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July 2024

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Two cyclists ride on a road with cars, approaching a sign indicating the Belt Parkway towards Kennedy Airport. The sky is partly cloudy and the surrounding area is green with trees.

Floyd Bennett Field Bike Ride

Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235
9:30 AM–11:30 AM EDT

Attend

July 1-7


Sincerely, Brooklyn Community Storytelling
A street corner in Brooklyn with a blooming tree, bike rentals, and a traffic light at dusk. Text overlay reads "Sincerely, Brooklyn".

Sincerely, Brooklyn Community Storytelling

Wed. 7/03, 6:30 PM | 2 South Portland Ave.

Enjoy an evening of storytelling, poetry, spoken word, and live music held in a community garden every Wednesday.

Rise and Connect: Networking Event
Promotional poster for the Brooklyn Up-and-Coming Startup Hub (BUSH) networking event "Rise & Connect" at The Mouth, 200 Marcy Ave, Williamsburg, on Friday, July 5th at 6 PM.

Rise and Connect: Networking Event

Fri. 7/05, 6 - 8 PM | The Mouth, 20 Marcy Ave.

Network, learn, and get inspired with other startup professionals at this weekly event.

Floyd Bennett Field Bike Ride
Two cyclists ride on a road with cars, approaching a sign indicating the Belt Parkway towards Kennedy Airport. The sky is partly cloudy and the surrounding area is green with trees.

Floyd Bennett Field Bike Ride

Sun. 7/07, 9:30 - 11:30 AM | Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave.

Participate in a community bike ride to Floyd Bennet Field, exploring an abandoned military base, old airplanes, and Green Meadows farm.

Free Yoga Bed-Stuy by Sangha Yoga
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Free Yoga Bed-Stuy by Sangha Yoga

Sun. 7/07, 11 AM | Herbert Von King Park,

Join Sangha Yoga for an inclusive yoga session suitable for all levels and backgrounds.

Flyer for the 2nd Annual Hip Hop Closet Block Party. Event powered by BNYDC's Beats and Eats Festival, July 13th, 2 PM-8 PM at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg 77 Parking lot.

Hip Hop Closet Block Party x BNYDC’s Beats and Eats Festival

Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
2:00 PM–8:00 PM EDT

Attend

July 8-14


Coney Island Commercial Lease Assistance Clinic
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Coney Island Commercial Lease Assistance Clinic

Mon. 7/08, 4 - 6 PM | Naomi AME Zion Church, 2502 Neptune Ave.

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) presents this free clinic to NYC small businesses to support commercial lease issues.

Infant Safety and CPR Class - Healthy Start Brooklyn

Infant Safety and CPR Class - Healthy Start Brooklyn

Tues. 7/09, 12 PM | Bedford Neighborhood Health Action Center, 485 Throop Ave.

The NYC Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness presents this non-certifying class to learn about infant CPR, infant breathing emergencies, safe sleep, and home safety.

Houseplants 101 Online Workshop
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Houseplants 101 Online Workshop

Tues. 7/09, 6 - 7:30 PM | Virtual

Join The Sill for a great workshop for beginners or for plant parents wanting to brush up on the basics of tending to houseplants!

Movie Nights in Brooklyn: School of Rock
Outdoor movie screening event with a large crowd sitting on the grass in front of a Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn screen. Text reads, "Hosted by Brooklyn Magazine" and "Swipe for the full lineup.

Movie Nights in Brooklyn: School of Rock

Wed. 7/10, 8 PM | Prospect Park

Brooklyn Magazine’s free outdoor movie screenings at Prospect Park, featuring popcorn and fun activities.

Block Party Summer Screenings
Poster for a Block Party on July 12th, from 6-10 PM at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Featuring film screenings, music, and drinks. Hosted by Black Web Fest and Black Film Space.

Block Party Summer Screenings

Fri. 7/12, 6 - 10 PM | Brooklyn Navy Yard - Building 92's Forecourt

Black Web Fest and Black Film Space invite you to this event, featuring live music, games, snacks, and screenings of shorts and series by Black talent.

Storytime w/ Conor McGlauflin & Hannah Zisman: Think A Thought
Event poster for a book reading of "Think A Thought" by Conor McGlauflin and Hannah Zisman, on Saturday, July 13th at 11AM at Books Are Magic, Montague St.

Storytime w/ Conor McGlauflin & Hannah Zisman: Think A Thought

Sat. 7/13, 11 AM | Books Are Magic, 122 Montague Street.

Join "Think a Thought: A Book About Mindfulness" authors for a storytime where they will read aloud, share insights on mindfulness, and host activities for kids.

Marine Park City of Water Day Celebration
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Marine Park City of Water Day Celebration

Sat. 7/13, 1 -3 PM | Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Ave U

Learn about the remarkable transformation of Marine Park with a local historian, sponsored by the Salt Marsh Alliance.

