Monday, September 22, 2014

Save the Date: Food for Thought!

It's just under a month away but now is a good time to buy your pre-sale tickets to The Park Slope Civic Council's third annual “Food for Thought” fundraiser. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Prospect Park Picnic House and proceeds will support the Civic Council's education scholarship program.

Featured Fifth Avenue restaurants include Backyard, Benchmark, Stone Park Cafe and Du Jour Bakery!

Purchase your tickets today via!

Questions? Email or call 718-369-4006.

Friday, September 19, 2014

News Round-Up

Have a great weekend, Park Slope!

Sip of the Week: Rose Milk Tea From Teaus [Park Slope Stoop]

Luke's Lobster Finally Makes It Official on Fifth [Here's Park Slope]

Cosmos Soccer Clinic Out Of This World [Brooklyn Paper]

South Slope Events Spotlight [South Slope News]

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Musical Ecologies: Dante Boon

Tonight at the Old Stone House, the 2014-2015 season of Musical Ecologies opens with piano music performed by Dutch pianist and composer Dante Boon.

Boon will perform solo pieces by Antoine Beuger, Taylan Susam, Anastassis Philippakopoulos, and two recent works of his own. Above is a video example of one of his recent shows. Sounds like a great night of music, ahead!

The show starts at 8:00 and admission is $10 by contribution.

Upcoming Musical Ecologies shows: Guy Klucevsek (10/9); TBA (11/13) and Ken Montgomery (12/11)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

There Ain't No Pawty Like a Park Slope Pawty

Tonight at The Gate (321 Fifth Avenue), celebrate the end of summer with the folks from Park Slope for Pets. Bring your pet, have a pint and help to raise money for the Charles Henderson Animal Rescue.

Festivities start at 7 and run until 9.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cosmos Soccer Clinic in Washington Park

Park Slope Soccer Parents: the New York Cosmos will be holding a Back to School clinic today at Washington Park!

Registration starts at 4:30 pm (with free t-shirts and ticket coupons) and the clinic will last until 6.

For more information, check out their website.

Confused about the name "New York Cosmos"? Do you remember that name from the 1970's/80's? Yup, they're back! Learn more at

Monday, September 15, 2014

Business Courses on your doorstep!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID has partnered with NYC Business Solutions and Park Slope Parents to host a variety of business-related courses and networking opportunities. NYC Business Solutions are providing instructors and Park Slope Parents are offering the courses to their network of 5,000 families, many of whom own home-grown businesses and are, of course, BID customers! All courses are $10 and held at the Old Stone House on our own Fifth Avenue. 

Social Media Fundamentals
Tuesday 14th October 2014 6.30 – 9.00pm Old Stone House
This course will teach you how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. SIGN UP HERE:

Businesses meeting Business Services
Tuesday 18th November 2014 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
A networking opportunity for Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID merchants to meet some local services; such as lawyers, website designers, graphic designers, social media services and others. SIGN UP HERE:

Advanced Financial Management
Wednesday 10th December 2014 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
This Advanced course will show you how to take good bookkeeping to the next level. A strategic approach consistent with financial goals will be applied to various aspects of your business, increasing the potential for long term profitability. SIGN UP HERE:

Advanced Social Media
Tuesday 10th February 2015 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
This course will teach you advanced strategies on how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. SIGN UP HERE:

Website Fundamentals
Tuesday 21st April 2015 6.30-9.00pm Old Stone House
In this high energy, fast-moving course, you will learn basic information needed to develop a website that best suits your business needs. SIGN UP HERE:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall 2014 Opening at Ground Floor Gallery

Tonight at Ground Floor Gallery (343 5th Street, just above 5th Avenue), from 6-8:30 pm, drop by for the opening reception for their new fall show: "The Girls Next Door"

We're kicking off our fall 2014 season with a group show featuring six female artists from the Park Slope/Gowanus area: Cecile Chong, Melanie Fischer, Rachel Kroh, Colette Murphy, Elizabeth Reagh, and Liz Sweibel.

We hope you have a great weekend. Looking for something to do in the Slope? Check out some of the events in our calendar .