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September 2015

By David Finck | on September 19,2015 at 4:21PM

Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Columbus Park/Borough Hall Plaza
209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn Heights/Downtown Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

5th Annual Word*Rock*& Sword Festival – Closing Service
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bed-Vyne Wine
370 Tompkins Avenue. Bed-Stuy

Singer, composer, producer and activist, Toshi Reagon is proud to present the 5th Annual Word*Rock*&Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives (WRS). This celebration will be rich with concerts, talkbacks, wellness activities, and film screenings, all focusing on justice, civil and women’s rights.
Join for Beats and Treats w/ Dj Rimarkable. A chance to dance, reflect, unwind, and get ready for the week ahead. A way to celebrate another great Word*Rock*Sword Festival.
Redefining the word “remix”, Mariaelena “RiRi” Garcia aka DJ Rimarkable is a renaissance woman indeed. A vocalist, lyricist, drummer, producer and DJ, her multi-talents have taken her to many stages. Truly mastering the DJ technique of “Reading the Crowd”, she has earned the moniker, “Rimarkable” after rocking international dance floors for almost two decades.
She has played at wide range of international events and venues from the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center, Under The Radar Festival, and the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, to sharing the bill with such music industry greats as, Meshell Ndegeo’cello, Peven Everett, Toshi Reagon, THEESatisfaction, Les Nubians, to performing at private celebrity events.

Nathan Ward
September 21, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

163 Court Street, Cobble Hill

Brooklyn native Nathan Ward reads from The Lost Detective, his new biography of Dashiell Hammett.

The 13th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Thursday-Sunday, September 24-27, 2015

The Teaser Party
Thursday, September 24, Doors: 6:30pm, Show 8pm
$15 adv, $20 at the door

The Bell House
149 7th street, Park Slope

The Premiere Party
Friday, September 25, Doors: 6pm, Show: 8pm

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
$10 adv, $12 at the door

The New York Burlesque Festival is an annual four-day event that takes place in New York City each fall.
The festival features over 100 burlesque and variety performers from around the world, making it one of the largest international burlesque events. Burlesque is performed by featured performers in addition to live music, comedy and variety.
The four nights of the festival take place at various venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition to live performances, all shows feature interactive elements where patrons get burlesque makeovers or purchase paraphernalia such as pasties, costumes and corsets.
See website for full details, including two nights at Manhattan venues, September 26 and 27.

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

The BK Octoberfest
September 18 – October 18, 2015

Die Koelner Bierhalle
84 St. Marks Place, Pak slope

BK Oktoberfest is a month-long beer-drinking festival that takes place at Die Koelner Bierhalle in Park Slope. BK Oktoberfest will proudly carry more than thirty beers on tap, including most of the beers brewed by Munich's original breweries as well as local Oktoberfest brews. Besides beer, Die Koelner is partnering with some of the best local sausage purveyors as well as several other food vendors.
They will also be showcasing some of the best bands and DJ collectives in New York City. Along with beer, music, and food, the month-long BK Oktoberfest will have programming every day of the week, including movie nights, beer pong tournaments, and a home-brewing contest.

Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?
Wednesdays-Sunday, Noon – 6:00 p.m. Through May 29, 2016
$10 Museum Admission

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of  one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors are invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity. The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.
The Truth is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev

Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MetroTech Commons
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.

Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.

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.
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!