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Spring Soccer Leagues to be Announced at Brooklyn Bridge Park

By , 23 January, 2013, 1 Comment

We are already loving the new Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. With warmer temps creeping up on us last week, we got out to play some soccer and check out the recently built five acres of sports fields. So we are totally psyched to see that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will host its own BBP soccer leagues there for both adults (Wednesday evenings) and kids (Saturdays) this spring. Though details are sparse, registration will begin 1 Feb. and the season will run from March 1 – May 25. More to come as we get it.

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Brooklyn Lyceum Family Event: Weekend Fun

By , 17 January, 2013, No Comment

Coming up on a three day weekend, we were psyched to see this funky, family event at the Brooklyn Lyceum on Saturday, 19 Jan.
Canvas, presented by Oxheart and The Gowanus Circus, runs from 10am to 10:30pm and features visual art, face painting, circus, live music and burlesque performances.
Canned and packaged food will also be collected for City Harvest. An art gallary free to the public runs from 10am to noon, and City Stomp Live will headline The Kid’s Matinee at 2pm and 3:30pm. Each show will be followed by kid’s circus acts by The Gowanus Circus.
Ticket prices for the afternoon performance only are $12.50 for individuals or $30 per family (one adult and two children) in advance; $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets here.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Opens New Pier 5

By , 13 December, 2012, No Comment

Check it peeps. Brooklyn Bridge Park opened its brand new Pier 5 this week, which includes five acres of sports fields, playgrounds and other super awesome amenities.
There’s the 200,000 square feet of synthetic turf, a Picnic Peninsula with built-in hibachis, tetherball poles and two play areas for both older and younger kids. And if you’re a fishing type, there will be four bait prep tables to help you up your game. Thankfully, twenty-six shade sails line the northern and southern sides of the pier for protection–unlike Pier 6, which doesn’t seem to address the problems of a blazing summer sun. That means we won’t all be huddling under the shade of a single, baby tree. Come on, you know what I’m talking about.

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Brooklyn Rocks Carnival and Atlantic Antic

By , 24 September, 2012, No Comment

It’s now officially fall. And in our opinion, the best time to hit the carnival/street fair circuit in BoCoCa. This weekend will offer a plethora of fantastic events to check out, beginning with PS 29′s Brooklyn Rocks carnival at Carroll Park. The fun takes place on Saturday 29 Sept with Gymstars Hoopa Palooza at 2pm, The Kidville Rockin’ Railroad Band at 3pm and the Deedle Dee’s at 4pm. And of course, there will be the usual accoutrements of food, crafts and raffles to keep the whole family busy. All proceeds will benefit the arts at PS 29 so it’s a great cause as well as a great autumn activity.
Then, on Sunday 30 Sept, the 38th annual Atlantic Antic is back! This gigantic street festival goes from noon to 6pm (rain or shine) and highlights local businesses, food, crafts, shopping and music. But before you head out into the insanity that is the Antic, make sure to check this schedule of events:

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HICKS/HENRY
Moxie Spot – 81/83 Atlantic Ave
12:00pm: Ivan Katz Drum Along
1:30pm: Liam the Magician
3:00pm: Jammin with You Music School Superjam!
4:00pm: NikoKids featuring Nikolai Moderbacher

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HENRY/CLINTON
Chip Shop – Across from 129 Atlantic Ave
The Winsor Terrors

Last Exit – 136 Atlantic Ave
All Day: DJ Momotaro
1:30pm: Les Sans Culottes
3:45pm: The Get It
Inside:
6:00pm: Antic After Party with DJ Mr. Lee

Waterfront Ale House – 155 Atlantic Ave
12:00pm: Son De Caney
1:30pm: Love Funk
3:00pm: Black Coffee Blues Band

CLINTON/COURT
Amer-Aba – 175 Atlantic Ave
Strictly Belly Dancing presented by Eddie “The Sheik” Kochak

COURT/BOERUM
Brazen Head – 228 Atlantic Ave
The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band

SMITH/HOYT
Pacheco & Lugo – 340 Atlantic Ave
Latin Jazz Band

HOYT/BOND
Khamit Kinks – 400 Atlantic Ave
12:00pm-5:00pm: DJ Hard Hittin Harry

NEVINS/3RD
Hollow Nickel – 494 Atlantic Ave
1:00pm: The Officials
2:00pm: Luminous Flux
3:00pm: BR & Timebomb
5:00pm: Isaac

Gumbo – 493 Atlantic Ave
12:00pm: Reading and Signing with Melanie Hope Greenberg
12:30pm: P for Puppets: A Magical Bilingual Puppet Show
1:00pm: Li, Li, Li! Reading
1:30pm: Rolie Polie Guacamole
2:30pm: Catahoula Cajun Band
3:00pm: Kevin Nathaniel and “Talking Gourds”
4:00pm: Tiga & Tchaka
5:00pm: Mamadou Waflash

Hank’s Saloon – 46 3rd Ave
12:30pm-1:15pm: Who Knew Crew
1:30pm-2:15pm: Lou Mass and his One Man Band
2:30pm-3:15pm: TBA
3:30pm-4:30pm: Andi Rae
4:45pm-5:45pm: Tri State Conspiracy

