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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - July 8-July 15

July 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.

Barrington Levy - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Barrington Levy, one of Jamaica's most distinctive and legendary voices, has been both a defier of and a staple a dancehalls since the 1970s. At this triumphant bash, Third World, one of the island's longest-running reggae bands, will bring their vibrant and cross-cultural sound to audiences, along with the the subversive, spiritualized MC Kabaka Pyramid, the versatile DJ duo, Federation Sound, and DJ Gravy.

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square - Prospect Park Alliance
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Demian DinéYazhi' and R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment: A Nation Is a Massacre - Pioneer Works
Through July 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Demian DinéYazhi' and R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment: A Nation Is a Massacre on view in our third floor galleries from May 17 – July 8 2018. In A Nation is a Massacre, the first New York institutional solo exhibition by artist and activist initiative R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and Demian DinéYazhi', its founder, provides a space aimed at creating awareness about ongoing inhumane acts of settler-induced violence against Indigenous bodies.

Tito Rojas / Andy Montañez - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
July 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Andy Montañez has been bringing his exuberant vocals and salsa rhythms to audiences in his native San Juan and worldwide: no wonder he's known as "El Godfather de la Salsa." He's joined by the Puerto Rican-born salsero Tito Rojas, who has been one of the movement's most prominent voices since the 1980s, when he released his hit single "El Campesino." Rojas was also the recipient of the 1995 Paoli Prize for "Best Salsa Artist of the Year."

Fernando Carpaneda "New Portraits" - MF Gallery
Through July 29, 2018 - Brooklyn

Fernando Carpaneda "New Portraits" is a series of paintings and drawings depicting the beauty and the sensuality of men and women. The work seeks to provoke debates and questions about equality, in the sense of valuing the human being. Leaving inhibition aside, in scenes that depict sex, gender and relationships, the artist's "in your face" approach is meant to inspire the observer to accept diversity in human sexuality. Carpaneda takes inspiration from the urban element, and uses the language of the street along with his own experiences. Beggars, pop stars, sex workers, punks and outcasts of all kinds are the object of his attention and look. He uses DNA- be it his own hair or that of his models- and blends it with more traditional art materials to create his paintings and sculptures. In the past, Carpaneda has focused his artistic gaze exclusively on the male subject. But for this show, he has created paintings and drawings of females for the very first time. Fernando Carpaneda was one of the first Brazilian artists to exhibit homoerotic works in Brazil, and is well known in the gay arts and erotic arts world. He has been showing in international galleries since 1982, in pl... (read more)

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays July 2018 Drop-In Play at Spark by BCM! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays July 2018 Drop-In Play Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on July weekends in our Studio. We are feeling the summer vibes at Spark and cannot wait to play with more unusual materials to get our creative juices flowing. SPARK Independence! Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8 Flower wreaths After spring has come and gone, welcome summer with a bright flower wreath! Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15 Fluttering Butterfly collage Design your mixed media flying butterfly diorama and watch your butterflies take flight! Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 Tinted Binoculars Make your binoculars and have fun peering through the colorful lenses to see a tinted world. Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29 Sunny Day Visors Protect your skin from summer rays and decorate a bright and colorful sun visor! All programs subject to change.

July 2018 Drop-In Play at Spark by BCM! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

July 2018 Drop-In Play Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on July weekends in our Studio. We are feeling the summer vibes at Spark and cannot wait to play with more unusual materials to get our creative juices flowing. SPARK Independence! Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8 Flower wreaths After spring has come and gone, welcome summer with a bright flower wreath! Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15 Fluttering Butterfly collage Design your mixed media flying butterfly diorama and watch your butterflies take flight! Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 Tinted Binoculars Make your binoculars and have fun peering through the colorful lenses to see a tinted world. Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29 Sunny Day Visors Protect your skin from summer rays and decorate a bright and colorful sun visor! All programs subject to change. Wednesday, 1:00-5:00PM Thursday, 1:00-6:00PM Friday, 1:00-5:00PM Saturday, 1:00-5:00PM Sunday, 1:00-5:00PM We are closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Judha Su - Art in General
Through July 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Judha Su is an art critic and writer, working on shifting boundaries of contemporary arts, diverse forms of artistic practices, and politics of knowledge. She perceives art as a point of contact, negotiation, and entry to imagine beyond a conditioned reality. Her current project revolves around reclaiming thinking subjectivities, a transmission of bodily and nonverbal knowledge, and a re-distribution of sensory experiences. From 2015–16, she received a research fellowship from the Japan Foundation Asia Center to conduct fieldwork about practices of art writing in Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan. Last year, she initiated a collaborative project titled "To Whom It May Concern"; started as a laboratory exhibition at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, the project has now developed into a Thai-English online platform for collective learning. Judha is also a laborer of "soi" – a space for dialogue, research, and pedagogy. Judha is in residence at Art in General from April to July 2018 through the support of the Asian Cultural Council.

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

Yang Yuanyuan - Art in General
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

Yang Yuanyuan (b. 1989, Beijing) lives and works in Beijing. She received a BA (hons) in photography at London College of Communications, University of the Arts London in 2013. By experimenting with different ways of visual storytelling, Yang creates narratives where facts and fiction coexist and speak about topics such as memory and history. Yang's work has been exhibited and published internationally. Her solo exhibitions include: "At the Place of Crossed Sights"(C-Space, Beijing, 2016) and "In-between Places" (Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, 2012). She participated Anren Biennale (2017) and Guangzhou Image Triennial (2017). Her works have been the subject of exhibitions at Guangzhou Times Museum, Guangzhou (2017); Yang Art Museum, Beijing (2017); Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna (2016)?Benaki Museum, Athens (2015); Objectifs, Singapore (2015); Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC), Montevideo (2015) and Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing (2012).

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