Monday, June 29, 2009

Heee Hee Hee!

For the sake of possibly saying something that will undoubtedly offend someone for either making too much fun or too little fun out of recent news, I'm simply going to say this. There's an event tomorrow evening in Prospect Park that looks like it will be at least quite a spectacle. Here are the details:

One-Gloved Run: A Run/Walk Tribute to Michael Jackson this Tuesday
Please join us this Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m., for a loop around Prospect Park to celebrate the music of Michael Jackson. Glittery costumes and/or wigs and makeup are encouraged (some of us will be going with the simple white t-shirt/black pants/black fedora combo), boomboxes playing the greatest hits will be carried, and when we reach the end of the loop we will organize a mass Thriller dance. Let's do right by MJ and make a spectacle!Don't worry if you're not a runner; we'll take it slow.
We'll meet at Prospect Park West & 9th Street, the same entrance you'd use for the band shell.
We'll go for drinks afterward, of course, where we'll dance... on the floor... in the round.
Thanks, Melody!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Now is the winter of our discontent

Made glorious summer by these San Marzano Plum Tomatoes. With the KWT Winter CSA you can get your fruit on alllll winter long. Sure, it seems like it's a bit early for this info, but farmer Evan (I have no idea if Evan is a farmer) needs to know how much green stuff you require to make it through those long, cold nights. See his letter below.
I know it's way too early to think about winter, BUT the time has come, not yet
to sign up, but just to drop me a line if you are interested in being part of
the KWT Winter CSA. There were 32 shares for us last year and they need an idea
of how many to put aside this year.
Visit the website for details:, click on "what's in a
This is a wonderful mini-csa to carry you over through the cold months
(dec-march) with blanched/frozen local delicious veggies, berries, etc. You can
also order cheese, eggs, and other farm products. Pickup is just once a month at
the Oak and the Iris cafe, 4 times total. Cost is $128. It was a big success
last year, and the company that does it is expanding like crazy. The frozen
stewed heirloom tomatos are absolutely incredible on pizza or pasta - so much
better than any from a can.
Sign up and collection of payment will be in July.
Please let me know if you're interested, and spread the word.
So email Evan at to discuss all things Bok Choy and, most of all, your Winter share.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kids art free -- Thursdays 'til 1:40.

Mmm... free art.
Free art classes on Thursdays for children ages 4-14 starting July 2. These will take place right in Greenwood Playground and run every Thursday for the month of July. Classes start at 10:00 a.m. and run for approximately 40 minutes each with a limit of 10 children per session (sign up Thursday mornings in the playground). Last class is at 1:00. Children must be 4 to participate.
Printmaking, watercolor, clay construction and self portraits are some of the areas to be explored.
This program was funded by Partnership for Parks and from generous local donors Brooklyn Real and Cynthia King Dance Studio (and of course The Friends of Greenwood Playground—your local parents who donate time to their playground).
Click here to view the official flyer in all its PDF goodness. Thanks, Clarice!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Brunch: Now we're talkin'

So Visions just sent us an email letting us know about their new brunch special. UNLIMITED bloody marys, mimosas and bellinis! Finally I don't have to go to Park Slope or downtown to get soused early on the weekends.

From Visions:
Visions restaurant & bar invites you to join us every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am till 4pm unlimited mimosa, bloody mary or bellini with any of your choices from our brunch menu.
Visions restaurant & bar 752 Coney island ave @ Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226 718-282-3388
I've heard the brunch food is good too, but hadn't tried it myself because of the [previously] expensive cocktails. Has anyone had brunch there yet?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oak, Iris, Photovoltaics.

Having a hard time getting your green on? It happens to everyone, but Sustainable KWT is trying help ease the pain of figuring out what's good, what's not and how to juice the grid with sunshiny current. Here are the details:
An Energy Conservation Teach-In: Solar Panels and Weatherization
June 17th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Come to the Oak and the Iris Café (2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway on the corner of East 4th Street)
Learn how you can make your home or apartment building healthier, more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
  • Waste less energy through window upgrades, attic insulation, and other weatherization techniques
  • Learn if your building is a good candidate for installing solar panels and start making your own electricity and hot water
  • Find out about the latest government incentives and tax rebates to pay for it all.
Guest Speakers will include local residents who have weatherized their homes and installed solar panels and representatives from local contractors and providers including AEON Solar, A.S.K. Construction, Solar 1, and 1BOG (One Block Off the Grid).
We hope you will arrive at 6:30 to chat with our presenters and your neighbors before the formal presentation at 7:00. We encourage you to purchase a delicious cup of coffee, muffin, sandwich, or dinner entrée from our lovely eco-minded hosts.
Ellen Honigstock (East 4th Street) & Sarah Goodman (Vanderbilt)
Sustainable KWT is a project started by two Brooklyn homeowners, Sarah Goodman of Windsor Terrace, an environmental educator, and Ellen Honigstock of Kensington, an architect specializing in sustainable strategies for existing buildings. Our goal is to build community through education and actions focused on reducing our local environmental impact. Contact or with any questions.
Please send in some followup details after this event. We'd love to hear about some eco-home projects going on in Kensington.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Street Fair!

Yes, it came and went once again. Does anyone ever see any notices about this [in Engish] around the 'hood? It always seems to come as a surprise. Anyhow, love it or hate it, it went down on Sunday and local Flickrer Jon grabbed some nice shots of the action. Take a look at his photostream here.

Thanks, Jon!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Meet your Brooklyn Cyclones in Prospect Park

Our local minor league ball club is about to start their short season, but first you should bring out the kids and get some autographs from the team.

From the Brooklyn Cyclones:
Come and meet the 2009 Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team on the Long Meadow at Prospect Park! The players will sign autographs and there will be giveaways and fun for the whole family. This special event takes place just three days before opening day of the 2009 season at KeySpan Park on June 19th.

Location: on the Long Meadow, just off the path leading to the 9th Street and Prospect Park West entrance to Prospect Park (near the Tennis House). Interactive map at
The meet and greet goes down this Tuesday, June 16 from 6pm to 8pm. See you there.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Some people are going to the Rocky Horror showing tonight

and you should too. Here's the info:
Flatbush Flicks Presents
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, June 12 at Midnight
Kent Movie Theatre
1170 Coney Island Ave
Q to Ave H.
$13 @ the door
Meet us (well, some of us) for pre-show drinks at Sycamore on Cortelyou Rd. and, apparently at 773 too... not sure if it's both at once or a crawl. View the flyer here. Anyway, there's the post. Are you satisfied, Laura?! :)