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Your Ultimate Sunday: Fairs, Fests, BBQ and BUST

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Normally we like to cover one must-see event and gush about how awesome it is and how your social life would plunge to great depths if you miss it, but there is just way to0 much going on today to just pick one. I hate to sound like a cliche but there really is something for everyone going on today. And if you’re sad you didn’t plan some classy beach getaway, just ask yourself, did you really want to hang out with these people anyway?

Baby Got Backyard@ Blackout Bar

It didn’t take much for this Greenpoint Bar to live up to its name. Some call it the new Union Pool others call it that place we went one time… er I can’t remember.  They’re offering up quite a deal on Sunday, $15 gets you all you can drink beer and a whole heaping plate of BBQ. I’m glad they’re making food part of the deal because I’ve seen relationships end and blood spilled at open bars. Proceed with caution and I pray you don’t have to work the next day.

Blackout Bar
916 Manhattan Ave
Between Kent & Greenpoint Ave [Greenpoint]

Bust Craftacular @ Warsaw

Everyone’s favorite indie market is back with new vendors and a new location. The BUST Magazine Craftacular is bringing their horse and pony show to the Warsaw with over 50 vendors and gift bags for the first 250 guests. Pick up some new trinkets from my personal favorites Verameat and Erica Weiner and of course there will be plenty of drinks, eats and DJ’s all day long.  Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, you can also unload any unwanted clothes and accessories to the ladies of SCORE (not to be confused with SCORES) who are collecting donations for their pop-up swap at BKLYN Yard on May 29. $2 gets you access to all the vendors and free goodies to be found.

BUST Spring Craftacular
261 Driggs
At Eckford St [Greenpoint]

Brooklyn Folk Festival

Brooklyn gets its share of music festivals, most of them with a distinctive indie bent, but if you take a look around, there’s a lot of music coming out of the borough that doesn’t involve drum machines or synthesizers. The Brooklyn Folk Festival is back with three days worth of blues, jazz, and traditional folk music sponsored by the Down Home Radio Show. Along with live performances all day long, there will also be special film screenings and music workshops. $5 gets you an all day pass to checkout out the outdoor stage at the Jalopy Theater on the waterfront.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia St
Between Woodhull & Columbia Ave [Carroll Gardens]

Fred Flare Sample Sale

The unquestioned king of cute, Fred Flare is practically giving away their inventory this Sunday with a massive sample sale. They’ve long been my go-to place for cheap dresses and last minute birthday presents. Get there early to snag clothing and shoes for $10, accessories for $5 and mystery $2 bin. Plus all regularly priced items are 25% off.  Stock up on shades for summer and the quintessential hamburger phone. You know, for emergency purposes.

Fred Flare
131 Meserole ave
At Leonard St [Greenpoint]

Photo Courtesy of: MeatTruck

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).