Hip Hop Closet Block Party x BNYDC’s Beats and Eats Festival
Flyer for the 2nd Annual Hip Hop Closet Block Party. Event powered by BNYDC's Beats and Eats Festival, July 13th, 2 PM-8 PM at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg 77 Parking lot.

Hip Hop Closet Block Party x BNYDC’s Beats and Eats Festival

Sat. 7/13, 2 -8 PM | Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave.

Get ready to rock to the hottest beats, tantalize your taste buds with delicious eats, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Brooklyn.

Flatbush Street Fair With Caribbean Flair
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Flatbush Street Fair With Caribbean Flair

Sun. 7/14, 12- 6 PM | Flatbush Ave. between Parkside Ave. and Cortelyou Rd.

Visit this street fair with Caribbean flair for food, rides, music, and fun for all ages!

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Brooklyn Org Regional Nonprofit Convening: East Brooklyn

BKO Training

Greg Jackson Center for Brownsvile, 519 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212
9:45 AM– EDT

Attend

July 15-21


PATCHWORK: A Feminist Literary Salon
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PATCHWORK: A Feminist Literary Salon

Tues 7/16, 7 - 9 PM | Sisters, 900 Fulton St.

Patchwork, a feminist literary salon, brings together writers across genres and stages in their careers to create a colorful tapestry of radical, experimental, and intersectional feminist conversation and community.

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Movie and Commemorative Vigil
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"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Movie and Commemorative Vigil

Wed. 7/17, 6 - 8:30 PM | Medgar Evers College EOJ Auditorium, 1638 Bedford Ave.

Join this film screening celebrating John Lewis's advocacy for civil rights and social justice, with complimentary refreshments, a closing vigil, and efforts to elevate civic engagement and political empowerment within NYC’s Black communities.

Movie Nights in Brooklyn: Clueless
Outdoor movie screening event with a large crowd sitting on the grass in front of a Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn screen. Text reads, "Hosted by Brooklyn Magazine" and "Swipe for the full lineup.

Movie Nights in Brooklyn: Clueless

Wed. 7/17, 8 PM | Prospect Park

Brooklyn Magazine’s free outdoor movie screenings at Prospect Park, featuring popcorn and fun activities.

Movies Under the Stars: Much Ado About Nothing at McCarren Park
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Movies Under the Stars: Much Ado About Nothing at McCarren Park

Wed. 7/17, 8:30 - 11 PM | McCarren Park

Experience The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication.

Brooklyn Org Regional Nonprofit Convening: East Brooklyn
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Brooklyn Org Regional Nonprofit Convening: East Brooklyn

Thurs. 7/18, 10 AM - 1 PM | Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville, 519 Rockaway Ave.

Join fellow East Brooklyn-based organizations to network, explore resources on the topic of “Beating Burnout,” and to build deeper connections with other Brooklyn-serving nonprofits.

BKP x Brooklyn Org Salon: Intentional Giving
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BKP x Brooklyn Org Salon: Intentional Giving

Thurs. 7/18, 1 - 2 PM | Virtual

Join this convo collab between Brooklyn Plans advisors and Brooklyn Org to learn how to give to causes you care about strategically.

Sound Bath at the Naval Cemetery Landscape
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Sound Bath at the Naval Cemetery Landscape

Thurs. 7/18, 7 - 8 PM | Naval Cemetery Landscape, 63 Williamsburg Street West

Be lulled into deep relaxation using the sounds of singing bowls, gong, harmonium, vocals, and other sound sources to provide you with a meditative and healing environment.

Cultivating Grace Postpartum Support Group - Healthy Start Brooklyn
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Cultivating Grace Postpartum Support Group - Healthy Start Brooklyn

Fri. 7/19, 1 - 2:30 PM | Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center, 259 Bristol Street

This group offers a supportive space for birthing people from pregnancy through postpartum, covering essential topics like self-care, holistic wellness, and maternal postpartum care.

Storytime w/ Stephen Savage: Rescue Cat
Advertisement for Stephen Savage reading for the book "Rescue Cat" on Saturday, July 20th at 11am, at Books Are Magic, Montague St. The image features the book cover and a photo of Stephen Savage.

Storytime w/ Stephen Savage: Rescue Cat

Sat. 7/20, 11 - 11:30 AM | Books Are Magic, 122 Montague St.

Join bestselling author Stephen Savage for an adventurous storytime featuring "Rescue Cat," a tale of bravery and kindness.

The Opera Next Door & Stoop Stories
Promotional poster for "The Opera Next Door & Stoop Stories" event on July 20th at 6:00 PM, Bergen Street, Boerum Hill, BK. Features flower-headed people and a staircase. Donations are welcome.

The Opera Next Door & Stoop Stories

Sat. 7/20, 11 - 11:30 AM | Bergen St. between Bond and Hoyt Streets

Enjoy a special opera concert on a stoop in Boerum Hill, reflecting on the journeys of the organizations and celebrating how it all began on a stoop.

