There's plenty going on in Brooklyn this weekend for food lovers, concert-goers, art enthusiasts and athletes alike.
The Brooklyn Folk Festival kicks off on Friday, May 18, and runs until Sunday, May 20, at 345 Jay St. between Metrotech and Willoughby. The three days of music will feature old-time, blues, jug band, Caribbean folk and more. Tickets for a weekend pass or individual days can be purchased online.
For local foodies, check out The Great Googa Mooga on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, in Prospect Park. Approximately 75 vendors and a wine-tasting tent will set up shop in the park's Nethermead area, and two stages will host a variety of bands, including headliner The Roots. Tickets are still available for purchase online.
For those who like to watch other people sweat, the Brooklyn edition of the New York Road Runners 5-Borough Half Marathon Series is taking place on Saturday, May 19. Starting at 7 a.m., the runners will begin along Eastern Parkway near the northeast corner of Prospect Park, and end 13 miles later at the Coney Island boardwalk.
The 4th Annual Red Hook and Carroll Gardens Artwalk is taking place on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, from noon to 6 p.m. A similar event is taking place at Flatbush Avenue, along Cortelyou Road and Newkirk Avenue, at the same time. You can meet local artists in their workspaces and see how they create their masterpieces. These events are free.
In Sheepshead Bay, check out BAYFEST 2012 from noon to 6 p.m. This free event features over 21 new bands on 10 Sheepshead piers, as well as face painting, giveaways and raffles. The FDNY will give demonstrations on land and water as part of the entertainment.
More food and music can be found Sunday afternoon at the Fabulous 5th Avenue Fair in Park Slope, from noon to 6 p.m. From 12th Street to Sterling Place, you can catch three stages of music, food vendors and specialty attractions, like antique cars and arts and crafts.
With all this excitement, try to pace yourself. Drink plenty of water, and look both ways before you cross the street.