Thursday, September 30, 2010
BNS Apple Fest 2010 :
A big, beautiful, fundraiser & community building, educational celebration!
Proceeds to benefit the Brooklyn New School & the Brooklyn School for
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 am - 5 pm (Rain or shine)
WHERE: School yard behind our building at 610 Henry Street and 2nd Place
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Game booths, raffle, huge inflatable obstacle course, spin art, dunking booth,
frame-making, recycle arts, beading, composting, cider pressing, delicious
home-made food, smoothie booth; pumpkin decorating;, Live music (bands to be
announced), plant and compost sale; and more!
The fourth annual A Taste of Red Hook is on 10/6/10 ! Come join the Red Hook Initiative and enjoy some of the best food and drink in Brooklyn, while supporting a great cause. Featuring these great establishments:
5 Burro Cafe
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
5 Burro Cafe will be hosting a salsa dancing party tonight in their back yard (and it will go on rain or shine due to their large tent!).
Entry is free, food and drinks are available for purchase.
Check out their site below for directions and a map to the Brooklyn location:
(image above from 5 Burro website)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Come meet native resident, Ms Anna Patrone
At the Summit Street Garden
When: Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
At: 3:30 pm
Ms. Anna Patrone, at 93 years old, is very excited to come back and visit her old home, adjacent to the Summit St Garden. Her father formerly owned that building as well as the building (now demolished) that rested on the site of the Summit Street Garden. Please join us to learn more about the history of our neighborhood. She also has pictures (pre-BQE!) that she will bring!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The second round of community planning workshops for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, led by NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), will kick off on Thursday, September 30th at Brooklyn Borough Hall. At each workshop, DOT will present route options and gather feedback as to the community’s preferred alternative. Route options will reflect information gathered at DOT’s first round of community planning workshops, which were held in March/April 2010.
These planning workshops will continue to inform DOT’s master plan for constructing the greenway, so please mark your calendars and tell your neighbors. Four workshops will be held, one in each broad geographic area along the planned 14-mile route. Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and Regional Plan Association are co-sponsoring the workshops.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to specify which workshop(s) you plan to attend:
Downtown Brooklyn (CB2)
Thursday, September 30th
209 Joralemon Street
Sunset Park (CB7)*
Thursday, October 7th
St. Michael’s Church
352 42nd Street
*UPROSE is also a co-sponsor of the Sunset Park workshop.
Red Hook (CB6)
Thursday, October 14th
Red Hook Recreation Center
155 Bay Street
Thursday, October 21st
79 N. 11th Street
Here are the details and descriptions of upcoming events, according to their most recent email blast:
Cora Dance has two exciting events for the month of October-
First, an informal performance in Coffey Park!
October 5-6, (Raindate, Thursday October 7)
Cora Dance presents Prey
The center of the green space in Coffey Park
50 Dwight St
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance presents informal performances of excerpts from the company's latest work-in-progress “Prey” in Coffey Park. Cora is building this eerie and elegant piece to travel over a mile through the diverse landscape of Red Hook at twilight into nighttime, meandering from the urban forest that is Coffey Park to the streets, playgrounds, shop windows and waterfront areas of the neighborhood... lit by the audience. For these informal showings, the company will present two sections, discuss the process and take audience members on a guided tour of the intended list of sites where the work will fully premiere in October 2011.
Prey is being developed through the support of a generous gift from Robert and Mary Beth Aberlin; through the 2008 Artist-in-Residence program of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange; through the artist residency program of Vermont Performance Lab, with assistance from Marlboro College; and through the support of the 92nd Street Y.
Next, a fun fundraising afternoon for families! • Saturday, October 30, 2-4pm
Storytelling and Facepainting Bake Sale
The Cora Studio
201 Richards Street, Buzzer #5, Studio 205,
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Suggested Donation $10 per family or Pay-What-You-Can.
Join Cora for this fundraising afternoon at the Cora Studio, complete with
facepainting and storytelling with reknowned artist Robin Bady. Bake sale
and proceeds from door go to fund the Pay-What-You Can dance programs
offered by Cora School for Dance to the Red Hook Community.
AND- Stay tuned for next month's "A Little Something From Cora" , a showcase on November 13 which highlights the choreographic work of the dancers of Shannon Hummel/ Cora Dance and teachers of Cora School for Dance. Set in the cabaret stage of Rocky Sullivan's, an Irish bar complete with darts, pool tables, and Guinness on tap, this eclectic night of mini works highlights the diversity of styles and expressive range of the collaborators of Cora Dance. Rocky Sullivan's is located at 34 Van Dyke Street (at Dwight Street) in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Show begins at 8pm. There is a $10 donation or Pay-What-You-Can.
Monday, September 27, 2010
elle s'appelle, AshiDashi, Near Modern Disaster, Johnny Sparks, Nancy Waller Handbags, Whimsiology, Patrice Yourdon, Jess Yam, Courtney P. Hewitt
Saturday, October 2nd.
