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Free (or Really Cheap) Things to Do in Brooklyn

Free (or Really Cheap) Things to Do in Brooklyn

July Outdoor Summer Concerts in Prospect Park—Celebrate Brooklyn
Get in the swing of summer with Celebrate Brooklyn!'s June opening series. Here's the schedule!

Celebrate Chinese New Years in NY in Sunset Park, Brooklyn's Chinatown
It costs no more than a subway ride to enjoy Chinese New Years festivities in Sunset Park, Brooklyn's Chinatown.

Eight Free (or Almost-Free) Things to Do in Coney Island
Have free fun at Coney Island: watch the Mermaid Parade, see summer fireworks, and oogle the Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest winners.

10 Dos and Don’ts of Walking the Brooklyn Bridge
A Brooklyn Bridge walk is the cheapest way to have fun in New York City. But, even for free fun, you gotta have your street smarts. Find out what you need to know about walking the Brooklyn Bridge. Ten Tips...

March 19 Super Moon in Brooklyn: Where Can You Watch The Super Moon Rise?
March 19 Super Moon in Brooklyn: Where Can You ?

Where Can You Watch a Sunset Over the Atlantic Ocean in Brooklyn New York?
Watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean, in Brooklyn, NY. Here's one great spot.

When are The Summer Fireworks in Coney Island after Brooklyn Cyclones Games?
Fireworks! They're great, romantic, fun, kid-friendly...and free. Get the summer Coney Island fireworks schedule.

How To Get to DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park After a Walk Over the Brooklyn...
If you're walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, how do you then walk to DUMBO, where you can eat pizza at Grimaldi's, see a play at St. Ann's Warehouse, or go to the River Cafe. And what are the walking directions from the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Free Outdoor Films at Fort Greene's Habana Outpost:Sunday Movies Under the Stars
Here's a fun way to spend Sunday nights in Brooklyn: Free movies under the stars in Fort Greene's crowded, eco-friendly Habana Outpost. Get some drinks and Cuban-Mexican food, and settle in for great free films. Movies start at sundown. Here's the movie schedule.

Coney Island Free Outdoor Movies - Flicks on the Beach Summer Schedule
What could be more fun? Welcome to Movies on the Beach in Coney Island. As part of the historic area's vast makeover, starting in 2011 there will be free films on Monday nights. The movies are shown on a huge forty-foot screen. Grab a hot dog at Nathans, or spend the afternoon exploring the NY Aquarium (open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)and walking along the...

What's the Schedule for Free Wednesday Movies in Williamsburg's McCarren Park?
SummerScreen, launched in 2005, is a hugely popular free outdoor film series in Williamsburg's McCarren Park's ball fields. The films are presented by EPIX and The L Magazine, are shown on Wednesday evenings. Bring your blanket, food and drink, and settle in for a great evening. Here's the schedule of summer films.

Outdoor Summer Movies in Brooklyn
Amazingly, you can catch a free film almost every day of the week through much of this summer in Brooklyn. Some film festivals run only six weeks; others run from May to September. So calendarize this: Monday (Coney Island), Wednesday (McCarren Park in Williamsburg), Thursday (Brooklyn Bridge Park), Friday and Saturdays in various venues around...

Who's Playing at Prospect Park's Summer Concerts? Celebrate Brooklyn! Schedule
One of the best places to spend any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night during a New York summer is in Prospect Park's band shell, where the Celebrate Brooklyn! series regularly draws crowds of thousands to a richly varied program of music, dance, and film. Wonder who's performing?

Where Can You Swim Laps Outdoors in Brooklyn? Does NYC have Olympic Size Pools?
Where can you swim laps outdoors in Brooklyn? There are numerous pools in New York City, including many public pools. Learn here about four Olympic sized outdoor public swimming pools where you can do laps or swim under the sky during a hot NYC summer. And, it's free for locals and visitors, too.

When Do NYC and Brooklyn's Outdoor Pools Open for the Summer Season?
What could be better than a dip in a big pool during the sweltering summer heat in Brooklyn? Find out when the city's free pools open for the season.

Who's Playing at Prospect Park's Summer Concerts? Celebrate Brooklyn! Schedule
Get a feel for what Brooklyn's really all about. One of the best places to spend any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night during a New York summer is in Prospect Park's band shell, where the Celebrate Brooklyn! series regularly draws crowds of thousands to a richly varied program of music, dance, and film. Wonder who's performing this summer?...

When and Where Can You Attend Outdoor Concerts in Brooklyn?
Brooklyn is alive with fabulous free summer concerts and other music events. Learn where you can hear leading jazz, rock, soul, hip hop and oldies-but goodies performers this summer. Venues vary from a lovely park in Bay Ridge to Brooklyn's own "central park", Prospect Park, to Coney Island. Why pay $40 or more to attend a concert when you can...

Coney Island's Mermaid Parade - A Must See for NYC Tourists, Artists & Locals
Mardi Gras in Brooklyn? You betcha. Like Greenwich Villages Halloween Parade, or Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Coney Islands Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn is one of NYCs quintessential events.

Pop Up Piano in Brooklyn — Summer Concerts & ArtFest of Painted Pianos in ...
Here's a schedule of events for Brooklyn's Pop Up Piano festival, a New York City-wide free music and DIY festival in which 88 pianos, decorated and painted by artists, celebrities and community groups, are placed in public spaces. Visitors can listen to concerts--or play!

