Dust off your dancing shoes and go stomp your feet to a bevy of fiddles and banjos at the annual Park Slope Bluegrass & Old Time Jamboree. The three-day festival features two original members of the legendary string band, the New Lost City Ramblers, and many other top-notch acts from across the Northeast.
Park Slope Bluegrass & Old Time Jamboree, Sept. 12–14 at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park W., between First and Second streets in Park Slope), 7:30 pm. Tickets are $6–10. Call (718) 768-2972 for info.
What could be better than eating hot chile peppers and listening to Pete Seeger (yes, that Pete Seeger!) at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens’ annual Chile Pepper Fiesta on Sept. 27? Well, if Seeger and spice isn’t enough for you, how about gumbo by the Sauce Boss? Or the “indie Hindi” sounds of Indian singer Falu? Or chutney-making sessions? Or flame eating (actual flame eating) by Robbins and Ringold? There are even arts and crafts for kids (who love hot chile peppers, you know).
The 16th annual Chile Pepper Fiesta, Sept. 27 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1000 Washington Ave., just south of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights). Call (718) 623-7200 for info.
Bake and bring your own pie to share, try other people’s pies, discover your neighbor’s grandma’s secret recipe and and don’t worry, the pounds of pie you’ll put on at Bubby’s fifth annual “Brooklyn Pie Social” are for a good cause (proceeds from the event benefit two local public schools).
Brooklyn Pie Social, Sept. 28 at Bubby’s (1 Main St., at Plymouth Street in DUMBO), noon–3 pm. Tickets are $10 for pie bakers, $25 for pie tasters. Call (212) 807-6509 to find out how to participate.
DUMBO’s “talented cultural community” will stage surprise performances while boxers pummel each other to pieces. Welcome to Dumbo Fight Night, where your date can enjoy something classy while you watch some guy knock out some other guy.
DUMBO Fight Night, Oct. 2 at St. Ann’s Warehouse (37 Water St., between Main and Dock streets in DUMBO), 6 pm. Tickets start at $75. Call (718) 237-8700 or visit www.dumbonyc.org for information.
Yes, lots of street fairs are just one long orchestrated campaign to sell you sweat socks and curly fries. But the Atlantic Antic, now in its 34th year, is different. Spanning Brooklyn’s longest east-west street from Hicks Street all the way to Flatbush Avenue, hundreds of mom-and-pop vendors who make up the soul of Atlantic Avenue will offer their wares and services in the borough’s best street fair. And you can also meet the staff and the editors of The Brooklyn Paper, who will be manning a table somewhere along the route.
The Atlantic Antic, Oct. 5 on Atlantic Avenue (between Hicks Street and Flatbush Avenue). For info, call (718) 875-8993 or visit www.atlanticave.org.