Friday, June 24, 2016

Puppetry Arts Festival This Weekend!

Saturday, June 25th 11am - 3pm rain or shine! 
4th St at 5th Ave
Free admission and fun rides and activities. All funds raised are for Puppetry Arts Charitable Funds.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Watch with Tish Tonight!

Thursday, June 23rd at 6pm 
Old Reform Church at the corner of Carroll and 7th Ave
Join Public Advocate Tish James for a viewing of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Excelsior is More Than Just a Bar!

A cute backyard and a gorgeous interior, Excelsior is a fun and vibrant place to hang out in South Slope. 

Excelsior moved from it's 15 year location in center slope to their new location between 15th and 16th, where they have been open for about a year. The space is bigger and has a club feel with an upstairs level for entertaining and a long bar downstairs.

The upstairs space can also be used for private parties. Space for about 50, with a private bar and a stage! Or for performances and shows, just give the team a call.

Between 15th and 16th Streets on #theother5th
(718) 788-2710

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today: Celebrate Summer With Music!

Happy Summer, everyone! Don't forget to celebrate the season with music, all day long along Park Slope's Fifth #theother5th! The full schedule is available on the BID's website,

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tomorrow: Make Music NY!

There is no better way to welcome the summer season than with music!

Free music from local bands up and down 5th Avenue from Dean to 18th Streets!

The Chocolate Room 5pm-8pm Molly Tigre; Super Hi-Fi
Bogota Latin Bistro 7.30-8.30pm Sonido Costeno
Miti Miti 5.30-6.30pm Lucas Rotman
Body Reserve 4.30-5.30pm Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Greenspace @ President Street 6-8pm Opera and guitar duo with Opera on Tap and Your BID Director Mark Caserta
Private Picassos 5-6pm Mils Trills with Amelia Robinson
High Dive 7-8.30pm South Hope
Oyster Bar Brooklyn 6-7pm Aviva Jaye & Leah Shaw
Jonathan Blum 1pm-8pm Various bands
The Gate 7pm-9pm NGN Blues
MS51 (corner of 5th St) 4-5pm Triple A Old Time String band
L'albero dei Gelati 5pm-7pm Jody Kruskal
Pinots Palette 7-9pm Laurie Woods
The Monro Pub 6-8pm Girls go bands
Windsor Shoes II 4-6pm Lucy Kalantari
Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Ryan Parker
Various bands
Along 5th Avenue 6-8pm Paprika Marching Band

Friday, June 17, 2016

Class Sharings at Spoke the Hub

Saturday June 18th 

at the Old First Reformed Church (Carroll St and 7th Ave) 

It’s the end of another amazing season at the Hub! Join them in celebrating with teachers, staff and kids by coming to the end of year performances. Tickets in advance here.

At the end of each program will be a surprise!

There are four different programs throughout the day:
  • PreK Program at 1:00pm
  • Program #1 at 3:00pm
  • Program #2 at 5:00pm
  • Program #3 at 7:00pm

Thursday, June 16, 2016

DNA Info Highlights our Four Summer Strolls Events on #theother5th - Everything Free to the Public

Pizza Eating Contest, Shakespeare Coming to Park Slope Summer Strolls

 The crowd takes in a Shakespeare production at a Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Summer Stroll. This year's strolls include a pizza eating contest and dog fashion show.
The crowd takes in a Shakespeare production at a Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Summer Stroll. This year's strolls include a pizza eating contest and dog fashion show. 
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Justin Bereman
PARK SLOPE — Stuff your face with pizza or fill your mind with Shakespeare at this year's Summer Strolls street festivals.
The annual series, hosted by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, shuts down stretches of Fifth Avenue to cars and turns the street into a neighborhood party.
Each Summer Stroll runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and features food, drink, dancing, live music and activities such as giant street chess, climbing walls, and vintage car shows.
"We're excited to offer amazing free entertainment to our neighborhood, thanks to the creativity and commitment of our merchant partners,” said Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID executive director Mark Caserta in announcing the Summer Strolls. “We've got something for everyone — from Shakespeare to a Doggy Fashion Show, from a kids carnival to a pizza eating contest."

This year's schedule is:
► July 16, South Slope Summer Stroll No. 1, Fifth Avenue between 12th and 18th streets. This Summer Stroll includes a chance to take your canine companion for a spin on the catwalk at a well-attended (and free) doggy fashion show, 6 p.m. outside Freddy's Bar, 627 Fifth Ave. (at 17th Street).
► July 23, South Slope Summer Stroll No. 2, Fifth Avenue between 12th and 18th streets. See a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" with a 1940s noir look performed by South Brooklyn Shakespeare.
► Aug. 13, North Slope Summer Stroll No. 1, Fifth Avenue between Dean and Sterling streets. LuLu's Cuts & Toys will celebrate its 15th year on Fifth Avenue with a free carnival for kids that kicks off at 5 p.m. in front of LuLu's at 48 Fifth Ave.
► Aug. 20, North Slope Summer Stroll No. 2, Fifth Avenue between Dean and Sterling streets. Test the limits of your stomach at a free pizza eating contest hosted by Sal Basille and Francis Garcia of The Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters." The cousins are better known to New Yorkers as the owners of Artichoke Basille's Pizza, which opened a Park Slope branch in August 2015. Contestants will battle it out to see who can down the most of the pizzeria's signature cheesy, gooey artichoke-topped pizza.