Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cosmos Soccer Clinic in Washington Park

Park Slope Soccer Parents: the New York Cosmos will be holding a Back to School clinic today at Washington Park!

Registration starts at 4:30 pm (with free t-shirts and ticket coupons) and the clinic will last until 6.

For more information, check out their website.

Confused about the name "New York Cosmos"? Do you remember that name from the 1970's/80's? Yup, they're back! Learn more at nycosmos.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

Business Courses on your doorstep!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has partnered with NYC Business Solutions and Park Slope Parents to host a variety of business-related courses and networking opportunities. NYC Business Solutions are providing instructors and Park Slope Parents are offering the courses to their network of 5,000 families, many of whom own home-grown businesses and are, of course, BID customers! All courses are $10 and held at the Old Stone House on our own Fifth Avenue. 

Social Media Fundamentals
Tuesday 14th October 2014 6.30 – 9.00pm Old Stone House
This course will teach you how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/1ssMsfj

Businesses meeting Business Services
Tuesday 18th November 2014 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
A networking opportunity for Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID merchants to meet some local services; such as lawyers, website designers, graphic designers, social media services and others. SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/1CWdpfR

Advanced Financial Management
Wednesday 10th December 2014 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
This Advanced course will show you how to take good bookkeeping to the next level. A strategic approach consistent with financial goals will be applied to various aspects of your business, increasing the potential for long term profitability. SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/1qHlTCp

Advanced Social Media
Tuesday 10th February 2015 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
This course will teach you advanced strategies on how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/1pbJRAJ

Website Fundamentals
Tuesday 21st April 2015 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
In this high energy, fast-moving course, you will learn basic information needed to develop a website that best suits your business needs. SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.ly/1whjhM9

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall 2014 Opening at Ground Floor Gallery

Tonight at Ground Floor Gallery (343 5th Street, just above 5th Avenue), from 6-8:30 pm, drop by for the opening reception for their new fall show: "The Girls Next Door"

We're kicking off our fall 2014 season with a group show featuring six female artists from the Park Slope/Gowanus area: Cecile Chong, Melanie Fischer, Rachel Kroh, Colette Murphy, Elizabeth Reagh, and Liz Sweibel.

We hope you have a great weekend. Looking for something to do in the Slope? Check out some of the events in our calendar .

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Roads Brewing

This Thursday (tomorrow) at The Gate (321 Fifth Avenue), enjoy a "Tap Take-Over" by Two Roads Brewery from 7-11pm. Featured beers: Rye 95, Road Jam Raspberry Wheat, Henry's Farm Barrel-Aged Double Bock, Igor's Dream Russian Imperial Stout, Roadsmary's Baby Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale.

We never turn down special events with beer. You shouldn't either!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Opera and Live Karaoke at Freddy's

This Thursday, don't miss the monthly Home Brew Opera and Live Band Karaoke event at Freddy's Bar. Starting at 9, hear some of the best voices in Brooklyn belt out famous (and not so famous) opera pieces and maybe even some pop tunes. Live opera is amazing to watch but it's even better with a beer in your hand!

At 11, stay for Live Band Karaoke with the the Dirty Sexy Ensemble. Come with a song in mind and they'll be ready to play it (or something close to it). The ensemble features the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID's Executive Director, Mark Caserta, on guitar.

For more details, click here. See you there!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tomorrow Night: Fashion Rocks at Barclays

On Tuesday September 9th 2014, Barclays Center will host Fashion Rocks, a major New York Fashion Week event at Barclays Center.

We received this notice about street closures, related to the event, from the 78th Precinct. We thought we would pass the information on:

Dear Community Member,

On Tuesday September 9, 2014 the Barclays Center will be hosting VH1/Fashion Rocks. This event has a permitted RED carpet that will be located on Dean Street between Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue.

The 78th Precinct staff has been involved with the planning of this event and has implemented a strategy to minimize the inconvenience for our local residents.

The following traffic closures will be in effect for Tuesday, September 9, 2014,

- Dean Street between Flatbush Ave and 6th Ave (6 AM till Midnight)
- 6th Avenue between Atlantic Ave and Bergen Street (3pm till Midnight)
- Pacific Street between Carlton Ave and 6th Ave (3 pm till Midnight)  ***Residents and Garage access will be granted.

All closures are for TRAFFIC only. Pedestrians will have access but will not be allowed on the arena sidewalk.

For your information

Captain Frank DiGiacomo

For more information about Fashion Rocks, click here.