Monday, November 30, 2015

Lulu's Stores Toy Drive for Trinity Grace Church Park Slope

All Lulu's Stores will be taking new, unwrapped toys for collection for the Trinity Grace Church Toy Drive until December 11th:

Lulu’s for Baby - 44 5th Ave
Lulu’s Then and Now - 187 4th Ave

Lulu’s is also providing a 10% discount on all toys being purchased for the giveaway.


Ideas for Gifts:

* Sports Equipment
* Legos
* Action Figures (i.e. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Spiderman, etc)
* Matchbox Cars, Tractors, Trucks
* Art Supplies
* Books
* Barbies (Any Kind)
* Crafts (i.e. Jewelry making kits, art supplies)
* Dora, Doc McStuffins
* Anything Disney
*  Journals
* Makeup sets
* Accessories (purse, earrings, tights, gloves, scarves, etc.)
* Musical toys (something that is educational and plays music)
* Pretend toys sets, like plastic tool set, doctors' set
*  Big trucks
* Baby dolls (of any skin tone)
* Blocks
* Plush toys

Toys can also be dropped off at the Church on Sunday (November 22, 29 and December 6) and at Park Slope Tabernacle (98 5th Avenue).  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy Small Business Saturday!


Happy Small Business Saturday from the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID! Today is a great day to support your local stores, bars and restaurants and your community. We have over 500 stores, bars and restaurants to choose from, plus there is lots going on along #theother5th today, culminating in our tree lighting at 6:30pm!


Saturday November 28th Events along 5th Avenue

Ground Floor Gallery     1pm-5pm
Holiday workshop with 44 Daughters. Artist and dollmaker, Sam Montgomery, will show you how to make your own unique 44 Daughters doll. $6 contribution to materials.
343 5th St just off 5th Avenue

Backyard Brooklyn 5-6pm
Join Brother Hamm and the Backyard team for a Family Happy Hour and live music with a special $5 Happy Hour menu.
388 5th Avenue

Body Reserve 4pm-5pm
Free Family Zumba class before the Holiday Tree Lighting! Work off those calories and check out the Body Reserve Gym before eating treats at the tree lighting.
207 5th Avenue

Two Boots  All Day
Special Medium $10 pizza with 5 topping!
284 5th Ave

Mavi Jeans     All Day
Lots of fun in store, hot chocolate and holiday drinks, cookies and treats, small gift giveaways whilst stocks last, fun holiday photo props to take pictures with and a storewide 30% discount.
205 5th Ave at Union

Tabeel's Aromatheraphy Gifts & Salon All Day
5 best sellers for men and women in Tabeel's gift packed store. So much to choose from.
76 5th Avenue

Lulu's Cuts and Toys TBD
Free Glitter Tattoos at the store! Gifts galore to purchase and next door in the Baby store as well.
48 5th Avenue

Sky Ice Sweet & Savory All Day
High 5 Ice Cream Sampler available all day and into the Holiday Shopping season. Also enjoy the new cosy furniture in the dining area.
63 5th Avenue

Pinot's Palette Afternoon
A High 5 Kiddie Holiday Tree or Menorah painting Special for $10, to get your little ones in the holiday spirit! Pinot is of course available.
382 5th Avenue

Oyster Bar Brooklyn TBD
For Adults an extended $5 Happy Hour during the day featuring $5 drinks - Mimosas, Blood Orange Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Red & White Wine, and Beer - plus a special Holiday Cocktail featuring 5 festive ingredients!