21 Places to Play Piano Outdoors - Where To Find a Pop Up Piano in Brooklyn
Here's a list of where you can find free access to baby grand and other pianos throughout Brooklyn from mid-June through July 2nd. Its the Pop Up Piano festival, a New York City-wide free music and DIY festival in which 88 pianos, decorated and painted by artists, celebrities and community groups, are placed in public spaces. Visitors can listen...

10 FREE July Fourth Things to Do in Brooklyn. It's the Hottest Spot in New York
Find out what you can do for free, or almost free, during the long holiday weekend of July Fourth in New York. Well, specifically Brooklyn. Here are ten free (or almost free) ways to have fun in New York City on July 4th holiday weekend.

Free NY Summer Outdoor Movies in Brooklyn-Tuesday Free Films on Red Hook Pier
Free flicks! New York City or Brooklyn on a beautiful summer Tuesday? Wander down to Valentino Pier on Red Hook's waterfront for a fun evening watching a classic movie outdoors, in a magnificent setting. It's informal, locally-sponsored, friendly and great fun. And, free.

NY's Daffodil Project:Where Do I Get Free Bulbs to Plant in Brooklyn Parks?
Daffodils in the streets, parks, community gardens of New York City are a living memorial to the fallen of September 11, 2001. Find out how this project got started, and where to get free bulbs to continue the memorial and beautify Brooklyn.

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concerts
A true Brooklyn tradition, Coney Island's Seaside Concerts are just that..open air concerts near the Atlantic Ocean! Find out what this season's schedule is...and get there early!

A Visitor's Guide to East River State Park
The East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and is right next door to Williamsburg's food and flea markets on the weekends. In the summer there are free concerts here, right on the waterfront.

Top Picks: 4 Coolest Places to Volunteer in Brooklyn's May "It's My Park Day"
Want to explore Brooklyn, beyond the tourist spots your same-old-same local parks? Use the annual May "It's My Park" day in Brooklyn as an opportunity to explore some new corner of the borough. For instance, you can volunteer to work at a historic home, a shoreline area, or even cleaning up a dog park in Carroll Gardens, where you can meet...

First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum: What's On?
The Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn is a six-hour FREE monthly event. Enjoy a dance party, free films and more. Learn more.

It's My Park Day Brooklyn: Calendar of Events
Every May,volunteers can spend a few great outdoor hours on a Saturday during the annual emay It's My Park Day. Find out what this year's schedule is, and where and when you can volunteer. It's fun, it's green, and it's really helpful to the environment! Family-friendly.

Red Hook Flicks-Free NY Summer Outdoor Movies in Brooklyn Tuesday Nights
Don't miss a summer outdoor movie in a spectacular setting in Brooklyn's waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook. It's informal, locally-sponsored, friendly and great fun: Red Hook Flicks.

Brooklyn Summer Outdoor Movies at De Kalb Market, Downtown Bklyn: Schedule
DeKalb Market: Summer Outdoor Films, Mostly Free - Schedule

SummerStage in Brooklyn: Schedule of Free Show in the Parks: July & August
Don't miss the wonderful kids and adult shows produced by Summerstage in parks across Brooklyn. Here's the 2012 summer schedule for July and August.

SummerStage in Brooklyn: Calendar for June Free Summer Concerts
SummerStage in Brooklyn: Calendar for June Free Summer Concerts

Brooklyn for Free: Over 18 Street Fairs & Parades Every May
Have fun on the weekends in Brooklyn just by walking around one of the many street fairs or attending the parades and festivities associated with Memorial Day. Here are 18 different things to do on summer weekends in Brooklyn-all admission free!

Brooklyn for Free: Mermaid Parade & A Dozen More Street Fairs in June
June's a great month in Brooklyn for free entertainment in the form of weekend street fairs and parade. There are more than you can get to every weekend! Here's a calendar, including the mega-hit Mermaid Parade in Coney Island with a description of the different kinds of events, and where and when they take place. Explore the city!

For Fathers Day, Kidnap Dad (OK, Invite Him) to a Brooklyn Street Fair
Especially if your dad is coming from out of town, treat him to a very Brooklyn event: the street fair. One particular event, Seventh Heaven in Park Slope is always held on Fathers Day. Find out more!

Brooklyn in July for Free Fun: A Dozen Street Fairs & Extravaganzas
Looking for free fun in Brooklyn in July? Here's a peek at a dozen admission-free weekend street fairs including the International African Festival. And, because you can't say "Brooklyn" and "July" without mentioning Coney Island's hot dog eating contest, you can find out about that too!

Brooklyn for Free: Street Fairs in August
What to do in Brooklyn on an August weekend? One possibility is to go to a street fair. Locally organized, neighborly and low key, these events give you a sense of the neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Here's the calendar of Brooklyn street fairs held annually in August.

Simple Pleasures, Brooklyn Lifestyle: Fabulous Fifth Ave Street Fair
What's it like to go to a Brooklyn street fair? Read a quick sketch of the 2014 "Fabulous Fifth Ave. Street Festival" in Park Slope, 2014 to get the flavor of the experience.

Bushwick Open Studios FAQ: Hip Art Scene in Brooklyn
FAQ about Bushwick Open Studios

Summer Street Fairs in Brooklyn: Free Fun from May to August
Street fairs are part of the fabric of summer weekends in Brooklyn. They happen almost every weekend in different neighborhoods. Get the calendar. You can go walk around for free, or buy some trinkets, find bargains, eat roasted corn or hot dogs, and people-watch. Free fun for the summer1

Brooklyn's Best Italian Street Fair, Giglio Feast in Williamsburg
Summertime Old World Italian festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A 2-week long fair, and procession with 125 men carrying a 5 story religious statue. Not to be missed!

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