13th Annual SONYA Studio Stroll
43 studios and galleries in Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and Bed Stuy will be open Saturday and Sunday as part of the 13th Annual SONYA Stroll. A number of SONYArtists will be kicking off the weekend with sneak previews of their exhibits on FAB Friday from 5-8pm. SONYArtists and MoMA Outdoors will be leading FREE ART PROJECTS in the Putnam Triangle Plaza from 3-6pm. There will also be FREE LIVE MUSIC at three outdoor locations from 5-8pm. Plus, MISS NINA and her Pink Guitar star in a FREE CONCERT FOR KIDS at the Putnam Triangle Plaza from 10-11am. For more details about the action on Fulton click here.
The Washington Aveneue Improvement Project
The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force has accepted the invitation of WAPHA to work with Washington Avenue’s merchants and residents to improve the health, vitality and beauty of Washington Avenue’s street trees. We would like to have as many volunteers as possible help with this significant tree care event. We will need the extra help if we hope to cover Washington Avenue from Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue. If you have gloves or cultivators bring them along. We will do our best to ensure that everyone has the tools needed to do the job. Date: Saturday, June 9th, Time: Noon, Staging Area: Triangle on Washington Ave. and Grand Avenue at Park Place.
Poplar Street Community Garden Open House
The Poplar Street Community Garden invites you to enjoy the Garden at their Open Garden Event this Saturday, June 9, 2012 from noon to 3:00 PM. The Garden is located on the Northwest Corner of Hicks & Poplar Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Come see what’s growing in their lovely garden and enjoy refreshments and live music. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg
The Flea and Smorgasburg are on as usual this weekend. On Saturday, the Flea is held at 176 Lafayette Ave. (between Clermont + Vanderbilt Avenues) in Fort Greene. On Sunday, the Flea will be at 27 North 6th Street (between Kent Avenue + East River). Saturday at the Williamsburg location is also the home of our all-food market, Smorgasburg. The Flea features over a 150 vendors offering a great mix of vintage, antiques, jewelry, and amazing food. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.
After the jump, tumble in the plaza, samba with sea lions, a Green-wood walking tour, and free boating at BBP…
Tumble in the Plaza!
The Friends of Cortelyou Library are pairing with Ditmas Park-based artist Kathryne Hall to transform the library’s look with a dynamic, exterior mural this summer. SATURDAY, JUNE 9 (1-4 PM) we will be celebrating the mural, called TUMBLE, with live music, a kids’ performer, an art making station, and an artist talk. Please join us for the celebration on Saturday, June 9 at the Cortelyou Library.
Samba with the Sea Lions
Jazz: Brooklyn’s Beat in the Heart of Brooklyn is in full swing. This Saturday June 9, Samba with the Sea Lions (a series favorite) returns to Prospect Park Zoo featuring samba lessons with Samba New York! Performances at noon and 2:00pm. FREE with paid admission to Prospect Park Zoo ($5 for youth ages 3-12, $8 for ages 12 and up; FREE admission for youth under age 3).
Scandals, Scalawags & Murder Most Foul Walking Tour
You are invited to visit some of Green-Wood’s most nefarious residents with veteran tour guide Ruth Edebohls. Green-Wood is the final resting place of many famous and heroic people, but some of its deceased denizens have a more blemished reputation. Murderers and the murdered, a sullied adulteress, a famous courtesan, gangsters, con men and schemers lie next to those of a more virtuous disposition. Walking tour: $10 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund / $15 for non-members. Reservations recommended. To purchase tickets, call 718-210-3080 or order online.
BBP Boating Opens for the Season
SAT June 9, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm: Starting this Saturday, you can get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 1 Boat Basin! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Last sign-up is an hour before closing time. Boating will recur every Saturday until September 1, 2012. FREE.