Buggin’ Out: Poetry Inspired by Spike Lee
Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee is a tribute to the famous director. There are various events included in this tribute (including a Father & Son Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 27). “Buggin’ Out: Poetry Inspired by Spike Lee” will use clips from Spike Lee joints and demonstrate the impact Lee’s films have had on the revived art of spoken word. For other events, click here.
Tonight. 7 p.m. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street.
Walking Tour of Sunset Park
Join curator Andy Urban and tour guide Dave Madden for an informative walk through Brooklyn’s Chinatown. The walk is in conjunction with the exhibit, “Living and Learning: Chinese Immigration, Restriction & Community in Brooklyn, 1850 to Present.”
Saturday, June 27. 2-4 p.m. Free. Meet at 36th Street and 4th Avenue (SE corner near entrance to 36th St subway station).
The Brooklyn Flea takes place in Ft. Greene on Saturday and its historic Brooklyn Bridge location on Sunday. Both locations feature a great mix of vintage, antiques, jewelry, and food.
Saturday, June 27. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues. Sunday, June 28. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. In Dumbo underneath the Brooklyn Bridge at the corner of Water and New Dock Street.
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Green-It-Yourself: Greenroof Workshop
Learn how to build a lightweight DIY greenroof on your home. Green-It-Yourself: Greenroof Workshop is teaming up with Eco-Brooklyn to teach local home and building owners how to take advantage of NY State tax incentives and make New York a healthier place to live. The workshop guides participants step-by-step through the planning, design, and building processes.
Saturday, June 27. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Eco-Brooklyn, 22 2nd Street.
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket 25th Anniversary
Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket turns 25. There will be a day-long celebration of farmers, community, history, art and, of course, farm-fresh food.
Saturday, June 27. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Court Street at Montague Street.
NYC Zine Fest ’09
The NYCZF Organizing Committee is holding the first annual NYC Zine Fest ’09. There will be more than 70 zinemakers, publishers, and institutions participating in the Fest. Workshops, discussion groups, and a screening of zine documentary “100 Dollars and a T-Shirt” will be featured throughout the weekend. There will be food, beer (supplied by Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Craft Ales), coffee, and music.
Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. 12-7 p.m. Free. Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue.
Brooklyn Record Riot
The 4th Edition of the Brooklyn Record Riot includes over 40 well-traveled record dealers who will convene with rare and common albums of all stripes, 45s galore, and CDs as well. Legendary NYC female DJs will spin endless music throughout the event.
Sunday, June 28. 12-8 p.m. $3. Warsaw, 261 Driggs Avenue.
Charles Denson’s Talk on Future of Coney Island
Charles Denson, noted historian and author of the book Coney Island: Lost & Found will give a talk on the future of Coney Island. Following the talk, there will be a screening of the Ric Burns documentary about Coney Island.
Saturday, June 27. 1-4 p.m. Free. New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (in Manhattan).
Outdoor Screening of “What’s On Your Plate?”
Presented in conjunction with The Afro-Punk Festival, the film What’s On Your Plate? presents a variety of perspectives on how food reaches our urban community and its associated challenges. An introduction by the filmmakers will precede the screening.
Saturday, June 27. Free. Doors open at 6. Fort Greene Park.
Helping the Victims on Myrtle Avenue
Chez Lola will be hosting a fundraiser for the tenants of 491 and 493 Myrtle Avenue. Please bring your check book, wallet, donating spirit, and helpful hand to help the tenants get their lives back together. Chez Lola will be serving light food and refreshments as well.
Sunday, June 28. 5-7 p.m. Chez Lola, 387 Myrtle Avenue.
Crown Heights Day of Service & CHNA Spring Art Fest and BBQ
The Crown Heights Day of Service consists of a voter registration drive, an afternoon of community gardening, and community mural scouting by bike. Also, the Crown Heights North Association will host an art festival and bbq. Proceeds benefit the Crown Heights North Association House Tour, planned for October.
Saturday, June 27. 1-6 p.m. $10 Donation. Bergen Street Community Garden, Bergen Street at Nostrand.
Summer Reading Book Bash
Get your summer reading in gear at Brownstone Book’s end-of-the-school-year book bash. Hosted by the members of Corinne’s Book Club, the party includes food and drinks, a surprise author visit, and a beach bag full of fun reading material for the summer. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-953-7328.
Saturday, June 27. 4-7 p.m. $25. Brownstone Books, 409 Lewis Avenue.