2017 FAB FULTON Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Summer of FAB is here! FREE, family-friendly programming returns to Fulton Street: movies, music, art and games punctuate a full 2017 schedule of events in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, launching May 19th. The free events and activities will take place throughout the season in the public plazas and parks along Fulton Street, in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, a strip known as FABFulton. The complete schedule of events is below; mark your calendars now, and plan on FAB fun, all season long!

 

 

FAB FRIDAY KIDS’ CONCERTS

10 - 11a

Putnam Triangle (Fulton and Grand)

Ages: 12 mos. - 5 years

Little ones get pumped for these stimulating musical mornings in sunny Putnam Triangle! Local favorites lead lively sing-alongs, mini music lessons, storytelling circles and interactive role-play in a social setting, while parents and caregivers look on -- and join in!

May 19 - Hopalong Andrew Trio

June 2 - Anza’s Spanish Sing-Along, in partnership with Busy Bodies

June 16 - Shake, Rattle and Roll: Cuba with Roman Ogduardo Diaz

June 30 - Moozika!

 

FABulous SUMMER SATURDAYS
May 20
ART FEST, featuring Myrtle + Fulton ART WALK
11a - 3P
(Art installations in various locations along Myrtle Avenue and Fulton Street; festival in Putnam Triangle)
Art lovers of all ages will appreciate this colorful kickoff celebration of the season: ART FEST will be chock-full of fantastic activities, interactive art projects, face painting, and more! Don’t miss artist-led demonstrations by creatives like Urban Glass studio artists, and meet-and-greet opportunities, like with visual artist Fanny Allié, who has a current temporary exhibit in Putnam Triangle Plaza. Plus, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and Fulton Area Business Alliance are joining forces to present an ART WALK event and exhibition along two main commercial avenues. The mapped route includes over 30 exhibits and will highlight artists, businesses and the vibrant communities that are Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

 

June 24

GAME DAY at the PLAZA

Kids’ Fest and 5th Annual Chess Exhibition

In partnership with Brooklyn Kingsmen Chess Club

10a - 3p

Putnam Triangle (Fulton and Grand)

Take your fun offline for this awesome day dedicated to all things games! From urban croquet to double-dutch jumping to traditional board games, there will be something for everyone to play the day away. If strategy and skill is more your thing, check out the life-sized chess board, or even better, play against a chess expert: 21-year-old Stanford University co-ed and Brooklyn native Rochelle Ballantyne will face multiple challengers -- simultaneously --  in an annual tournament. (Free registration starts at 10am!)

 

Also in June...

June 3

10th Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive

Hosted by Omega Psi Phi, Inc.

11a - 5p

Putnam Triangle (Fulton and Grand)

 

June 17

17th Annual Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival

Hosted by The Cooperative Culture Collective of Brooklyn

12 noon - 6p

Cuyler Gore Park (Fulton and Greene)

 

June 21

Make Music New York (MMNY)

Cuyler Gore Park, other FAB-area venues TBD

An annual citywide celebration of the summer solstice, MMNY invites music makers and music fans to lose themselves in music throughout the city’s public spaces on the longest day of the year! http://www.makemusicny.org/



(Photo Credit: Courtesy Swank Motion Pictures)

FAB Flicks
Presented in Partnership with

Thursdays in July
8p
Putnam Triangle (Fulton and Grand)

July 6 

La Bamba

Dir. Luis Valdez (1987) 108 min

Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto

The unexpected rise and tragic death of Mexican-American singer/guitarist Richie Valens is chronicled in this exciting rock ‘n’ roll biopic.

 

July 13

20 Feet From Stardom

Dir. Morgan Neville (2013) 90 min

Starring Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton

The little-known true stories of some of the most important voices in music – the greatest backup singers of all time.

 

July 20

Searching for Sugarman

Dir. Malik Bendjelloul (2012) 86 min

Starring Sixto Rodriguez

An obscure Detroit folk singer, seemingly missing for decades, is sought out by fans in the one country where he unknowingly became a star: South Africa.

 

July 27
Dreamgirls
Dir. Bill Condon (2006) 130 min
Starring Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy
Inspired by the legendary story of Motown and The Supremes, this Academy Award-winning tale follows a ‘60s girl group through stardom and tragedy.


 

 

Jazz966 at the PLAZA

6 - 8p

Putnam Triangle (Fulton and Grand)
Enjoy live performances featuring world-class musicians under the setting summer sun, as our partnership with renowned venue Jazz966 returns for two dates. Arrive early to snag a seat or a dance partner, or bring your own...

 

Thursday, June 8

Patsy Grant

 

Thursday, August 10

Napoleon Revels-Bey

 

 

BMS JAZZ SERIES

Fridays in September

7-Corners at Fulton Street and S. Oxford

5:30 - 7:30pm
Fort Greene will swing during Friday afternoon concerts with Brooklyn Music School!

Faculty from the venerable neighborhood institution -- who are musicians and bandleaders in their own right -- will entertain with jazz standards and new material followed by a jam session open to the public, and set the tone for the weekend ahead.

 

Sept. 8

Brian Woodruff

 

Sept. 15

Jeff Newell

 

Sept. 22

Duane Eubanks

 

 

PUTNAM TRIANGLE YOUTH MARKET 

every Wed., Sept 6 - Oct 25

Putnam Triangle (Fulton and Grand)

Shop this new GROW NYC weekly market established in cooperation with Fort Greene Council, Inc., for the freshest produce from local New York farms. 

 

 

The 2017 season of FAB FULTON events is made possible by generous support from Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Ridgewood Savings Bank, NYC Small Business Services (SBS) and Media Partner, BKLYNER. FAB Flicks is presented by the FAB Alliance in partnership with BAMcinématek, with additional support from Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Additional support for BMS Jazz Series provided by TD Bank. Special thanks to the Volunteers of New York Cares and dozens of FABulous local Community Partners.

Check FAB's social media for updates, rain delay info and new events added to the schedule!

 

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