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Saturday, November 29, 2014

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year in Brooklyn!

   

Holiday Market and Tree Lighting in Brooklyn 


Dyker  Heights Christmas Light: Friday November 28, 2014. Day after Thanksgiving.

Display of Christmas Lights in this tiny Italian Neighborhood. Christmas decoration along about half a mile Square deep in Brooklyn. Is become a popular tourist attraction during the holiday season for its elaborate light display. 

 


Holiday Market:


1. Brooklyn Flea:  Saturday & Sunday, November 2014-March 2015, 10 am-6 pm.
                                   1000 Dean St Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 

 A Classy Flea Market, Accurate Vintage Market Place that also has booths with Craft and Wonderful Food. 125 Vendors, FREE ADMISSION.

2. Brooklyn Night Bazaar: Friday and Saturday,  7 pm-1 am. 

What better place to listen to live music, Holiday Shopping and eat at the same place. Exotic and increasingly popular in Brooklyn. Have some Wine or Beer, check out the Art Installation, live music 100 Food and Craft Vendors. 


3. Union Square Holiday Market: Nov 20-Dec 24, 2014.
 Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd Street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
http://urbanspacenyc.com/union-square-holiday-market/

Over 100 merchants are on hand to bring you the most unique gifts available.
Monday-Friday, 11 am-8 pm
Saturday, 10 am- 8 pm
Sunday 11 am-7 pm
                                   

4. Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2014: Friday & Saturday December 6 & 7 2014, from 11 am-7 pm. Brooklyn Expo Center 79 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. http://bust.com/craftacular/bust-craftacular-home.html

Over 200 vendors will participate in their two-day holiday extravaganza. The best craft, handmade, vintage and tasty treat vendors to their brand new space in the vibrant heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn for their 9th Bust Holiday  Craftacular New York!

5. Build it Green! NYC: Craft on the Canal Fair & Party Gowanus. December 6-7, 2014. From 10 am-5 pm at 69th  9th Street in Gowanus.http://www.bignyc.org/crafted-at-the-canal

It host local artists and feature interesting items that are off-the-grid for most major department store or main stream stores. Re-use items, Fair Trade Items, Hand and Home Made Items.

6. Artists & Fleas Williamsburg Holiday Market: Saturday November 29-Sunday December 26, 2014. 70 North Street Between, Kent and Wythe Ave. http://www.artistsandfleas.com/

Founder Any Abrams and Ronen Gilmer will again curate a special holding theme version of their weekend market, now featuring more than 100 vendors inside their Williamsburg space. Boasting Sellers, Artists, Makers & Collectors, enjoy free gift wrapping station. Tasty Treats, and Christmas Carolers to get you all Warm and Fuzzy.



Tree Lighting:


1. Atlantic Ave Annual Tree Lighting: Friday December 5, 2014, from 6 pm-8 pm. Belarusian Church at 401 Atlantic Ave at Bonds Street. http://atlanticave.org/category/2014-holiday-events/

Special Performance Rolie Polie Guacamole and Children from P.S. 38 and P.S. 261. Festive treats from Avenue merchants.
*Bring a Wrapped toy for Annual Children's Toy Drive*  indicate age and Boy /Girl.

2. Fort Greene Park: Sunday December 7, 2014, 4 pm.
Corner of Myrtle Ave and Washington Park, http://www.myrtleavenue.org/holiday-tree-lighting-fort-greene-brooklyn/

Hot Chocolate and Cookies, Holiday Music and Santa Claus.

3. Annual Tree Lighting at McKinley Park: Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 4 pm.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/annual-christmas-tree-lighting

Senator Martin J.Goldman will host this annual tree lighting, with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

4. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Washington Square Park: Wednesday December 10, 2014 from 6-7 pm.  http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washington-square-park/events/2014/12/10/annual-christmas-tree-lighting

This sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

5. Christmas Tree Lighting in Shore Road Park: Monday December 8, 2014 *Rain Date December 9*, 6:30 pm. 90th Street & Shore Parkway and Parkway, Brooklyn.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/christmas-tree-lighting-in-shore-road-park1

It's the most wonderful time of the year when Bay Ridge, Brooklyn comes together to welcome the Christmas Tree Lighting in Shore Road PArk.

