Monday, September 19, 2016

The Last Blog Post


Welcome to All About Fifth!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID launched this blog site back in 2009 to help promote the amazing things that were happening along Park Slope's Fifth Avenue between Dean and 18th Streets. 

As of today (9/19/2016) however, the BID has merged this blog onto its newly designed website at parkslopefifthavenuebid.com. The old blog posts will remain on this site as an archive, for the time being.

We look forward to seeing you on #theother5th !


Friday, September 16, 2016

ArtSlope Starts Tonight!



**TONIGHT! Friday, September 16th, 8:30pm**

Come see #theother5th's Jonathan Blum and local artist Dara Oshin's curated show this Friday at Shapeshifter Lab. Also the official kick off party to the nine day Art Slope Festival.

RSVP here . For more information on ArtSlope, visit artslope.nyc .

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Get a Shot, Give a Shot


Get a Shot, Give a Shot at Emcon Pharmacy

Support your local pharmacy and a person in need. 

Emcon Pharmacy are striving for a #FLUfree5thave this year by giving away free flu shots to those that don't have insurance or can't afford the vaccine. They will be dispensing 500 shots in September and October through flu pop- up clinics and making sure small business staff on 5th and beyond are vaccinated to keep them healthy throughout the season.
Emcon Sponsored our recent Pizza Eating Contest with Artichoke Pizza. They are very much loved in the community and participate in any way they can. Go get your flu shot and help us keep our community safe this season.
Emcon Pharmacy
49 5th Avenue

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Art Show at Kearny Bank


Ground Floor Gallery and Kearny Bank are teaming up next week for an art show at the bank's 5th Avenue location. The show will feature local artist Robert Melzmuf and take place during ArtSlope! Stop by on Tuesday, September 20th from 6-8 for a preview and some refreshments!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brooklyn's Big Tent Show and Art Slope Opening Party & and the official launch of ArtSlope



**Friday, September 16th, 8:30pm**

Come see #theother5th's Jonathan Blum and local artist Dara Oshin's curated show this Friday at Shapeshifter Lab. Also the official kick off party to the nine day Art Slope Festival.

RSVP here . For more information on ArtSlope, visit artslope.nyc .

Monday, September 12, 2016

Paper Lover Night at Pink Olive


Hey Pink Olive (and paper) fans, tomorrow night is Paper Lover Night!

**Tuesday, September 13th 4-7pm**

Paper Lover Night means double punches on your Snail Mail Card and a free gift with card purchases!

Pink Olive
167 5th Ave

Friday, September 9, 2016

Busy September Weekend!

The kids are back in school, the sidewalks are busy and the pace of life has quickened! Welcome to September!

There is lots going on this weekend throughout the slope. Here are a few things you should be aware of:

Tomorrow (Saturday) night, don't miss movie night at the GreenSpace@President! It's cartoon night! Starts at sundown!

Stay fit and learn something new at Spoke the Hub this fall! There is a free Open House with sample classes on Saturday and Sunday this weekend! More info at spokethehub.org



Sunday from 4-6pm, paint and sip at Pinot's Palette Park Slope and raise funds for Rescue City Pet Adoption Center. First drink free, raffle and more. Click here to register.
Pinot's Palette 
382 5th Ave


Thursday, September 8, 2016

The 8th Annual TEAL Walk/Run Prospect Park


Tell Every Amazing Lady (or TEAL) not only raises awareness about ovarian cancer and the signs and symptoms but also supports ovarian cancer survivors and raises funds to find a cure.

This Saturday, September 10th, join them on their TEAL Walk in Prospect Park! Register at 8am (online registration is now closed). Click here for more information. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Limited Denissimo is back!


O Live Brooklyn can't get enough of this sought-after premium balsamic for it's customers, so drop by soon to get your fill before it's too late. "The exquisite and exceedingly rare 1.36 density balsamic is extremely complex, boasting flavor notes of cherry wood, dried fruits, raisins, figs, along with hints of dark chocolate and malt".

We popped in and tried it out today and it was delicious. We walked away with a bottle, of course! O Live Brooklyn Olive 101 Classes will start soon as well. We've been to this class and found it was well worth it, interesting and fun.

O Live Brooklyn
140 5th Ave

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happy Birthday to Pitas and Sticks


Celebrate with John (also known as The Real John Stamos) and the team at [Pitas and Sticks](http://pitasandsticks.com/) with $1 chicken sticks this week. Two years just off #theother5th on 9th Street, Pitas and Sticks has been a big supporter of the community and has participated in all things 5th Avenue.

