June 7, 2019 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 7–13

Wakin’ and bacon: The Bacon and Beer Classic offers three hours of access to nature’s most perfect foods, at 1 p.m and at 7 p.m. on June 8.
Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:


June 7

Mother’s milk

Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheater launches its summer concert series tonight with prog rock band Coheed and Cambria, on tour with Mastodon. Before the show, you might meet the band by stopping by the Coney Island Brewing Company in MCU Park, which will have a 2 p.m. release party for its “Call Your Mother” IPA, — not only good advice, but inspired by a Coheed and Cambria song, and brewed with input from the band (pictured, with the brewery crew).

7 p.m. at Ford Amphitheater (3052 W. 21st St. at the Boardwalk in Coney Island, $40–$50.


June 8

Pig out

Nature’s most delightful food pairs with its best beverage at the Bacon and Beer Classic! This outdoor festival will feature more than 50 local restaurants competing to serve the best bacon-inspired dishes, including bacon-topped mac and cheese, pork banh mi, or just giant slabs of bacon. Sample all you like, and then wash it down with free pours of 100 craft beers from East Coast breweries (including the aforementioned Coney Island brewery). There will also be music, games, and contests.

1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave. at Meserole Street in Bushwick, $69 ($95 early entry, $119 VIP).


June 11

Artly open

The Bushwick music venue Elsewhere has two different rooms on the ground, a second-floor bar and gallery, and an amazing rooftop, and those spaces will be filled with murals, sculptures, and video projections all summer as part of its art show “Landscape.” Check out its opening reception tonight, then stick around for drinks on the roof.

6–9 p.m. at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave. at Varick Avenue in Bushwick, Free.


June 12

My Verona

Smith Street Stage opens its 10th season in Carroll Park tonight with a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers gets a modern-dress makeover, with the dueling noble houses shown as economic powerhouses unrestrained by the state.

7:30 p.m. at Carroll Park (Carroll Street between Smith and Court streets in Carroll Gardens, Free.


June 13

Congo line

Congolese dancer, singer, drummer, and bandleader Nkumu Katalay and his Life Long Project band will launch the weekly Live at the Archway free music series tonight in Dumbo. Show up early for a performance from the all-women drumline Fogo Azul New York City, playing with students from P.S. 307 and the Dock Street School.

5:30 p.m. at Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza (155 Water St. between Adams and Pearl streets in Dumbo, Free.

Posted 12:00 am, June 7, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: