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Music, food, family fun? Brooklyn has it all!

All good things have to come to an end, it seems, and so does Summer in Brooklyn. But, wait – we have one more to go before it’s officially over. Check out our weekly events listing and give Summer a proper send-off!



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WHAT: MANIFESTA WITH INNOV GNAWA & DJ TRES DOS – Innov Gnawa is a traditional Moroccan gnawa band based in New York City. After gaining recognition as the first gnawa band to be featured in Music Under New York, the troupe has quickly reached a large and adoring audience by approaching collaborations across all genres with and is uniting music fans with their innovative, hypnotic and ecstatic take on North Africa’s trance-inducing folk tradition.

WHEN: Friday, September 1, 11:00pm – 4:00am

WHERE: C’mon Everybody – 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, 11238



WHAT: BROOKLYN BUG FESTIVAL –  This weekend, adventurous gourmands will be able to chow down on ants, roaches, crickets and more! The festival also features panels, presentations, cooking demos You can even bring your kids who can enter the festival for free on Saturday with an online reservation.

If you consider yourself a real bug – afficionado, then you may want to get tickets for the “Bug Banquet” featuring chefs like the festival’s organizer Joseph Yoon; David George Gordon, best known as the “Bug Chef”; and Chef PV, who runs a popular YouTube channel called “Buggin’Out.” If you do not want to pay a for a $120 ticket, you have another opportunity to enjoy edible insects at the community brunch on Sunday at Guadeloupe Inn, where you pay as you go. Click here for more information and a full schedule. Bon Appetit!

WHEN: September 1 – September 3 (See complete schedule here).

WHERE: Guadaloupe Inn, 1 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn,11237 (+ other various locations)

HOW MUCH: $0-$120 (Go here for tickets.)



WHAT: JUNIOR CARNIVAL PARADE – As many as 36 youth groups are signed up for this year’s Junior Carnival Parade which is not only a festive event, but also serves the important purpose of sharing and preserving culture. As it is custom, a King and Queen will be crowned, and all participating bands will be judged in a Junior Band competition. This is a fun-filled event for the entire family!

WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, 11238


WHAT: MAKOSSA BK COOKOUT – Season Finale (w/ Zephyr Ann, Juan G + Bembona) – The Makossa Season comes to an end with three guest DJs. This feel-good event is considered one of the best outdoor summer soirees in Brooklyn. Wonway Posibul of Latin Soul Brothers links up with NYC-based event promotion team Rare Form to bring his famous Makossa sound from San Francisco to NYC to create a bi-coastal vibe like none other. Don’t miss out and RSVP.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 2, 2:00-10:00pm

WHERE: Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, 11221

HOW MUCH: Free before 4:00pm, $5 after (RSVP here.)


WHAT: AWESOMETOWN  –  a weekly esoteric shopping market featuring local artists and entrepreneurs that offers a different kind of shopping experience. Vendors include alchemist AscAlchemical, occult jewelry designer NECRONOMICHARM, houseplant expert Graziella Gardens, sci-fi jewelry designers Zoa Chimerum, vintage clothing and housewares by Gails Grotto – and more! Shop local, shop weird!

WHEN: Sunday, September 3, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

WHERE: Lantern Hall, 52 Harrison Pl, Brooklyn, 11237


WHAT: DIABLO FEST – New York Hardcore (NYHC) staple Danny Diablo throws his Diablo Fest presenting a solid line-up of great punk acts such as Burn, Show Me the Body, Goretex, Ninjasonik, Ache, Man Without Plan, Black Punk, The Bad Racket. No doubt, it will be a true fest for every Punk lover!

WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 6:00pm – 11:30pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

HOW MUCH: $18 – $20 (Click here for tickets.)


WHAT: 50TH WEST INDIAN AMERICAN LABOR DAY PARADE –  NYC’s Annual West Indian American Day Carnival held on Labor Day attracts more than a million people, making it one of the, if not the largest Caribbean celebrations in the country. Get ready to dance to steel bands, calypso and soca music while you watch the stunning costumes of parade participants as they dance their way down the Eastern Parkway.

WHEN: Monday, September 4, 2017, 11:00am

WHERE: Eastern Parkway between the Grand Army Plaza and Utica Avenue, Brooklyn


WHAT: MACHEL MONTANO & BUNJI GARLIN  – This Monday, the two Caribbean legends will play a double bill show at Bushwick’s Avant Gardener, the sprawling palm tree paradise. Even if you’re only a casual reggae fan who owns but one mere copy of “Legend,” you’re guaranteed to enjoy yourself at Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin’s holiday concert. This eight-hour show is your next best chance at enjoying the carnival vibes taking over all of Brooklyn this weekend -aside from the parade.

WHEN: Monday, September 3, 3:00pm – 11:00pm

WHERE: Avant Gardener140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn 11237

HOW MUCH: $59 – $75 (Get your tickets here.)


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