July 14, 2017 / GO Brooklyn / Photo Galleries / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, July 14–20

Play it again: The classic “Casablanca” returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 20.
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July 15


It’s the greatest dog-gone day of the year! Freddy’s Fourth Annual Doggy Fashion Show for costumed canines will feature a higher catwalk — er, dogwalk — as well as a red carpet puppy paparazzi posing session starting at 5:30 pm, and a post-show music performance from funk band the Push and Pull, featuring Tony winner Michael Cerveris.

6 pm in front of Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131,]. Free.


July 16

Red, white, and bleu!

Shake your petanque-a-donk at the Bastille Day celebration happening today on Smith Street near French bistro Bartabac, which sponsors the annual celebration of French liberty. Sip some Lillet in the sunshine, eat a baguette, listen to a live band, and watch 72 teams battle in the petanque tournament happening in sandy courts set up in the street.

Noon–10 pm on Smith Street between Bergen and Pacific streets in Cobble Hill ( Free.


July 17

Just browsing

Need help planning your schedule? The two-week Trans Theatre Festival kicks off tonight with a free cabaret preview, with each of the 14 shows in the festival presenting a five-minute sneak peek that will help you decide between punk movement piece “Butch,” ensemble piece “T(estoster­one)” (pictured), or the Pinnochio take-off “Pin and the Blue Fairy,” among others.

8 pm at the Brick (575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union and Lorimer streets in Williamsburg, (718) 907–6189, Free.


July 19

On the Fence

Take a guided tour of “The Fence,” an outdoor exhibit of photos running the length of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The show is divided into seven categories of images, including Creatures — which features a set of flamingo photos titled “Meet Bob” (pictured) — Food, Home, Nature, People, Play, and Streets. After the walking tour, grab a free drink with some of the curators and featured photographers.

6:30 pm at picnic benches near Jane’s Carousel [Brooklyn Bridge Park between New Dock and Main streets in Dumbo,]. $10 suggested donation.


July 20

Play it, Sam

Of all the film joints in all the borough, you have to go to this one. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies With a View screens the classic “Casablanca,” the Humphrey Bogart joint about little people standing up to Nazis. Settle on the lawn at 6 pm, grab food and booze from the vendors (no bringing in your own!), and the movies starts at sundown.

6 pm at Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 [enter at Furman and Old Fulton streets in Dumbo, (718) 222–9939,]. Free.

Updated 5:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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