Sunday, September 23, 2012

Not Just the Brooklyn Book Festival: Montague Street Summer Space, Smorgasburg

Come to Brooklyn Heights and make a day of it: Great weather is forecast for today's Brooklyn Book Festival as well as other nearby events including the Montague Street Summer Space and Smorgasburg.

The Brooklyn Book Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn is a not to be missed Mecca for lovers of the printed word. The festival attracts thousands of book lovers to enjoy authors, speakers, readings, a kids tent and a book marketplace. Authors include: Paul Auster, Carol Higgins Clark, Tony Danza, Jimmie Walker, Edwidge Danticat, Pete Hamill, Joyce Carol Oates, Terry McMillan, Judith Viorst, Libba Bray and many, many more.

Two blocks away from the book festival is the Montague Street Summer Space: 12 to 5 p.m. Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights, between Clinton and Hicks streets. Free outdoor events include the Brooklyn Heights Dog Show (1 p.m.), live music and dance performances, fitness classes, life-size chess, crafts with Etsy, and more.

You can eat on Montague Street, or you can walk north on Cadman Plaza West and follow it as it curves towards the river to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Smorgasburg in the Tobacco Warehouse, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Roughly 75 food vendors -- from Teriyaki balls to Mexican sandwiches -- set up inside the roofless warehouse. Buy what you like then find a shady knoll in the park and make a picnic.

Photos by MK Metz

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