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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - Jun 18-Jun 25

June 18, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.

Secret Science Club - The Bell House
June 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Underground . . . Shrouded in mystery . . . Chock-full of brainiacs . . . The Secret Science Club features: • mind-bending lectures • volatile experiments • chemical libations • star-gazing sounds Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510

Open Mic Night - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
June 20, 2017 - Red Hook

Sign up in person by 9:00pm Performance order will be drawn at random at 9:00pm Sharp! Each performer gets two songs or 8 minutes. Come on down and try out your latest bit, song or poem, build a following, sharpen your chops!!

Roots n' Ruckus - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
June 21, 2017 - Red Hook

Jalopy Theater Presents, "Roots n Ruckus," a night of folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday starting Jan. 9th, 2008. You will see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. Come and be a regular! The gig happens every week.

BAMcinemaFest Outdoor Screening - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join BAMcinemaFest for an outdoor festival featuring music, curated food, and a special film screening.

Yeasayer / Poliça / Cymbals Eat Guitars - BRIC
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

The illustrious experimental rock trio Yeasayer makes their bandshell debut, alongside Poliça and Cymbals Eat Guitars.

Women's Rights Movement, A #BHeard Town Hall - BRIC
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Media Talks: Dennis White - BRIC
June 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Pharoah Sanders / Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute - BRIC
June 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

AMERICAN EXPRESS SERIES Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders takes to the bandshell, after Brooklyn Raga Massive tips their cap to Sanders with a tribute to the music of Coltrane.

The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch & Kirk Knight / Goapele / Natasha Diggs - BRIC
June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

BUD LIGHT MUSIC SERIES New Orleans' most beloved brass ensemble The Soul Rebels brings the spirit of the bayou to the bandshell for an evening, joined by special guests Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, and Kirk Knight.

Haydn Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob XVI:32 Schumann Noveletten Op. 21 No. 2, No. 3, No. 8 Cornelius Cardew We Sing for the Future! Rzewski Ruins and Wake Up (from Dreams, 2015) Bobby Mitchell, piano - Bargemusic
Through June 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Neighborhood Family Concerts — a one hour performance, including a Q & A session with the musicians (no intermission): May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 Doors open 15 minutes prior to concert. The program is announced at the performance. NO reserved seating.

Slow Jam with Hilary Hawke - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
June 25, 2017 - Red Hook

Slow Jam with Hilary Hawke 3:30pm - 6:00pm The slow jam is not just for beginners but for people doubling on another instrument. Welcome to Banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, singers, harmonica, etc... it is free to come and join in on the fun or to just listen. The jam will be led by Hilary Hawke and Charlie Shaw and other special guests.

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
June 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the Park came to life! Event Information Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape! All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance and last about an hour. Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Ballet Barre - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Use the pier for your workout! EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 7 pm, June 5 – August 7 PIER 2 PROMENADE EVENT INFORMATION Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Zumba - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT DETAILS Sundays at 4:30 pm, June 4 - August 13 EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14 EVENT INFORMATION Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Piyo - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6 Lawns
Through August 16, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape. EVENT DETAILS: Wednesdays at 7 pm, June 21 - August 16 EVENT INFORMATION A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8-17. EVENT DETAILS: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, May 2 - August 31 EVENT INFORMATION Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

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