking demos, communal dinners in the marketplace, the smoothie blender-bike and more. WIC/Senior Market Coupons and EBT cards accepted. Get free Health Bucks coupons!
700 Hancock Street Art Exhibit and Sale on Hancock Street bet. Ralph and Patchen Aves., 1PM, FREE. The annual show and sale features artists, filmmakers, authors, fashion designers and jewelry makers in and around Bedford-Stuyvesant. The goal is to strengthen the threads of community through arts, culture and fellowship. All work is by the artists, with the exception of gallery owners and artist representatives displaying with permission. To participate in the show, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 29th
Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market #2 on Sundays thru Nov. 18th @ 49 Van Buren St., bet. Tompkins & Throop, 1PM-6PM. Shop for fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, herbs, cage-free eggs and specialty farm products. Enjoy youth cooking demos, communal dinners in the marketplace, the smoothie blender-bike and more. WIC/Senior Market Coupons and EBT cards accepted. Get free Health Bucks coupons!
Monday, July 30th
Free Roller-Skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Rink, Pier 2, 150 Furman St., 3:30 -6PM, Skate rental $6 (if needed). Bring your family and friends every Monday and Friday for skating to Top 40 hits while enjoying the best views in NYC.
Meditation Mondays at MetroTech Commons (across from Luciano’s) @ Flatbush and Myrtle Aves., 12:30-1:00PM, FREE. Enjoy a lunchtime moment of Zen at the Vajradhara Meditation Center.
Wednesday, August 1st
Restoration Flow, 247 Herkimer at Restoration Plaza, 10-11AM, FREE. Join Yoga instructor Mecca Nelson for active and restorative yoga poses and meditation. The class, for beginning, intermediate & advanced practitioners, is held at RestorationArt’s new Community Art Space.
Thursday, August 2nd
Vivian Sessoms First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, 45 Eastern Pkwy. @ Rogers Ave., 6-8PM, FREE. (Concert is outside w/chairs provided.) Hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer, Sessoms has worked w/Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & other icons at venues worldwide. A range of genres define her music, including jazz, soul & R & B. Her new CD (LIFE) focuses on today’s racial and social issues and her love for jazz. She’s joined by keyboardist Anthony Wonsey, bassist Chris Parks and drummer Brandon Saunders. For further info call 917-685-3508.
Saturday, August 4th
3rd Annual Bed-Stuy Music Festival @ Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave., 7AM-7PM, FREE. 500 Men Making A Difference presents all-day activities and performances by Maino and others. Featuring a Family & Friends, a 5K Run/Walk Fitness Competition, Child-Friendly fun, Food, Games, Vendors and more. Bring a Friend!
caribBEING House @ Brooklyn Museum Plaza, Eastern Parkway near Washington Ave., 5-10PM, FREE. Mobile art center caribBEING amplifies Caribbean voices through art and activations. Experience cultural productions from across the Diaspora.
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Sunday, August 5th
5th Annual International Day of Friendship @ Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbia Park, 209 Joralemon St., 1-5PM, FREE. This cultural festival encourages Brooklyn residents from across the world to celebrate their countries and cultures of origin. Many were brought to the U.S. as children and haven’t experienced firsthand the colors, sounds, flavors, music, dance and dress of their native lands. BK Boro President Eric Adams brings it all downtown so they and Brooklynites of all backgrounds can enjoy. For info: 718-802-3798.
Wednesday, August 8th
The Wingate Concert Series @ 2018 Wingate Park, Brooklyn Ave. bet. Rutland Rd. & Winthrop St. Doors open at 6PM (line up early), show at 7PM, FREE. Performers to be announced. Opening night is an R&B Fest and Boro Pres Eric Adams will present a key to Brooklyn to a few living legends. Thursday, August 9 is Afro-Caribbean Bash, with global sounds of the Islands; Wednesday, August 15th is Gospel Fest; Thursday, August 16th is the Salute to Hip-Hop in honor of the 45th Anniversary of the genre. Big Daddy Kane hosts.
Saturday, August 11th
Board the Replica of Slave Mutiny Ship Amistad @ Pier 11, Atlantic Basin, next to NYC Ferry Red Hook stop at the foot of Pioneer & Conover Street, 10AM-1PM and 2PM-5PM, FREE. In 1839, Mende captives from Sierra Leone took control of the Amistad. Unable to navigate back to Africa, their ship was captured and towed into New London, Connecticut, where they faced slavery or execution. Some vocal residents adopted their cause and were taken and the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, ruled in their favor. They were freed in 1841. For information call 917-414-0565.