6. Christmas Tree Lighting in Owl's Head Park: Tuesday December 2, 2014. *Rain Date Wednesday December 3, 2014* 7 pm. Owl's Head Park House, Colonial Rd, 68 Street Brooklyn, New York 11220 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park

7. Pitkin Avenue Tree Lighting at Zion Triangle: Thursday December 4, 2017 from 5-7 pm. Pitkin Ave and East New York,  Brownsville, Brooklyn
https://www.facebook.com/pitkinbid?fref=nf

Fun and Open to the Public!
Santa Claus, Hot Cocoa & Cupcakes, Music & Caroling, Special Guest and More!


Make sure to click on the links for more Info.


                                     

Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween in New York City!




It's the most Frightening, Scary, Spooky, Creepy, Ghastly, Goulish, Grisley. Wonderful Time of The Year!  Halloween in New York City!







1. Haunted House at Brownsville Brooklyn: October 30-31, 2014, from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/30/halloween-haunted-house-at-brownsville
                                           Brownsville Play Ground 
                                           1555 Linden Boulevard
                                            Brooklyn, New York


2. Ghost Doctors Ghost Tours in New York City: Tours will last approximately an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. Book your tour early as it fills up quickly. http://ghostdoctors.com/TOURS.html



3. Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Float: October 26, 2014. 3:30-6:30 PM. 
                            Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
                              110th Street, between 5th and Lenox Avenues


4. Pumpkin Day: October 4, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM. $10 per kid!
                             McCarren Park 
                        Greenpoint, Brooklyn


5. Greenpoint Children's Halloween Parade and Party: Saturday October 25, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM $10 PP.  http://www.townsquareinc.com/#!calendar/cr0o
                         Polish and Slavic Center, 
                           176 Java Street 
                         Greenpoint, New York 


6. Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller Halloween Extravaganza, Michael Jackson Skate Party.  FOR TICKET INFORMATION 
            Lefrak Center at LakeSide in Prospect Park.
                      171 East Drive
                    Brooklyn, New York


7. Ghouls and Gourds Costume Parade 2014: October 25, 2014, 12:00-5:30 PM.
                   Brooklyn Botanic Garden
                     150 Eastern Parkway
                    Brooklyn, New York 
Kids under 12 Free/ Rain or Shine.



8. The 16th Annual Great Pupkin Dog Costume Contest; Saturday October 25, 2014 11:00 AM. 
                        Fort Greene Monument Plaza
                           Fort Greene, Brooklyn
RAIN DATE Sunday October 26, 2014. 
Face painting, Hay Rides and Free Pumpkins. 
This is the largest Dog Costume Contest in Brooklyn. 



9. Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest: October 25, 2014,  10:30 AM-1:00 PM. 
                         Pier 6 Off Joralemon Street. 
                            Brooklyn, New York



10. Halloween in Prospect Park: Multiple Events, October 25-26, 2014. 



11. Luna Park Halloween Harvest: Every Wednesday through October 26, 2014, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM.
                                      Luna park 
                                  1000 Surf Ave
                                Coney Island, Brooklyn



12. 8th Annual Halloween Midnight Boat Ride: October 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM. Get your tickets at

                                      Sheryll Princess
                         Pier 8 Emmons Ave and East 21St
                               Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn




13. Halloween Massive: October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM.
Featuring Knife Party, DJ Snake, Tommy Trash, Tchami, Milo and Otis 
                                      The Barclay Center
                                      620 Atlantic Ave
                                   Brooklyn, New York 11217

14. Halloween Parade and Harvest Festival: Oct 31, 2014, 3:30 PM.
Costume Contest, Music, Pumpkin Carving.
Parade starts at Mother Gaston Blvd and Pitkin Ave and ends at Zion Triangle (Legion St and Pitkin Ave) in Brownsville Brooklyn.





Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Brooklyn Music Festival



https://www.facebook.com/thebrooklynmusicfestival



The Brooklyn Music Festival will take place Sunday September 7, 2014 at 2 PM at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene Brooklyn. 

The producers of the Brooklyn Music Festival is giving you another reason to love Brooklyn. They are spreading the LOVE said Nova Bonilla, CEO and Founder of NEGNYC. 

With a line up as diverse as Brooklyn, the festival will feature performers representing Alternative/Indie Rock, Disco, Funk, Country, Hip Hop and R&B Music. 

Come and dance to the music, The Brooklyn Music Festival will feature local emerging talents of,


                 Closing out the evening is the legendary DJ Tony Touch!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-TONY-TOUCH/92376343177


                                       Featuring Soni WithanEye




With the diverse genres of music being represented in this event, NEGNYC believes this formula will give rise to The Brooklyn Music Festival as an annual event by the tri-state area for many years to come.

Admission is FREE! Donations will be accepted through The Brooklyn Music Festival Website, 
http://www.brooklynmusicfestival.nyc/https://tbkmf.ticketbud.com/2014
To support the BCS Vision of "One Brooklyn Community" and invites Sponsors, Vendors and thousands of enthusiastic fans to interact with one another to build towards the success of this lofty event.

The Brooklyn Music Festival is presented by:

10.Marine's Restaurant & Bar: https://www.facebook.com/marinesrestaurantbar





Frank McFly and Wavey's World "Back to School Cookout"


It's always good to support your community and the things they are doing, especially when they are  young men and women. I want to say thank Frank McFly and Wavey's World for extending an invitation out to me for their "Back to School Cookout. 

Fully loaded with 100+ Bookbags, Music by Dj O, Pictures by #VDotPhotography. Free Food and Drinks and Entertainment at P.S 401 in Brownsville Brooklyn. Not only the bookbag were fully loaded, so was Fank McFly & Wavey's World, with a team of volunteers. Children was enjoying the weather that was present  and the Bouncey Slide.
Wavey's World is an online Comedy series, with episodes and fun clips. From Brownsville  Brooklyn. Check them out

Doing the right thing is what I perform, and the right thing to do is give them the credit they deserve. These young men pulled at short notice event, an event to benefit  school age children in our community and other communities. It turned out to be fabulous, 100 + bookbags were given out. You see, Brownsville is a community, it may not show it on the News, but we are.  A community that does and will do for the people. 

Please go and check out Wavey's World https://www.facebook.com/WaveysWorld




Frank McFly & Wavey's World


Their fully loaded volunteers














Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Caribbean Carnival Week/ West Indian American Day Parade.



                       Brooklyn, West Indian Day Parade/Carnival.

With the Afro Punk Festival, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and  Celebrate Brooklyn done, we now celebrate the end of the summer with West Indian Parade and yes the summer is officially over after this great festivity.


The Caribbean Day Carnival Day Parade will be held Sept 1, 2014 from 11 am-6 pm. The parade will be held at Eastern Parkway, from Utica Ave ending at Grand Army Plaza.

All Pre-Parade shows will be held on the grounds of The Brooklyn Museum. Thursday marks the official kick-off event for Caribbean Carnival Week.




Thursday, Aug 28-Caribbean Woodstock: 7 PM to 1 AM.
Will feature artists from the Caribbean as Skinny Banton, Adrian Dutchin, Problem Child, Ricardo Drue, Mickey, Zouk & the gang, Statement, Surette Bon Bon, Boodoosing Tassa Drummer and more! Complete with traditional Ole' Mas and Individual costume competitions.



Friday, Aug 29, 2014: Stay in School Youth Fest, Free Admission from 10 AM - 2 PM.
Stay In School Youth Talent Show is a free event that pairs a message about staying in school with talent competition.


Friday August 29, 2014: Brass Fest, a Brass Band Competition 8 PM to 3 AM
Running from Friday of the carnival week until the wee hours of the morning. The 2014 Brass Fest Concert/party features     direct from Ghana for the first time Blakk Rasta, Teddyson John and the Project, Red Fyah Band and more. Doors open at 6 PM.


