So Much To Do in September in Brooklyn
September: There’s a presidential campaign (are you going to Ohio or Pennsylvania?), the kids go back to school, the adults get serious at work and there’s so much in the way of cultural events in Brooklyn…
Next weekend is GO Brooklyn Art: An event sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum, nearly 2000 Brooklyn-based artists are opening their studios to the community on September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. 80 artists in Park Slope will be opening their studios, including my husband Hugh Crawford, Simon Dinnerstein, Bernette Rudolph, Jonathan Blum and many more. Check the Go website for information and addresses.
Two Moon Art House and Cafe, located on Fourth Avenue between 3rd and 2nd Streets, is a good starting place for visitors to Gowanus and Park Slope studios. If you start your tour there you will get maps, advice, and all the information you need. Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Brooklyn Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012.
September 17-22: Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Events are literary themed events taking place in clubs, parks, bookstores, theatres and libraries culminating with the festival. The Bookends kick-off a long literary weekend with film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances. For full schedule go here.
September 20: Brooklyn Reading Works Presents Young Writers Night at The Old Stone House (a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event). Curated by Hannah Frishberg, introduced by Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang. Free copies of One Teen Story to all participants.
September 23: Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest literary gathering in NYC, an open air marketplace with lots of readings, panel discussions and book signings.