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BKR’S Weekend Event Picks: 11/04–11/06

The New York City Marathon, the Bushwick Film Festival, Dia de los Muertos at Brooklyn Children's Museum and more Brooklyn events.
NYC Marathon 2021. Photo: Mateo Ruiz Gonzalez for BK Reader.

In case you didn’t know, BK Reader has the 411 on what’s poppin’ in Brooklyn: THE best, the flyest and the most robust events calendar in Kings County!

Because it’s the weekend and you’re special, BK Reader has pulled together our calendar picks of the hottest events in Brooklyn to keep you entertained!

Say “no” to FOMO, and just thank us later … Or go here to check out the calendar, and choose for yourself!! And oh yeah, feel free to upload your events here too!


WHAT: 15th Annual Bushwick Film Festival

WHERE: Williamsburg Cinemas, 217 Grand St., Brooklyn NY

WHEN: Nov. 4, 1:00pm-11:00pm

PRICE: $17 to $20

The Bushwick Film Festival is excited to announce its return to all live screenings only. Beginning November 1st and going through November 7th, the festival will feature over 100 independent films from Brooklyn and around the world. Tickets to its 15th-anniversary edition are now available at 

“After having the experience of going fully virtual in 2020 and hybrid in 2021, we realized that we prefer to focus on live screenings which is what makes film festivals so special. It was great to find new ways to connect with audiences over the last two years, but connecting with filmmakers and our audiences in real life is really where our heart is,” festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee said.   

WHAT: The HIDEout: A dinner party in a furniture warehouse

WHERE: ZZ HQ, 4014 1st Ave., Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Nov. 4, 7:00pm-11:30pm

PRICE: $169.50; use discount BK for %10 off

A one-of-a-kind dinner party with hand-crafted cocktails and a DJ for after-dinner dancing will unfold in a gloriously funky Industry City warehouse full of uncommon furniture.

"In this transcendent backdrop, we’ll connect over the night’s theme: celebrating the old and welcoming in the new," the invitation reads. "Let us tell you a secret: this is gonna be special and you're wanted here."


WHAT: Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Brooklyn Children's Museum

WHERE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Nov. 5, 10:00am-5:00pm

PRICE: $12-$13

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at BCM! Brooklyn-based artist Mincho Vega is back to design another wonderful ofrenda for the community. Make an offering and immerse yourself in this wonderful traditional celebration of our ancestors from Latin America, featuring art, music, dance with Cetiliztli Nauhcampa, face painting, delicious food and more!

WHAT: FIDO Coffee Bark

WHERE: Long Meadow, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Nov. 5, 7:30am-9:00am


Coffee Bark is an opportunity for Brooklyn dog owners to chat over coffee and pastries while their dogs romp and play over dog biscuits. With dozens of dogs and people scattered from Grand Army Plaza to the 9th Street Ball fields, Coffee Bark is an amazing sight. Look for the table of snacks just south of the Picnic House.

For up-to-date information about the status of Coffee Bark events in the case of inclement weather, please visit the FIDO in Prospect Park website.


WHAT: The New York City Marathon

WHERE: All five boroughs (Brooklyn locations below)

WHEN: Nov. 6, all day


Cheer all day on Sunday for over 50,000 runners passing through Brooklyn — the borough with the race's longest stretch. The marathon spans all five boroughs, but, in Brooklyn, the best lookout points are on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn From Bay Ridge to Park Slope according to the New York Times.

Also, Lafayette Avenue between Fulton Street and Bedford Avenue is great and has block party vibes if you're with a group.

In Williamsburg, the best lookout point is the section of Bedford Avenue from Lafayette Avenue to Nassau Avenue. 

NYC Marathon 2021. Photo: Mateo Ruiz Gonzalez for BK Reader.

WHAT: Wellness On the Water

WHERE: Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Nov. 6, 10:30am-12:00pm

PRICE: $100-$150

Participate in meditation and breathwork practices on the bay while experiencing the natural elements at the same time. The leader of this weekly series offers a unique experience to each tour by implementing music, dance and many other fun tools to "unlock your Inner G!"

As part of this experience, guests are invited to make their own infusion water. Rest, reflection and journaling will end this experience.

WHAT: Everybody Sneaks "Sneaker Shoot"

WHERE: 9tofive Studios, 1217 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Nov. 6, 12:00pm-3:00pm

PRICE: Free with RSVP

9tofive Studios, Brooklyn's premiere Black-owned photography and video studio, is hosting its first community event for sneakerheads and content creators celebrating sneaker culture. Be sure to wear your favorite sneakers!

Everyone who registers will get a few minutes of free studio time for a mini photoshoot with their kicks. This is a great chance to network with other sneakerheads and content creators in Brooklyn.