Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Much Ado About Summer Strolls and Shakespeare

South Slope Summer Strolls is just 19 days away and South Brooklyn Shakespeare has completed their stage and scenery and they've started rehearsals for their live performance of Much Ado About Nothing, which will take place on July 25th, right in the middle of Fifth Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets. FREE!

If you aren't able to attend July's performance, don't worry, you'll have two other opportunities to enjoy some live, free, summer Shakespeare:

August 1st: The Old Stone House and Washington Park
August 15th: North Slope Summer Strolls near Dean Street

Monday, June 29, 2015

This Week: Sweeney Todd at The Old Stone House

Forget this weekend's rain! July 4th is coming and this week marks the start of another amazing summer of theater at The Old Stone House and Washington Park. Starting Thursday, July 2nd, Piper Theatre Productions will be presenting Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Don't miss it! Details below:

July 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @8pm

Set in 19th century England, Sweeney Todd is an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London with a new name seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife and became warden to his daughter. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd helps her integrate an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up to indulge themselves.  Todd’s revenge leads him tragically back to his wife and daughter and as he delivers justice to his enemies, he brings about his own bloody end.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Doggie Fashion Show: Register Now!

Well, this is it! The last day of public school. That's pretty much the absolute official first day of summer because, for the next 9 or so weeks, the streets will run at a much slower, summer pace.

Don't fret, though, there are a lot of amazing events taking place at The Old Stone House and Washington Park and along Fifth Avenue. In fact, if you have children, don't miss the Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn, taking place this Saturday at 4th Street and 5th Avenue.

South Slope Summer Strolls returns on July 18th between 12th and 18th Streets, featuring one of our favorite events of the year: Freddy's Bar's Doggie Fashion Show!

It's free to enter and there will be lots of prizes, music and special guests. Pre-register your pooch via email: freddys@freddysbar.com.

Then, on July 25th, don't miss round-2 of South Slope Summer Strolls, featuring a performance of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing by South Brooklyn Shakespeare, right in the middle of the Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets.

August? We've got you covered! North Slope Summer Strolls returns on August 15th and 22nd. Stay tuned for a fun summer on #theother5th !


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tonight at Barclays Center: NBA Draft 2015

Tonight at Barclays Center, the NBA will be holding its annual draft! If you are a basketball fan, this is a great opportunity to see the next stars chosen right out of college. For ticket information, click here. Full coverage of the draft is available at nba.com.

As always, Fifth Avenue is the best place to be before and after the event. We hope to see you on #theother5th.  For information on nearby stores, bars and restaurants, go to parkslopefifthavenuebid.com/business-directory.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Saturday: Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn

This Saturday, June 27, bring the kids down to 4th Street at 5th Ave from 11am-3pm Rain or Shine.
Free Admission!

$2.00 Puppet Crafts & Snacks
$4.00 T-Shirt Designing
Bounce House
Special Guest: C3P-O and Chewbacca of Star Wars
Dinosaurs with Giant T-Rex LIVE!
Puppet Shows
Prizes All Day!

4th Street @5th Avenue

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Find Out What's Happening on 5th!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30 pm, is the BID's Annual Meeting at the Old Stone House. 

Here's what's on the agenda:

-Learn about what the BID has accomplished over the past 12 months and what the future plans are for your community in this coming year;

-Hear a presentation by SCORE NYC on the free services and support they provide small businesses;

-Sample delicious food from Miti Miti;

-Drink free wine and beer;

-Meet your neighbors and local merchants;

-Also, Merchants and 5th Avenue renters will vote for new reps on the Board.

Everyone is welcome!

RSVP via email to info@parkslopefifthavenuebid.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Old Stone House and Washington Park
Between 3rd and 4th Streets on 5th Ave

Monday, June 22, 2015

Welcome to Summer!

Today is the first full day of summer 2015 and it's definitely going to feel like it. Stay cool!

Fifth Avenue welcomed summer and celebrated Father's Day yesterday with music all along the Avenue from Dean to 18th Streets. Check out the photos on Flickr and Instagram! Also, a couple of videos of our artists from yesterday are below.

Next public events: July 18th and 25th, South Slope Summer Strolls between 12th and 18th Streets. Stay tuned!