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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - October 7-October 14

October 7, 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.

Romeo Santos - Barclays Center
October 07, 2018 - Brooklyn

The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, is bringing his Golden Tour to Brooklyn on October 7.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
October 07, 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.

25th Annual Bus Festival - Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 07, 2018 - New York

Join us on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 for our 25th annual Bus Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park! See and step aboard buses from our vintage fleet, representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history. Enjoy special activities and photo ops, meet some of the bus drivers who help keep our city moving, and take in the view of the Manhattan skyline from our new location in Bridge Plaza underneath the Brooklyn Bridge at 11 Water Street!

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past Present and Future Exhibit Tour (A Path Through History Event) - Brooklyn Navy Yard
October 07, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join us for a highlights tour of our exhibit - Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future. The Brooklyn Navy Yard one of the nation's most storied naval shipbuilding facilities, for over 150 years built and launched America's most famous fighting ships, including the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is home to over 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people and generating over $2B per year in economic impact for the City. Learn about this amazing transformation as it connects to local history and American history. This tour

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
Through October 07, 2018 - New York

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software! Suggested for ages 10+

The Slipper Room Show: Slippery Sundays Burlesque - Barclays Center
October 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Parm, an acclaimed casual Italian restaurant, is the perfect place to start your Barclays Center experience. Make your dinner reservation for Parm by calling 917.618.6340 or online through RESERVE. For information on individual suites, please call 718.BK.SUITE. LIRR TRAIN TIME APP Download the LIRR Train Time app to get real-time information. Pick your station, check a countdown to your train's arrival and easily search for your destination. Basic train information is available even without cellular service. Download the Metro-North App LIRR SCHEDULE Plan your trip to Barclays Center with a quick search of the schedule online. View Schedule LIRR SCHEDULE UPDATES Before you leave Barclays Center, check our screens in the arena's main concourse for the latest information on LIRR schedules and service alerts. LIRR EXPANDED SERVICE The Long Island Rail Road has enhanced service to make Islanders games in Brooklyn easily accessible for fans from Long Island. View Details For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Monday Volunteer Corps: Eastside Revival - Prospect Park Alliance
October 08, 2018 - Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park's most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal. Please note that there will be no Eastside Revival on 5/28, 9/3, and 10/8. Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Nicki Minaj & Future - Barclays Center
October 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nicki Minaj & Future are coming to Brooklyn on October 11.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
October 11, 2018 - New York

Join us each Thursday for stories, art exploration, and hands-on investigations of fun themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and, of course, our subways and buses! Free with admission. For ages 2-5 and adult companions. For a detailed listing of all family events, visit nytransitmuseum.org/family.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
October 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
October 14, 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.

Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
Through October 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Ahoy, me Hearties! It’s nearly time to experience all the thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Luna Park’s fifth-annual pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in Coney Island. The park will hum with festive seasonal activities to celebrate autumn on weekends from September 29th through October 28th. In addition to nonstop rides and candy, this year’s Halloween Harvest will also feature plenty of spooktacular entertainment including its newest addition, Tillie’s Tractor— riders can hop on a tractor and race throughout the park to find their treasure! Other entertainment includes: Face painting, pumpkin picking and decorating, caricatures, storytelling, pirate entertainment, Argghs & Crafts, pirate puppet show, magic shows and more.

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 9 to 36 months Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. Friday: twelve (12) sessions from September 28 - December 21, 2018. $396 for the fall session. (We will skip November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.) Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required • Tuition: $396per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Passport Members) Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Register online... (read more)

Wild Waterfront - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Wild Waterfront Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 2 to 5 years Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. Friday: twelve (12) sessions from September 28 - December 21, 2018. $396 for the fall session. (We will skip November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.) Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required • Tuition: $396per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Passport Members) Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Register online at brooklynkid... (read more)

Airplane Mode: Free Weekly Comedy Show in Park Slope - Cherry Tree
Through December 27, 2018 - New York

Airplane Mode is a weekly stand-up comedy show hosted by Raghav Mehta, Rebecca O’Neal, Rohan Padyhe and Geoffrey Asmus at Cherry Tree Bar in Park Slope right next to the Barclay's Center. Every Thursday @ 8pm Airplane Mode showcases the best stand-up comedians in NYC and the world for FREE. These comedians have been featured on Comedy Central, NETFLIX, HBO, CONAN and the Tonight Show. So make sure to see them before they are famous. This week's show features Chloe Radcliffe (CONAN’s Comics to Watch) Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Randall Otis (Above Average), Gena Gephart (Laugh Factory), and Donnie Sengstack (Winner of Funniest Comic in Baltimore).

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