Planning a summer vacation in the city, or a "stay-cation" in Brooklyn? Well, here's here's a quick overview of the month of July's major events.
**Please note: THIS JULY CALENDAR IS A LISTING OF ANNUAL EVENTS that happen every July in Brooklyn. It's organized alphabetically, not by date. For more details on these annual events, please click on the links below. Also see our current monthly calendar.
And, for travelers:
2. Bat Walk & Prospect Park Lullwater Expedition
August 11, August 25, and September 1
Enjoy a romantic evening of wine and cheese on the charming Boathouse balcony, and then tour the Park’s majestic Lullwater on our electric boat Independence – a faithful replica of the electric boat which toured the Park at the turn of the 20th century. After your ride, an Audubon naturalist will lead an evening Bat Walk. Reservations required; limited availability. Call (718) 287-3400, ext. 303.
Red Hook, tucked away in plain sight and close to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, is home to NYC's IKEA store, of course. And it's fun to take the IKEA ferry from the South Street Seaport to Manhattan. But there's a lot to explore here. And as for laid back? The term might have been invented in Red Hook! How to Get to Red Hook, Brooklyn: By subway, bike, car, ferry
Watch as strong swimmers compete in the annual 1 K Brooklyn Bridge Swim. In 2011, this competition had 400 swimmers from around the world. Also, Battle of the Bridge, a race within a race pits a team of Brooklyn swimmers against a team of Manhattan swimmers.
Stay tuned for details!
6. Brooklyn Cyclones Games
Brooklyn's coolest flea market!
9. Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday, Dancing
Check this day by day July Fourth holiday calendar to see what's happening in Brooklyn!