For Kids our extended Kids Menu with an all day $5 Kids Prix Fix featuring Kids Pancakes, Kids Eggs, Mac-n-Cheese, Fish Sticks, Pizza Bagels, Chicken Pops & more. Includes a kids beverage - plus a giveaway.
256 5th Avenue
Private Picassos All Day
Toobalink toy challenge to play with in the studio whilst parents shop! Parents can shop the books, toys, arts and crafts and events! New stock just in.
Free mimosa with brunch. High 5!
318 5th Avenue
Lullaby Baby 6.30pm - 10pm
Usually closed Saturdays but will be open in the evening so you can use your Amex Cards and take advantage of Shopping Small on Small Business Saturday!
488 5th Avenue
5 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy this Holiday Season will be posted up in their window!
537 5th Avenue
Align Brooklyn from now!
Follow @alignbrooklyn on Twitter and/or Facebook and comment why your favorite yoga or fitness class or pose is your favorite (i.e. "Barre puts the B in burn!" or "I love the balance of Warrior III") on the hashtag #theother5th to receive a free class to use by the end of 2015!
579 5th Ave
First day to get the Goldilocks Gift Box at the Tap Room and a special Happy Hour before the Tree Lighting!
179 5th Ave
Bring your gently used coats for the coat drive to the office or after 6pm until 8pm to the holiday tree lighting at the corner of 5th Ave and 4th St.
244 5th Ave
Hiho Batik - Saturday and Sunday
Buy one thermal and get the second one 50% off!
184 5th Ave


The Holidays start on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue this Saturday on with our spectacular Tree lighting Ceremony - High 5 for the Holidays!. Free and fun for all the family with live music, a light show, arts and craft and treats from our fabulous 5th Ave merchants.

Sugar Cookies from Du Jour Bakery
Macarons from Buttermilk Bakeshop
Hot Chocolate from The Chocolate Room
Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien
Popcorn from Popcorn Love

Puppet Making with Puppetry Arts
Ornament making with Prospect Park YMCA

We will also have Rolie Polie Guacamole, Amelia Robinson from Mils Trills, pop opera from Sarah Stevens, Carolers and of course Santa.

Don't miss the free holiday bag giveaway and a raffle for free broadway show tickets!!

Bring your used coats to drop off for the Halstead Property Coat Drive for NY Cares.

Can't wait to see you on Saturday.

Thanks to Halstead Property, Loja Salon and Gorilla Coffee for their support.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tree Lighting - Tomorrow Night!



The Holidays start on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue this Saturday on with our spectacular Tree lighting Ceremony - High 5 for the Holidays!. Free and fun for all the family with live music, a light show, arts and craft and treats from our fabulous 5th Ave merchants.

Sugar Cookies from Du Jour Bakery
Macarons from Buttermilk Bakeshop
Hot Chocolate from The Chocolate Room
Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien
Popcorn from Popcorn Love

Puppet Making with Puppetry Arts
Ornament making with Prospect Park YMCA

We will also have Rolie Polie Guacamole, Amelia Robinson from Mils Trills, pop opera from Sarah Stevens, Carolers and of course Santa.

Don't miss the free holiday bag giveaway and a raffle for free broadway show tickets!!

Bring your used coats to drop off for the Halstead Property Coat Drive for NY Cares.

Can't wait to see you on Saturday.

Thanks to Halstead Property for their support.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shopping local This Saturday, November 28th

Spending local is key to a thriving community. Keeping dollars in the local economy helps to promote community development, local jobs for local people and our small business are key stakeholders in the community. Plus, they give back to our schools and non-profits!
But we also benefit from great service, unique products and innovation.
So if you can, shop local this Saturday and every Saturday! 
To help you stay local on Small Business Saturday, we have a huge list of fun things to do, enjoy and buy on 5th Ave from Dean to 18th!
Check out this LINK for more details.




