Our new list of everything free this summer!

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At long last, but not too long, the busy elves of Brokelyn bring you our big, fat, evolving list of no-cost events all season long. Did we overlook your event? Email it to free [at] brokelyn [dot] com. We won’t promise to list everything (like your stoop sale), but we will take a look. Read on to get your wallet-free summer party started…

List will be updated all summer long. Send us your free events to free [at] Brokelyn [dot] com!

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ALL SUMMER

Family/activities
Free bowling and shoes
6-7pm, Monday-Friday
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsubrg
Minimum two people per lane receive free bowling and shoe rental all summer long. Must mention “summer bowl” when checking in to receive discount.

Outdoors
Public Pools Open for the Summer
Hours vary.
Various locations.
Brooklyn’s 15 public pools open for the summer. See website for locations and hours.

Music/Family
Opening of Albee Square Public Plaza
Bond St & Fulton St, Albee Square
Free live music and entertainment will continue in Albee Square throughout the summer and fall, including a morning children’s music series and evening performances during late night shopping events.
Check for full schedule.

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8/29
Comedy
Thunderbolt Comedy Night at the Morgan
8pm-11pm
The Morgan, 25 Bogart St, Bushwick
Come to get $1 off draughts, and the best indie comedians performing standup, sketch, and improv.
Every Monday night.

8/30
Food/Drink
Free Beer Tastings at Bierkraft
7pm-9pm
Bierkraft, 191 5th Ave
Sample five to six different beers and various snacks for free each Tuesday at this local craft brew mecca.
Every Tuesday.

8/31
Music/comedy
Zombiefest 2011 Fundraiser
6:30-10:30pm
The Cove, 108 N 6th St. Williamsburg
Allison Love hosts a fundraiser to benefit this year’s upcoming Zombiefest charity event to support the Food Bank For New York City’s continuous efforts to fight hunger in the five boroughs. Musicians, bands, a poet, comedians, and improv groups will be on hand to entertain (free, $5 suggested donation).

8/31
Comedy
Big Terrific Show
8pm
Cameo Gallery, 93 N. 6th Street, Williamsburg
Big Terrific is one of New York City’s finest weekly free comedy nights, featuring Max Silvestri, Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate + guests.
Every Wednesday.

9/1
Movies/Outdoors
Movies With a View: Public vote
Sunset
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Weekly

9/1
Shopping
Fulton Street Shopping and Music Under the Stars
7-9pm (stores stay open until 9)
Fulton Street; music in Albee Square
Take advantage of extended summer hours on Fulton Street! Participating stores will stay open until 9:00pm on Thursdays this summer. This week features music by Underground Horns.
Every Thursday. 

9/3
Fitness
Community Warm Yoga Class
12-1pm
Sacred, 197 Clifton Pl., Bed-Stuy
Open to all and no experience necessary. Mats and towels provided; bring a bottle for water and arrive 15 minutes early. Free meditation follows at 1-1:30pm.
Every Saturday.

9/4
Comedy
Comedy Night with Hannibal Buress
9pm
Knitting Factory, Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer, Williamsburg
Buress, a writer for 30 Rock, hosts the weekly comedy show hosted featuring some of the best names in comedy.
Every Sunday.

9/4
Food/Drink
Tiki Disco dance & pizza party at Roberta’s Garden
2pm-10pm
Roberta’s, 261 Moore St
The Bushwick pizzeria opens its herb garden for a free summer surf-themed party with a tiki bar and personal pizzas served to order from an auxiliary mobile oven parked on the grass.
Every other Sunday.

9/5
Comedy
Thunderbolt Comedy Night at the Morgan
8pm-11pm
The Morgan, 25 Bogart St, Bushwick
Come to get $1 off draughts, and the best indie comedians performing standup, sketch, and improv.
Every Monday night.

