In August, when it’s really hot in the city, New Yorkers know it’s a great time to enjoy the exciting events happening around them. There are so many fun things to do during the summer in New York! Whether you were born here or moved here, there are many amazing experiences waiting for you to explore and enjoy. It’s like the city wakes up with lots of interesting events that make life more enjoyable and give us a break from our usual routines. Let’s hone in (1) on Prospect Park in Brooklyn and get ready to have a fantastic time! This is also an excellent way to talk to new people and practice your English before classes start again!
1. Bartel-Pritchard Square Greenmarket Wednesday
Prospect Park West at 15th Street, Brooklyn map
Open Wednesdays, year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This location also open on Sundays.
Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, Healthfirst OTC cards (LIP and CC members only), WIC & Senior FMNP coupons, and Greenmarket Bucks accepted. Spend $2 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, get bonus $2 Health Buck, up to $10 per day.
More information: Bartel-Pritchard Square Greenmarket Wednesday | GrowNYC
2. Paramount+ Movie Nights: The Nutty Professor (1996)
Spend your summer nights in Prospect Park with Paramount+ Movie Nights in Brooklyn, the free, outdoor movie series presented by Paramount+ and Brooklyn Magazine, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso and Prospect Park Alliance. The series will take place on Prospect Park’s Long Meadow.
Long Meadow at Prospect Park map
Open Wednesday nights
Time: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
3. J’ouvert Genesis Immersive Experience
Explore J’ouvert’s history in Trinidad & Tobago and its significance in Brooklyn today. Learn about its meaning (“opening of the day”) and role in Carnival. The exhibit at Lefferts Historic House showcases traditional costumes and instruments, aiming to clarify misunderstood aspects of J’ouvert for all audiences. It’s a fun and family-friendly experience!
Lefferts Historic House map
12:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday, August 10, 2023
- Hone in (verb)- to move toward or focus attention on an objective