Arts & Culture

Weekend Art Events: September 21-24 (Atlantic Antic, Burlesque Festival, Photoville & More)


The 43rd annual Atlantic Antic, the oldest and biggest street festival in Brooklyn, takes over the western end of Atlantic Avenue on Sunday.

There are also lots of musical events happening this weekend including the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, MoCADA’s Soul of BK Festival 2017, and day two of the 10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival.

Don’t forget to check out the second week of Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

See what else is going on this weekend down below.

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When: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24
Where: Brooklyn Bridge park
What: Read more about Photoville here.
How Much: Free

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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
When: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday September 24
Where: Various locations in DUMBO and Red Hook
What: The fest hosts 60 shows at 7 locations along the Brooklyn waterfront featuring local acts playing Americana, folk, roots blues, country, bluegrass, and jazz. There will be day shows at The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (Friday and Saturday) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Saturday and Sunday) and evening shows at venues including Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait and Tackle, and Superfine.

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MoCADA Soul of BK Festival 2017 
When: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24
Where: MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene; Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Crown Heights; and other locations
What: The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) presents the 8th Annual Soul of BK Festival 2017 featuring free opening night jazz performances, art exhibitions and talks, film screenings, and a celebration on Sunday with a DIY vendor market and a concert on the lawn of the Weeksville Heritage Center.
How Much: Most events are free with RSVP

15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
When: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24
Where: Various locations including The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus and Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
What: One hundred burlesque performers from around the world will perform during this glamorous fest.
How Much: Ticket prices vary per event

Brooklyn Music School Jazz Series: Duane Eubanks
When: Friday, September 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 7-Corners, Fulton & S. Oxford Streets, Fort Greene
What: Brooklyn Music School and Fab Fulton team up to bring a series of live, outdoor, “happy hour” concerts on three Fridays this month performed by BMS faculty. The series closes with a performance by trumpeter Duane Eubanks who has studied with Dr. Billy Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, and Johnny Coles, and performed and recorded with Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, and Mos Def. Musically-inclined attendees are invited to jam along.
How Much: Free


Bushwick Open Studios 2017
When: Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24
Where: Various locations, Bushwick
What: The volunteer-run Arts in Bushwick presents NYC’s largest open studios event with thousands of Bushwick-based artists opening their doors and inviting visitors into their workspaces. There will also be a series of events, performances, and panels.
How Much: Free

From Among Trees and Stones by Matthew Jensen

Among Trees and Stones: Walking Green-Wood
When: On View from Saturday, September 23 through Sunday, November 26
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 5th Avenue & 25th Street
What: Read more about artist Matthew Jensen’s exhibit and walking tour here.
How Much: Tickets for Artist Walk $25, Members $20

International Coastal Cleanup Day
When: Saturday, September 23, 10am to 2pm
Where: Prospect Park Lake
What: Held every September, the International Coastal Cleanup program engages communities to remove debris from beaches and waterways while documenting what they find. Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help clean up the shores of Prospect Park Lake.
How Much: Free, registration required

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
When: Saturday, September 23, 11am to 6pm
Where: East River State Park, 90 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg
What: The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns with 60 record labels, stores, and collectors setting up booths next to Smorgasburg. There will be a waterfront beer garden and special DJs spinning tunes.
How Much: Free admission

Walk the Gowanus with Local Author Joseph Alexiou
When: Sunday, September 24, 11am to 12:30pm
Where: Meet at Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street, Gowanus
Brooklyn Brainery presents a Gowanus walking tour with Joseph Alexiou, a licensed NYC tour-guide and author of Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal. Highlights will include: the natural origins of the Gowanus, discussion of iconic Gowanus architecture, the key role the waterway played during the Revolutionary War, the industrial revolution and its present-day cleanup.
How Much: RSVP $20

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43rd Annual Atlantic Antic
When: Sunday, September 24, 12pm to 6pm
Where: Atlantic Avenue from 4th Avenue to Hicks Street, Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights


Prospect Park Alliance Harvest Festival
When: Sunday, September 24, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
What: Celebrate this year’s harvest with the Prospect Park Alliance by harvesting, cooking, and eating potatoes from the Lefferts Historic House’s garden. Visitors can also compete in potato sack races.
How Much: Free, registration required

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10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival
When: Sunday, September 24, 1pm to 6pm
Where: 19 President Street, Red Hook 
Part 2 of the Red Hook Jazz Festival features performances by Iris Ornig’s IO-5, Tomchess’ Moonship Quartet, 40Twenty, Borderlands Trio, and Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses Orchestra
How Much: General admission $10 (kids free)


Where My Feet Rest: Stories of Migration
When: Sunday, September 24, 2pm to 4pm
Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook 
Locals share their stories of migration, change, movement, and home, celebrating Red Hook’s diverse communities. Sabor & the Afro-Latineers will also perform.
How Much: Free

Sergio Purtell (via, courtesy of the artist and Art 3 Gallery)

Brooklyn Photographs
When: On view from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, October 29
Where: Gallery at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
BRIC showcases work by 11 photographers who have shot the Brooklyn experience from the late 1960s to the present. Each photographer presents a series based on a specific theme, from childhood in Williamsburg in the 1960s, Halloween in the 1970s, or Bushwick street life in the 1980s, and more.
How Much: Free

Anthony Logan Cole, co-Director of Curiosities

When: Opens Friday, October 13
Where: The Menagerie, 627 5th Avenue, Park Slope
What: An immersive theatrical experience set in an illegal 1930s sideshow world populated by bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. Audiences are invited to explore a secret performance of Professor Mysterium’s Menagerie of Wonder set in a subterranean jazz club.
How Much: Tickets on sale now.

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