Arts & Culture

Weekend Art Events: July 14 – 16 (Hip-Hop Fest, Bastille Day Celebration & More)

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It’s Friday! Though it’s dreary out today, the forecast for the weekend calls for sunny skies and temps in the 80s. Perfect weather for outdoor concerts, block parties, a pétanque tournament, a Formula E race, a doggy fashion show, and more!

See what’s in store for the weekend down below.

13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
When: Monday, July 10 – Saturday, July 15
Where: Various venues
 Since 2005, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has showcased the positivity in hip-hop culture, featuring a lineup of performances as well as various educational events, discussions, exhibits, movie screenings, and more. Closing weekend events include the Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition, showcasing DJs, dance battles, art installations, and a sneaker exhibit at St. Ann’s Warehouse (45 Water Street, DUMBO) tonight, July 14, from 6pm to 11pm. The festival’s finale concert happens Saturday, July 15 at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 12pm to 8pm, and features performances by Rakim, DMX, and The LOX. Check out Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s website for the schedule and more information.
How Much: Tickets for the finale concert $65 to $95.

Photo by FIA Formula E via Instagram

Formula E Championship Races
When: Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at 12pm
Where: Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, 72 Bowne Street (between Commerce & Verona Streets), Red Hook
What: The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric, single-seater racing series. The featured cars are 100-percent electric racing vehicles, powered by a “state-of-the-art battery and motor technology – producing zero emissions.” The ePrix will be the first ever FIA-sanctioned motor race to take place in New York City.
How Much: Tickets $34 to $85

Gibney Dance at Brooklyn Bridge
When: Saturdays, July 15 and 29 at 7pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, DUMBO
What: The renowned NYC dance company will perform excerpts from Artistic Director Gina Gibney’s 2016 piece, Folding In.
How Much: Free

South Slope Strolls
When: Saturday, July 15, 5pm to 9pm
Where: 5th Avenue from 12 to 18th Streets, Park Slope
What: This multi-block party features a bouncy house, climbing wall, food, fitness classes, music, and more.  Don’t miss the 4th Annual Doggy Fashion Show hosted by Freddy’s Bar and Backroom!
How Much: Free

Dan Levinson’s Gotham Sophisticats (Photo by Aidan Grant)

Dan Levinson’s Gotham Sophisticats Featuring Molly Ryan
Saturday, July 15, 8pm
Where: On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
What: Jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Dan Levinson will lead his band, and vocalist Molly Ryan, in a performance featuring “hot jazz from the Golden Age of Hollywood.”
How Much: Free

Smith Street Festival and Pétanque Tournament
When: Sunday, July 16, noon to 10pm
Where: Bar Tabac, 128 Smith Street (at Dean Street), Cobble Hill
What: Bar Tabac has been hosting this massive annual Bastille Day celebration for the past 15 years. The festivities include music, food, and one of the largest Pétanque events in North America. The competition is fierce and fun, with 72 teams competing on sand courts set up along Smith Street.
How Much: Free

The Brontës, A Musical
When: Sundays, July 16 and July 23, 8pm to 10pm
Where: The Old Stone House at Washington Park, Fourth Avenue between 3rd & 4th Streets, Park Slope
What: This free, outdoor Piper Theatre production of Theater in Asylum’s original musical explores the struggles of the Brontë siblings—Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell. Charlotte wrote the masterpiece Jane Eyre, while Emily wrote the classic, Wuthering Heights. The dynamics of the family, sibling rivalries, and ultimate unraveling of family ties are exposed.
How Much: Free

Julius Caesar
When: Thursday-Sundays, July 13 – July 30, 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Park Slope
What: The Gallery Players perform Shakespeare’s story of ambition, duty, and political intrigue in a production compressed into 16 scenes, charting the events leading up to Caesar’s assassination and the civil war that follows.
How Much: Tickets $25 adults; $20 children/seniors

Prospect Park Historic Map (Courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance)

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park
When: On View From July 13, 2017 to July 13, 2018
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 28 Pierrepont Street (at Clinton Street), Brooklyn Heights
What: In honor of Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary, the Prospect Park Alliance is joining forces with the Brooklyn Historical Society to present The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, an exhibition highlighting the park’s fascinating history.
How Much: $10 recommended admission


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