Thank you and Happy Birthday!

Pitas & Sticks
321 9th Street

Friday, September 2, 2016

Labor Day Is Coming For Real


It happens every year; the summer is lovely and endless and then all of a sudden, September sneaks up on us and with it, Labor Day and the unofficial end of the summer vacation season. What a bummer!

Anyway, you know the drill. Not everyone goes away for Labor Day, though. Sometimes you find yourself scrambling for something to do in town at the last minute while everyone exits the city or travels to their friend's fabulous BBQ party. Don't be left out! There is still plenty going on along #theother5th. For example, Freddy's will be holding their famous Labor Day BBQ on Monday, starting at 3pm! $4 All Taps. Free Burgers and Dogs! South (next door) will also be serving their famous bloody mary's!

If you are confused about what's open/closed on Labor Day, Park Slope Stoop just published a handy guide. Check it out here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Feminist Gold for Fall!


You may already have the Diana Kane Feminist Gold T-shirt or seen them around Park Slope and #theother5th. Now that Fall is coming, Diana Kane is offering a long-sleeved version of this iconic design. Look cool, stay warm and and stock up for Christmas gifts while supplies last!

You can also shop online!

**Diana Kane**
**229 Fifth Avenue**

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Art Slope Coming Up on September 17th!



Art Slope is a nine-day free, multi-arts festival taking over Park Slope, September 17-25.  With an incredibly rich trove of artists, arts organizations, and venues to draw on, Art Slope will bring together artworks from across all disciplines and celebrate New York's diverse creative community.

Save the dates and find out more on their website.

Art Slope is a program of the Park Slope Civic Council .

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Emergency Blood Drive Today


The New York Blood Center is holding an emergency blood drive today at the Park Slope Armory Y. If you can help, then please give blood today at the Park Slope Armory on 15th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

Donors must be 16-75, weigh at least 110 lbs and bring photo or signature ID. Please eat and drink at your regular meal times. All donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card!

Questions? Call 1-800-933-BLOOD or visit www.nybloodcenter.org

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cartoon Night Coming Soon To President Street Garden!


Summer may be almost over for public school kids, but in reality there is still time to enjoy the season's many charms! To quote the late Yogi Berra: "It ain't over till it's over."

So grab your chair and enjoy one more night of outdoor fun on Saturday, September 10th! The GreenSpace@President (aka President Street Garden) is hosting cartoon night! Don't miss it! Details above!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Operation Warrior Shield Fundraiser


Sunday, August 28th 4-9pm
Show support for Operation Warrior Shield, Inc., which provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, first responders and their families, helping veterans through transitioning, finding jobs, eliminating veteran homelessness & providing health & wellness services. Tickets are just $15 per adult or $20 at the door. 
We hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stein Hoist Competition!


**Friday, August 26 7 pm**
**Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten**

Stein Hoist competitions are a lot less messy than pizza eating contests, but potentially more painful for your arms. The good news is...beer!

One lucky winner will win a large Basket of Beer - assorted beer, stein, pint glasses, t-shirts. Coney Island hat, keychain, frisbee - and the opportunity to enter to win TWO tickets to Germany! Yes, people, GERMANY!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Battle Week - More to Come!


Battle Week, commemorating the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, is still in full swing and there is lots to do! Take a look at the calendar  and plan to attend the festivities!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Demystifying Social Media Marketing


The summer is almost over (sorry) so it's time to start thinking about school. School isn't just for kids, though. It's never too late to learn something new! If you aren't versed in Social Media and you own a small or home-based business, we have a great course for you to consider:
Demystifying Social Media Marketing
Presenter: Caleigh Darragh
September 13th 9:30 am
Social media pro Caleigh Darragh is known for taking people and companies to the next level by developing creative social media strategies that significantly increase presence and reach on multiple platforms.
Caleigh is a certified member of Alabaster & Fern, a collective of freelancers and consultants who help build and grow small to mid-sized businesses in New York.
The Presentation will cover:
What is social media marketing?
The how to's of evaluating and implementing an excellent social media strategy
Using social media to gain new customers and access new markets.
Coffee will be provided.
The event is free but you need to reserve your spot.
Click here to reserve a seat!

Thank You!


Thanks for making our Summer Strolls season such a big success! Saturday's event was the largest yet, with a big crowd and two WWE wrestlers in attendance to watch the first annual Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest on Fifth!

