Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The 9th Annual Columbia Waterfront District Halloween Party and Parade!

Carroll Gardens Patch

Hey kids, meet in your costumes this Sunday, October 30 at the Urban Meadow for some Halloween fun.

From the site: "There'll be treats and Urban Meadow t-shirts for sale, a costume parade led by the Underground Horns band and a fire engine from a local FDNY ladder company, hula hooping in the Meadow and more!"

Sunday 10/30 10:00 am - 12:00 noon 

Urban Meadow
President St & Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY

This event is brought to you by volunteers for the Urban Meadow. Contact stephanie_cherry@gmail.com if you can help decorate/bake/volunteer in the morning.

Monday, October 24, 2011

For the grownups: Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday night

Looking for some Halloween fun in the neighborhood? Miknic Lounge is throwing a Halloween bash at on Saturday.   It's one of their excellent Space // Out parties with a costume contest and cash prize. They'll be spinning house, disco, new wave and Halloween favorites!

Check out the flyer here:

And here are the details:

Space // Out:  Halloween Spooktacular!
Miknic Lounge 
200 Columbia Street (between Degraw & Sackett)

Saturday, October 29

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dance in Unusual Places (Including Red Hook)

Dancers perform on the grounds of Red Hook's Visitation Church. (Brooklyn Based)
Great writeup on site-specific dance performances in NYC on Brooklyn Based today: http://brooklynbased.net/email/2011/10/dancing-on-unconventional-stages/

"Shannon Hummel, artistic director of Cora Dance says that when she created Prey, the music–Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light–called for an extreme environment."

Red Hook is getting an encore performance of Prey at the historic Visitation Church October 27 and 28. Admission by donation online.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Hip Hop Dance Class for Boys at Cobble Hill Ballet Studio

Calling all boys...
AGE 8yrs & up

Starts this coming Friday - Oct 21st- Nov 18th
5 classes $75
At Cobble Hill Ballet Studio- 193 Columbia St (Sackett / Degraw)
No need to pre register, just come on by. Cash or cheque accepted
Call 347 889 7354 for more info

Designed for the young dancer to learn the fundamentals of hip-hop dance through basic choreography (beginners welcome)
The class will develop the accurate skills of a hip-hop performer with the lines strength & technique of a jazz dancer.
Class includes various stretches, warm-ups, isolations, gliding, popping, funk turns. The basic of breaking & some of the latest street-dance moves to improve dancer's freestyle in an energetic fun progressive atmosphere.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Van Brunt Night Detour Next Week and Construction Update

Next week a block of Van Brunt will be closed at night for construction. Maybe this means things are moving along on the delayed street work? It's all in this update from our local Community Board District Manager Craig Hammerman. Fingers crossed they will really get things back to normal by next summer, so traffic and safety issues on Columbia Street can finally be addressed.


The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has advised us of an upcoming Night Work Operation that will involve a Night Street Closure of Van Brunt Street from Union Street to President Street (Southbound traffic).

Southbound trucks on Columbia Street will be detoured onto Congress Street, then Hicks Street.

This street closure/detour will be in affect on or about Wednesday, October 19, 2011 through Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 9:00pm to 5:00am.

NOTE: Van Brunt Street will be open to all traffic during the day and non-construction hours.

Click here for more information, or use the following link:

As for the balance of the Reconstruction of Columbia Street (HWK700A) Capital project, DDC reports that they are anticipating the completion of work on the Sewer Chamber at President and Van Brunt Streets by the end of October.

Other remaining work includes: the Completion of the Sewer along Van Brunt Street (between Degraw Street and Hamilton Avenue), which should be completed by the end of December 2011.

The Completion of the Water Main along Van Brunt Street (between Degraw Street and Hamilton Avenue), which should be completed by the end of February 2012.

The Completion of Curb, Sidewalk, and Roadway surface of Van Brunt Street (between Degraw Street and Hamilton Avenue), which should be completed by the end of April 2012.

The Re-opening of Van Brunt Street, which involves the removal of the detour at Van Brunt Street/Hamilton Avenue/Summit Street and the restoration of two-way traffic along Van Brunt Street, which should occur by the end of April 2012.

