It’s that time of year again. Let’s drink mint juleps, wear gaudy hats, and put on our best pastel suits and dresses. The 141st Kentucky Derby is coming this Saturday, May 2!
From 2-8pm, live music, a radio broadcast of the race, mint juleps
298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, FREE
Old Forester mint juleps will be $7 a pop and they will be broadcasting the races. It all begins at 3:00 p.m.
44 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, FREE
Humboldt & Jackson
They will be airing the race and there will be free cheese, charcuterie, and live bluegrass with a prize awarded to the best dressed customer. Begins at 5pm
434 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, FREE
Pete’s Candy Store
Ribs, mint juleps, pecan pie, a ladies millinery contest, wagers and of course a viewing of the race.
709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, FREE
South 4th Bar and Cafe
From 3-8pm. At 4pm they will have coverage of the 141st running of the first leg of the triple crown. (Race time is about 6:15) With $7 mint juleps, and bar tab gifts for the best dressed. FREE
Kentucky Derby + Mayweather/Pacquiao showing at all Randolphs this Saturday! Big 8ft movie screens, 52″ flat screens and even itsy bitsy 80’s baby screens!
The Moonlight Mile
With mint juleps and prizes for best hat for the ladies and best derby outfit for the guys.
ELSEWHERE IN BROOKLYN
Day races shown starting at 2. Run for the roses 6pm.
Juleps and Specialty Whiskey Cocktails from our friends at George Dickel, Bulleit Bourbon, and Barrows Intense…
Along with give-a-ways, corn-hole toss and bocce, AND $100 cash money to the best hat and best suite respectively!
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215, FREE
AND A FEW MORE (via Brooklyn Paper)
Likely Kings County’s biggest bash, the Brooklyn Derby returns to Greenwood Park with over 600 racing enthusiasts dancing to live tunes from Park Slope’s alt-country five-some the DeLorean Sisters and Dandy Wellington and His Band, which plays ’30s and ’40s jazz tunes.
Greenwood Park (555 Seventh Ave. between 19th and 20th streets in Greenwood Heights, www.brooklynderby.com). $75.
Berg’n, the new mega beer hall in Crown Heights, makes its Derby day debut with a costume contest, $5 Sixpoint Brewery drafts, slushie mint juleps, and Derby food specials. Sixpoint will also release its new German gose Jammer at the bash.
4–10 pm at Berg’n [899 Bergen St. between Classon and Franklin avenues in Crown Heights, (718) 857–2337, www.bergn.com].
Putnam’s Pub and Cooker
The Junior League, a Brooklyn Heights’ women’s volunteer organization, is posting up at Putnam’s Pub and Cooker in Fort Greene for a mad-hatter-themed part y. There will be prizes for the best hats and outfits, raffles, and free finger food. Entry is $55 at the door and there’s a cash bar. But, a portion of the proceeds supports league programs.
4–8 pm at Putnam’s Pub and Cooker [419 Myrtle Ave. at Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 488–7253, www.eventbrite.com/e/mad-hatter-mixer-tickets-13931297887]. $55 ($50 advance).