Check out all of the photos on Flickr and Instagram. We look forward to another Summer Strolls season next July!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Last Summer Strolls & First Pizza Eating Contest Tomorrow


Saturday, August 20th at North Slope Summer Strolls. 
Kick-off at 6pm outside Artichoke Pizza on #theother5th 
59 5th Avenue between Bergen and St Mark's Ave.

It's almost here! Our contestants have been in training and are ready to show you what they've got. They have 10 minutes to eat as many slices as they can eat!
Although this is the first year of the Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest on Fifth, we have gotten some great publicity so far (see https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160817/park-slope/pizza-eating-contest-winner-will-get-year-of-artichoke-basilles-slices) and two WWE wrestlers (Big Show and Alisha Fox) will be on stage to kick off the contest! Fran and Sal from Artichoke Pizza, who also have a show on the Cooking Channel, will be our MC's!
Come on down, cheer on the "athletes" and try to snag a giveaway beach ball from Emcon Pharmacy (the contest sponsor) by visiting their table on the same block.
Don't miss it!



**North Slope Summer Strolls - Part Two**

**Saturday, August 20th 5-9pm **
**Dean to Sterling on #theother5th **
**All activities and shows are FREE**

Pizza Eating Contest not your style? Don't worry, we have you covered! Come and celebrate summer and the last Summer Strolls of 2016! We have another fun packed evening for you, without the extreme heat this time! Your favorites will be there; climbing wall, bouncy house, juggler, face painter, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, giant chess, board games and vintage cars. If that isn't enough for you we also have:

On the TD Bank Pop Up Park (between Prospect Place and Park Place) 
5:30 Prospect Park YMCA: Zumba! 
6:30 UFC GYM Park Slope: Youth Kick Boxing!

Not to be missed: 
Shipwrecked - Miniature Golf 
BK Bots - Robots 
DJ and dancing at Yayo's Latin Cuisine 
NY Islanders - Hockey Shoot Out
Glitter Tattoos and activities at Lulu's Cuts and Toys
Citibike!

And lots more!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dine in Brooklyn Until August 22nd!


$28 Prix Fixe Course Fixed Dinners
$15 Two Course Lunches
$12 Weekend Brunch

Enjoy some of your favorite restaurants all across Brooklyn at these fixed course prices. 

Go to the website to choose a spot closest to you or check out the participating restaurants here and try something new! 

#theother5th has a number of restaurants participating so #eatlocal:

Miti Miti
Bogota Latin Bistro
El Pollito Mexicano
The V Spot
Wasan Brooklyn
Loki Lounge




$28 PRIX FIXE Three Course DINNERS
$15 Two Course LU$28NCHES
$WEEKEND BRUNCH$28 PRIX FIXE Three Course DINNERS
$15 Two Course LUNCHES
$12 WEEKEND BRUNCH$28 PRIX FIXE Three Course DINNERS
$15 Two Course LUNCHES
$12 WEEKEND BRUNCH

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn - Starts Today!


Activities and events commemorating the opening chapter in America's drive for independence, marking the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn!

August 17 @ 6:00 pm – August 28 @ 2:00 pm

There are so many events and locations, so please check the listing on the website for details.  The week starts off tonight at The Old Stone House & Washington Park with a new exhibit curated by Katherine Gressel (7-9 pm).

Find out more, where to see the shows and exhibits and how to reserve your space for special events, here.

Brooklyn Master Barbershop Cookout and Celebration


Sunday, August 21st 2pm-7pm
Happy 15th Birthday Brooklyn Master Barbershop! Celebrate with them this Sunday at their Back to School Cookout Anniversary Celebration. There's a special BBQ, giveaways, kids haircuts for half price and a chance to win a basket full with school supplies. Team Slope apparel for sale and Inshallah Clothing.
Brooklyn Master Barbershop
393 5th Ave
Between 6th and 7th Streets

Monday, August 15, 2016

Last Summer Strolls Event and Pizza Eating Contest Saturday!


Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Free fun for all from Dean to Sterling Place from 5pm to 9pm

Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hoola Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars

Pizza Eating Contest!

August 20th, 6:30 pm
159 5th Avenue


Don't miss the Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest on Fifth at the August 20th Summer Strolls. There will be 9 contestants tasked with eating as much Artichoke pizza as possible in 10 minutes.

The contest will take place on a stage in front of their 59 5th Avenue location and feature owners Francis Garcia and Sal Basille (from the Cooking Channel's Pizza Masters show) and WWE Wrestlers!

