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What's Happening? 25 Things to Do in Brooklyn Today, Sunday August 25

By August 25, 2013

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Gorgeous weather, and the last weekend before the Labor Day weekend begins...wow, is it really the end of summer? Things to do today


  1. Evening: Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, "I'm Not Me" at 6 PM. St. Francis College (Downtown Bklyn)
  2. Annual Brooklyn AfroPunk Festival in Commodore Barry Park: Huge festival, all free, noon-9 pm
  3. See "FAME", Free Flick at Habana Outpost (Fort Greene)
  4. Brooklyn Bowl features hip hop "Goodie Mob" (Williamsburg)
  5. MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays


  1. Last day! Outdoor exhibit of 80 colorful rarely-displayed Revolutionary War era flags (repros) from freedom fighters from Long Island, White Plains, Massachusetts, France and more.  Green-Wood Cemetery. Free. All day.
  2. NYC Brewer's Guild Block Party in Bushwick, Meserole St. at Waterbury Street, 2-5 PM
  3. Macy's Fishing Clinics in Prospect Park, 1 and 3 PM. Free. Kids under 15 with an adult. First come first served.
  4. Day & Evening: Annual Brooklyn AfroPunk Festival in Commodore Barry Park: Huge festival,  noon-9 pm. Free
  5. Celebrate Dominican culture at the Dominican Festival in Brooklyn, on Graham Avenue and Broadway, all day. Free
  6. Graze instead of brunch? Smorgasburg Food Fest in DUMBO
  7. Family Concert on a Floating Barge, BargeMusic. Free
  8. Head to the beach or public pool! Learn where to go. Free
  9. Day: BBQs in Brooklyn Parks
  10. Visit the Japanese Garden and have lovely outdoor brunch at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
  11. Set off on a DIY Brooklyn adventure
  12. Hop the L train and nosh your way around Williamsburg: Best cafes in W'burg
  13. Head to Jamaica Bay: 19 Things to Do in Jamaica Bay. Free
  14. Take a self guided walking tour of leafy Prospect Park South. Free
  15. 4 Down to Earth Farmers Markets in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Cooper Park, McGolrick Park, Park Slope at 4thSt & 5th Ave.
  16. Take the kids for a ride on a carousel: At Jane's Carousel in DUMBO or the historic carousel in Prospect Park.
  17. Visit the Brooklyn Museum: The Bruce High Quality Fdtn. Ode to Joy, works by "a Brooklyn-based artist group whose production includes subversive and often humorous installation art, live performance, film, and social sculpture."
  18. Visit the Brooklyn Children's Museum 10 AM-5 PM (Crown Hts)
  19. BAM Rose Cinemas: A Raisin in the Sun, part of the A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement. 4 screenings


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