Arab-American Bazaar This Sunday (Bay Ridge Datebook July 25 – 31)

A scene from the 2014 Arab-American Bazaar. (Photo by Linda Sarsour)
A scene from the 2014 Arab-American Bazaar. (Photo courtesy Linda Sarsour)

One of the newer entries to those events that are uniquely Bay Ridge, the Arab American Bazaar & Eid Celebration is now in its ninth year. The event attacts thousands to the 79th Street ballfields of Shore Road Park, and goes on for pretty much the whole day (12pm – 7pm).

There’s no shortage of online video of prior years’ music and dance performances to get a flavor of what to expect. You won’t literally get a flavor of the event, though, unless you come out in person and get a sampling of the Bazaar’s food vendors.

Also this coming week: the monthly poetry reading at the Owl’s Head wine bar, the next Martymusic concert in Shore Road Park, and an outdoor movie at Narrows Botanical garden (all below).  You can always reference our full events calendar at any time.

Arab–American Bazaar & Eid Celebration

July 26 @ 12:00 pm7:00 pm
Shore Road Park – 79th Street Entrance

The Arab–American Association of New York hosts its ninth-annual Arab–American Bazaar on the Shore Road ballfields at 79th Street. Attracting New Yorkers from across the city, the Bazaar includes live stage with dance and musical performances from across the Middle East including Arab hip-hop, vendors selling traditional Arab food and delicacies, henna art, t-shirts, cultural artifacts and so much more.

The Bay Ridge Poets Society

July 26 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Owl’s Head, 479 74th Street

The local open-mic holds its monthly reading, which as usual welcomes not just poets but storywriters, singers, playwrights—whatever!

Shore Road Park Concert – On A Good Run

July 28 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Shore Road Park – 79th Street Entrance

Classic rock from the Marty Golden concert series.

Mars Attacks! Outdoor Screening

July 31 @ 8:30 pm10:30 pm
Narrows Botanical Garden / Shore Road Park – 72nd Street Entrance

The Narrows Botanical Garden hosts an outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s underappreciated camp classic.