Brooklyn events in August 2017

There are tons of wonderful things to do in Brooklyn this August, from drinking beer and wine to attending a music festival at Commodore Barry Park. You can eat Russian food in Brighton Beach, remake history in Green-Wood and laugh out loud at live comedy. So, take advantage of this month, go out and have some fun!

Here are some great festivals in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Beer and Wine Fest 

August 12th

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – This is the Ultimate Tasting Experience! Brooklyn Beer and Wine Fest will be celebrating its fifth year as it kicks off on August 12 at Restoration Plaza. Tap+Cork brings a grand tasting and summer festival vibe to Bedford-Stuyvesant as the event attracts thousands of New Yorkers for tastings, live music and entertainment. The festival spotlights a large selection of beer and wine, and if you get hungry, they got you covered as well. Head outside in August for drinks, food and DJ sets! Don’t forget to hashtag #DrinkBetter

Closest train and bus stations:

Nostrand Avenue – A/C train

Kingston and Throop Avenue – C train

Nostrand Avenue Station – LIRR

B25 Fulton St / Marcy Ave

B26 Halsey St / Marcy Ave

Photo courtesy of Tap+Cork
Photo courtesy of Tap+Cork

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

August 21-27th

Join Brooklynites on a day that celebrates the comedy industry, and witness the start of many performers’ careers as they shine in front of you at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival.  Every year, the festival showcases exceptional entertainers from each domain of comedy, including sketch, standup, improv and web arrangement. Stretching throughout the borough, you will be able to find the comedian and venue suitable for you everywhere from 61 Local, The Gutter, Nitehawk Cinema, Knitting Factory and more! Do you think you have some humor in you? Then, you can still register here.

Photo of Phoebe Robinson, courtesy of Brooklyn Comedy Festival via Facebook
Photo of Phoebe Robinson, courtesy of Brooklyn Comedy Festival via Facebook


August 26 & 27th

FORT GREENE – AFROPUNK Brooklyn brings two full days of live music and good vibes to Commodore Barry Park. Per The New York Times it is one of “the most multicultural festival in the US,” as the festival annually hosts a wide array of well-known artists. With a diverse one-of-a-kind lineup, AFROPUNK will be sure to keep you dancing.

AFROPUNK is nothing but normal, with The Bites and Beats Food Festival an event within the event, combining food from all around the world with live music. Starting with 25 food trucks and a pop-up restaurant, the wide variety of food at Bites and Beats will leave no stomach hungry.

Closest train and bus stations:

Nevins Street – 2, 3, 4, and 5 train

Jay St-Metro Tech Station –  A, C, F and R train

B69 – Flushing Av / N Portland Ave

B62 – Park Ave / Navy St

B57 – Flushing Ave / Navy St

Photo courtesy of Verge Campus
Photo courtesy of Verge Campus

Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration

August 27th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GREENWOOD – The Battle of Brooklyn, battled in 1776 ashore that is currently a piece of Green-Wood, was the principal skirmish of the American Revolution to be pursued after the marking of the Declaration of Independence. Once a year on this day, Green-Wood has a morning of recognition to respect the individuals who guarded the young Republic. Experience beautifully organized parades, gun discharges, stallions and re-institutions as they celebrate this important day in history. This is an extraordinary event for children and families, so make sure to bring your camera!

Closest train and bus stations:

25 Street – R train

B63 – 5 Ave / 25 Street

Photo courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery

The Annual Brighton Jubilee Festival

August 27th

BRIGHTON BEACH – The Annual Brighton Jubilee Festival, a multi-block festival running along Brighton Beach Avenue turning down Coney Island Avenue, celebrates its 41st year on August 27. Dedicated to bridging the communication gap through the international language of music, the Jubilee attracts record crowds of over 125,000 residents every year to this popular summer event. Travel to Brighton Beach to discover the wonder and Mystique behind this iconic beach side community. Enjoy wonderful food delights such as a sip of vodka and caviar in Russian restaurants within the fair grounds and much more.

Closest train stations:

Ocean Park Way – Q train

Brighton Beach – B / Q train

Photo courtesy of Explore Brooklyn
Photo courtesy of Explore Brooklyn