Friday, April 29, 2016

Busy Spring Saturday!

Sometimes, a day comes along on which pretty much everything is scheduled. Most of the time, it's not a special day (like Christmas or Easter) but rather an average date on the calendar that seems to attract everyone's eye for events. Saturday, April 30th, is such a day on #theother5th.

5th Avenue Family Festival (11 AM -3 PM @ 4th Street): Join Tuffy Tiger and friends for this great event on 4th St just off 5th Avenue, next to the Old Stone House. Crafts, games, a bouncy house, characters and performances. Come out and play all day!

The Monro (9 pm 481 5th Ave near 12th St): Celebrate 4 amazing years of drinking with the crew at The Monro, starting at 9pm!

Franchezka Salon (500 5th Avenue): If you are walking along 5th Avenue, don't forget to stop by the salon for their memorial service to Francisca Figueroa, the owner of the salon who died tragically this past fall.

T.E.A.L Mother's Day Sale (533 16th Street at 10th Avenue): T.E.A.L (Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer) is hosting a Mother's Day sale you won't want to miss! Jewelry, home goods, hand made items, accessories and more!

Do you want more? Follow us on Instragram (@theother5th) or Twitter (@parkslope5thave)!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

T.E.A.L Mother's Day Sale

This weekend, T.E.A.L (Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer) is hosting a Mother's Day sale you won't want to miss! Jewelry, home goods, hand made items, accessories and more!

Saturday April 30th 
T.E.A.L's Community Center
533 16th St at 10th Ave

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Celebrating 4 years with The Monro Pub

Congratulations to The Monro Pub for their 4 wonderful years on the #theother5th!

Celebrate with them this Saturday from 9pm with drink specials, cake, pizza and tunes!

The Monro Pub
481 5th Ave

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Binky at Freddy's TONIGHT!

Binky Griptite, founding member of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, former guitarist for Amy Winehouse & Janet Jackson, is performing at Freddy's starting at 11pm TONIGHT! Check out this and more artists at 
Freddy's Bar and Backroom.

Freddy's Bar and Backroom
627 5th Ave

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair: Less Than 3 Weeks Away

Don't forget! Brooklyn's favorite street fair, The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, is coming up on May 15th between Sterling and 12th Street. 

Music! Local food and drinks! Art! Great local shopping! Rides! Vintage cars! Other stuff worthy of exclamation points!

Don't miss it!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Passover

- from the merchants of Park Slope's Fifth Avenue and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.

Have you tried the chocolate covered matzah from The Chocolate Room, yet? You must!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Loki's Monthly Beer Dinner Pairing

Loki's Monthly Beer Dinner Pairing
Tuesday, April 26th @ 7:30pm

Public schools are on spring break next week, so if you are a parent (or a teacher) you'll be due for a treat by Tuesday. Loki has just what you need!

The last Tuesday of every month Loki Lounge invites you to enjoy their special menu (different each time) and this month it's paired with beer from Two Roads Brewing Company. It's limited to 24 people so get your credit card and phone ready to make your reservation now! Four courses, Four beers $45 per person.

Loki Lounge
304 5th Ave (entrance on 2nd St)
(718) 965-9600

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair - Less Than One Month Away!


SUNDAY, MAY 15, 12 - 6 PM

It's almost time for your favorite Brooklyn street fair! The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair is coming up on May 15th between Sterling and 12th Street. Music! Local food and drinks! Art! Great local shopping! Rides! Vintage cars! Other stuff worthy of exclamation points!

Don't miss it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Event Space at Stone Park Cafe

Events at Stone Park Cafe

A perfect spot right in the heart of Park Slope, this gorgeous space just behind the Stone Park Cafe is 
beautifully fitted out with a bar, standing drinking area with high tables and a sit down space with large tables. As we discovered, there is also a screen and projector and yummy food!

Birthdays, weddings, meetings or board meetings, they can accommodate you right here on (or just off) #theother5th. And they have a small backyard!

For more information contact:

323 5th Ave
(718) 369-0082

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nineteenth Century Extravaganza at The Old Stone House

Sunday, April 24th 11am-5pm

Presented by the New York Nineteenth Century Society, the New York Nineteenth Century Extravaganza is an immersive educational experience geared toward people of all ages and interests who want to explore the past of our great metropolis. The festival features historically-focused workshops, lectures, and performances highlighting nineteenth-century life in America, with a focus on New York City. Expect a full-day of Victorian-style picnicking, performances, and celebration on the lawn of Brooklyn’s Old Stone House Museum. 