Sponsors
Emcon Pharmacy
TD Bank
Aqua Hydrate Water

Friday, August 12, 2016

Saturday: North Slope Summer Strolls



FREE!

North Slope Summer Strolls

Saturday, August 13, 5-9pm
Sterling Place to Dean Street

Free fun for all from Dean St to Sterling Place from 5pm to 9pm
Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music by Amelia Robinson and Joy Jones/Mark Caserta
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hula Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars

TD Bank Pop-up Park
5:30 pm Free Zumba Class (YMCA)
6:30 pm Amelia Robinson/Mils Trills
6:30 pm UFC Gym Class
Lulu's 15th Anniversary Carnival (Bergen to Dean)
Free! Free! Free!

Carnival games
Bouncy Castle
Carousel
Cotton Candy
Snow Cones
Clown offering Balloon Animals
Glitter Tattoos
Face Painting
Give aways, and more!

SPONSORS







Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dine in Brooklyn Starts Today!



Borough President Eric Adams and Visa will be highlighting the borough's best restaurants in the midsummer version of Dine in Brooklyn, starting August 11th and ending August 22nd. A list of participating restaurants is available at dineinbk.com.

$28 PRIX FIXE Three Course DINNERS
$15 Two Course LUNCHES
$12 WEEKEND BRUNCH

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fall Courses at BK Bots


A sure sign that summer is nearly over: we're starting to get emails about fall courses! Hard to believe!

For example, BK Bots will be offering Lego Robotics and a Coding Class and this semester, they are putting a particular focus on getting more girls to be involved in STEM.  To do so, they're offering a $50 discount for any two girls who sign-up together! More details at bkbots.com.

We'll post soon about other fall courses sprouting up around the hood in the coming days to help you plan your fall!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Next Saturday: Pizza Eating Contest!


Pizza Eating Contest!
August 20th, 6:30 pm 
159 5th Avenue
Don't miss the Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest on Fifth at the August 20th Summer Strolls. There will be 9 contestants tasked with eating as much Artichoke pizza as possible in 10 minutes.
The contest will take place on a stage in front of their 59 5th Avenue location and feature owners Francis Garcia and Sal Basille (from the Cooking Channel's Pizza Masters show) and WWE Wrestlers! 

More details to come! Save the date!

Monday, August 8, 2016

This Week: North Slope Summer Strolls!



It's here! North Slope Summer Strolls is coming up this Saturday! 

North Slope Summer Strolls

Saturday, August 13, 5-9pm
Sterling Place to Dean Street

Free fun for all from Dean St to Sterling Place from 5pm to 9pm
Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hoola Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars


5.00pm-8.00pm Lulu's Cuts and Toys 15th Year Carnival Celebration between Dean and Bergen.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Let The Summer Games Begin!


The Olympic Games in Rio begin tonight with he opening ceremonies.

Okay, even if you aren't a sports fan, the opening ceremonies tend to be pretty spectacular, with thousands of hopeful champions marching under their country's flags, along with music, dancing, light shows and fireworks.

The team at Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten knows how great the opening ceremonies can be, but they also know that they are better when watched with friends, on a giant screen television with a big german beer in your hands.

Festivities begin today at 7 pm. Try their Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich or hoist a $12 Stein!
Or, try their Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Kasekrainer, Weisswurst, Bavarian Pretzels, Pierogies, Sliders or Wings!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Twelfth Night: Starts Tonight!


South Brooklyn Shakespeare will be performing Twelfth Night tonight through Saturday behind The Old Stone House. Grab some food and wine, a chair or blanket and check it out!

**Thursday, August 4th 8pm behind The Old Stone House**
**Friday August 5th 8pm behind The Old Stone House**
**Saturday August 6th 8pm behind The Old Stone House**

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baking Classes at Buttermilk Bakeshop


Let's face it, we could all use some baking tips. Sure, we might make a mean chocolate chip cookie, but what about that chocolate cake you ruined last week? Come on, admit it! That's why we love to buy from our local bakeries!

Well, one of our favorite local bakeries, Buttermilk Bakeshop, is offering more than just sweets for a price. You can learn how to bake your own treats, right in their kitchen! Right now they are offering classes in French Macarons and cupcakes but more will be offered when the slower summer season is over. Sign up today at http://buttermilkbakeshop.com/classes/ and start baking like a pro!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This Week: Twelfth Night at The Old Stone House and Washington Park


If you missed their wonderful performance at South Slope Summer Strolls in July, don't worry! South Brooklyn Shakespeare will be performing Twelfth Night again! In fact, there are 3 more performances to come on #theother5th this week!

