Tickets for the 3rd annual Taste of Red Hook fundraiser are now available; go for Red Hook Lobster Pound’s lobster, Baked cupcakes, Ikea, The Good Fork, stellar silent auction, and so much more. [rhicenter]
The Department of Transportation is reviving “Weekend Walks” in Brooklyn Heights for the last three Sundays in September; dismayed at this year’s shorter schedule, some locals said the streets should be car-free every weekend. [BKPaper]
E.L. Doctorow will read from his latest book, ‘Homer and Langley,’ at the Book Court on September 22. [BC]
Celebrate the King of Pop’s 51st birthday at the Spike Lee-produced block party in Prospect Park. [NYT]
Powerade Zero and Venus Williams have teamed up with NY Water Taxi to provide free ferry rides to the US Open Matches (August 31 to September 5). Sure beats the 7 train. [NYWaterTaxi]
Speaking of free ferries, take the Governors Island one when the rain finally stops on Sunday to picnic and admire the art installation: “Plot09: This World & Nearer Ones.” [NYMag]
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The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.