- Brother Hamm live at Backyard with a Family Happy Hour menu.
- Ground Floor Gallery Holiday Workshop - 44 Daughters doll making.
- Body Reserve - Free Zumba Class at 4pm. Drop off used coats as well!
- Two Boots - Special Medium $10 pizza with 5 topping
- Lulu's Cuts and Toys - Free Glitter Tattoos
- Sky Ice Sweet and Savory - High 5 Ice Cream Sampler
- Pinot's Palette - A High 5 kid's Holiday/Hanukkah painting special for $10 Afternoon.
- Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts and Salon - 5 best sellers for men and women.
- Oyster Bar Brooklyn - An extended $5 Happy Hour menu for kids a $5 prix fix menus featuring pancakes, fish sticks, pizza bagels and more
- Mavi Jeans - Storewide special and treats.
- Slope Nutrition - 5 tips for a healthy holiday season
- Carnem Steakhouse - Free mimosa with brunch from 10am -4pm
- Private Picassos - Toobalink challenge in the studio using the number 5, whilst the parents shop - all day!
- Lullaby Baby - special shop small opening (usually closed Saturdays) from 6.30pm - 10pm
- Align Brooklyn - join in their social media campaign to win a free class!
- Nunu Chocolates Cafe and Taproom - First day to get those Goldilocks gift boxes and a special happy hour.
- Halstead Properties collecting coats from now until the end of the year. Also drop off at Body Reserve and Amerikick and the Tree lighting Ceremony!
Windows are being decorated featuring 5, see how many you can spot! Emcon Pharmacy, Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store and more coming everyday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Santa Claus is Coming to #theother5th Every Saturday!

Come see Santa this Saturday and every Saturday leading up to Christmas Day!


Saturday November 28th

Before the Holiday Tree Lighting Santa Claus will be traveling up and down 5th Avenue in a Cadillac and then dropping by the tree lighting event to celebrate the start of the holiday season. See if you can spot him and take a photo!



Come chat with Santa, take a photo and get a candy cane at these locations!

December 5th: Le Pain Quotidien, 3-5pm FREE
December 12th: The Old Stone House, 10am-12:30pm, $10 Donation
December 12th: Sidecar, 3-5pm FREE
December 19th: Lulu's for Baby, 3-5pm FREE




Monday, November 23, 2015

THIS SATURDAY - Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday! High 5!



Thanksgiving is almost here! In case you missed it, here is a round-up of last minute Thanksgiving ideas on #theother5th. Then, Celebrate Small Business Saturday with High 5 Events happening all along 5th Avenue, culminating with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in the evening.

Saturday November 28th
Shop, eat, drink and play all day from Dean to 18th Street
There are lots of fun events going on the Avenue. Check out this link for more details.
Some Highlights:
-Brother Hamm live at Backyard with a Family Happy Hour menu.
-Ground Floor Gallery Holiday Workshop - 44 Daughters doll making.
-Body Reserve - Free Zumba Class
-Lulu's Cuts and Toys - Free Glitter Tattoos
-Sky Ice Sweet & Savory - High 5 Ice Cream Sampler
-Pinot's Palette - Special Children's Holiday Tree or Menorah painting.
-Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts & Salon - 5 best sellers for men and women.
-Oyster Bar Brooklyn - Happy Hour Special and Kids'
-Mavi Jeans - Storewide special and treats.
-Windows will be decorated featuring 5, see how many you can spot!

High 5 for the Holidays - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
To end a fantastic day of Small Business Saturday shopping, join us for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Saturday November 28th from 6.30pm
Corner of 4th St & 5th Ave (Please note new location) FREE
-Rolie Polie Guacamole featuring Amelia Robinson of Mils Trills
-Puppetry Arts performance/ puppet making
-Ornament Making with Prospect Park YMCA
-Songs from Sarah Stevens: 15 year old Opera Singer
-Opera on Tap Carolers
-Hot Chocolate from The Chocolate Room
-Sugar Cookies from Du Jour Bakery
-Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien
-Free High 5 reusable Shopping Bags and of course Santa!
-Bring your gently used coats for collection for a NY Cares Winter Coat Drive, by Halstead Property!
Support for the event comes from Halstead Property and thanks to Du Jour Bakery, Buttermilk Bakeshop, The Chocolate Room, Le Pain Quotidien, Prospect Park YMCA, Sarah Stevens and Puppetry Arts, who are donating their products and time.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Everything Thanksgiving on 5th Ave

Giving

CHiPs Donations
R.E.S is collecting for CHiPs shelter and Food Pantry. Any donation is welcomed and appreciated, but most needed: water, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, proteins (tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines, ham, Vienna sausages—preferably in pop-top cans or packets), cereal, granola/breakfast bars, juice boxes, dried fruit, crackers, personal hygiene products, and diapers.

