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The Weekend Tip: Liberté! Fraternité! Égalité!

Celebrate Bastille Day in Fort Greene.

1. 'till les Vaches come home at arguably the most Continental of all Fort Greene cafes. Chef Octavio will be whipping up special crêpes and serving a great veal Blanquette for $17.89 to celebrate la Révolution française. Chez Oskar, 211 Dekalb Ave. Sat., 6 p.m. to close.

2. Always wanted to learn the art of Capoeira? Not sure what Capoeira even is (hint: think of Rio at Carnival)? Then try and get busy meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and building community. , 143 Waverly Ave. Sat., 4 p.m. $15.

3. Mobile food hotspot Portland, Ore. ain't got nothing on us. Brooklyn's own returns for another helping of flavorful summer. Our picks? The lobster mac'n'cheese at The Red Hook Lobster Pound and the salted caramel and chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich at Coolhaus. You can thank your trainer later. Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Ave. at Eastern Parkway, Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

4. Walk around Fort Greene Park—a greenspace that owes its existence in large part to Walt Whitman's editorials written for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Your guide for this is Greg Trupiano, Artistic Director of The Walt Whitman Project. Fort Greene Park Visitor's Center. Sun., 1 p.m. Free. 

5. Enjoy a warm summer night with in the heart of Fort Greene. This week is White Men Can't Jump. Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton St. 8 p.m. Free. 

Blankocat July 15, 2012 at 02:38 PM
coolhaus is the bomb

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