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June 2016

By David Finck | on June 18,2016 at 5:07PM

Violent Femmes

Opening: Kristin Hersh

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

FREE! (Donation suggested)


Prospect Park Band Shell

9th Street and Prospect Park West, Park Slope


Violent Femmes and Kristin Hersh come together for an epic night of 80s alt-rock.

The first new album in fifteen years from VIOLENT FEMMES, We Can Do Anything, finds frontman Gordon Gano’s seething angst and rueful humor undiminished — the record pulses with “the playful quirkiness, infectious beats, and jittery observations of the band’s earliest work.” (NPR Music) It has a been a long road here. Violent Femmes came together in 1981 and were quickly recognized as one of the most inventive and surprising bands of the era with their singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality.


KRISTIN HERSH’s trenchant explorations of “rage, aggression, and mental chaos” (NY Times) with Throwing Muses helped define American alt rock in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Her subsequent work as a solo artist and with her power trio 50 Foot Wave, if less celebrated, is equally vital. Now the author of six books, including the exceptional memoir Rat Girl, she remains a ferociously intense presence onstage.



Seventh Heaven

Sunday, June 19th 2016, Noon- 6:00 p.m.



Seventh Avenue, Union St. – 15th Street, Park Slope


Park Slope’s annual Father’s Day street fair! Food, fun, and things to buy. Great family fun for Dad and everyone.



The Noble Thiefs, Extra Texture

Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.



The Knitting Factory

361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg



From Winnipeg, the geographical center of North America, where the only colder place of its size is Ulan Bator in Mongolia, and where the inhabitants were the first in the world to create 911, comes The Noble Thiefs (yes, it’s supposed to be spelled that way).


Vocalist Myron Dean, guitarist Riley Hastings, bassist Johannes Lodewyks, and drummer Joel Armstrong are poised to lead the charge in resurrecting the soul-centric rock sounds of decades past with a fresh new flair, and they’ re converting crowds every time they take the stage. On record, they’ re exciting; onstage, however, The Noble Thiefs are explosive, embodying the seizure inducing energy of early punk and leaving delightfully dazed and dizzy crowds in their wake.



PLATFORM: Creative Musing on Mass Transit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.



The New York Transit Museum

Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Sts., Downtown Brooklyn



Artists and urban historians will unite once again at PLATFORM to showcase their site-specific creative work in unique spaces throughout the New York Transit Museum. PLATFORM is an evening celebrating the intricate choreography, engineering and impromptu interactions of the daily commute, where artists and academics come together for one night to present their creative musings on mass transit. For all you urbanists, historians, artists, and makers – have an idea? The Transit Museum gives you a platform. Join the Transit Museum on June 22nd for an evening of live theater, art, storytelling, and puppetry – all set against the backdrop of the Museum’s 1936 decommissioned IND subway station home. 21+



The Tempest

Wednesdays – Sundays, 7:30 p.m. through June 26, 2016



Smith Street Stage at Carroll Park

Smith Street between President and Carroll Streets, Carroll Gardens


Smith Street Stage presents Shakespeare classic story of love, magic, and revenge, all set on a mysterious enchanted island.



Tues, Wed., and Friday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. through August 7, 2016

$16 (FREE Thursday, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.)


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights



This exhibit explores the legacy and continued use of power and politically engaged art, through more than 50 contemporary projects and artwork from five moments of historical urgency, in mediums ranging from photography, film, banners, songs, to web platforms.



Steve West: This Place Has a Story

Friday – Sunday through July 17, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Anthony Philip Fine Art

56 Bogart Street, Bushwick




The work of Brooklyn-based artist Steve West is a sort of archeological accounting of a city in constant flux. His keen observations of the details that make up something like a metropolis—the unearthed cobblestones, the broken concrete, the street art that is created and then removed, and again—all serve to describe a place and the forces at work there. DUMBO has served as his home for many years, and he has documented its transformation from geographic "other," to the gateway of a new Brooklyn, and finally to homogeneity driven by gentrification and speculation. West's current body of work, begun in 2014, seeks out the still-living character of this neighborhood hiding in the loam. It is there, in the chain link fences surrounding work sites, and here, in the graffiti half-covered by permits and advertisements. It is where a pile of broken concrete and rebar stands as testament to what once was, and as a signpost for what will be.


The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Friday, June 17, from 6-9PM and will continue during regular business hours through July 17.



Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

Brownstone Real Estate

Licensed Real Estate Broker

372 7th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11215


Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.


I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.


My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.


We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.


We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!


John, Mir, Zelda and Timber



Jazz at the Abbey

Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.


The Abbey

536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg



Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _________________________________________________________________________________________

Every Tuesday Night

Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM



191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope


Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.


Every Wednesday Night

The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.



376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope


Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.



Live at the Archway: Beat Kaestli

June 23, 2016, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Weekly through September



Archway under the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO



Live at The Archway is a weekly cabaret below the Manhattan Bridge — with free performances, beer, wine, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September.


This 18-week series showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres – from sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. Live at the Archway is brought to you by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse.


Headlining artists play at 6:00pm. It’s always all ages, always rain or shine (which works because we’re under the Manhattan Bridge). With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night.



Union St. Film Series

Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

$10 suggested donation


Spoke the Hub

748 Union St., Park Slope



The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm


Every Saturday

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park


Every Sunday

Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)


The Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg


Hosted by Hannibal Burress

Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!



Every Sunday (Through November 20th)

Down to Earth Farmers Market

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The Old Stone House

Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue, Park slope

Every Sunday, the Down to Earth Farmers Market sets up at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Located at 4th Street and 5th Avenue, the market runs from 10am-5pm until December 18th. Many great vendors sell fresh local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and other specialty food items. Check out the website, where you can sign up for weekly email newsletters to find out which vendors will be at the market each week.


Sunday Smorgasburg

Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Breeze Hill

Sunday Smorgasburg is now located in beautiful Prospect Park. All food, 100 Vendors, Rain or Shine! Find 100 vendors and food from all over the world every Sunday at Breeze Hill, located near Lakeside and the park's Lincoln Road entrance.,-73.9838985,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c25b114ebdc72d:0xbbe17a57f551223b!8m2!3d40.6591667!4d-73.9663889