Mazzone True Value
6th Annual PumpkinFest
Clown Music Face Painting PonyRides
Free Refreshments.... And Much More
Choose From Over A Thousand Pumpkins
Design Your Own Pumpkin*
A-One Locksmith Alkamar Travel & Realty American Beer Distributing
Art Outside The Lines Benjamin Moore Paints Court Street Car Service
Carroll Gardens Wines & Liquors Caputo’s Fine Foods Capital One Bank
Citibank D’Amico Foods Excel Builders Families First Chiropractic
Gourmet Fresh If I Were A Toy Jitterbugs NYC Moon Maintenance
Monteleone’s Pastry Shop Nine D Thai Cuisine PJ Hanley’s Tavern
Ridgewood Bank Scotto’s Wine Cellar Starting Artists Toddler Tom Tom
2 Silhouettes On The Shade Workshop Gallery Artists Foundation
Court Street Merchants Association
Gowanus Canal Community Development Corp.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Books through Bars presents its third and final installment in their Summer in the City film series. This one looks beyond pissed off, overheated New Yorkers to our pissed off, overheated brethren in the City of Angels. In Falling Down (1993), Michael Douglas does his best slow burn as L.A.'s famous gridlock sends him over the edge.
$5 suggested donation. Beer and Food available.
123 Columbia Street (between Kane and Degraw streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
New hours: Sat-Sun 11 am-10 pm (def); Thurs-Fri 6 to 10 pm (mostly); the rest of the week (by chance)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Located on Bergen st. Between Smith and Boerum place at the Invisible Dog gallery
Location:Bergen St,Brooklyn,United States
Artists, Chefs, Musical Performances, Gardening Workshops, Amazing Food, and a Food Growing Competition. Enough said!
For a complete schedule click here.
The Invisible Dog Art Center is located at 51 Bergen Street, between Boerum Place and Smith Street.
See you there!
Friday, September 10, 2010
For a complete schedule click here.
Cora is located at 201 Richards Street, Buzzer #5, between Van Dyke and Coffey Streets in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Fall Tumbling session with MASON starts at Everyday Athlete!
Join us for an OPEN HOUSE
September 11th, 2010
10:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Snacks and fun will be provided.
Open House Schedule (30 minutes sample class)
10:30 am Tumble Tots (2 yrs)
11:30 am Tumble Cubs (3 yrs)
12:30 pm Tumble Bears (4 yrs)
1:30 pm Kangaroos (5 yrs)
3:30 pm Rec Boys and Girls (6-8 yrs)
4:30 pm Rec Boys and Girls (8-10 yrs)
FALL SESSION 9/13th - 12/11th (12 classes) $360+tax
Visit us online for full class description.
When you enroll your child mention the Word on Columbia Street Blog and you will get a free Mommy (or Daddy) Boot Camp Session!!!!
Image from @realtycollectiv on Twitter
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
MEDIA MIX x 4
Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Babs Reingold, John Roach, Mary SchiliroSeptember 12, 2010 – January 9, 2011Opening reception: Sunday, September 12, 2–5 p.m.
The ART LOT is proud to present “MEDIA MIX x 4” featuring the work of Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Babs Reingold, John Roach and Mary Schiliro.Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo starts with the notion of photography that can capture and freeze time. As a starting point, she photographs urban spaces such as airport terminals, busy city streets or any place that has a flow of people. She then layers images on Plexiglas, subtly capturing the flow of time.Babs Reingold has made a large structure reminiscent of a clothes line, but suspended are not clothes but a variety of materials that act as signifiers for memory and time. The piece is a beautiful metaphor on the relationship of support and the supported.John Roach has a long history with combining materials, processes and light/sound to create three-dimensional collages. In some way, his work is a comment on and a foil to the extraordinary mash-up of contemporary life, with no small dash of humor.Mary Schiliro’s work poses the question, what is a painting? How does it work? And how far can one push that definition before it becomes something else? Her installation, a hanging plane of Mylar that she perforates and dips in paint, is sited in the corner, which is transformed into more than the meeting of two planes. The painting hangs like a three-dimensional object demonstrating gravity, all while inconspicuously functioning as her picture plane.
The Art Lot is located at 206 Columbia Street, corner of Columbia and Sackett Streets in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The exhibition is on view 24/7. Rain date for the opening is September 19.
Heaven Hill Distilleries and BKLYN Larder Specialty Cheeses pairing at Char No. 4
September 14th, 2010
September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and dry dock wine+spirits is celebrating with Heaven Hill Distilleries and BKLYN Larder at Char No. 4 in Brooklyn, NY with an intimate American whiskey and cheese pairing on Tuesday, September 14th.
Featured whiskeys will include Elijah Craig, Evan Williams and Bernheim Wheat Whiskey. Sergio Hernandez, cheesemonger from BKLYN Larder and Jessica Butts, representative from Heaven Hill Distilleries, will be leading the cheese and whiskey tasting.
Tickets are $40 per person and space is limited.
Two sessions are available, 7pm and 9pm; please contact Char No. 4 for tickets at 718.643.2106.
dry dock wine & spirits, located at 424 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn, is Red Hook's neighborhood wine & spirits store, offering outstanding value and high quality from smaller vintners, producers and importers from around the world. We offer over 400 hand picked wines with 50 choices priced $12 and under, as well as a beautifully edited selection of spirits. dry dock has been featured in both Imbibe and Out magazines as a destination shop with an eclectic collection of craft-distilled spirits including over 75 whisk(e)y choices.
Wine & spirits tasting weekly; open m-w 12-9, th-sat 12-11, sun 12-8.
BKLYN Larder, located at 228 Flatbush Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn specializes in hand crafted cheeses, homemade prepared foods, and special and sustainably produced grocery items.
Char No. 4 is a whiskey bar inspired by a passion for bourbon. It features over 150 American whiskeys and serves a menu of American fare with a Southern influence. Char No. 4 is located 196 Smith Street in Cobble Hill.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The 90-minute variety show will include readings, mini-lectures, live music, video clips, audience Q&A, and more.