Sunday, May 1, 2016

Great Summer Events to Plan For in Brooklyn, NY

With temperatures warming up and summer just around the corner, there's no time like the present to begin planning your summer activities in Brooklyn. Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon relaxing outdoors or you are looking for the latest groovy bands to listen to while enjoying dinner, this summer is packed full of great events that will be enjoyed by everyone. So get out your calendar and begin planning what your summer itinerary will be.

Outdoor Fest 2016 – June 10 through 19
As part of your summer plans, you are sure to want to enjoy the great outdoors. Just because Brooklyn can be crowded sometimes doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the great outdoors right here in the city. So stop worrying about urban claustrophobia and get to Outdoor Fest where you can enjoy kayaking, camping, yoga and even a 5k marathon with your fellow Brooklynites. For more information, visit

Plan to Visit a Local Swimming Pool
In addition to enjoying the great outdoors at Outdoor Fest, get outside and enjoy swimming at a local swimming pool. Brooklyn has a ton of great pools where you can enjoy a refreshing dip that will rejuvenate the senses and have you ready for more summer fun. For more information, see the New York City Parks page on Brooklyn's pools at

Take The Kids to The Butterfly Boogie – June 26
After you've enjoyed the great outdoors and swimming, plan on spending some time with the kids over at the Brooklyn Bridge Park where the Wildlife Theatre presents the Butterfly Boogie. This fun-filled event will show you why bugs are some of the most awesome creatures around and will take you on a journey of over 3,000 miles as musical and interpretive programs show kids how plants and animals depend on one another around the world. To find out more, visit

Enjoy Outdoor Movies Throughout July and August
Once you've spent time with the youngsters enjoying the Butterfly Boogie, make plans to enjoy movies on Monday and Wednesday nights throughout July and August. While Nathan's Hot Dogs and roller coasters make Coney Island a great place to visit during the day, the 40 foot movie screen set up on Monday nights after July 1st makes Coney Island a great place to enjoy free movies all summer long. For more information on the Coney Island Movies on Monday nights,
click here.

When Wednesday nights roll around, mosey over to Williamsburg's McCarren Park and check out the free movies showing at Summerscreen. The movies there are some of the best you'll ever see and if the movie happens to be one you really are not wanting to watch there are tons of food vendors and great music bands to enjoy. To get the lowdown on Summerscreen, visit

With everything that is going on from great movies to wonderful kids' events, summer in Brooklyn is sure to be a hopping time. So sit down and get your summer plans laid out today. There's no time like summertime to enjoy all the wonderful things Brooklyn has to offer.

About the Author: Lilly is a guest contributor from At Home in a Brooklyn, a bed & breakfast on Prospect Park West.

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