Street fairs and festivals, concerts, kayaking, an arts festival and much more all happening outdoors this month in Brooklyn.

Photoville | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Ongoing

The PHOTOVILLE Festival returns on September 18 for its 10th anniversary year with a free community day, virtual online storytelling events, artist talks and workshops. On view until December 1st. Find out more here.

Carroll Park Fair | Carroll Gardens | 9/18

The annual Carroll Park Fair is coming back! Come find some bargains and meet your neighbors. Face painting, music, crafts, housewares, art, books, clothes, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, and more on Sunday 9/18 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Public seining | Brooklyn Bridge Park | 9/18

Discover the amazing biodiversity of the Hudson River Estuary as our staff and scientists use a seine net to catch and release incredible creatures that live below the water’s surface! This is a free event and advance registration is required. The Conservancy will host a session at the Pier 4 beach on September 18th from 10 am to 12 pm. Walk up only.

Mark Morris Dance Center: 20 Years in Brooklyn | Downtown Brooklyn | 9/18

Join Mark Morris Dance Company for a special event to commemorate two decades of performing arts programming in the heart of Brooklyn’s cultural district, and to kick-off their year of 20th Anniversary celebrations on September 18th from 10 am to 4 pm at The Plaza at 300 Ashland. The event will feature family dance classes and performances, details here.

Brooklyn Americana Festival | Pier 6 and other locations | 9/18 & 9/19

The Seventh Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival takes place September 16th to 19th, 2021. Fifty live music events at seven iconic locations including the DUMBO Archway Plaza under the Manhattan Bridge and Pier 6 Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park. All Saturday and Sunday events are free including all bands at the Pier 6 stage on Saturday from 1.30 to 7.30 pm and Sunday from 3 to 7 pm, schedule here.

Sunday Social | Montague Street | 9/19

Montague Street will be car-free from Hicks to the Promenade filled with free entertainment and activities for families on Sunday, 9/19 from 12 to 5 pm. There will be giant chess games, live music, puppet shows, photos with a Disney princess, balloon artists, soccer and much more!

Brews at Brooklyn Commons Park | Downtown Brooklyn | Thursdays

Sample beers from local breweries and enjoy music and bites at Brews at Brooklyn Commons Park for three Thursdays this fall. Neighbors and visitors can celebrate Oktoberfest with beers on tap from several Brooklyn-based breweries in addition to food and games on the park’s lawn. General admission into the event is free; drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Brews at Brooklyn Commons will be open at the following times and dates and feature two Brooklyn-based breweries each week: Thursday, September 23rd: 4 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, September 30th: 4 pm – 8 pm and Thursday, October 7th: 4 pm – 8 pm.

Education Center Brooklyn Bridge Park reopening celebration | DUMBO | 9/25

BBPC will be reopening the Environmental Education Center to the public on Saturday, September 25 after an 17 month closure! There will be a re-opening celebration from 1 to 5 pm with free outdoor and indoor activities for kids 1 to 10!

Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival | 300 Ashland Plaza | 9/22 – 9/25

Wednesday 9/22 @ 5PM: Salsa dance party with Maria Raquel Quintet, DJ John John Acevedo, and a class led by Mark Morris Dance Center. Organizations from the District will be on site to engage the audience.

Thursday 9/23 @ 6PM: Artists who took part in the Downtown Brooklyn Rehearsal Residency Initiative, including Senegalese traditional and contemporary dancer Babacar Top,  circus artists Rob & Miss Jane, and contemporary classical musicians The Knights, will showcase work they created over the course of their residencies.

Friday 9/24 @ 6pm, Arturo O’Farrill and the 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, who played together in-person for the first time post-lockdown on The Plaza at 300 Ashland, return for a celebratory full-scale performance.

Saturday 9/25, 10:00AM – 4PM: BAMkids Family Day, with performances, interactive workshops, and local talent.

Saturday 9/25, 5:30PM-8PM: Downtown Brooklyn favorites, Soul Summit, spinning old-school house music.

Dance performances & dance workshop | Brooklyn Bridge Park | 9/25

Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Share the Stage” series, Mark Morris Dance Group will present two special outdoor performances (2-2:45pm and 4-4:45pm) and an all-ages family-friendly workshop (3-3:45pm) at Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn on Saturday, September 25. MMDG artists will showcase three dance pieces — QuadWords, and the premiere of their brand new performance Water. Find out more here.

BAM Kids Family Day | Downtown Brooklyn | 9/25

Join the BAM for a day of free performances, interactive workshops, and showcases of local talent as we celebrate the resilience of community and the power of the arts, which helped sustain us over the last year and now brings us together. Featuring Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats!, Feet of Rhythm Kids, Brooklyn United, and Brown Rice Family, the festivities are emceed by BAM teaching artists Kimani Fowlin and Farai Malianga. The event for ages 3 to 13 will take place on Saturday, September 25 from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm at Ashland Plaza. Find out more here.

Kayaking | Brooklyn Bridge Park | Saturdays

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park will continue on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm from September 4 to 25 from the Pier 2 floating dock. Paddle for free with an amazing view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Reservations open two weeks in advance. Learn more here.

Kid-friendly Ping Pong | MetroTech Commons | Tuesdays

Outdoor ping-pong at MetroTech (Brooklyn) Commons on Tuesdays through September 28 from 4.30 to 6.30 pm. DJs set the soundtrack on Tuesday evenings while you enjoy friendly ping pong games with The Push. Note: paddles and balls will be sanitized after each use.