Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Karaoke Party - Sat, Oct 30th

Come dressed as your favorite rock star!

Party with your friends and family near the park house from 5:00 – 9:00 and sing some of your favorite songs with Lion’s Roar Karaoke and their 10,000 song library.

Hot cider will be available, and some snacks if we can muster them!

Suggested donation of $1 per song to benefit Friends of Carroll Park.

Halloween cupcake decorating at Coffee Den

Come at the Coffee Den to decorate Halloween Cupcakes with Yum Cups right now!

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Live show at Sugar Lounge 10/29

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Good Fork celebrates Added Value

The hail storm on October 11th devastated much of The Red Hook Community Farm/Added Value's harvest and damaged the green house. The Good Fork restaurant in Red Hook is serving a special 4-course menu on Wednesday, November 3 to help raise money to rebuild Added Value.

Please check out this video for more information.

Halloween Costume Benefit at Hope & Anchor for Falconworks

A costumed party for ADULTS and a good cause, right here in Red Hook!

when: Sunday, October 31. 9pm until...
where: Hope & Anchor
what: Halloween Costume party; music all night, juke box karaoke, best costume prizes, raffle prizes
how much: $20 cover charge (going directly to Falconworks)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

9th Annual Halloween Bash at Mother Cabrini Playground

Join us for the 9th year in costume for treats, face painting, and just plain fun!!

This year participate to our first Pumpkin Carving Competition!
Bring it on the day of under either the Adult Category and or the Child Category. A panel of three judges will name the winners at 12pm.
The prizes have been generously donated by local businesses: wine from Old Brooklyn, a pie from the House of Pizza, toys from Pizzazz, a flower arrangement by Denise Fasanello, a 6" cake by Nine Cakes, treats by Farmacy, and much more.

And before that bring an instrument and march around the block with the Underground Horns at 11:30ish!

Hope to see many of you there!!

Halloween in Red Hook - Sun, Oct 31

Sat, Oct 23 - Harvest Festival at Pier 6

Let's get on with the festivities: more harvest celebration this weekend.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gowanus Nursery moves 2 blocks away

From Summit st to Carroll st at the corner of Van Brunt. With indoor and outdoor space.

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ARToberfest (Brooklyn Studio Tours) - 10/23 and 10/24

A number of artists and art studios will be opening their doors to the public this weekend in celebration of "ARToberfest 2010," an event being organized by Brooklyn Studio Tours. There are participating artists in Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, and the Columbia Waterfront, so visitors from outside the area could easily make an afternoon of it (especially if visiting a local restaurant for food in between).

Check out the official site here or the tour map here

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red Hook Harvest Festival this Saturday, 10/16


SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th 10am - 5pm rain or shine

Come down to Red Hook Community Farm, meet up with your neighbors, celebrate
the bounty of the season, eat delicious food, watch incredible performances,
and learn how to build a stronger, healthier, more vibrant, just and
sustainable city.


* A pick your own pumpkin patch, carve them right there or bring them home.

* Kids activities including Face Painting, Live Animals to pet, and the return
of the Cider Press

* Live Music by Bomba Yo! The City Billies, Professor Louis, The Broken Arrows,
Rebel Diaz and More

* Great Food provided by The Good Fork, iCi, Rice, Kevin’s and the Lobster

* A Farmers Market featuring locally grown produce and hand made products,

* Cooking demonstrations,

* A center for sustainable living and learning. for more details

Reminder: CB6 Greenway workshop is TONIGHT (10/14)

The next community planning workshop for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, led by NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), will be for Red Hook (CB6) on Thursday, October 14th at Red Hook Recreation Center. At this workshop, DOT will present route options and gather feedback as to the Red Hook community’s preferred alternatives. Route options will reflect information gathered at DOT’s first round of community planning workshops in March/April.

Thursday's planning workshop will continue to inform DOT’s master plan for constructing the greenway. There are still important route decisions to be made, so we need your input! These include:

1) the possibility of a waterfront segment south of Pier 12;

2) the route between Pier 41 and Beard Street;

3) the route at Erie Basin;

4) the route between Red Hook Park and the Hamilton Avenue Bridge.

If you have not yet done so, please RSVP to, and specify that you are attending the Red Hook workshop.

Red Hook (CB6)
Thursday, October 14th

Red Hook Recreation Center
155 Bay Street

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and Regional Plan Association are co-sponsoring the workshop.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sugar Lounge offering early breakfast on weekdays!

on Columbia Street
Will be open from 7 AM every morning on Weekdays

Get your coffee on the way to work or enjoy it at COFFEE BAR SUGAR lounge

This week buy any pastry and get one regular coffee free!

The Sugar Lounge is at
147 A Columbia Street
between Kane and Degraw Street

Tel: 718-643 2880

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Check out Brooklyn Farmacy tomorrow and bring the kids!

"Dear Parents,

This Wednesday afternoon, October 6th from 3-5pm, you and your children are warmly invited to the Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain to meet Dr. Simon of Hudson Valley Fresh Milk, and Miss Amy of Miss Amy's Preserves. Stop by on your way home from school or after nap time to listen, learn and taste.
Complimentary PB&J sandwiches and milk.
Farmacy is at 513 Henry Street at the corner of Henry and Sackett.

Rain or Shine, it's cozy in here."

Sounds yum!! I'll definitely be going with my kids.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The NYC Dept. of City Planning releases draft recommendations for the waterfront

The NYC Dept. of City Planning is currently in the process of creating a comprehensive waterfront plan, called "Vision 2020," that will serve to update the most recent waterfront plan, created in 1992, and bring it forward into the 21st Century with recommendations for programming and land use along all 500 miles of the NYC shoreline.

Earlier this month, the first set of draft recommendations were released, which include some specifics for our area:

Piers 7-12 (Atlantic Avenue to Pioneer, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal)
• Support continuation of industrial uses
• Support appropriate alignment of Brooklyn Greenway
plan through this area
• Explore preservation of historic properties and
creation of waterfront interpretive center focused on
history of working waterfront
• Support use of green port technology, such as cold
• Minimize traffic conflicts between trucks and
• Pursue development as a “hub” for maritime support
services in Atlantic Basin
• Support opportunities for active public use of cruise
terminal on days when ship is not in port
• Study opportunities for active water-related
public uses, such as recreation and educational

280 Richards St. (End of Richards St., near Ikea)

• Support appropriate development with uses compatible with adjacent water-dependent industry and explore opportunities for incorporating public access

There are additional recommendations for the Gowanus and other nearby waterfronts. Check out the full document here and then head to the following event to make your opinions about all of this heard:

Public Meeting on Draft Recommendations
Tuesday, October 12th, 6 p.m.
Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor, New York, NY

A,B,C,D,E,F,V at West 4th St.
R,W at 8th St-NYU
6 at Astor Pl.