RES
291 5th Ave

Halstead Coat Drive for NY Cares
Drop new or gently used coats off at any of these locations:
Halstead 244 5th Ave
Body Reserve 207 5th Ave
Amerikick 525 5th Ave

Dinner Supplies

Zuzu Petals
Thanksgiving pumpkin table decorations & Flowers
374 5th Ave

Fleisher's
Turkeys, gravy, meat and all that goes with it! Turkey essentials kit and pre-ordering online, but hurry!
192 5th Ave

Good Wine
Beaujolias Nouveau just arrived and they are taking case orders for Thanksgiving until Monday November 23rd
327 5th Ave

Red, White and Bubbly
Have a raffle for a magnum of Chateau do La Vielle Tour Bordeaux to be drawn on Tuesday November 24th and a large selection of wine for Thanksgiving.
211 5th Ave

Russo's
Turkeys and sides and more available.
312 5th Ave

Pies

Du Jour Bakery
Last orders Monday November 23rd. Lots of choice from apples, chocolate, pecan and pumpkin.
265 5th Ave

Buttermilk Bakeshop
Might be too late to order a pie but they have plenty of treats for Thanksgiving.
260 5th Ave

The Chocolate Room
Chocolate Pecan Pies and more, but order before Sunday November 23rd, can do online orders too.
51 5th Ave

Health

Body Tonic Gym
Earn your day of stuffing with a Tower Workout class at 9am and 10am on Thanksgiving Day!
150 5th Ave

CityMD
Thanksgiving hours will be 9am - 1pm
418 5th Ave

Eating Out

200 Fifth
Set menu for adults and kids with a huge selection!
200 5th Ave

Benchmark
"To Go" menu you can order by phoning and a set menu for dining in.
339 2nd St just off 5th Ave

Alchemy Restaurant
Regular menu plus a traditional turkey dinner from 12pm - 9pm. Call to make a reservation.
56 5th Ave

Backyard
Serving all from 12pm - 10pm a classic menu including a turkey dinner.
388 5th Ave

Carnem
Special Thanksgiving menu as well as their regular menu.
318 5th Ave

Watering Holes we know are open

Freddy's Bar
627 5th Ave

South Bar
629 5th Ave

Blackhorse Pub
Will have free food for whomever wanders in.
568 5th Ave




Friday, November 20, 2015

Nunu is More Than a Box of Chocolates!


Ready for Happy Hour!
Nunu Chocolates Cafe and Taproom on #theother5th is lovely and cozy. I popped in to see Justine, one of the owners who makes the chocolates on site.  She told me her husband and co-owner Andy made all the wooden seating himself. It's really quite impressive! I tasted their coffee, which is smooth and creamy, but resisted a chocolate. I will, however, be going back to get some holiday gifts.

In case you didn't know, Nunu's is also a Taproom. They have a rotating list of 10 craft beers and wine. Happy Hour is on Thursdays 5-7pm and they also sell 64oz growlers which you can refill very fast with their center pressure system.
Goldilocks Gift Box

It's an unusual combination, chocolates and beer, but there are experts on hand to help you pair your chosen drink with the right sweet. That will be my next visit! To really experience those chocolates, see them being made from Thursday to Saturday, often by Justine, 11am - 7pm.

For kids (of course this is Park Slope) a sing-a-long with Lloyd Miller is on Tuesdays from 10am-11am. $10 a family.

Justine at the beer pumps
If you catch yourself on a sunny day strolling past, then grab a beer, wine or coffee and enjoy the backyard with a pastry or box of chocs!

For the Holidays, the Goldilocks box will be back. Three boxes of chocolates in one gift! Bonus: free wifi!

Chocolates handmade on site
Nunu Chocolates Cafe and Taproom
179 5th Ave near Berkeley

Follow them on Instagram for up to date info @nunuchocolates

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Shopping and Shipping on #theother5th




You might think it's too early to think about gift buying for the Holidays, but for us Brits and those with families overseas, the Holidays come a month earlier.

If you want your parcels to arrive on time to just about any part of the world, you need to be shipping those boxes by December 1st, unless you are happy to pay priority express shipping. Then you have another week or so.

