Kick-Push Travel: Afro-Punk Takes Over Brooklyn
New York City has a festival for just about everything, so it's no surprise that Brooklyn is currently hosting one dedicated to Afro-punk culture. But you might be surprised that the week-long event is expected to bring in more than 30,000 people.
The majority of the Afro-Punk Festival, which features 40 bands, 15 film screening and an art exhibit, is taking place this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There's also a pop-up skate park in the parking lot across the street, with demonstrations from pro skaters and BMX riders, as well as live bands and DJs throughout the week.
You'll also find a film screening in Fort Greene Park Saturday night, and a party in Williamsburg on Friday. The best part, of course, is that all the events are free.