Friday, June 29, 2012

News Round-Up

Parents: Slope Store Sells Furniture Coated in Lead-based Paint [Brooklyn Paper]

Closed for Business: Triangle Sporting Goods, 182 Flatbush Avenue [Here's Park Slope]

Photo of the Day: Lightning Strikes Barclays Center [PS Patch]

Prostitution Creeps its Way Back to Third Ave. in Gowanus [CG Patch]

Oh, and above is some video from last week's Make Music Fifth Ave!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Outdoor Theater at Washington Park

Ah yes, one of the great joys of summer in New York City: outdoor theater in a park!

Grab your blankets and your snacks and join Piper Theatre for a series of fun, outdoor performances, starting next week!

Yeah, that's right, a theater production of Xanadu, based on the Olivia Newton John 1980 cult classic, is coming to Washington Park! July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8 pm

Inspired by HG Well’s gothic short story, this production of The Island of Doctor Moreau will run on July 7, 14, 21 at 8 pm.

If you like what you see,  please consider donating to Piper Theatre to keep these amazing programs going!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BAX Needs Your Help

Fifth Avenue's Brooklyn Arts Exchange, aka BAX, needs your help!

The Brooklyn Community Foundation will be matching every donation to BAX for the next four days, up to a $50,000 donation!

BAX is an amazing cultural resource for Fifth Avenue and Brooklyn so, go to and donate now! Be generous!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Aperitivo Crab Dinner

It's that time of the month, again. Time for another Chef Dinner at Aperitivo! This month's meal is an Asian-Inspired Maryland Crab Bake!

The menu will include Atlantic Golden Crab, Geoduck, Razor Clams, Whelks and other creatures from the deep. Brooklyn Brewery will be providing the suds.

7:30pm Thursday, 28 June 2012 $75.00

Evening Opener - Brooklyn Radius a farm house saison beer, full of flavor, but light enough drink all evening.

Geoduck & Tile Fish Kilawin Philippine Style Ceviche Marinated in Calamansi Juice Pairing – Brooklyn Brewery Local One Behind the full golden color you’ll find an alluring aroma, a dynamic complex of flavors, Belgian flair, Brooklyn fortitude and a dusting of special Belgium yeast.

Crab Bake Atlantic Golden Crab, Whelks, Razor Clams, Baby Corn, Lotus Root, Ginger & Lemon Grass Pairing – Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace a classic saison, a cracklingly dry, hoppy unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, made entirely with now-rare Sorachi Ace hops grown by a single farm in Washington.

Mamey Gelato House Churned Gelato made with Mamey Fruit Pairing- Brooklyn Brewery Local 1 European malt and hops, Belgian dark sugar, and raw wildflower honey. Special Belgian yeast adds hints of spice to the dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate flavors. After 100% bottle re-fermentation, the beer reveals a marvelous dry complexity, enjoyable by itself or at the dinner table.

Seats are going fast so email to save reserve a seat! Note that reservations may no longer be available. But, hey, it's worth a shot, right?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dancing Under the Stars Returns

Dancing Under the Stars returns this Summer! Every Tuesday evening in July and August, bring the kids to 4th Street and 5th Avenue to see Rolie Polie Guacamole (6-7) and stay for the dancing from 7-9 PM!


July 3 Tara O'Grady: Swing
July 10 Sonido Costeno: Old school latin music/beyond salsa
July 17 Sirsy: Indie Pop rock. A Little band with a big sound!
July 24 Paul Friedman: square dancing
July 31 LA Blacksmith: soul and pop
Aug. 7 Sonido Costeno
Aug. 14 Sirsy
Aug 21 LA Blacksmith
Aug 28 Paul Friedman

Friday, June 22, 2012

News Round-Up

Zito's Sandwich Shoppe Opens on Fifth Avenue on Friday! [PS Patch]

City No Longer Hitting Brakes on Slope bike Lanes Stalled by PPW Controversy [Brooklyn Paper]

Cool Down With Sammy, The Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck Driver of Park Slope [PS Patch]

Park Slope Dive Bar O'Connor's Closed For Extensive Makeover/Evisceration [Gothamist]

Also, this note from Baluchi's:
Baluchi's Park Slope is open, once again!

