Thursday, May 28, 2015

Today: Expo Gowanus

If you are interested in the future of the Gowanus Canal and you have some free time this evening, you might want to drop by EXPO Gowanus, a free event created by our neighbors at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC).

Learn about the Superfund clean-up process, neighborhood beautification projects and ways to volunteer. Exhibitors include the GCC, area schools and organizations such as NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arts Gowanus and more. Community members will be inspired to learn, take action and consider the ways we can all contribute to the health of the Gowanus Canal and Watershed.

Thursday, May 28 (5PM-8PM)
PS 32, 317 Hoyt St., Brooklyn NY 11231

Interested? More details here.
RSVP via Eventbrite.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BID Annual Meeting 2015

It's time for the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID to hold its Annual Meeting!

Save the Date, Park Slope!

Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30 pm
Old Stone House and Washington Park

Yes, we know it's a meeting and meetings are generally boring. But here's why you should attend this one:

-Learn more about what the BID has accomplished over the past 12 months and what it has planned for your community in the coming year,
-Sample food by Miti Miti Taperia, with wine and beer (FREE! Yes, we said FREE!),
-Hear a brief presentation by SCORE NYC on the FREE services they provide to small businesses,
-Merchants and 5th Avenue resident renters: vote for new reps on the BID's board (register here),
-Meet your neighbors, have a cocktail, enjoy the food and kick off the summer together.

Interested in attending? Please RSVP via email:

We'll see you there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Who Wants to See Elsa on 5th? We Do!

On Friday, May 29th at 12pm, South Slope Pediatrics' Dr. Cao will be walking around Park Slope dressed up as either Elsa (from Frozen) or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, based on the votes and funds raised through their Crowdrise campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness and money for the Jonah's Just Begun Foundation to Cure Sanfilippo (JBB). Click here for more information and to donate and vote for Dr. Cao's costume!

Also,  on July 18th, join Dr. Cau and the staff of South Slope Pediatrics for a "Luau at Lakeside" party at The Lefrak Center in Prospect Park. The event will help to raise much-needed funds to drive the science needed for a cure for this disease. It will be a fun-filled family luncheon event, including a silent auction, face painting and access to the different activities on site (roller skating, etc).  

More information on the Lua here.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Who at Barclays Center!

The Who turns 50 (as a band) this year and they'll be celebrating with their fans at the Barclays Center next Tuesday, May 26th with special guest Joan Jett &The Blackhearts! Sounds like a great show!

Don't get fooled again, Who fans, Park Slope's Fifth Avenue is THE place to be before and after the show! We'll see you there!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Salamander Sauce Spicy Cocktail Competition

Did you know that Salamander Sauce, one of the best and most flavorful hot sauce lines we have ever tried, got their start in the restaurant kitchens of Park Slope's Fifth Avenue? On Sunday, May 31st, they return to #theother5th for their Third Salamander Sauce Spicy Cocktail competition at Loki sponsored by Fords Gin. Six bartenders will compete to see who can make the best spicy cocktail using one of four sauces and Fords Gin. Samples will be available for tasting!

Locally made hot sauce, cocktails and competition. How can you possibly lose? RSVP via Facebook.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vote For Lullaby Baby!

Every year, Chase runs a grant competition for small businesses, known as the Main Streets Grant, to help fund plans for expansion and growth for the lucky winners. This year, one of Fifth Avenue’s own, Lullaby Baby (488 Fifth Avenue) is in the running, but they need your help! Click here to cast your vote and support their effort to open a 2nd store location!

Lullaby Baby is a modern baby store with old fashioned values, that celebrates the gift of little folks. Our intimate industry knowledge and the sensible practicality of our quality mom & baby products have established us as a great community resource and top destination for better baby shopping.