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PBS’s “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston” Watch Party

PBS invites you to a special preview of an upcoming episode of America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston (Season Two) in Fort Greene Park!

Thu Sep 14 5:30 PM

The Film

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston: Season 2

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Fall in love with the outdoors again at "PBS's America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Watch Party!" Bring a blanket and a friend to a free advance screening of America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston (Season Two). The best-selling writer, podcaster and comedian shares his travels across the U.S. and uncovers amazing stories about how Americans work, play, and interact with nature. In addition to a sneak peek at season two, you’ll hear from Baratunde about his most impactful outdoor experiences, and enjoy some live music, games, and snacks!

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston airs Wednesdays, from September 6th–October 11th, at 8:00 PM EST on PBS, and is also available to stream on the PBS App. Share your favorite moments from the event or series by tagging @PBS or @baratunde and using #AmericaOutdoorsPBS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston is produced by Twin Cities PBS and Part2 Pictures for PBS.


Jerron Paxton

Jerron Paxton plays black folk music from nearly all the idioms that entails. From the jazz of stride piano and banjo from New Orleans to New York to the deepest of the blues played on guitar and harmonica of which he has been a noted figure since his teenage years, from the rural music that reaches the beginnings of black arrival in America played on fiddle, banjo, and bones to ragtime and other turn-of-the-century music that gives the full breadth of black music before World War II in a package that doesn’t lecture, but invites you to enjoy that music as it was given to him. Mr. Paxton has been known to give his audiences a sense of being transported not to a time, but a state of mind and understanding that allows audiences to enjoy black folk music and have it become a part of them as has been the American experience from the beginning.

Event Details

5:30 PM
Lawn Opens
6:45 PM
Live Music from Jerron Paxton
7:15 PM
Welcome by PBS’s Chief Programming Executive, Sylvia Bugg and Host Baratunde Thurston
7:30 PM
Screening Begins
Presented in Partnership with Council Member Crystal Hudson.


Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

venue on Google Map

The show presented in partnership with