We've made a lot of improvements and upgrades to our restaurant to make sure that it's the best it can be for our valued customers. Come and join us for a a half-priced drink this weekend to celebrate our reopening. Or come down for our 50% off lunch with free chilled sodas.

We look forward to serving you!

More Music Tonight

Well, the heat scared away a few of the musical acts, but the Avenue was still filled with a lot of great music, last night.

We'll have videos to check out next week but, in the meantime, take a look at some photos from last night.

Remember, the fun continues tonight at 7 (unless, of course, there are severe thunderstorms).

See you on Fifth!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tonight and Tomorrow Night!

Free music on street corners from Dean to 18th Street. 7-9 PM. See you there!

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Roller Disco Fundraiser

Grab your skates and roll on down to the Old Stone House to “CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES”

Roller disco dancing, food and drink! All to benefit Piper Theatre's outdoor summer production of Xanadu this July. Professional Skate dance performances and tips for all you would-be skaters! 

WHEN: This Saturday, June 23rd 6-10 pm 

WHERE: Old Stone House Terrace and 4th Street cul-de-sac.

 Crazy costumes encouraged, especially spangly stuff and white polyester. 

Tickets $25 adults - $15 teens - $10 kids.
 Purchase them now at

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pub Quiz Night at The Monro

Fifth Avenue's newest bar, The Monro Pub (481 Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th) is holding a Pub Quiz tonight at 8:00pm.

$5 Old Speckled Hen, $3 Coors Banquet and $4 Redbull and Vodka drinks. Check it out and drop by every other Tuesday for more!

Learn more about The Monro via Here's Park Slope.

Monday, June 18, 2012

This Week: Make Music NY

Summer will finally arrive on Thursday and, right on cue, temperatures will rise into the mid-90's. Yikes! Enjoy the Spring weather while you can!

Well, since it will be too hot to hang out inside your home, come on down to Park Slope's Fifth Avenue, grab a cool drink/ice cream/frozen yogurt and check out the music!

From 7-9, celebrate the start of summer with live bands on street corners between Dean and 18th Streets. And, because we love music so much, come back on Friday. We'll be doing it all over again!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

- from the merchants of Fifth Avenue and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID!

We hope you enjoy your day, Dads. If you are looking for something to do, come on down to Fifth! Here are some ideas for you!

Friday, June 15, 2012

News Round-Up

98 Fifth Avenue Getting a Facelift [Here's Park Slope]

Park Slope Election Guide [Park Slope Patch]

Neighbors say Celebrate Brooklyn concerts are too loud [Brooklyn Paper]

Speaking of noise...

Celebrate Brooklyn 2012 Season [BRIC]

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day on Fifth

Here are a few special things happening on Father's Day on Fifth:

H & A Jewelers (526 5th Avenue): Fathers day special. Free jewelry cleaning while you wait! Free offer includes stage one polish, deep ultrasonic cleaning and high pressure steam cleaning.

Tabeel Gifts and Salon (76 5th Avenue): Introducing our new line of button down ADINKRA SYMBOL and STRIPED ADJUSTABLE SLEEVES men shirts. Custom made in assorted colors and sizes. No two are alike. Just in time for Dad's special day.

Palo Santo (652 Union Street): Treat Dad on Father's Day and bring him to brunch or dinner at Palo Santo. Dad's drink a free beer with their prix-fixe.

La Vedette Boutique (43 5th Avenue): THE GENTLEMENS SHOP will be having cocktails and sales at 458 bergen st from 12 to 6pm.

Melt(440 Bergen Street): Father’s Day 3 Course prix Fixe $30 ONE FREE BEER for ALL DADS. Sunday Dinner at Melt. Invite the whole family and all the relatives. Call to make reservations 718.230.5925 and leave a message. MENU

Baluchi's (310 5th Avenue): A free drink for dad all day long!

