Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Grand Opening of Albee Square Farmer's Market

To meet the needs of growing population in Downtown Brooklyn, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is opening a Farmer's Market featuring 15 vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods and more.

Operating by Bensidoun, which manages Market through out New York, Chicago and Paris.

Downtown Brooklyn partnership has announced the opening of a new Farmer's Market in their own Albee Square! 

To celebrate the Market grand opening this Saturday May 4, Chef Tanya Tracy will be there offering a demonstration on how to make Gourmet Dips and Spread.

Beat festival performers Ishmael "Ish" Islam and Courtney Giannone will be on hand with cultural performances and 15 vendors will be out in force selling Food, Produce, and Handmade Goods. 

Divine Bar & Grill is having an all day party.

Talk about an all day party! Divine Bar & Grill is having the first big day party of the year on May 4, 2013

Tasting by chef cream company from 5-6 pm.  They will have vendors from 5-6 pm, passion party, tattoo artist.

Special performance at 12 Midnight. Give away all day long.

                                                Doors opens @ 3 p.m & they won't close until 4 am.

                                           Divine Bar & Grill is located at:
                                                 896 Broadway Ave
                                              Brooklyn, New York 1120
                                                      (718) 455-5455

BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular & Food Fair @ Dumbo

This Spring, the award-winning BUST Magazine Craftacular & Food Fair will be set-up shop on the beat of Dumbo Waterfront for one day only.

Celebrate of all things handmade.  Over 120 handmade and Vintage stalls, feast on seasonal sips and snacks from hand picked group of 15 food vendors and take part in crafty activities for all ages.

This handmade extravaganza will take place just one stop from Manhattan in Dumbo's Pearl St Plaza and Manhattan Bridge Archway.

Visitors are invited to get in on the action with a long-day line-up of crafts workshops, including cluster earrings with Tracie Campbell of Brooklyn Charm.

Treat yourself to an eclectic mix of affordable, handcrafted goods and gifts and much more!

Live Jazz at The Firehouse Space located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

  The Firehouse Space is having Jazz on May 2, 2013 @ 8 pm. 

A rare appearance by drummer Devin Drobka, presenting a new music in a format ( drums, Sax, Guitar) rite with raucous musical conversation, dispensing with pretense, bursting into a new sonic territory that is sure to astound listeners of all types.

The Firehouse Space is a unique event and performance space located in Williamsburg, close to the Graham Ave L stop.  Has 4000 square feet and 14" ceilings and includes a large kitchen with double professional thermador oven, deck with a hot tub and fire place. It also includes a 1000 performance space for about 70 people.

So if you are a fan of Jazz music like me, check out Firehouse Space this Thursday

Grand Army Plaza, NY_Hearts: Parkslope

                                    NY_Heart: Parkslope
                               Friday May 3, 2013 at 2 pm. 

This experience is part walking tour, part love-story NY_Hearts, Park slope offers you a new way to discover New York City by stepping into characters shoes, set in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.

Your ticket includes drinks, and other surprises from local businesses, which are integrated into an audio story shared over mobile devices. Supporting story extensions of audio includes, character-websites, on-line character vlogs, original music and visual art. 

Set in four different New York City neighborhoods, this experience is a self guided walking tour through Park Slope that begins a 2 pm and end at approximately 5 pm.

Please arrive on time, some businesses may not be open when you arrive.

Celebrating Adam Yauch's life

Fans all over the globe found themselves mourning the sudden absence of a fixture in their beloved music and memories.

So 2012, they discover an outlet MCA Day: an outlet in which to communicate, express yourselves, and offer their gratitude for the gift of Adam Yauch. 

So for 2013 they are coming together again. Even stronger.  Join them May 4 at Littlefield to celebrate the life of Adam.  

The festivities will kick of at 11 am at Littlefield, a performance and art space which is one of Brooklyn's hidden treasure, with art to view, music to vibe to, folks to chill with and a few surprises to bring you joy and they have the big ol' boombox and a grip of fresh Batteries. 

There is NO cost to attend. However, as generosity and activism were huge part of Adam,s life they will honor his vision by offering opportunities to contribute to a number of local charities.

Adam was an American Rapper, Musician, Film Director and Human Right Activist. 
He was best known as a founding member of the Hip Hop group Beastie Boys.  
He was frequently know by his stage name, MCA, and sometimes  worked under the pseudonym Nathial Hornblower, Yauch founded oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City.  

A Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan Independence Movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom. Adam was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Edward R. Murrow H.S. in Brooklyn's Midwood Neighborhood. 

My daughter attended Edward R. Murrow, Such talent comes from there. My daughter played the violin with the orchestra. So go and pay your respect and celebrating a life taken to soon. 

RIP Adam Yauch 8/5/1964-5/4/2012

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bed-Stuy Pop up Shop

Pop up retail, also known as pop up stores(pop-up shop UK) or flash retail, is a trend opening short-term sales spaces in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

A pop-up retail space is a venue that is temporary. The space could be a sample sale one day and host a private cocktail party the next evening.

The trends involves "popping up"one day, then disappearing anywhere from one day to several weeks later.

Those shops, while small and temporary can build up interest by consumer exposure. Pop-up retail allows a company to create a unique environment that engages their customers as well as generates a feeling of relevance and interactivity.