3RD/4TH
Maimonide of Brooklyn (M.O.B.) – 525 Atlantic Ave
Inside:
12:30pm-2:00pm: DJ Dainja
2:00pm-3:30pm: DJ Negus Korby
3:30pm-5:00pm: DJ Sambarella
Outside:
Live stage hosted by Rabbi Darkside
1:00pm: Max Caddy
2:30pm: Brother Hamm & The Pentecostal with Gypsy George
4:00pm: Inky Jack

Girl’s Night Out Alert: Floral Fete with One Girl Cookies

By , 7 September, 2012, No Comment

Grab your girls and head over to this fun, fizzy, sweet night out at One Girl Cookies DUMBO (33 Main Street) on Thursday, 20 September from 6pm to 9pm. Co-hosted by Brooklyn floral studio Blossom & Branch, you’ll learn the art of floral arranging and sugar paste flower-making–as well as a chance to create your very own boutonierre and of course, decorate your own cupcake. The champagne will be flowing and nibbles will be served. To purchase tickets, email dawn@onegirlcookies.com or call 212 675 4996. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door on the 20th

BoCoCa Hosts Open Studio Event: Go See Art in Brooklyn

By , 4 September, 2012, No Comment

Everyone knows we have a burgeoning art community here in BoCoCa, but here’s a chance to see it up close and personal. This weekend, 8-9 September, 73 artists in Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens will open their studios to the public for the GO open studio weekend. Sure, it’s a great way to check out recent work from our local artisans, but you’ll also be able to vote on the three artists whose work you’d like to see in a group show at the Brooklyn Museum on Target First Saturday, 1 December.
You can find artists in the hood here , and if you’re feeling extra frisky, here are some local events to check out (courtesy of the coordinators):

* The purveyors of 61 Local, who have agreed to serve as the GO Information Center for the weekend, are leading a bike tour that includes an inside look at artist studios

* Victoria Hagman of Realty Collective will be leading a tour of studios with a focus on historic buildings

You can register to vote and create an itinerary of the studios you will visit here.

Solar-Powered B&B Lands in Carroll Gardens

By , 22 July, 2012, No Comment

image via Curbed NY

BoCoCa is getting another bed and breakfast. If you’ve ever had guests visit, you know that even with the influx of larger hotels in Downtown Brooklyn, there’s not a whole lot of choices west of Court St. So loving The Delta by Voltaic Solaire–which also happens to be New York’s first self-powered building, according to Curbed NY.
The 2700 square foot building on the corner of 9th and Hamilton Ave. is powered by a solar skin, solar awning, solar panels and an almost soundless vertical-axis wind turbine. Bitchin’, no? The B&B will start renting in August and features a 345-square-foot studio on the second floor and triplexes on the third, fourth, and fifth floors. Expect costs to range from $150 to $350 a night.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Updates

By , 22 June, 2012, No Comment

Before the weekend begins, and this heat wave threatens to break (we hear this evening will bring KINDA cooler temps), wanted to update you on a few things going on in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Firstly, the Pier 2 wading pool is still on schedule to open in July, according to our source at the park. No exact date yet, but it’s a good start. Secondly, this week, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors voted to approve a mixed-use development including residential and hotel units, restaurant and retail space, as well as a banquet hall and fitness center on Pier 1. Brought to you by Toll Brothers and Starwood, the 550,000 sq. ft. complex will house the 10-story, 1 Hotel with 200 rooms and 159 residential units. Ground-breaking is expected to begin in 2013.
As for more timely events, Saturday brings the Brooklyn Kite Festival at Pier 1 from 10am to 2pm. Kites will be available for purchase on site, or you can bring your own. The same day also finds the opening of Photoville, a mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden at Pier 3 Uplands. In addition, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will become a public photographic installation and outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of “Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play.” Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the “Community” theme.

Carroll Gardens Gets the Big Diss from MIB III

By , 22 June, 2012, No Comment

Remember when Court St. was littered with vintage cars for the filming of Men in Black III? Well don’t look for familiar places if you plunk down the cash to see the film. According to the NY Times City Room, we got lost somewhere on the cutting room floor.

A few moments of footage shot at the north end of Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn, near Borough Hall, flash by in the film, but nothing, apparently, from Carroll Gardens itself.
The studio, Sony Pictures, would not answer questions about what was and was not in the movie.

Ah, well, I’m sure you can find the hood in one of the other billion or so movies, TV shows and commercials that have been shot in the last few years. Who needs time-traveling aliens anyhow.

Use Stroller as Excuse to See Art: Really

By , 11 June, 2012, No Comment

Brooklyn moms, here’s your chance to grab a little culture and get baby out for a walk. A.I.R Gallery (111 Front St.) in DUMBO is offering an event called Stroller Days for parents who would like to check out some art, meet some new folks and have a little nosh.
Taking place on 28 June, from 11am to 2pm, the day promises tours of current exhibitions, insightful discussion, adult conversation and a bit of artistic fun with local parents and art enthusiasts. The tour will take approximately 45-60 minutes and will focus on introducing the diverse programs found at the 111 Front Street Galleries such as contemporary photography, art collectives, street art, minimalist art, non-profit spaces and more. You can pre-register here to guarantee yourself a spot. The charge is $20 for each adult–children go free.