Plus, since it's Sunday, Fifth Avenue will be bustling with the usual brunch crowd, so you'll have plenty of places to grab a bite to eat with Dad. Just check the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID's Business Directory to find what you are looking for!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mission Small Business on Fifth

You've probably seen some of your favorite local businesses talking about Mission: Small Business, a collaboration between Chase and Living Social that allows you to vote for your favorite small businesses in your community. Each business needs at least 250 votes to be considered for a $250,000 grant. Eligible small business applicants will then be judged by a panel of business experts.

You can search by your favorite business' name or by your city/state to see a list of businesses in your area. Below is the list of known Fifth Avenue BID businesses on the list, although it is hard to tell if we missed any due to the way the list is set up. Let us know if we did and we'll!

Oh, by the way, it appears that you need a Facebook account to vote.

Bogota Latin Bistro
141 5th Avenue

Paws In Paradise
410 5th Ave

Brooklyn EyeWorks Optical
537 5th Ave

A. Cheng
152 5th Avenue

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Brooklyn Pride Photos

It took us a while to gather all of our photos of Brooklyn Pride but, finally, here they are. All 130+ of them! We hope you enjoyed the night!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Reminder: This Sunday is Father's Day

We're putting together a list of merchants on Fifth Avenue who will be celebrating dad's day with special meals and sales. In the meantime, make sure to mark your calendar and think about dear old dad.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Brooklyn Pride Happy Hour

Also, a late addition:

Bogota Latin Bistro: from 6PM to 10PM, patrons who come in and ask for the special Brooklyn Pride Mojito will get one for $5.  It will be a colorful purple mojito made with fresh muddled blackberries.

Download the list of participants, above, here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 21st and 22nd: Music on Fifth

June 21st marks the official start of summer, which also makes it a great day to make some music in the streets!

Join Make Music NY and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID on June 21st for their annual summer solstice celebration. Come down to Fifth and enjoy live music on street corners between Dean and 18th Streets. And, because Fifth Avenue likes to do things just a little bit different, come back on June 22nd for more music!

Check out the photos from last year, above. For the schedule of music throughout the city (how dare you leave Fifth Avenue) go to

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brooklyn Pride Events

The Brooklyn Pride Parade and Happy Hour is just a few days away, but you don't have to wait until Saturday night to celebrate. There is a lot going on all week! Check out the full calendar of events at for details.

And, of course, don't forget to come out on Fifth Avenue on Saturday Night at 7:30 PM. The parade runs from 14th Street to Sterling Place. Come join the fun with the first “Night Time Parade” in the Northeast.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Events at Stone Park

Next Tuesday, June 12th, is a great day to eat at Stone Park Cafe. Enjoy a fresh, delicious meal from Stone Park's fresh Market Menu, paired with wines from Greece, featuring: Sigalas Santorini,  Skouras Moscofilero,  Skouras Aghiorghitiko,  Karydas Zinomavro.  For reservations, call 718.369.0082 or email

Speaking of events, Events at Stone Park (formerly Pizza Rustica on 3rd Street near Fifth Avenue) is ready and booking for parties in June and July. The venue has a seating capacity of up to 50 in an open layout that can accommodate even more for a cocktail party. Email for more information.

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 2012 Calendar

Our June 2012 Fifth Avenue Events Calendar is ready!

Check out what's going on along Fifth Avenue here or follow us on Twitter for Fifth Avenue event tweets!

 As always, let us know if there is anything we missed and we will add it right away.

Friday, June 1, 2012

News Round-Up

Bierkraft Will Brew Their Own Beer! [PS Patch]

Park Slopers Not Thrilled About Outdoor Sex Being Had in Their Neighborhood [NY Mag]

Calexico to Replace Blue Ribbon Sushi on Fifth Avenue [PS Patch]

Pols Push for Parking Taxes, Early Booze Cutoff in Plan to Shield Neighborhoods when Barclays Center Opens [NY Daily News]

Bedbugs Infest 78th Precinct’s Holding Cell [PS Patch]