Saturday, October 27, 2018

Gear Up for Fun Local Events

As we prepare for Halloween, let’s take a look at what’s happening locally for all ages.

This morning is the Halloween Pumpkin Patch Costume Contest. Hosted by Dodge YMCA, this is a family-friendly event which takes place at Dodge YMCA headquarters at 225 Atlantic Avenue and starts at 10am to 1pm. Free for adults, it is just $10 per kid who will enjoy costume contest, face painting and more.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Prospect Park Documentary

This video is a trailer for the fundraiser for Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – somewhat of a poor cousin next to New York’s Central Park. But it shouldn’t be since its 526 acre coverage makes it Brooklyn’s second largest park. For residents though it’s quite different; they love it. It is often filled with walkers, runners, cyclists, ball players, rollerblading, family picnics, boating and a whole lot more.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Biking in Brooklyn

If you’re in Brooklyn and you want to get around, cycling is a great option. America’s first bike path was created there (Ocean Parkway, back in 1894) and the region didn’t stop there. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway (still under construction) is one of the nation’s most popular cycling areas.

So if you’re into cycling and you’re looking for something to do, start by Kensington’s Ocean Parkway and continue on the path to Coney Island’s Surf Avenue. As you cycle through the beautiful tree lined path, you’ll be privy to a wonderful tour of “local Brooklyn brownstones” before getting to the area’s much loved boardwalk that you can walk under at Ruby’s Bar & Grill and enjoy true American fare. From cheeseburgers to corn dogs, potato knishes and hot/sweet sausage, wash it all down with one of Ruby’s Famous Ices. Don’t be put off if you don’t have a bike; just go down to Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rent.

For the less energetic/adventurous Brooklyn’s Waterfront Greenway is a perfect window into the area. While walking between Piers 1 and 6, you cannot fail to pause for the Manhattan skyline or ferries. Get back to basics with Jane’s Carousel which is so reminiscent of summers gone by or cool off at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.