Go to their website for a performance schedule. Admission is FREE!

Friday, April 15, 2016

O live Brooklyn - Tuesday Olive 101 Class still has some spots!

Olive Oil 101 Class this Tuesday

"Olive Oil 101 explores the 'when, what and how' as well as the flavor characteristics and chemistry of single varietal extra virgin olive oil. They also explore the scandalous world of the olive oil business and how to identify great extra virgins"!!!

Led by owner Greg Bernarducci, light snacks will be served along with a balsamic cocktail to wet your appetite.

Purchase a reservation for $30 a person which includes the class and a selected bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Sounds like a bargain!

Class begins at 6pm and runs for 60-90 minutes.

Give Greg a call at (718) 783-1680 or email

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lilith Outlet Grand Opening This Saturday!

Lilith Outlet recently opened at 217 Fifth Avenue and this Saturday evening, they're having a grand opening party! Come check out their collections, meet the staff and welcome this new shop to #theother5th !

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Record Store Day this Saturday!

Record Store Day

Saturday April 16th - all day

Put away that ipod and stop downloading and go visit the real thing. And to get you really excited, this year's Record Store Day Ambassador is Metallica, releasing a live concert CD from the Paris Theatre that was attacked in November. All proceeds go to charity.

To help you celebrate, the Record and Tape Center on 5th will be open from 9am and then you can polish the day's exhausting album searching off with a Dogfish Pint and some fun at The Gate.

Record & Tape Center
439 5th Ave

The Gate
321 5th Ave 

Go to the official website for more stores that have pledged to participate!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Civic Sweep this Saturday


**Saturday April 16th 10am - 2pm**

Make a clean sweep of our beautiful neighborhood by joining the Park Slope Civic Council at its annual fall beautification, recycling and clean-up event. 
Put on your old clothes and come to the sidewalk in front of Old Stone House/JJ Byrne Playground, 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets from 10 am to 2 pm (rain or shine).  Join other volunteers in:

-weeding and mulching street trees
-picking up litter on sidewalks
-painting over graffiti on lampposts (must be supervised by adults)

Bring your unwanted electronics (TVs, computers, and home entertainment equipment) for recycling by the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  Please, no home appliances including microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, or smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.  For questions about electronic waste recycling, call (212) 477-4022.

They'll also give away free daffodil bulbs for planting in public areas.

They'll serve refreshments, and provide all tools and supplies. Volunteers will leave wearing “I Made Park Slope Cleaner Today” stickers.  Community Service vouchers will be available. 


Monday, April 11, 2016

BID Board Meeting this Wednesday - Open to the Public


The next meeting of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Board of Directors will take place on Wednesday, April 13 at 9:30 am at Events at Stone Park (324 5th Avenue on 3rd Street). We'll have some bagels and coffee, meet and greet and get an update on recent and upcoming BID activities. We promise it will be a short, fun, concise meeting. Join us! Open to the public!


1) Welcome 

2) Approval of Minutes 

3) Presentation on Comptroller's Red Tape Commission Report 

4) Update on Activities, Upcoming Events 

Meeting materials can be reviewed and downloaded here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

5th Avenue Family Festival with Puppetry Arts

Saturday April 30th 11am - 3pm rain or shine!

Join Tuffy Tiger and friends for this great event on 4th St just off 5th Avenue, next to the Old Stone House.

Crafts, games, a bouncy house, characters and performances. Come out and play all day!

All proceeds go to Puppetry Arts which is a non profit.

You should also check out Puppetry Arts website which has music, games and of course Tuffy!

We'd also like to thank Puppetry Arts for their support of all the events we do, providing volunteers, creative support and bouncy houses!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thank You!

We had the biggest A Taste of Fifth event ever, last night, with over 800 people in attendance and approximately $14,000 raised for our local charities!

A huge thanks to:

-Kearny Bank
-Forest City Ratner
-Empire BlueCross
-Cooper & Cooper
-Two Roads Brewing Company
-Tito's Vodka
-The Grand Prospect Hall
-ACME Wine and Spirits
-Puppetry Arts

and a huge thanks to Spoke the Hub for their David Bowie Flash Mob!

