Searching for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered. In fact, there are so many events competing for your attention, you may find yourself double-booked! Let us narrow it down for you.
Here are five cool things in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and nearby:
1. Brooklyn Book Festival
On Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., a record 280+ top national and international authors and participants will join bibliophiles, booksellers and literary organizations on 14 stages at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Public Library, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, among other locales.
From larger than life literary titans to local scribes such as Andrew Cotto, there is something for everyone. And the best part is, it's free! Check it out.
2. Loca Food Happenings
On Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy artisanal food vendors, craft beer and wine all with the spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge at the City Harvest Second Annual Brooklyn Local Event. Plus, a kidzone with day-long activities like "decorating pretzels." Admission $10, kids under 5 get in free. All proceeds go to City Harvest!
Can't make it? Then make your own culinary magic by visiting the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket this Sunday, September 23. There, Stephanie Alexander, pastry chef at Seersucker and Smith Canteen, will be the visiting chef from 11:30 am to 1 pm. She's making an apple upside-down cake with apples fresh from local farms. Watch, learn, and maybe even snag a bite!
3. Annual Rummage Sale at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Paul’s will hold their annual Fall Rummage Sale in the Parish Hall, located at 199 Carroll St. Peruse homemade craft items and baked goods, an assortment of books, dvds, clothing, housewares, toys and other yet-to-be-discovered treasures. It's a lovely neighborhood event.
4. Scrabble Tournament on Columbia Waterfront
On Saturday, September 22, starting at 5pm, Freebird Books, located at 123 Columbia Street at Kane Street, will host The (Unofficial) Brooklyn Scrabble Championships, for Experts and Novices! Celebrate the release of "Is That A Word? From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble" and be sure to cover up your letters. A viewing of the Scrabble documentary, Word Wars, will begin at sunset. More details here.
5. Einstein on the Beach at BAM
"Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts is part of the 30th Next Wave Festival at BAM. An unusual opera by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, Einstein has no hero to speak of, but offers chillingly creative music that morphs time," say promoters. Sounds cool to us and it's every night this weekend at 7 pm!
This post was updated to correct the pricing for tickets to Einstein on the Beach.