Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tonight: Dancing with LA Blacksmith

LA Blacksmith is one of the most popular artists at Dancing Under the Stars. Check out the video, above, to see why!

As always, Rolie Polie Guacamole will play a one-hour set at 6. Then, at 7, dance to your favorite soul and pop tunes, right on the sidewalk at 4th Street and 5th Avenue!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Battle Week 10 Miler

Believe it or not, July is almost over. Summer vacation is nearly at the halfway mark, Park Slope !

As we move into August, Fifth Avenue's attention begins to turn to Battle Week, which features dozens of events commemorating the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in Brooklyn nearly 235 years ago. We'll post more details on Battle Week events when we have them. In the meantime, runners may want to check this out:

The JackRabbit Battle of Brooklyn 10 Miler is taking place on August 19. The race takes place in Prospect Park, 3 loops around. If you are interested, go online and use the cord CRT5OFF to get $5 off the registration fee.

When: Sunday, August 19th, 8:00am
Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Cost: $30 (before 7/31)
-Individuals: jackrabbit.webconnex.com/battle
-Relays: jackrabbit.webconnex.com/battlerelay

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bob & Judi's Final Weekend

This is it: Bob & Judi's Coolectibles' final weekend! They've extended their hours (11-8) to give you a chance at big savings, with 50% off all furniture, lighting and much more.

Also, you are invited to everyone drop by their shop, say goodbye and have a snack and drink!

217 Fifth Avenue, between Union and President Streets 718-638-5770

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Video: Contra Dancing on Fifth

Carl Levine and The Backyard Boys turned Park Slope's Fifth Avenue into a country dance hall on Tuesday night! Check out the video, above. Also, lots of photos on Flickr. It was lots of fun and, if you missed it, don't worry, they'll be back on August 28th!

Next up on July 31st: the soulful sounds of LA Blacksmith.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tonight: Contra Dancing on Fifth

Put your dancing shoes on, it's time for some Contra Dancing tonight at Dancing Under the Stars!

Starting at 6, Rolie Polie Guacamole will rock the Avenue and wear your kids out for you with an hour of high-energy music. Then, at 7, we will dance to the music and calls of Carl Levine and The Backyard Boys  (Jody Kruskal, Anglo concertina; Bob Jones, guitar; Paul Friedman, fiddle.)

Come out and join us at 4th Street and 5th Avenue for another great night of dancing!

Monday, July 23, 2012

This Week: Piper Theatre Workshop Performances

This week at The Old Stone House, it's all about Piper Theatre Workshop performances. Catch some amazing work by student actors and filmmakers. Schedule below:

Wednesday, July 25

7 pm James and the Giant Peach

8:30 pm Piper film

Thursday, July 26

7 pm Pinocchio

8:30 pm The Government Inspector

Friday, July 27

7 pm The Winter’s Tale

8:30 pm Fiddler on the Roof

Grab a quick meal or a drink on Fifth and head on down to The Old Stone House!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bob & Judi's Final Sale!

This is it: Bob &  Judi's Coolectibles closing sale!

There are just 10 days left to get incredible stuff at huge savings:

-china cabinets
-Brooklyn photos
 ...and more!

Save up to 1/2 price on most items. Think ahead for gifts & holidays. Don't wait till it's all gone!

217 Fifth Avenue, between Union and President Streets 718-638-5770

Photo by heresparkslope.com

News Round-Up

Slope Jazz Musician Takes Stage with Cuban Trumpet Legend [Brooklyn Paper]

Confirmed: 78th Precinct in Park Slope to Police Barclays Center [FG Patch]

Benchmark Holds NYC Restaurant Week in Park Slope [PS Patch]

For Local Residents, a Mission to Clean Up the Gowanus Canal [NY Times]

Tonight: Louis CK Does Park Slope (on TV) [FIPS]

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Photos: Dancing on July 24th

Well, sadly, the band Sirsy had an emergency situation on Tuesday and were not able to make it to Dancing Under the Stars (they'll be back on August 14th). In their place, DJ Chris Style brought his records and spun the hits at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 4th Street.

We took lots of photos, as you can see, above. Also, here is a brief YouTube video we put together.

Next up: Contra dancing with Carl Levine and The Backyard Boys - Jody Kruskal, Anglo concertina; Bob Jones, guitar; Paul Friedman, fiddle.

Don't know what contra dancing is? Look it up!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fifth Avenue's Own Hot Dog Eating Contest

So, it seems that Fifth Avenue has its very own Hot Dog Eating Contest! We received these photos from the 7/11 on Fifth Ave (520 Fifth Avenue), taken on their special day (July 11th, of course). Besides free Slurpees, they also had some fun events like the contest you see, above.

We think it's time to ramp this contest up and make it big in the coming years. Why should Coney Island have all of the (kind-of gross) fun?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tonight: Dancing with Sirsy

**UPDATE: due to circumstances beyond our control, Sirsy will not be performing tonight at Dancing Under the Stars. DJ Chris Style will be performing in their place.**

It's rock-n-roll night at Dancing Under the Stars.

Starting at 6, of course, Park Slope's favorite rock band, Rolie Polie Guacamole, will do an hour of kids music.

