Take a look at our top 5 fun adventures spots in one of our favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods this summer:
1.) DOMINO PARK [free]
"Domino Park is built on the grounds of the former Domino Sugar Refinery. Dating back to 1856, the Domino Sugar Refinery was once the largest and most productive sugar refinery in the world. At its peak of productivity, it refined 4 million pounds of sugar daily. This site was the “jewel in the crown” of the Domino Sugar empire that at one point produced up to 98% of the sugar consumed in the United States."
Although we're on a sugar detox this summer, the Domino Park is a MUST on a beautiful Brooklyn day with: elevated walkway, playground, Tacocina, fountain and seating steps, FOG BRIDGE (did someone say boomerang or insta moment?!), beach volleyball, bocce ball, flex field and dog run. You can bring your pup and hang in pure delight with locals and travellers with pristine views of Manhattan and the Williamsburg Bridge. Site seeing in it's most organic and enjoyable state. Skip the lines and get in some quality hang time + unusually pleasant and clean portable bathrooms on-site.
"Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in beautiful Prospect Park. It launched May 21, 2011, as a spinoff of Brooklyn Flea (founded in 2008), and has since launched dozens of small businesses and attracted millions of visitors. The New York Times dubbed Smorgasburg 'The Woodstock of Eating.'"
Check out some of the most obscure and delicious fusions from bao buns to beyond burgers, juices and smoothies this is the first stop on the itinerary for travelling foodies.
3.) SUMMERSCREEN MCARREN PARK [free]
A free outdoor summer movie series in McCarren Park kicking off July 13th. This takes place near the concrete courts on the Southwest corner of the park. You will be sitting on pavement so bring pillows, blankets, chairs or any preferred seating. Local food sellers and beverage vendors are on-site for food and drink. A fantastic outdoor evening for those nostalgic warm summer nights.
4.) TOUR BROOKLYN BREWERY [free]
Weekends at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg are a sprawling affair. Visit for the beer (last call is 45 minutes before closing) and stay for the vibes, grab a ticket for a free tour (limited to 40 people every half hour) on Saturdays or Sundays and enjoy a rotating selection of food trucks and vendors. ID is required for all guests over 21 to purchase beer. Advance day reservations are not available for tours or tables. Tickets are released on the day of the tour only.
5.) BROOKLYN MIRAGE OR BROOKLYN STEELE
Check out any upcoming shows for these awesome concert venues located on the cusp of Greenpoint and Buschwick, but we'll call them Williamsburg. Catch parties and acts this summer like: All Day I Dream, Claptone, Tchami, Carl Cox, Galantis, The City Fox Experience, Soundgarden, Hot Chip, K. Flay, SG Lewis and many more.
The Brooklyn Mirage is a breathtaking open-air sanctuary in the heart of the Avant Gardner complex. The inner courtyard is a totally immersive space, surrounded by towering walls lined with tropical plants and captivating video projections. A singular catwalk connects a network of expansive outdoor environments and rises to surround the venue, offering views of the iconic city skyline and bustling courtyard below. An exciting selection of refreshments, lush palm trees and a stunning sound system complete this elusive Summer paradise.
(Early May through September)
Brooklyn Steel is an 1,800-capacity music venue in Brooklyn, New York. In 2018 Brooklyn Steel was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine. The venue contains a main floor, a balcony, forty restrooms and three bars. The name of the venue was inspired by it's "industrial look" and the fact that the building was originally used as a steel manufacturing plant. Much of the steel from the original construction was repurposed for the building of Brooklyn Steel.
If choosing any of these adventures this summer, don't forget to stop by and say "Hi!" to us at our Williamsburg shop located at 133 N. 7th St. off the Bedford L train stop. Show this blog post at check out and receive 10% off your purchase!