Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tomorrow Night: South Slope Summer Strolls, Night 2!

Not going anywhere this weekend? Well, then come on out to Fifth Avenue on Friday night!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, as part of the City of New York's "Weekend Walks" program, will be closing Fifth Avenue between 12th and 18th Street on Friday, July 26th. The closure will take place between 4pm and 10pm. The event runs from 5pm - 9pm.

As part of the program, merchants will have the opportunity to provide outdoor seating, food, drinks and merchandise to browse on the sidewalk, right out to the curb. In the streets, there will be music and free activities for the whole family including:
- face painting
- a bouncy house
- a basketball hoop
- vintage cars
- a rock climbing wall
- free games, music and more!


Salsa band Sonido Costeno will get the crowd moving in the street in front of Prospect Bar and Brooklyn Boulder's mobile rock-climbing wall will be on-hand for adventurers

Live music at Freddy's Bar, free hot dogs at South. Fire performers at 8:00 near 17th Street!

Chalk drawing in the streets and frisbees will add to the summer fun. Or just have a seat in the street and enjoy the extra open space.

Photo (above) from the July 19th Summer Strolls event. Additional photos at .

We'll see you there!


  1. last time i checked south slope started at 9th street thus preventing businesses from 9th steet to 12th street not prospering from this event. how is this even right?

  2. The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair stretches up to 12th street but merchants on the other side of 12th have never benefitted from large events due to the city's tight permitting policy. This Summer Strolls event is a bit of a substitute, for now, and an experiment that might grow.