**Thursday, August 4th 8pm behind The Old Stone House**
**Friday August 5th 8pm behind The Old Stone House**
**Saturday August 6th 8pm behind The Old Stone House**

Monday, August 1, 2016

North Slope Summer Strolls- Less Than 2 Weeks Away!



North Slope Summer Strolls

Saturday, August 13, 5-9pm
Sterling Place to Dean Street

Free fun for all from Dean St to Sterling Place from 5pm to 9pm
Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hoola Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars
5.00pm-8.00pm Lulu's Cuts and Toys 15th Year Carnival Celebration between Dean and Bergen.

Saturday, August 20, 5-9pm
Sterling Place to Dean Street



Free fun for all from Dean St to Sterling Place from 5pm to 9pm

Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hoola Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars

From 5.00pm 5th Avenue 1st Annual Pizza Eating Contest with Artichoke Pizza!!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Celebrabrate 15 Years of Lulu's on #theother5th


August 13th and our first North Slope Summer Strolls event is coming up fast! Don't forget to stop by Lulu's between 5:00 and 8:00 for their 15th Year Carnival celebration, which will take place between Bergen and Dean! Games, activities, fun and maybe even a cool free t-shirt (above) if you are lucky enough!

Save the date and have a great weekend!

North Slope Summer Strolls 1
Sterling to Dean Street
5-9pm


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Luke's Lobster Named One of the Top Food Trucks


The recently released 101 Best Food Trucks in America 2016 by TheDailymeal.com features a lot of amazing meals that are worth chasing after by foot, bike or car. Number 6 on the list is Luke's Lobster, praised for their mouth watering lobster and shrimp rolls on the go!

But you don't have to chase after your meal to experience Luke's Lobster! They have a brick and mortar shop, right here at 237 5th Avenue! The only chasing you'll have to do is when you are playing Pokemon Go (see photo above). Check it out!

For the full list of 101 best food trucks, click here.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Twelfth Night - The Old Stone House and Washington Park


If you missed their wonderful performance at South Slope Summer Strolls this past weekend, South Brooklyn Shakespeare will be performing Twelfth Night again. In fact, there are still 3 more performances to come on #theother5th!

Thursday, August 4th 8pm behind The Old Stone House
Friday August 5th 8pm behind The Old Stone House
Saturday August 6th 8pm behind The Old Stone House

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Restaurant Week!


It's NYC Restaurant Week (more like month, July 25-August 19). There are hundreds of restaurants throughout the five boroughs offering a $29 Lunch or $42 Dinner but only Benchmark is participating from Park Slope, this time around.

So, take some time to try some restaurants outside of Park Slope (we don't recommend that) or drop by Benchmark for a truly special meal (we do recommend that).

For more information on Restaurant Week, click here.

Oh, and stay tuned, Dine in Brooklyn is coming up in just a couple of weeks!



Monday, July 25, 2016

Up Next: North Slope Summer Strolls!


Well, that was certainly a hot one! South Slope Summer Strolls was a big hit on Saturday, even if it was the hottest night of the year! Check out the photos on Instagram and Flickr!

Up next:

North Slope Summer Strolls

Saturday, August 13, 5-9pm
Sterling Place to Dean Street

Free fun for all from Dean St to Sterling Place from 5pm to 9pm
Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hoola Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars
5.00pm-8.00pm Lulu's Cuts and Toys 15th Year Carnival Celebration between Dean and Bergen.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tomorrow: South Slope Summer Strolls




Don't miss it! 
Free fun for all from 12th to 18th Streets from 5pm to 9pm plus special events.
Rock Wall
Bouncy House
Jugglers
Face Painting
Music
Tables and Chairs to enjoy outdoor dining
Hoola Hoops, chalk, outdoor soccer nets
Vintage cars

Schedule of Events for July 23rd
All activities and shows are free to the public

TD Bank Pop Up Park(14th/15th Streets)

5pm-6pm Amerikick Demo and Defense Class
6pm-7pm Align Brooklyn Foam Rolling Class with Chris
7pm-8pm The Mark and Joy Duo!

Between 12th and 18th

6:30pm-8:30pm South Hope at Blackhorse Pub (corner of 16th)
6:30pm Twelfth Night by South Brooklyn Shakespeare(between 17th and 18th)
7pm-9pm Paprika Marching Band at La Casa Artesanal (between 12th and 13th)


SPONSORS