Did you know that my Uncle, Fred is the Best, is in a folk band?! Well he is! And it’s called The Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble and they’re real good. But, I didn’t start this post to write about them, I just figured it was a better opened than: “I received an email the other day.” And this is about folk music…and, of course, food!
So, what am I rambling about? Tonight kicks off the 2019 Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights. The festival runs through the weekend and includes music from over 30 musical acts, workshops spanning a variety of folk topics, film screenings, food, and a BANJO-THROWING CONTEST! OK, so that last one is not happening inside the church, but it sounds like a guaranteed good time for the kids!
Naturally, in addition to the music, I’m most excited about checking out the food! The four vendors represent three vastly different cuisines, but all seem very appealing and I can’t wait to try it all and report back. There’s gonna be Ethiopian, Polish, and both classic and modern American.
Tickets for the 11th annual event are still available, here! You can buy a three-day pass to experience everything from opening night to the after-party and all the flapjacks, fiddles, and fancy-dancing in between. Or, if you’ve already got some plans this weekend, you can join in for just an afternoon or evening of folksy fun.
I’ll be there tomorrow, so perhaps I’ll see you there!