Then, at 7, get ready to rock with Sirsy!

Come out and join us at 4th Street and 5th Avenue for another great night of dancing!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Movies in the Garden

Park Slope's Fifth Avenue may have a lot of things, but it doesn't have a drive-in theater. We do, however, have the next best thing: summer movies in the GreenSpace@President Street (aka the President Street Garden)!

Mark your calendars:

Saturday, July 28
Dressed to Kill

Saturday, August 4
The Phantom Creeps

The GreenSpace@President Street is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and President Street.

Cartoons start at sundown so bring a chair, some snacks and enjoy a classic film, outdoors in the garden!

Friday, July 13, 2012

News Round-Up

Neighborhood ‘Oddist’ Shackles Skeleton to Park Slope Tree [PS Patch]

Project Playdate Lets Parents Enjoy Date Night With Pajama Parties for Kids [DNA Info]

Four Park Slope Landlords Make Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List of 2012 [PS Patch]

Park Slope Bar Now Serving Prosciutto-Wrapped Twix Bar! [Gothamist]

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Photos: Sonido Costeno

Wow, Park Slope, you can dance! Well, some of you can dance.

Anyway, there was another big crowd on Tuesday to see Rolie Polie Guacamole and Sonido Costeno.

We took lots of photos, so be warned before checking them out on Flickr.

Next up: pop indie rock with Sirsy on July 17.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July at Pink Olive

Our friends at Pink Olive are always full of good ideas. This month, they have a couple of great ways to beat the summer heat:

- Christmas in July: We are 100% in favor of Christmas in July, although Santa would need some shorts and a pair of flip flops. Anyway, join the Pink Olive gang at a launch + party on 7/26. Details are available on their blog. Merry Christmas (in July), everyone!

- Pink Olive is celebrating Staycation Month because, really, who can afford to travel these days? Download their neighborhood map and get free ice cream-scented bubbles. What's not to like? More details here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tonight: Sonido Costeno at Dancing Under the Stars

Dancing Under the Stars continues tonight! Festivities begin at 6 with an hour of kids music with Rolie Polie Guacamole.

Then, at 7, dance to the latin rhythms of Sonido Costeno. They've played Dancing Under the Stars before and they always get Park Slope's feet moving.

So join us at 4th Street and 5th Avenue for another great night of dancing!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Recent Changes on Fifth

The weather isn't the only thing that's hot in Brooklyn, this summer. Fifth Avenue has been on a tear over the past 6 months, with new stores, bars and restaurants opening all along the avenue. In fact, as of last week, the commercial vacancy rate had dropped to just 6.4%, the lowest in recent memory.

Here are some of the changes we found on our recent walk:

Recently Opened
-Brooklyn Juice and Crepe (169 Fifth Avenue)
-Zito's Sandwich Shoppe (195 Fifth Avenue)
-Pure Bistro (88 Fifth Avenue)
-Area Kicks and Cuts (335 Fifth Avenue)
-La Dolce Bakery (461 Fifth Avenue)
-CC Nail Spa & Beauty Center (578 Fifth Avenue)
-The Owl Farm (297 9th Street)

Opening Soon
-Premier Care of Park Slope *Opening today!* (418-420 Fifth Avenue)
-Calexico (278 Fifth Avenue)
-Terroir Park Slope (284 Fifth Avenue) *Lots of construction, finally!*
-Du Jour Bakery (365 Fifth Avenue)
-South Slope Pediatrics (501 Fifth Avenue)
-Subway (525 Fifth Avenue)
-Kahawa Cafe (557 Fifth Avenue)

Recently Closed
-Trade Winds Furniture (440 Bergen Street)
-Brooklyn Bread (384 Fifth Avenue)

Friday, July 6, 2012

News Round-Up

Brooklyn's Park Slope Film Festival to Debut July 7 [Examiner]

Will the Barclays Banking Scandal Drag Down Arena's Reputation? [PS Patch]

After Accidents and Lawsuits, More Money for Tree Care [NY Times]

Park Slope is Home to City’s First Passive House [The Real Deal]

After 3 Days of Blackouts, Con Edison Promises Infrastructure Upgrades [PS Patch]

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Photos: First Night of Dancing

We hope you had a great 4th of July!

Sadly, the 4th fell on a Wednesday so...get back to work!

In case you missed it, though, here are some photos from Dancing Under the Stars on Tuesday Night. Rolie Polie Guacamole and Tara O'Grady had the neighborhood hopping. Next week, join us for latin and salsa dancing with Sonido Costeno!

Get the full Dancing Under the Stars schedule here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tonight: Dancing Under the Stars!

The dancing and music begins tonight! From 6-7, bring the kids down to 4th Street and 5th Avenue to rock out with Park Slope's favorite power trio, Rolie Polie Guacamole.

Then, stay for the retro-swing sounds of the amazing Tara O'Grady. Below is a little sample of what she has in store for you tonight:

Monday, July 2, 2012

July Calendar

Our July Calendar of events is up! Click here to check it out. Don't forget to let us know if we missed anything! Send your events via email to whatsupon5thave@gmail.com or leave them in the "Comments" section, below, and we'll add them!