2013 Spring/Summer Festivals


Happy Spring!  We are out and about in this beautiful weather, and of course our minds are wandering to all of the fun Brooklyn festivals lingering on the horizon.  There are some wonderful old faithfuls like Celebrate! Brooklyn, and some new and exciting ones like Tropfest coming up, so start planning your weekends now!

For the Movie Lovers: 

  • Tropfest– The World’s Largest Short Film Festival

June 22, Prospect Park

          Hosted by acclaimed actor, producer, director, and screenwriter Liev Schreiber on Saturday, June 22nd in Prospect Park.     This festival will feature music, food, art installations and of course, a lineup of great short films that will be screened and judged live by an esteemed panel of industry and celebrity judges. 


  • Brooklyn Film Festival

May 31 to June 9, 2013 at indieScreen and Windmill Studios NYC.

             The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/about/


For the Movers and Shakers:

  • Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

April 25th – 27th, BAM        

             Crossing Brooklyn Ferry is a three-day music and film festival curated by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National. With a title taken from Walt Whitman’s seminal poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” this genre-spanning event channels the creative expansiveness associated with the literary icon. The Roots, Solange Knowles and many others set to perform.http://crossingbrooklynferry.com/?utm_source=quantcast&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=bam

  • Celebrate Brooklyn!

Kicks off June 5th, Prospect Park

              Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals.  Featuring theatrical performances, music, and dance, Celebrate Brooklyn! is as diverse as the park that hosts it.  Patty Griffin, Barenaked Ladies, Guster have already been announced, but stay tuned for their full line up of musical performances!



For the Foodies:

  • Great GoogaMooga

May 17, 18, 19- Prospect Park

Presented by the folks who bring you Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and other major festivals.  At Great GoogaMooga you will eat and drink from New York’s top restaurants and leading wineries and breweries. You’ll listen to top musical acts. You’ll dine, dance and drink with your friends at imaginatively themed parties and events.  http://brooklyn.googamooga.com/

  •  Smorgasburg

Sundays April 7th– September 1st

Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park


Saturdays April 6th – August 31st

East River State Park, Williamsburg

              The hugely popular, weekly food showcase features 75+ vendors preparing everything from freshly frosted black and white    cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel. Come enjoy a perfect day by the waterfront!


For the Intellects:

  • Brooklyn Book Festival

September 22- 10am – 6pm

              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. http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/BBF/Home


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