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HealthJox Sports Festival

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, 150 Furman St. (between Pineapple St. and Clark St.), Brooklyn, NY 11201
12:00 PM–5:00 PM EDT

Attend

July 22-31


Teenspace Tuesday With Talkspace and Flexit
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Teenspace Tuesday With Talkspace and Flexit

Tues. 7/23, 5 - 6 PM | The Picnic House at Prospect Park

Join a fun exercise session with a personal trainer from Flexit and get tips on staying fit, open to NYC teens and parents.

Building Collective Wealth in Black Brooklyn
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Building Collective Wealth in Black Brooklyn

Tues. 7/23,6 - 9 PM | 495 Flatbush Ave.

This workshop for Black residents of Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, PLG, Weeksville, and Prospect Heights will explore how to create legal structures to empower Black Brooklynites to collectively finance, occupy, and steward community wealth through collective ownership.

Disability Justice: Lessons from Participatory Grantmaking
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Disability Justice: Lessons from Participatory Grantmaking

Wed. 7/24, 1 - 3 PM | Virtual

This members-only workshop will provide an introductory overview of the guiding principles, models, and considerations for creating a participatory grantmaking process rooted in disability justice. Disability & Philanthropy Forum membership is free, learn more at the link above.

Movies Under the Stars: Much Ado About Nothing at Cadman Plaza Park
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Movies Under the Stars: Much Ado About Nothing at Cadman Plaza Park

Wed. 7/24, 8:30 - 11 PM | Cadman Plaza Park

Experience The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication.

NYC Indie Game Developer Night
Promotional image for NYC Indie Dev Night, held on the last Thursday of every month at BrookLAN, 339 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY. Event hosted by Playcrafting. Text urges: "Just RSVP!.

NYC Indie Game Developer Night

Thurs. 7/25, 6 - 10 PM | BrookLAN, 339 Troutman St.

Indie devs, gamers, publishers, industry vets and students - this is the place to come meet others in the community, network and talk shop - and check out what games Brooklyn is cookin' up!

Disability Pride Month Art-Making Program
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Disability Pride Month Art-Making Program

Thurs. 7/25, 6 - 7 PM | Discovery Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Led by a disabled artist and an educator on disability inclusion and accessibility, this workshop invites participants to explore various aspects of disability and create their own art, fostering inclusivity, understanding, and empowerment.

Sounds at Sunset with Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
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Sounds at Sunset with Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

Fri. 7/26, 7 - 9:30 PM | Brooklyn Bridge park

Enjoy three sets of music spanning blues, folk, country, bluegrass, and more at this free summer concert series sponsored by the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival.

Family Fun Day
Flyer for Family Fun Day on July 27, 11 AM to 2 PM at Bensonhurst Park, Brooklyn. Free event with activities, giveaways, and music. Hosted by NIA in partnership with NYC councilman and NYS senator.

Family Fun Day

Sat. 7/27, 11 AM - 2 PM | Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Ave. & Bay Parkway

Join this day of family fun, featuring a DJ, kids activities, giveaways and so much more for the whole family!

HealthJox Sports Festival
People attending the 2024 HealthJox Festival for Kids, with food, face painting, basketball, and other activities for children. The banner encourages youth groups to participate.

HealthJox Sports Festival

Sat. 7/27, 12 - 5 PM | Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2

Experience a day filled with basketball clinics, ZUMBA, kids' games, and family-friendly activities, all free and open to the community!

Young Dancemakers Company Performance
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Young Dancemakers Company Performance

Tues. 7/30, 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Mark Morris Dance Center

Come see an exciting dance performance featuring original dances created and performed by an ensemble of New York City teens!

BIPOC Brilliance: Resource and Empowerment Fair
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BIPOC Brilliance: Resource and Empowerment Fair

Wed. 7/31, 9 AM - 12 PM | One Liberty Plaza, 1 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10006

This resource fair is designed to connect small BIPOC-led nonprofits across NYC with a wealth of resources, opportunities, and networks that foster professional growth, cultural affirmation, and personal development.

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HealthJox Sports Festival
People attending the 2024 HealthJox Festival for Kids, with food, face painting, basketball, and other activities for children. The banner encourages youth groups to participate.

HealthJox Sports Festival

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, 150 Furman St. (between Pineapple St. and Clark St.), Brooklyn, NY 11201
12:00 PM–5:00 PM EDT

Family Fun Day
Flyer for Family Fun Day on July 27, 11 AM to 2 PM at Bensonhurst Park, Brooklyn. Free event with activities, giveaways, and music. Hosted by NIA in partnership with NYC councilman and NYS senator.

Family Fun Day

NIA Community Services Network

Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Avenue & Bay Parkway
11:00 AM–2:00 PM EDT

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