Brooklyn Folk Festival 2021

Brooklyn Folk Festival 2018
Brooklyn Folk Festival 2018
Fri Nov 12, 2021
Various times
All ages
$30 and up. Free for children ages 5 and under; age 6-12 are FREE

The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre and School of Music present the 13th annual Brooklyn Folk Festival. The festival features great events for the whole family, including a banjo throwing contest at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, a puppet show, jam sessions, and workshops.


Friday, November 12th
Main Stage 8pm Anne Waldman, poet
8:30pm Ukrainian Village Voices, rural vocal music from Ukraine
9:15pm Nora Brown, songs, ballads and tunes with banjo & fiddle
10pm Litvakus, Klezmer & Yiddish music from Lithuania
10:45pm TBA

Saturday, November 13th
Afternoon Concerts Main Stage
12pm Kyle Tigges, music for children & families
12:50pm Eli Smith, songs, ballads & tunes with banjo & guitar
1:40pm Eleonore Weill, French & Yiddish music with flutes, accordion & hurdy gurdy
2:30pm Marcus Jade, blues & original songs
3:20pm The Lucky Five, trad Jazz
4:10pm Eva Salina & Peter Stan, vintage Balkan Roma ballads
5pm Piedmont Blūz, country blues
5:50pm Julia Patinella Trio, flamenco & Latin American songs

Parish Hall
12pm Fingerpicking guitar workshop
1pm Old-time string band jam session, bring your fiddles, banjo, guitars, etc!
2:30pm-4pm American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
5pm Puppet show

Evening Concerts
Main Stage Special Event! Boxcutter Collective Presents: Bing Bong, a strange and mystical group exorcism to cast out the planned North Brooklyn Fracked Gas Pipeline!
7pm Feral Foster, original & folk songs
7:50pm Radio Jarocho, Son Jarocho from Veracruz, MX
8:45pm Jackson Lynch, blues, folk, gospel & original songs
9:30pm Mamady Kouyate and his Mandingo Ambassadors, guitar band music from Guinea, West Africa
10:15pm La Cumbiamba NY, folk style Cumbia from Colombia w/ twin flutes

Sunday, November 14th
2pm SPECIAL EVENT: THE BANJO TOSS – Banjo Throwing Contest! This event is held at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, 165 2nd St., right on the canal!

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
Fort Hamilton Independence Day Fireworks
US Army Fort Hamilton - SGT. Deon L. Taylor Field - 4:00 PM Pick
Picnic Performances in Bryant Park
Bryant Park - 7:00 PM Pick
Movie Nights at the Garden: Men in Black (PG-13)
Queens Botanical Garden - 7:30 PM Pick
Carl Schurz Park Cherry Grove - 7:00 PM Pick
Movies Under the Stars: Respect (PG-13)
Abraham Lincoln Playground - 8:30 PM Pick
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