Love Brooklyn? Prove It!
Make this the Summer of Loving Brooklyn
- Saturday, June 2nd at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, 10am-5pm (176 Lafayette Ave):
Look for our table outside the main entrance on Lafayette Street!
- Tuesday, June 5th at Brooklyn Industries in DUMBO, 7-9pm (70 Front St):
Brooklyn Industries will donate a percentage of sales to support our volunteer initiative!
Brooklyn-based businesses Sixpoint Brewery, NY Distilling Company, Q Drinks, Brooklyn Roasting Company, and Brooklyn Salsa will provide complimentary refreshments for guests. Invite your friends on Facebook. Free! Simply RSVP by 6/1 at email@example.com
- Thursday, June 7th at Discover Bed-Stuy Expo in Bedford Stuyvesant, 5-8:30pm (Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St)
- Saturday, June 9th at DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn, 10am-6pm (138 Willoughby St)
We can’t wait for summer in Brooklyn. We’re sure it’ll be one to remember!
Memorial Day Concert at Green-wood
Now in its 13th year, Green-Wood’s annual Memorial Day concert has become a true neighborhood favorite. The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, which was founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City. This year, the concert will feature Civil War melodies in addition to the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein and many others. Bring a blanket and enjoy this early summer performance. Free! Details.
Amble: Brooklyn Botanic Garden's June Jubilee
On Saturday, June 2nd, BBG will celebrate the opening of their new visitors' center with free admission. Enjoy sensory strolls around the grounds, tour the new Urban Garden summer exhibit, and explore an interactive solar-powered sound installation. Learn about the art of tea and the science of composting while kids pot up lemon balm plants, and partake in tea-inspired cocktails, aromatic drinks, and delicious snacks. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit bbg.org/amble.
Calling All Nonprofits: Brooklyn's Volunteers Need You
The Brooklyn Community Foundation will officially launch a new Brooklyn-centric volunteer initiative next week at www.DoGoodRightHere.org (explore the beta site until then). We're matching Brooklynites with volunteer opportunities at innovative nonprofits across our 70 neighborhoods. At this time, we're asking all nonprofits and community associations with volunteer needs to register on the site and post opportunities. To get started, email firstname.lastname@example.org.