Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcome Ocean Fish Market!

Park Slope's Fifth Avenue is happy to welcome Ocean Fish Market, formerly of 7th Avenue and 3rd Street (where it had a very dedicated following)! The new shop, which is located at 413 5th Avenue, just opened this week and will have an official Grand Opening on Saturday, July 26th with special discounts all day.

Ocean Fish Market will be open Monday - Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-6:30pm, making it the perfect spot to pick up sushi lunch and fresh fish for dinner!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This Friday: South Slope Summer Strolls Part II

Summer Strolls returns to the South Slope on Friday night and it's going to be even bigger and better!

-Music by Molly Tigre at Camelia (12th St)
-Street Chess
-Amusements by Puppetry Arts
-Face Painting and kids games and activities
-Rock Climbing Wall by Brooklyn Boulders
-Wet fun with an open hydrant at Prospect and Fifth
-Vintage Cars
-and much much more!

Don't miss the amazing live performance of Romeo and Juliet by South Brooklyn Shakespeare. It will take place at 7 pm (note the earlier start time) between 17th and 18th Streets. Bring a chair, a blanket and don't forget to grab a beverage and a little snack at one of Fifth Avenue's local stores, bars and restaurants before settling in for the show! 

See you there!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Silliness Week

Our friends at Backyard (388 Fifth Avenue) are turning up the silliness this summer, which is a good thing for those of us in town for staycation.

-Five days of five drafts for $5 (on Fifth Avenue) of Sixpoint beers, plus the launch of Sixpoint's new Tesla brew.

-Find the gnomes hidden in the bar and win a prize!

July 21st - July 25th

- Monday, July 21st 6 pm: Well, since it's Tuesday, you missed the Salamander Sauce Company Cocktail Challenge. For pictures of the event and recipes, check out their Facebook Page.

- Tuesday, July 22nd 4 pm: TONIGHT! A Happy Hour for New Mothers!

- Wednesday, July 23rd 7 pm: Jackrabbit Sports Social Run Happy Hour. Run with Jackrabbit and finish at Backyard!

- Thursday, July 24th  10 pm: Live music from Jeff Winter and Adam Strum

- Friday, July 25th 4 pm: The Grand Silly Finale!

Hey, if you are stuck in town this summer like we are, this sounds like a great way to spend your week!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Photos from Friday's Stroll

In case you missed it, here are some photos of Night One of South Slope Summer Strolls. The weather was perfect on Friday night! The dogs were fashionable (more doggie fashion show photos available here), the circus was eye-popping and kids of all ages had lots of fun!

We'll be putting on night two of Summer Strolls this Friday, featuring a live performance of Romeo and Juliet by South Brooklyn Shakespeare! More details later this week.

Link to Flickr Photo Set: [South Slope Summer Strolls Set 1]

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tonight: First Night of Summer Strolls!

Fifth Avenue between 12th and 18th Streets will close to traffic as of 4 pm today to allow for set-up for the the summer's first Summer Strolls event:

Friday, July 18: 5th Avenue 12-18th Streets, 5-9 pm

- NYPD Climbing wall
- Music by Sonido Costeno
- Amusements and games with Puppetry Arts
- Vintage Cars
- Drinks and food under the stars
- Chairs and tables in the street
- Lots of sidewalk chalk, frisbees and balls to transform 5th Avenue into a giant play space

Dog owners, don't forget the Doggy Fashion Show in front of Freddy's Bar (627 Fifth Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets).

Featuring ​​comedian hosts, a Jug Band for accompaniment (Jug Addicts), and a wild street performance by the Gowanus Circus thrown in for good measure. Petland Discounts (located at 510 Fifth Avenue) is providing gift certificates for the winners, plus there will be plenty of free Doggy Swag!

Dog Show starts at 6:30 pm ! Bring your dog down!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Movie Nights in the Garden

The Summer of 2014 just keeps getting better and better!

So far we've had Make Music NY and the World Cup. Earlier this month theatre performances at The Old Stone House and Washington Park launched and tomorrow Summer Strolls kicks off with doggy fashion shows, Shakespeare performances, live music and more.

Next week starts a series of two outdoor movies at the GreenSpace@President Street (The President Street Garden at Fifth Avenue and President Street). Yes, outdoor films in a garden!

Saturday, July 26
Tarzan Triumphs

Saturday, August 16
A Pain in the Ass

Bring your own chairs and the movies are cancelled in the case of rain.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This Friday: Freddy's Doggy Fashion Show!

Dog owners, don't forget this Friday's Doggy Fashion Show in front of Freddy's Bar (627 Fifth Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets).

The event will be a part of our South Slope Summer Strolls, and will feature ​​comedian hosts, a Jug Band for accompaniment (Jug Addicts), and the Gowanus Circus thrown in for good measure. Petland Discounts (located at 510 Fifth Avenue) is providing gift certificates for the winners, plus there will be plenty of free Doggy Swag!

Where: In the Street, outside of Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215. 

When: July 18, Party 5 pm - 9 pm.  Dog Show 6:30 pm till it ends.

Interested in entering your dog in the contest? Email!