The festival performances will be broadcast on Facebook and Youtube. Click here to be directed to our Facebook pageClick here to be directed to our Youtube channel The Brooklyn Folk Festival will be online! And has new dates: October 23rd-25th, 2020. This year, the festival will be presented in an online-only format.All performances, film screenings […]
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The Brooklyn Folk Festival made a video game! Play Now!http://brooklynfolkfest.com/banjo-toss/ Or on your smartphone, download for free on the “app store”:Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-banjo-toss/id1532610541Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ArtFail.BanjoToss The Banjo Toss: Banjo Throwing Competition replicates in digital format the signature absurd contest of the Brooklyn Folk Festival, held annually on the banks of the Gowanus Canal, a federally designated superfund […]
UPDATE – since the festival will be online-only this year, we will not be asking for volunteers at this time. We thank all of our volunteers so very much, and can’t wait to see you next year.
[John Cohen at the Jalopy Theatre. Photo by Eli Smith] Dear Friends, At the 2020 Brooklyn Folk Festival we will remember the life and work of musician, photographer and filmmaker John Cohen (1932-2019). John played at every Brooklyn Folk Festival since the beginning and was a great supporter and intellectual founder of the festival. We […]
Be sure to check out the Brooklyn Folk Festival youtube channel at:www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFolkFestival We are currently adding lots of great video from the 2019 festival. We have some great ones up now, and more on the way!
A Message From the Organizers: Many thank yous to all the wonderful people that came out to the festival! – to the amazing bands and presenters and to all the friends and volunteers who worked so hard on the Brooklyn Folk Festival this year —Thank you for another great year!! We had such a special […]
Get your Brooklyn Folk Festival baseball cap!Caps are adjustable – one size fits all It’s a good hat!Pick one up at the festival or order online:https://jalopyrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/brooklyn-folk-festival-hat
“Going Down to ‘Leven Point” by the Ozark Highballers – the newest album from the Jalopy’s own record label – will be released at the Brooklyn Folk Festival in conjunction with their performance at the festival. This is the first studio album from this great Arkansas string band – don’t miss them at the folk […]
Get your beautiful limited edition letter press poster for the 2019 Brooklyn Folk Festival! Heavy card stock paper. Each poster hand numbered. Order here!https://jalopyrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/brooklyn-folk-fest-limited-edition-letter-press-poster-2019 Designed and printed by Big Tom Press and eGo. See how they were made!
Along with 50 bands, workshops, film premieres, the banjo toss and more – don’t miss the great food at the Brooklyn Folk Festival this year. Violeta Palchik, a folklorist studying foodways, has brought together a great group chefs from Brooklyn’s amazing cooking traditions. Some of our food selections this year include:Makina Café (Ethiopian/Eritrean Food)Chef Eden […]