Lastly, the Completion of work on Summit Street (between Columbia and Van Brunt Street), which should occur by the end of June 2012.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us.  Please bear in mind that work schedules are susceptible to slippage due to weather, field conditions, and other variables.


Craig R. Hammerman
District ManagerBrooklyn Community Board 6

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Festival at the International School of Brooklyn this Saturday

This Fall Festival sounds like a lot of fun...

Join us for a Fall Festival at 
International School of Brooklyn
477 Court Street, corner of Nelson Street
Saturday, October 15
11 to 2 pm

Rain date is Sunday, October 16 

Delicious food sold by the Cubana Cafe
Homemade baking by ISB parents
Several arts and crafts stations for the kids-  design your own Fall felt crown, create a wooden bracelet, apple printing Fall mural, decorate Fall sugar cookies  and paint a pumpkin station hosted by Barking Cat Studio
Sports & Games
Mid autumn Chinese lantern making with Lango Brooklyn
11.30 -12 pm Spanish Puppet Show with P is for Puppets
12 - 12.30 PM, Live Concert with the multicultural kids music sensation the Bilingual Birdies 
1 - 2 pm, Live Bluegrass with the Wild Blue Strawberries

For more information go to www.isbrooklyn.org or call 718. 369.3023.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Fair at P.S. 29

PS 29 on Henry Street (between Baltic and Kane) is holding a book fair. Support the school by purchasing books for the classrooms, home, and holiday gifts.  For more information about PS 29 and this event visit www.ps29brooklyn.org
Monday, 10/17 through Friday 10/21, 
Sunday, 10/23 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday, 10/24 and Tuesday 10/25 
Wednesday, 10/26 8:30am-3:00pm


Friday, October 7, 2011

Blind Wine Tasting in Red Hook

Friday nights Botta di Vino hosts blind wine tasting from 8:30-10. Cost is the purchase of one bottle. With live guitar, snacks, and games for a chance to win a free bottle.

Tonight, Friday October 7, 8:30-10 p.m.

botta di vino
357 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Recycling Day: Electronics, Textiles and more! October 23

Wil Blanche, flickr
Inspired to do some Fall Cleaning? Here's a local and convenient place to get your old electronics, clothes, and documents recycled.

Did you know that electronics recycling in NYC is now required by law? Old computers, monitors, and other electronics must be recycled at a dedicated eWaste recycling facility.

At this event there will also be free shredding and you can learn about composting. Check the links for details.

Sun October 23, 10:00AM - 4:00 PM
Fall Recycling Day: Electronics, Textiles and more!
PS 29 Schoolyard - Baltic St. between Henry St. and Clinton St.

Public School 29 at 425 Henry Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn will be hosting its fall recycling day.  All items collected during the day will be recycled according to the highest environmental standards.

Old computers and electronics will be collected by Lower East Side Ecology Center, in conjunction with Cobble Hill Association.   See www.lesecologycenter.org to review the list of accepted items from households.

Computer hard drive shredding provided by eRecycleNY, PS 29 parent owned EPA compliant electronics recycling company serving the NYC area.  See www.eRecycleNY.com for more information.

Clothing rummage sale, proceeds go to PS 29 PTA.  Wearable Collections will be picking up remaining clothes, as well as stained & ripped clothing, textiles & stuffed animals.  www.wearablecollections.com

Confidential Documents shredded on-site (& then recycled) for a small fee. by Time Shred Services

Composting Workshop led by The NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn.  Backyard composters will also be for sale.  

For more information, please contact us at PS29RECYCLES@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Bike Shop Open in the Columbia Waterfront

There's a nice writeup on our new bike shop, Dog Day Cyclery on Patch.com:

Dog Day Cyclery Fills a Void

"The small store has so far has been working mostly in repairs, with sales of accessories like bike lights, streamers and seats going steady. Nesbit hopes to soon sell bikes, too, and is open to discussing with customers what else they'd like to see on the shelves."

Dog Day Cyclery just opened on Van Brunt between Union and President and the owners sound like nice folks. Welcome to the neighborhood, Damien and Bill!