Monday, September 2, 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
The 2013 West Indian American Carnival Parade
Begins at Eastern Parkway & Schenectady Avenue, Ends at Flatbush Avenue Ext. by Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Come out to see the beautiful costumes and floats, and stay for the tasty homemade food that's easy to spot, all through the carnival. Heck, join in on dancing to the music, too. We’ve been known to spend the day stuffing ourselves with spicy jerk pork and hot beef patties before shaking it all out during a dance party of sorts. Very professionally, of course.
Deal nearby: Wedge
Monday, September 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Last Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-up Pool
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, Brooklyn
Yep, it’s here guys... no, please don’t make us say it. All right, it’s...the last day to take a dip in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s pop-up pool. Let’s all mask our sadness with a swim (and after 6 p.m. with sangria, craft beer, wine, trivia and bocce ball). Wristbands for the pool are distributed every half hour and grant you 45-minutes of splashin’ around by the skyline. Anyone up for a beach trip in October?
Deal nearby: Montague Street Bagels
Monday, September 2, 10 p.m.
Fool’s Gold Night Off (the Day Off After-party)
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
What better way to celebrate a work-free day than partying with Brooklyn-based record label Fool’s Gold? The RSVP for their daytime event filled up so fast they’ve added an after-party for the night owls, too. Expect to dance all night to hip-hop, EDM and everything in between from some of the label’s best speaker-worthy acts. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on the day of the show.
Deal nearby: Hope Garage
Tuesday, September 3, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Punderdome 3000: The Ultimate Pun Competition
Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn
This is going to be so much pun, guys. (See what we did there?) A Rodney Dangerfield impersonator and his daughter bring you this glorious night of Punderdome 3000. Everyone is welcome to join the audience, but you can also get there early to compete: the first 18 individuals/duos to sign up first get to go head-to-head. A human clap-o-meter will determine who is punniest, and prizes are said to include “great big kitchen appliances.” Like robots? We don't know. Tickets are $7 at the door, and $6 in advance. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the punning starts at 8 p.m.
Deal nearby: Michael & Ping’s
Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Writing for Windbags
Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn
Hone your writing skills at the Brainery (sounds juuuust about smart enough for us). This class promises to teach aspiring keyboard-tappers how to avoid common writing mistakes and how to use. less. words.
Deal nearby: Chick P
Wednesday, September 4, 8 p.m.
La Petite Morgue Presents: Fresh Blood
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, Manhattan
Horror fans lend an ear...and maybe a few vital organs? Theater company La Petite Morgue is hosting the September edition of its live horror reading, Fresh Blood. This month’s spooky series will be about love gone wrong, and promises to offer more scares than Edward and Bella could ever dream up. Also, no mentions of Edward and Bella will be made from now on. You're welcome.
Deal nearby: Zoe