Next Up on May 15th!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tonight! A Taste of Fifth!


TONIGHT! COME Celebrate Fifth Avenue's acclaimed destination restaurants and legendary watering holes at  A Taste Of Fifth, Wednesday, April 6th, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm at The Grand Prospect Hall.

Buying a ticket not only allows you to sample all the savory offerings from our many local restaurants and bars (complementary wine & beer), but you'll also be benefiting many of our local charities.  Tickets are $55 online with $20 of every ticket going to the local charity of your choice!

A Taste of Fifth is a great opportunity to dance the night away or simply enjoy the company of friends and neighbors and catch up on the latest doings on the greatest avenue in the Slope.

What's New This Year?

- A special "speakeasy" jazz bar sponsored by Tito's Vodka!
- A roving magician! Let him entertain you while you stuff your face!
- A new silent auction, featuring great prizes from some of your favorite local merchants!
- Also, we hear there may be a special dance performance by Spoke the Hub. Shhhh! It's a secret!

Participants (In Formation)
ACME Wines & Spirits
albero dei gelati
Artichoke Pizza
Blue Sky Bakery
Bogota Latin Bistro
Bonnie's Grill
Brooklyn Crepe
Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten
Buttermilk Bakeshop
Coco Roco
Du Jour Bakery
El Pollito Mexicano
Empanada Loca
Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Gorilla Coffee
Jake’s Handcrafted
La Villa
Loki Lounge
Miti Miti 
NuNu Chocolates
O Live Brooklyn
Oyster Bar Brooklyn
Palo Santo
Pitas & Sticks
Prawn Shop
Prospect Bar and Grill
Pure Bistro
Sky Ice
South Pub
Stone Park Cafe
Surfish Bistro
The Chocolate Room
The Monro Pub
Two Boots
Uncle Louie G
Yayo’s Latin Cuisine

Participating Charities:
*Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
*Brooklyn Pride
*Brooklyn Dream Factory
*CHIPS Soup Kitchen and Young Mothers Homeless Shelter
*Fifth Avenue Committee
*Good Shepherd Services
*Imani House
*Middle School 51
*The Old Stone House
*Park Slope Civic Council
*President Street Garden
*Prospect Park YMCA
*Spoke the Hub
*Public School 39
*Public School 118 Maurice Sendak Community School
*Public School 321


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Spring Gala!

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is holding a spring gala on Monday, April 11th at the Brooklyn Museum. They have some wonderful entertainment, cocktails, dinner and special guests planned.

Buy your tickets today to help support this amazing local institution here!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Two days Until A Taste of Fifth

The food is being prepared, alcohol and sodas are being boxed up, silent auction donations are piling up, instruments are being tuned for the band and dance moves being practiced. We're getting ready! Are you?

A few tickets are left to buy online. Don't forget, $20 from each ticket goes to a charity or school of your choice. Please don't rely on getting a ticket at the door. There will be very few!

What to expect? Plenty of restaurants to feed you with lots of different foods from Empanadas to meatballs to chocolate desserts. The beer will be flowing at the bar alongside sodas, wine in the restaurant area and vodka in the Speakeasy. Drink as much or as little as you like.

Enjoy jazz at the beginning, followed by a DJ and continued jazz in the Speakeasy all evening.

The Mad Magician will be wandering around to entertain you and at some point, a surprise from Spoke the Hub. Don't miss capturing your fun times in the Photo Booth as well and visiting the Kearny Bank table for yet more treats and surprises.

This is a fundraiser, so of course there is a Silent Auction with great items to suit all tastes.

Come celebrate #theother5th with us!

Tickets here.

Friday, April 1, 2016

ACME Coming to A Taste of Fifth

Donald in the store

ACME Wines and Spirits are coming with their expertise and lots of drinks for you to enjoy at A Taste of Fifth (buy your tickets before it's too late).

If you don't know ACME, then go to their store near 11th St on #theother5th and check out their selection. They specialize in small production, artisanal wines and spirits that aren't expensive. They  have an under $13 selection rack for you to select from! Large volume orders are welcome and the Team is happy to spend time to make sure you pick the right bottle for you!

ACME Wines and Spirits
487 5th Ave near 11th St

ACME Wines and Spirits are bringing some of their good friends along this year: