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BP Weekender: 7 things to do in Brooklyn July 23-25

Catch Museum of Love's DJ Set at Elsewhere on Friday.
Kasia Walicka-Maimone

Friday, July 23 

Museum of Love: LCD Soundsystem offshoot Museum of Love released their first album in 7 years this month titled “Life of Mammals” and will celebrate the release with a party and DJ set at Bushwick’s Elsewhere rooftop.  LCD Soundsystem founder and drummer Pat Mahoney comes together with his longtime friend Dennis McNany for an anarchic blend of art rock and dance music, resulting in an album that is as groove-worthy as it is eclectic. July 23 at 6:00 pm at 599 Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, $25. 

Saturday, July 24

Craft Brew Festival: Head on over to the Brooklyn Navy Yard where the Brooklyn Craft Brew Festival is offering a wide-ranging selection of over 100 hoppy ales and sweet ciders, paired with live entertainment and interactive games. The organizers say they hope to replicate the best features of a German-style Oktoberfest with a celebration of beer and compatriots. July 24 from 1 pm — 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm — 9:30 pm, $15 — $60. 

Big break! Central Brooklyn’s favorite stand-up comedy show has been tearing the roof off of The Nest on Flatbush Avenue for years, and has come back stronger than ever after a pandemic pause. Hosted by comics Carolyn Castiglia, Gabe Pachecho, and Khalid Rahmaan, this weekend’s performance features Monroe Martin, Xazmin Garza, Reggie Conquest, and Marcia Belksy. July 24 at 7:30 at 504 Flatbush Avenue (basement), $10, proof of vaccination required. 

Sunday, July 25 

It’s my park! Brooklyn’s biggest park is asking locals to help out in beautifying Marine Park. Grab some gloves and a grabber and hunt down all the litter you can! July 25 at10:30 am at Marine Park.

All weekend long

Plants of the Earth: A new self-guided tour and audio exhibit at Brooklyn Botanic Garden explores the stories contained by the collection at Brooklyn’s horticultural museum. ‘Ohkehtau (Plants of the Earth): A Shinnecock Oral History’ highlights the native plants on display in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the ways they have been used by indigenous people for a variety of purposes. All weekend long at 990 Washington Avenue, look for exhibit signs around the garden. 

Movies under the Stars: Outdoor movies are back, and the New York City Parks Department has a number of offerings at parks across the borough this weekend. This weekend’s showings include a screening of the science fiction comedy ‘Save Yourselves’ at Monsignor McGolrick Park, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Carroll Park, Sonic the Hedgehog at the Cadman Plaza World War II Memorial, and ‘Harriet’ at Brower Park. Multiple showtimes, see here for details. 

The Other Art Fair: Swing by the Brooklyn Expo Center this weekend for The Other Art Fair, an international art fair that gives art lovers the opportunity to purchase affordable artworks and check out some of the best under the radar artists as they emerge onto an international stage. The fair features over 130 independent artists showing thousands of pieces, with prices for artworks starting at just $150. July 22 — 25 at 72 Noble Street in Greenpoint, hours vary, $15 — $30. 

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