You COULD sit in a kiddie pool on your roof, but think about all the fun stuff you’d be missing out on.
If you’re lucky enough to have a job that gives you summer Fridays (or any job at all), you’re pretty much killing us here at Brokelyn if you’re using your free, salaried time to watch Netflix. We’re not going to say we’re not jealous of your paid free hours, but even while secretly hating you we want you help you make the most of your summer Fridays.
Even though lucky you has permanent, parent-approved employment, you don’t need to spend a lot, or any, money to make the most of your much-deserved time off. (more…)
The land of the free can truly be the land of the free (and cheap) July 4th next Friday, with plenty of awesome no and low-cost patriotic events to celebrate America’s independence. We’ve got you covered for the East River fireworks, so check out the other awesome free and cheap things to kick off your three-day weekend! (more…)
If you think this looks ridiculous, just remember that it’s Shakespeare, so it must be smart. via Facebook
One great thing about living in New York is that there are so many opportunities to pretend like you’re intelligent and cultured, even if you’re not, and it gets even easier in the summer with all the free events available to you. For instance, you could see some free opera this week at Brooklyn Bridge Park, but if you want to at least kind of understand what the hell is being said on stage, you could also see a free performance of Willy Shakespeare’s As You Like It in Prospect Park, tonight through Sunday. (more…)
You and your mutt can only play fetch for so long in your apartment’s 10 feet of common area before you’ll both literally run into the wall. Now that it’s summer, you’ve got no excuse not to get off your haunches and bound into the great outside! Whether catatonic in the coffice or comatose on the couch, you’ve both been cooped up for too long and are in great need of some Vitamin D(og). Don’t despair, we’ve made a list of seven of our favorite North Brooklyn dog runs and off-leash areas where you both can run around free. (more…)
You could be in here, working on beats, after planting some trees. via The Wall Street Journal
You’ve got a great album bouncing around the skull of yours, but you just don’t have the money to get to a recording studio and lay the thing down. the era of being like Wavves and recording the whole thing into a tape recorder in your bedroom and people thinking that’s cool is over, so we have a better suggestion: volunteer for eight hours helping out around Prospect Park and you get three hours for free at the Audobon Center’s recording center The Beat Cave. Just think how much more authentic your folk album will be after you earned the recording time by spending 16 hours planting trees. (more…)
Even if you don’t have a number, it’s hot out there, so get some free water. via Facebook
If any of you subscribe to the life of jogging, we are impressed. Running is hard, and most difficult things in life aren’t even worth doing. That being said, you’ve got an ally in the New York Road Runners, who are celebrating National Running Day (which is a thing) tomorrow, June 4, the best way they know how: providing joggers free water and bandanas in Prospect and Brooklyn Bridge Park. That’s awful nice of them. (more…)
The Electric Lady brings her show to Prospect Park Thursday. Be there. via Facebook
1. Have a horrifyingly good time at The Way Station, as they show a horror movie, ask a few trivia questions and provide free pizza at their Monster Monday Madness (Monday)
2. Freestyle Mondays has seen the same improv rhyming champ for two straight months, so see if Osyris Antham can make it a three-peat. Don’t call it that though, unless you wan to pay Pat Riley (Tuesday)
Oh man, it’s definitely time to celebrate. via Facebook
After this long miserable winter, we needed some kind of bright burst of color to lift our spirits. Don’t bother looking outside, look right here on this screen because you can finally start planning your summer around the free Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park shows. The folks at BRIC really topped themselves this year, snagging not only Janelle Monae for the opening night show, but also grabbing St. Vincent, The Dum Dum Girls, Deltron 3030 and Talib Kweli among others for the summer’s free shows. Full lineup below, and judging by this at least, it’s gonna be a good summer. (more…)