9/6
Readings/lectures
Folding Chair Reading Series
7-8pm
61 Local, 61 Bergen St.
Occasional Readings with Local Writers is a monthly series of poetry, prose, non-fiction and drama in a convivial space. This reading will feature poet Timothy Donnelly (not to be confused with Tim Donnelly),plus Prudence Peiffer and Oana Sanziana Marian will read (These ladies are the founders of the group).
First Tuesday of every month. 

9/8
Readings/lectures
When Parents Text book launch party
7-9pm
Powerhouse Books, 37 Main St., Dumbo
Authors Lauren Kaelin & Sophia Fraioli discuss their book based on the popular website, When Parents Text. 

9/9
Fitness
Free Tai Chi class/open house
6-7pm
Dancewave, 45 Fourth Ave., Park Slope
The Taoist Tai Chi society is launching a new class in Park Slope starting with an open house today. The first class for any student is free, no matter when they start.

9/10
Fitness
Community Warm Yoga Class
12-1pm
Sacred, 197 Clifton Pl., Bed-Stuy
Open to all and no experience necessary. Mats and towels provided; bring a bottle for water and arrive 15 minutes early. Free meditation follows at 1-1:30pm.
Every Saturday.

9/10
Family/games
Brooklyn Boulders Birthday Bash
5pm-2am
575 Degraw Street, Gowanus
Come celebrate the climbing center’s terrible 2s. The celebration features goodie giveaways of bags, shirts, and other shwag; Catered food and refreshments; Photobooth; Cornhole tournament; Zip line runs and a treasure hunt.

9/11
Outdoor/food/drink
Kings County Cookout
BBQ starts at 3pm, bands start at 4pm
Lady Jay’s, 633 Grand St., Williamsburg
The regular summer BBQ hosts some of New York’s finest country, bluegrass and blues-inspired bands. Co-sponsored by Blue Point Brewing, tito’s Vodka, Brooklyn Ski Club and Nickels and Dimes.

9/12
Comedy
Thunderbolt Comedy Night at the Morgan
8pm-11pm
The Morgan, 25 Bogart St, Bushwick
Come to get $1 off draughts, and the best indie comedians performing standup, sketch, and improv.
Every Monday night.

9/15
Art
Grand opening Gristle tattoo studio/gallery
7-10pm
Gristle Tattoo, 178 N. 8th St., Williamsburg
The grand opening party for Gristle is also the reception party for cute{tastrophe}, a Brooklyn based artist. Free food, wine and beer at the event.

9/16
Art
Paint Works opening
Doors at 6pm
A group exhibition showcasing emerging and established painters in and around Brooklyn. There is a host of painters in our nearby environs, doing what they do and doing it really well. Paint Works is bringing that energy, those skills, and that vibe together in a show focused solely on contemporary painting.
September 16-18 & 23-25; Fridays: Doors open at 6pm; Saturdays: Doors open at 12pm; Sundays: 12-6; Weekdays: Viewings available by appointment, 347.460.2687.

9/17
Fitness
Community Warm Yoga Class
12-1pm
Sacred, 197 Clifton Pl., Bed-Stuy
Open to all and no experience necessary. Mats and towels provided; bring a bottle for water and arrive 15 minutes early. Free meditation follows at 1-1:30pm.
Every Saturday.

15 COMMENTS

  1. This is awesome you guys! Thanks very much!

    Any chance someone could put this together into a calendar format that we could download/subscribe to in a calendar program?

    Pretty please? :)

  2. Thanks for this great guide. Quick correction: The 7/7 Brooklyn Bridge Park Woody Allen film is Manhattan, not Annie Hall.

  3. This is a great list but how in the world did you guys manage to miss the Afro-punk Festival happening at Commodore Barry Park this year on Aug 27 and 28. It’s free and will feature Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo, Reggie Watts, Toro y Moi, Jay Electronica – just to name a few acts and will also have a custom Bmx bike show and a ton of Brooklyn food vendors. Did i mention that it’s free?!? Check out afropunk.com for more details.

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