Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Cool Weekend for Events

This is a cool weekend for Brooklyn neighborhood events, so get out there and enjoy yourself, especially if you can clone yourself to be at several events at the same time. Today, we have the Brooklyn Book Festival, going on at Borough Hall. You can check out all the details over at the Brooklyn Record, which has covered it heavily or here, at Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn, which provides a detailed schedule. For those that are not so literarily inclined, there is the Sunset Park Waterfront Festival, which should be an enjoyable event and a good excuse to get out by the water in Sunset Park. The 8th Annual Waterfront Festival takes place today (9/16) from 11:00AM-6PM on the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier at 1st Ave. and 58th Street.

Tomorrow, of course, there is the grandaddy of all streetfairs, the Atlantic Antic. As much as we loathe the average NYC street fair, and are actually cheered by the passing of street fair season, the Atlantic Antic is one of those rare events that retains a neighborhood flavor. It's also humongous. While the Antic is going on, the Transit Museum, which is only a couple of blocks from the action, will be showcasing vintage and other interesting buses and offering free admission. Check out the Brooklyn Record's item on it for details.

Do not forget the Conflux Festival, which is going on a various locations in Williamsburg through tomorrow (9/17). Conflux has already been up and running for a couple of days, but there are a ton of interesting events today and Sunday. If you don't know, Conflux is, in its own words, "The annual NYC festival for contemporary psychogeography where international artists, technologists, urban adventurers and the public put investigations of everyday city life into practice on the streets."

There's also a free concert today at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Dumbo, featuring Suzanne Vega, among others, dedication to immigration. That runs from 4-7, with gates opening at 3:15. Tomorrow, there are free dance performances crafted specifically for the park.

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