Here's a handy month-by-month calendar of events in Brooklyn, for use by residents, wanna-be residents, and visitors. Want to know what's happening in June and July? Check it out. At Thanksgiving and Christmas? Look at November and December.
Coney Island's Polar Bear Club swims in the Atlantic Ocean on New Year's Day. Photo by Tom McGann
Brooklyn's a hub for artists and musicians; here, an outdoor mural in Red Hook.
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo @ Ellen Freudenheim
April and May are cherry blossom time at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn pizza, hot and fresh. Photo by Ellen Freudenheim
Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. Photo courtesy of BRIC.
Historic Jane's Carousel in DUMBO, near the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Ellen Freudenheim
The Revolutionary War Battle of Brooklyn is re-enacted yearly. Photo courtesy of Old Stone House.
Brooklyn's colorful West Indian American Day Parade, on Labor Day weekend, draws thousands
Creepshow at the Freak Show in Coney Island. Photo by Norman Blake, courtesy of Coney Island USA
The Brooklyn Museum's monthly free "Target First Saturday" event. Photo courtesy of Adam Husted
December brings celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in Brooklyn. Photo by Kathryn Kirk