All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Brooklyn Book Festival Full Week of Literary “Bookend” Events with many award winning authors from September 12th-18th, http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/.
Monday, Sept. 12: Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: Inside Out, 7 pm, 1001 Boardwalk West, Coney Island. Brooklyn Poets Yawp is a monthly poetry workshop & open mic. As part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, 7 pm, $5 at Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. Jacqueline Woodson is the National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author presents her new novel and coming-of-age story, “Another Brooklyn.” Part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, 7:30 pm, Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. between S. Elliott Place and S. Portland Avenue. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac is a weekly show that features comedy from the best local and international stand-up comedians, $5, Mondays, 8 pm until Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Franklin Park Reading Series, 8 pm, fresh fiction from Manuel Gonzales, Helen Phillips, Tobias Carroll,, Gina Frangello, and Irina Reyn. With a $4 draft drink special and free-to-enter raffle for the authors’ books at Franklin Park, 618 St. Johns Pl. between Classon and Franklin Avenues. Moderately Difficult Trivia, 8 pm, every Monday, the Lodge hosts a session of its 14-week trivia league, with a mega-prize at end and weekly prizes as well. Drop-ins and teams welcome at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads not far from the college. After Adderall is a film about Stephen Elliot, whose life is upended when his novel “The Adderall Diaries” is adapted into a movie directed by James Franco, 7 pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street, Williamsburg.
Tuesday, Sept. 13: Willie Nelson & Family-Live in Concert with special guest Aaron Lewis, 8 pm, W 21st St, Boardwalk, Coney Island, $29.50 and up. Free lunchtime Meditations 12 pm, Meditation Center and Gallery, 2nd Floor 306 5th Ave, New York, New York 10001 https://www.eventbrite.com/rally/new-york-city/best-things-to-do-in-nyc/?utm_term=cta_art4&aff=ebriterally220160908_nyc&ref=ebriterally220160908_nyc. Mike Lupica, author, a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and a TV anchor for ESPN, reads from his new young adult book, “Last Man Out.”, 7 pm, BookCourt, 163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean Streets. Demystifying Social Media Marketing with social media pro Caleigh Darragh who spills the secrets about bringing companies to the next level by developing creative social media strategies that significantly increase presence and reach on multiple platforms, 10-10:50 am at Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, 343 5th St. at Fifth Avenue, http://www.parkslopefifthavenuebid.com. It also says 9:30–11 am, RSVP required. Tour of Gracie Mansion, RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour. Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park, 88th Street & East End Avenue, Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan. “The Farm on the Roof”, the founding members of the Brooklyn Grange—the world’s largest green rooftop farm—share their story 6 pm, Anastasia Cole Plakias, author and founding member, will read an excerpt from this new book and then lead participants on a tour of their farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave at Seventh Avenue. Families at Risk: The Central American Refugee Crisis”, 6:30 pm, $5 as panelists discuss the complex issues facing families who migrate to the United States. Hear from those working on this issue and those directly affected as they discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what more needs to be done at Brooklyn Historical Society. 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street. Luvvie Ajayiis the comedian, activist, and culture blogger who claims to serve up necessary advice for the common senseless in this hilarious book of essays, “I’m Judging You”, 7–9 pm, PowerHouse Arena, 28 Adams St. at Water Street.
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Historic Ships of New York, step aboard the historic Nantucket Lightship and hear about the historic ships of New York, as captured by an artist’s eye and hand, 6 pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, Atlantic Avenue at Furman Street. Literary Pub Quiz, join Kundiman and Kaya Press for their first-ever literary pub quiz celebrating writers of color. With fun, games, and drinks, 6:30 pm, part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay St # 740 between Plymouth and John Streets. Five Burning Voices from the Caribbean” with celebrated Jamaican writer Olive Senior, winner of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, heads a lineup of extraordinary, incendiary Caribbean writers of prose and poetry, 6:30 pm, The Old Stone House, 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Devour Hour Comedy is a free monthly comedy show with free tacos, 8 pm, Hank’s Saloon, 46 Third Ave. at Atlantic Avenue.