Weekend Events

Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Planning Workshop
On Sunday July 29th, 3:00pm @ The Woods (48 South 4th Street) help us design a park! Williamsburg Bridge Park is a vision for a new 4-acre waterfront park for Southside Williamsburg.The City-owned site is on the Williamsburg waterfront, between South 5th Street (the Domino Sugar site) and Broadway. This site could be transformed into public park with an 800-foot long waterfront esplanade connecting to the Domino esplanade and Grand Ferry Park to the north, passive open space and adaptive use of existing buildings for community and recreational facilities. Help us imagine the possibilities. Facilitated by James Rojas, founder of the Latino Urban Forum and Place It! For more information, contact NAG at nag.bklyn@gmail.com or (718) 384-2248.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Brooklyn Bridge Park is pleased to announce that the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series will be returning to the park for a third summer season on Friday, July 27th at 7pm on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. The performance will feature three opera stars: soprano Danielle de Niese (who will also host the recital), tenor Dimitri Pittas, and bass-baritone John Del Carlo, with pianist Dan Saunders. The program will include a selection of favorite arias and duets. More info here.

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. Flea: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Smorg: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.

After the jump, the Weeksville Garden Party and Friday Family Jam Series…
The Weeksville Garden Party
The Garden Party is a unique and intimate music and food series in the bucolic Gardens of the Weeksville Historic Houses. The FREE performances include multimedia elements, performances, FREE arts workshops for children and a “curated” selection of food vendors. This is the last Saturday of the parties. Details here.

2012 Free Friday Family Jam Series
Summer fun continues with our 2012 Free Friday Family Jam Series schedule (each Friday through August 26). Boasting over 28+ years of free-admission evenings featuring music, dance, programs, exhibits, and family fun for kids, parents, grandparents, and friends, this years’ Free Friday Family Jam Series promises to be unforgettable! Admission is free for all visitors after 5pm. Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue.