As much as I like to get out of Brooklyn every once in a while, I always feel like I’m missing something when I do. This weekend will be no exception. While I’m sure I will be having a good time in Rhode Island, there’s going to be a ton of stuff to do in Brooklyn while I’m gone. Here’s a fun activity for every day this weekend, starting early with tomorrow night (because who really gives a shit about feeling good on Friday?).
Thursday July 10th – Stand By Me
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Film Series starts tomorrow! While a few of us skeptics visited Williamsburg last night for a giant pool filled with sweaty, tall boy-drinking, Wet Hot-loving hipsters, you can class it up and bring a picnic and a bottle of wine to the outdoor screening of Stand By Me. Don’t forget to talk about how fat Jerry O’Connell used to be!
Friday July 11th – Brazilian Girls
On Friday night you should head up to Prospect Park to hear a free Brazilian Girls show (playing with Chicha Libre and Ticklah). These shows are always fun, and it may be your only chance ever to sing the lyrics “pussy pussy pussy marijuana” with a bunch of Park Slope parents.
Saturday July 12th – Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
This starts at four and goes into the evening at Empire Fulton-Ferry State Park. The festival features a bunch of performances including one from KRS One!
Sunday July 13th – Bastille Day Celebration and The Breeders and Matt & Kim
Although Bastille Day is technically on Monday, Bar Tabac on Smith Street is holding a celebration from noon to 10pm that will include great Petanque players (bocce to some) and all sorts of food and cocktails. There will also be some music provided by Baby Blue Orchids and The Francis Wiss Ensemble.
And once you get tired of that, head to McCarren Park for a free pool party headlined by the Breeders (also playing: Matt & Kim and The Whip). I can’t tell you how jealous I am.
Anyway, there you go. Have a fun weekend. But not too much fun. Seriously.
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