Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Summer is Over (Not Really)


Yes, according to the unofficial calendar we live by, Summer is over as of today because it's the day after Labor Day.

Yup, no more white pants, no ice cream, no outdoor fun and games and it's back to school for the kids!

Ok, now for the reality check:

- It's going to be over 90 today and near 90 the rest of this week,
- Fall doesn't start until September 23rd,
- Public schools aren't in session until Thursday,
- Ice cream, outdoor dining and fun are still viable options

Carry on as before! We'll see you on Fifth!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend 2014


Staying home this weekend? Here are some activities in Park Slope for you to consider. Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have a great weekend!

Park Slope Planner: The Best Events August 28 - September 1  [Park Slope Stoop]

South Slope Weekend Events Spotlight August 28 - September 1 [South Slope News]

Whassup: This is it Edition [FIPS]


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome to Clear Choice Dental Group


This Saturday, August 30th from 12-3 drop by Clear Choice Dental Group's new location at 422 Fifth Avenue (near 8th Street). There will be prizes, music and giveaways.

Clear Choice is a new and unique concept in dental urgent care and full service dental care with in-house specialists. Patients will be able to enjoy the convenience of having all their dental needs taken care of under one roof. They accept most dental insurance plans. However, if you do not have dental insurance, they offer membership in their very affordable in-house dental plan for as little as $15 per month, which includes two free exams, cleanings, and digital x-rays each year as well as significant discounts on treatments and services. This sounds like a nice addition to Fifth Avenue!

For more information, vist their website at clearchoicedentalgroup.com or call them at (718) 832-1900 to learn more or. Walk-ins are always welcomed and accommodated as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fashion on The Other Fifth

Fifth Avenue celebrated its last Summer Strolls event with a Fashion Show. The stage was set outside Tabeel Aromatherapy Gifts and Salon. Tabeel's idea was to showcase the many beautiful designs that can be found on the The Other Fifth! And what a great show!  Here is a glimpse of what we saw, which boutiques participated and where you can go to get those and similar items.

On the Catwalk were Petrune, Eleven Boutiques, Tabeel Aromatherapy Gift and Salon and Goorin Bros.


Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts and Salon

Tabeel not on 5th Ave!
Tabeel was the inspiration behind the Summer Strolls Fashion Show. She has owned her store at 76 Fifth Avenue for 20 years! Her store is awash with scented candles, bath and body essentials, soaps and essential oils.

Tabeel also sells apparel through her store and website and at the 5th Ave Fair! Here are a few of her outfits on the catwalk! Many of them are versatile, so you can change the dress into a skirt, for example.


Tehetine with Darlene holding the microphone
Kari

Gary
Patrick

Eleven Consignment Boutique and Eleven Vintage Boutique

Andrea
Andrea and Monroe elegantly hit the runway, both sporting different outfits but both wearing cut price designer pieces and affordable items. I don't know how Andrea managed to hand that bag back!

In the Vintage store you can find Abbie, who will assist you in putting an outfit together to suit your price range and style. The Consignment store will buy, trade and sell clothes and accessories. Liz is the Owner of the two stores. Eleven Consignment Boutique located at 70 5th Ave and Eleven Vintage Boutique at 71 5th Ave.

Liz
Monroe

Goorin Bros.

Andrew and Claren really fell into character on the runway. Claren's bowler hat was a hit with the audience. In fact, the Team in Goorin have a knack for finding you the perfect hat for your head. Situated near Berkeley at 195 5th Ave there is an assortment of beautifully made hats for men, women and children and for all occasions. Bringing history back with hats.

Andrew
Claren

Ru showing off the store
Claren and Andrew

Petrune Brooklyn

Petrune sells classically made vintage clothes but specializes in one of a kind hand made items as well. As you can see, Emma looks stunning in both outfits on the runway. They were timeless, beautiful pieces. Visit Petrune and you see they always have a fantastic window display; it's impossible to walk on by. Petrune is located near President Street at 233 5th Ave.

Emma
Emma


A final note: Thanks again to Tabeel and her team for organizing, The Old Stone House for the sound equipment and Mark Caserta, BID Executive Director, for the stage and background work.

See you next year at the Summer Strolls!

Joanna Tallantire

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rosmersholm at OSH


Coming up in just over one week at The Old Stone House:

Random Access Theatre presents a riveting new adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s haunting and poetic masterpiece Rosmersholm.

Hailed by critics to be Ibsen’s greatest work, Rosmersholm is a psychologically thrilling love story of an unlikely pair of passionate social progressives. Former pastor John Rosmer has renounced his faith following his wife’s suicide and adopted an idealistic humanism that he shares with an unconventional, strong-willed young woman, Rebecca West. But as John and Rebecca’s political crusade evolves and their relationship deepens, shameful secrets from the past threaten to destroy their love and everything they hold dear.

Emotionally charged and politically relevant, Rosmersholm examines the challenge of living out our convictions in the face of harsh social realities and our buried past. Featuring a new edit of Ibsen’s text by Katherine McDonald and directed by Artistic Director Jennifer Sandella, this unique site-specific production will run from September 4th-14th at the beautiful Old Stone House in Park Slope, allowing the audience to intimately experience this stunning tale in a gorgeous salon from the proximity of a tea guest.


Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street
When: September 4th-14th, Thurs-Sun, 7:00PM.
Tickets are available via randomaccesstheatre.com/

Monday, August 25, 2014

Last Photos from Summer Strolls


Well, it's over! South and North Slope Summer Strolls are done for the 2014 summer season. Were you able to attend one? What did you think? Feedback is welcomed!

This past Friday, we were lucky enough to have a free photo booth (photos coming soon), a fashion show at Tabeel and not one, but TWO rock climbing walls, thanks to the NYPD.

Photos from the evening are available here.

We want to thank this season's sponsors: Air BnB, Green Mountain Energy, Fusion Academy, NYC Department of Transportation (Weekend Walks Program), Moven and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.

We also want to thank Erika Clark (BID Board Secretary and Summer Stroll photographer), Joanna Tallantire, Paul Molnar (BID President, owner of South), The Old Stone House, Piper Theatre, the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn and South Brooklyn Shakespeare for helping to make this summer season on 5th so great.





Friday, August 22, 2014

Fashion Show, Free Photo Booth and More!


Don't forget that tonight is the last night of North Slope Summer Strolls!

Friday, August 22
5-9 pm
Fifth Avenue Between Sterling Place and Dean Street


New tonight:


Fashion Show: Outside Tabeel Aromatherapy Gifts and Salon (76 5th Ave between St Mark's Ave and Prospect Place). The Show will give a snapshot of what you can find along Park Slope's Fifth Avenue (aka The Other Fifth)! Boutiques such Eleven, Petrune, Goorin Brothers, Tabeel and more will be participating.

The show starts at 6:30. Don't miss it!

Free Photo Booth: Get your picture taken in a traditional photo booth right in the middle of Fifth Avenue! It will be located near Sterling Place, in front of Key Food. Bring a friend! Bring a bunch of friends!

Also taking place on Fifth tonight:

- Vintage Cars
- Street Chess
- Amusements by Puppetry Arts
- Rolie Pole Guacamole at LuLu's
- Tumbling with NY Kids Club
- Deep Pockets (jazz band) at Pure Bistro
- Face Painting
- Food and drinks from local bars and restaurants,
- A climbing wall by Brooklyn Boulders and
- much, much more!


Come on down and celebrate the end of summer in the street!