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By Brooklyn Heights Office | on April 15,2013 at 11:26AM

Fifth Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival

Bell House
7th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves.
Wheelchair accessible.
Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st!

Presented by Down Home Radio Show and The Jalopy Theatre
The 3-day festival includes 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance, film screenings, the return of the Banjo Toss contest and more!  CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF BANDS.
The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, bluegrass, traditional Mexican, Irish and Balkan music, songwriters and much more!

Afternoon Concert Pass: $15
Evening Concert Pass $20
All Day Concert Pass: $30
3 Day All Festival Pass: $80
**All workshops, films screenings and the square dance are included in the basic ticket price


 Hanami Guided Tour


Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 | 1 p.m.
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 | 11 a.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Hanami is the Japanese tradition of cherry-blossom viewing. Celebrate it with a stroll through BBG’s famous flowering cherry collection, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum.



Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 F1fth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Barbès, 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.
Every Saturday
Grand Army Plaza
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Every Sunday
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

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!