We suggest you get down to #theother5th and explore the gift, jewelry, clothing and other unique stores in the next week. Most of the local businesses will gift wrap your items for free. Go to our business directory to see just how many wonderful places there are on 5th Ave and remember shopping local helps to support the community you live in.

We have a post office in the BID area and Active Transport Services can also sort out your shipping needs with reasonable prices.

Active Transport Services
285 5th Ave
(718) 965-1300

Van Brunt Post Office
275 9th St
(718) 768-1284

Joanna Tallantire

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Please Announces Private Shopping Hours



Want to wander the aisles of Please but feel a little coy? Then wait for the curtains to close!
Please (557 5th Avenue) has announced Private Shopping Hours Daily 5-7pm for a discreet shopping experience with the usual great service
"Please is your destination for rediscovering and activating your sensuality. For brining your questions, your curiosities, your excitements and your anxieties. For learning and sharing. For talking honestly and openly."
557 5th Ave
(718) 788-6969








Tuesday, November 17, 2015

So much to discover at Lulu's



Need a gift for a baby or some advice on baby gear? Lulu's for Baby on #theother5th has unique items and baby products you absolutely need. Expert staff are on hand to help you find the right item at this baby boutique filled with clothing, diaper bags, pacifiers, sleepers, toys, foodware, books and room decor.




You can then pop in two doors down and get toys, jewelry, costumes and books for children at Lulu's Cuts and Toys. Hair cuts are also available with Jennifer, Nellie, Rose, Juliana or Marlene, all long term employees of Lulu's. They know how to cut children's hair and make it a fun experience. Your kids can also get cool styles from Mohawks to curly hair and french bobs.



If you were wondering what happened to Lulu's Then and Now, it moved off 5th Avenue to 4th.  They still buy and sell gently used clothing and you can get your kid's hair cut there too, but this new, larger shop also features a fun Play Space which is open daily from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. 

44 5th Ave near Bergen
(718) 399-2450

48 5th Ave near Bergen
(718) 832-3732

187 4th Ave near Sackett
(718) 398-5858

Monday, November 16, 2015

Just 12 Days Until 5th Ave's Tree Lighting! High 5!



Celebrate Small Business Saturday with High 5 Events happening all along 5th Avenue, culminating with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in the evening.

Saturday November 28th
Shop, eat, drink and play all day from Dean to 18th Street
There are lots of fun events going on the Avenue. Check out this link for more details.
Some Highlights:
-Brother Hamm live at Backyard with a Family Happy Hour menu.
-Ground Floor Gallery Holiday Workshop - 44 Daughters doll making.
-Body Reserve - Free Zumba Class
-Lulu's Cuts and Toys - Free Glitter Tattoos
-Sky Ice Sweet & Savory - High 5 Ice Cream Sampler
-Pinot's Palette - Special Children's Holiday Tree or Menorah painting.
-Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts & Salon - 5 best sellers for men and women.
-Oyster Bar Brooklyn - Happy Hour Special and Kids'
-Mavi Jeans - Storewide special and treats.
-Windows will be decorated featuring 5, see how many you can spot!

High 5 for the Holidays - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
To end a fantastic day of Small Business Saturday shopping, join us for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Saturday November 28th from 6.30pm
Corner of 4th St & 5th Ave (Please note new location) FREE
-Rolie Polie Guacamole featuring Amelia Robinson of Mils Trills
-Puppetry Arts performance/ puppet making
-Ornament Making with Prospect Park YMCA
-Songs from Sarah Stevens: 15 year old Opera Singer
-Opera on Tap Carolers
-Hot Chocolate from The Chocolate Room
-Sugar Cookies from Du Jour Bakery
-Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien
-Free High 5 reusable Shopping Bags and of course Santa!
-Bring your gently used coats for collection for a NY Cares Winter Coat Drive, by Halstead Property!
Support for the event comes from Halstead Property and thanks to Du Jour Bakery, The Chocolate Room, Le Pain Quotidien, Prospect Park YMCA, Sarah Stevens and Puppetry Arts, who are donating their products and time.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Frizzy Dizzy Comedy Show, La Casa Artesanal Anniversary and Smoke's Fundraiser

Frizzy Dizzy Comedy Show

The Dopest Night of Comedy here in Park Slope, coming to you again this month!