So guess what? Pop-up is coming to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Please go support those small or just starting out businesses. Every little bit counts and gives those creative with their hands exposure to their work.

I'm a true supporter of small businesses, I know i have, it's called grandma&grandpa.  So go show your love and support to those at:

                          Bed-Stuy Pop up Shop

                 located at 275 Malcolm X Blvd. Brooklyn, New York 11233
                                     May 1-May 31

This unique shop will feature Vintage, Indie Designers, Handmade Jewelry, Art, Music and more!

They are bringing the Pop Up Shop movement to Bed-Stuy.

They are still looking for vendors to show case and sell their unique pieces.  So reserve your spot today.  For more information  call (347)450-3117 and (718)374-4471 or email them at

Sandra Lee's Huge Cake Sale!

What better then a bake sale, then a HUGE Cake Sale on Grand Central Vanderbilt's ,with host Sandra Lee and fellow Food Networkers

  • Mario Batali,
  •  Emeril Lagasse,
  •  Bobby Flay
  •  Guy Fieri,
  •   Roseanna Scotto, Dylan Lauren, Ty Pennington and            Wendy Williams. 

                 This event is open to the public and media 

Help Sandra Lee raise funds and awareness for the child who suffer from hunger right here in New York City. 

 100% of the proceeds raised at this event will go to Share our Strength and the Food Bank of New York.

This event is sponsored by Kmart, Sears, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Hasbro

This is event will be held on May 1st 2013 in Grand Central Vanderbuilt Hall, from 10 am-7 pm.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Brooklyn Lyceum presents Upcycle Brooklyn

     What better way to recycle your clothes, then a giant swap.

This giant event will offer Brooklynites the chance to clean-out closets, swap goods with their neighborhood.

Attend a workshops on upcycling goods and recycle stuff. All items not swap will be donated to charity.

This event will take place on Sat April 27, from 11 am-6 pm at the Brooklyn Lyceum located at 227 4th Ave. Brooklyn New York 11215 (718)857-4816

Swap for free or buy a table, cost is $50 for a table.

Bargemusic Floating Concert presents a free neighborhood family concert

           Free Saturday!

BargeMusic Floating Concert Hall presents a neighborhood familyconcert.

What better to start the weekend with a free event for you and your children. Music in motion at Barge Music located at the Fulton Ferry Landing. 

 Enjoy an hour of music and then a QA with the musicians. This free concert is only for the month of April and May. 

April 6, 13, 20, 27 
 May 4, 11, 18, 25

This concert begins at 3 pm. Doors open at 2:30 pm. No reserved seating. This is a free concert.

A day of Japaneses Culture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents Sakura Matsuri. It will be a weekend of traditional and contemporary Japanese Culture.

This event is held rain or shine. Starts at 10 am, get there early.Kids under 12 are free.  A menu of Japanese food is offered under the tent and enjoy sitting on the grass at Cherry Esplanade.

There will be:    
  • Taiko drumming
  •  Manga
  •  Tea ceremonies
  •  J-rock and pop
  • Samurai Sword Fighting
  • Bonsai
  • A Cosplay Fashion Show
  • Ikebana Flower Arranging
  • Hands on Kids Workshop
  • Nihon Buyo Classical Dance
  • A Puzzle Plaza and more. 
Located at 1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, New York. (718)-623-7200
Tickets are $20

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sal & Paul Pizzeria in Brownsville, Brooklyn

  Pizza is the quintessential of Brooklyn's fast food. 

New York is the undisputed pizza capital of the world. Brooklyn has earned a reputation as the borough with the best of pizza and i have one.

It was such a honor to learn that Sal & Paul Pizzeria in Brownsville, Brooklyn was named Brooklyn's 10 Best Under-the-Radar Pizzeria by Yelp.

Sal & Paul is a family owned business and has been a long time resident at 1686 Pitkin Ave, Brownsville for many years. Now run by their children.I can remember as i was 12 years old, when with a dollar you could of bought a slice of pizza with a soft drink. 

 Now my children and grandchildren goes there. It is such a honor to know Brownsville got recognized for something so delicious. 

Sal & Paul also serve all sort of pizzas such as, taco pizza, barbecue pizza, broccoli pizza among other delicious food.

Kudos to YELP for recognizing us for our pizza and thank you Sal & Paul for being such a big part of Brownsville. 

                                 Sal & Paul Pizzeria
                                 1686 Pitkin ave.
                                  Brooklyn, New York 11212
                                  BTW Chester st and Rockaway ave. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Child Abduction Workshop

Parents, how sure you are that your young one walk away with a stranger? You don't know if your child can be a victim of a kidnapper.

The Brooklyn Blizzard Youth Organization, Youth Services Section and Community affairs held their Kids Fun Day&Child Abduction Workshop. Such a informative workshop for the safety of our children. 

Community Affair spoke to the children.  They asked question and put them to the test. ID's where given to all children that attended this workshop. My Mia just loved hers. Made her feel like a big girl, telling me grandma, i need a wallet. 

Fun activities with the kids, great entertainment, games, dance contest even for the adults. . By the way the had a great DJ, which i misplaced his business card. 

The children really enjoyed themselves and we did to. Thank you Anthony from the Brooklyn Blizzard Youth  for the invitation to attend this workshop with my granddaughter.