Saturday November 14th 8:30pm @ The Room at Dizzy's on Fifth.

No need to pay a steep cover charge or a two drink minimum. Dizzy's is bringing Manhattan-style entertainment to your doorstep in Park Slope!

This monthly stand up show features some of New York's finest comedians. Add that to Dizzy's menu and delicious drinks and only $10 a ticket, it's a winning and laughing night!



This month's line up is: Jon Laster, Del Harrison, Sooyah Jun, Michael Abrasion, Eliana Horeczko, Perry Stong, Drew Dowdey and host Jennifer Salzman.

Dizzy's Diner on Fifth at the corner of President
Tickets on sale here!


La Casa Turns 4 Years Old!

Celebrate 4 years on 5th Ave with La Casa Artesanal this weekend from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th 11am-7pm.



25% off storewide with this invitation! Wine and treats will also be served in store.

La Casa Artesanal
512 5th Ave between 12th and 13th


Smoke the Cat's Feral Feline Fundraiser at High Dive

This Sunday November 15th at High Dive join Smoke in a benefit to provide shelters for feral cats. $1 from all drink donated plus raffle prizes will be donated. It's a family event with face painting and more. Every $25 raised gives a stray cat a shelter.

Smoke became a local celebrity when he got lost and hundreds of phone calls and text messages found him in Red Hook!

High Dive
5th Ave and Carroll St
Supported by Park Slope Parents and Neighborhoodcats

Thursday, November 12, 2015

An Introduction to Public Elementary Schools



TONIGHT: Brooklyn Free Space is holding "An Introduction to Public Elementary Schools" with Pamela Wheaton of Inside Schools as part of their Community Series represents.

Thursday November 12th at 6.30pm
Brooklyn Free Space
298 6th Avenue

Admission is free but there is a suggested donation of $5, if you can.

Pamela Wheaton will discuss what you need to know about entering NYC Public Schools and the online application system.

Register here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day 2015




How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou

Thank you to our veterans from the merchants of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID



Hang a visible green light outside or inside your home this Veteran's Day to honor our Vets, take a photo and tag it #greenlightavet campaign

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Save the Date: High 5 For the Holidays!


Celebrate Small Business Saturday with High 5 Events happening all along 5th Avenue, culminating with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in the evening.

Saturday November 28th
Shop, eat, drink and play all day from Dean to 18th Street
There are lots of fun events going on the Avenue. Check out this link for more details.
Some Highlights:
-Brother Hamm live at Backyard with a Family Happy Hour menu.
-Ground Floor Gallery Holiday Workshop - 44 Daughters doll making.
-Body Reserve - Free Zumba Class
-Lulu's Cuts and Toys - Free Glitter Tattoos
-Sky Ice Sweet & Savory - High 5 Ice Cream Sampler
-Pinot's Palette - Special Children's Holiday Tree or Menorah painting.
-Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts & Salon - 5 best sellers for men and women.
-Oyster Bar Brooklyn - Happy Hour Special and Kids'
-Mavi Jeans - Storewide special and treats.
-Windows will be decorated featuring 5, see how many you can spot!

High 5 for the Holidays - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
To end a fantastic day of Small Business Saturday shopping, join us for our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Saturday November 28th from 6.30pm
Corner of 4th St & 5th Ave (Please note new location) FREE
-Rolie Polie Guacamole featuring Amelia Robinson of Mils Trills
-Puppetry Arts performance/ puppet making
-Ornament Making with Prospect Park YMCA
-Songs from Sarah Stevens: 15 year old Opera Singer
-Opera on Tap Carolers
-Hot Chocolate from The Chocolate Room
-Sugar Cookies from Du Jour Bakery
-Brownies from Le Pain Quotidien
-Free High 5 reusable Shopping Bags and of course Santa!
-Bring your gently used coats for collection for a NY Cares Winter Coat Drive, by Halstead Property!
Support for the event comes from Halstead Property and thanks to Du Jour Bakery, The Chocolate Room, Le Pain Quotidien, Prospect Park YMCA, Sarah Stevens and Puppetry Arts, who are donating their products and time.

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Big Thanks To Positron




What an amazing Halloween night we had on #theother5th. At the end of the Halloween parade we were treated to a light show from Positron. There were creepy spiders crawling across the Old Stone House, flags waving, grannies rocking in chairs in the windows and some beautiful psychedelic images. Accompanying the show was a live band - Brooklyn-Based Mash It Up Party Band.



Thank you Positron for the amazing show, the Old Stone House for hosting and of course the Park Slope Civic Council for the Halloween Parade.

Now onto the Holidays and the Christmas Tree Lighting on November 28th, 6:30 PM at the corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street!!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Running for Opera on Tap!




Help Opera on Tap raise funds by supporting Anne Hiatt in her Marathon Run for 2016. If you've seen our Holiday Carolers on #theother5th, they are from Opera on Tap. Talented, fun and wow those voices!

Opera on Tap expose opera to new audiences by going to venues outside the concert hall (like bars). Young performers and composers get an opportunity to develop their performances and promote the organization.

Go to this link and do what you can to help! Opera on Tap also sing periodically at Freddy's Bar  on #theother5th. It's where they started, so go check them out.



Thursday, November 5, 2015

New York Kids Club - VIP Pass Special



Hey Park Slope! You have until Monday, November 9th to register with NY Kids Club and receive  20 Free Open Play Passes or 4 passes and one free event. That's $450 worth of free stuff!

Hurry up! What are you waiting for?

The Winter/Spring schedule can be viewed here.

NY Kids Club
125 5th Ave
(718) 857-0700
parkslope@nykidsclub.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tumbao at Yayo's



It's time to get on your dancing shoes and salsa down at Yayo's on #theother5th.

Every Thursday from 8pm to 1am there is a DJ and live Afro-Cuban percussionists to keep your feet moving. Don't worry if you can't salsa, there are free lessons to give you the basics from 8-8.30pm. 




Dancing, great music, a warm atmosphere and Yayo's latin cuisine. Where else would you rather be on a Thursday night?

Yayo's
36 5th Ave near Dean St
(718) 622-8922

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Park Slope Parents Winter Gear Drive




The 2015 Park Slope Parents Winter Gear Drive is underway. WINTER IS COMING! SHARE THE WARMTH!

Wednesday, October 28th- November 14th, 2015

What is included in “Winter Gear?”

ADULTS’, TEENS’ and KIDS’ sizes of the following:
Scarves
Hats
Gloves
Hand or foot warmers
Thermals
Warm socks
Sweaters
Coats

Drop off Locations in Park Slope

Wild Was Mama 464 Bergen St
Gymboree Play & Music 365 4th Ave
Old Stone House 336 3rd St Drop Off (November 7th Only)
Monkey Do! Yoga 279 3rd Ave
Please, 557 5th Ave corner of 15th St
Pinot's Palette 382 5th Ave near 7th St
Brown Harris Stevens 100 7th Ave
Jim Brennan's Office, 416 7th Ave
Brad Lander's Office 456 5th Ave near 10th St
Doorman, 438 12th St
Giocare Play School 655 6th Ave

Where do the items go? 

The gear that is collected is distributed to local organizations, this year including Community Help in Park Slope (CHIPS) and the Brooklyn Family Justice Center.

For more information contact susan@parkslopeparents.com

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tuesday Night: Dine for Pride!



Tomorrow night, head down to Miti Miti to drink and dine for Brooklyn Pride!

Tuesday November 3rd 5pm - 11pm

Enjoy a wonderful meal in a warm and fun atmosphere and raise money for Brooklyn Pride. A percentage of the night's revenue will be donated to help make the annual Brooklyn Pride Parade a big success.

Miti Miti
138 5th Ave
(718) 230-3760