Saturday, August 30, 2014:The Junior Carnival Parade 9 AM until 3 PM sharp.
Competing in their own Costume Parade. Route begins at the corner of Kingston Ave & St.Johns Place continues to Franklin Ave & President St ending at Brooklyn Museum grounds



Saturday, August 30 2014: Panorama steel band Evening:  6 PM until 3 AM
A night of pan. West Indian Steel Bands compete in a fabulous Carnival Event.




Sunday August 31, 2014 Dimanche Gras: All Star Steel Band 7 PM goes until 1 AM.
Watch and hear the best West Indian Steel Band compete in this fabulous Carnival Event.



Monday September 1, 2014 West Indian American Day Parade: 11 AM - 6 PM.

For ticket information please visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=10546&performance_id=1831878&language=en&country=US

For more on the West Indian Carnival visit visit http://wiadcacarnival.org/

Please check out the fun we had
http://whatsupnewyorkkeepingupwithbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-west-indian-american-day-carnival.html



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here are some Free Kids Events going on in Brooklyn.




Check out all the free fun stuff Brooklyn had going on for the kids!!




1. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: Free every Tuesday all summer for the whole summer. 


http://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar



2. Brooklyn Public Library's Kidmobile: Tuesday August 12, 2014 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 
The Mobile library is on the go throughout Brooklyn all summer long. 
3. Prospect Park Carousel: Thursday August 14, 2014 from 12 and 6 pm.
A no-cost spin on the Prospect Park Carousel, complimentary rides for children under 13 are offered every Thursday in August between noon and 6 pm. Free! 




4. Kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Thursday August 21, 2014
Learn to to how to Kayak at Brooklyn Bridge Park. All Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the summer. Free 


5.  Family performance Festival: Sunday August 1, 2014 at  Peter J Sharp Children's Glade in Central Park West of Great Hill Oval, between 103rd and West 106th Streets, New York.
Listen to engaging tales by acclaimed storyteller Diane Edgecomb. 
Repeating every week-Sunday through Sunday, August 31, 2014


http://www.centralparknyc.org/about/programs/family-performance-festival.html


6.Free Programs at Lefferts Historic House: Children's Corner of Prospect Park (near the zoo).
Free week-long programs run in Prospect Park during the school break. Great indoor fun.


http://www.prospectpark.org/


7. Brooklyn Children Museum: Free every Thursday from 3-5 pm.
Free complimentary admission to the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Free every Thursday from 3-5 pm for the summer. Make sure to click on the link for scheduling


.http://www.brooklynkids.org/index.php/visit/visitorinformation


8.Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series: First three Saturday in July and August at 12 noon. It's Free!
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/youth-moves-movement-workshops

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden                                   Garden Hope
327-329 Greene Ave                                             329 Hancock St
Brooklyn, New York                                         Brooklyn, New York



9. Free outdoor movies for children:




A. Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: Mondays June 30 - August 18, 2014. Flicks shown on a jumbo 40 foot screen by the ocean. http://coneyislandfunguide.com/Attraction/Coney-Island-Flicks-on-the-Beach.htm
  
B. Redhook Flicks by the pier in Brooklyn: Tuesdays July 8- August 26, 2014. 
http://redhookflicks.com/schedule-2/

C. McCarren Park WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn: Wednesdays July 9- August 13, 2014. 
Doors open at 6 pm with Vendors and live Music. Films at Sundown. http://www.summerscreen.org/

D. Brooklyn Heights: Thursday July 10 - August 26, 2014
Syfy Movies with a view.  Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights.
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140506/brooklyn-heights/brooklyn-bridge-park-announces-lineup-for-outdoor-summer-film-festival

E. Narrows Botanical Gardens Movie Night, Bay Ridge Brooklyn: Fridays June 27 - Sept 12, 2014.
Movie Night at the Garden starts at Sundown, around 8:30 pm.
http://www.narrowsbg.org/news


F. Movie under the sun at Habana Outpost in Fort Greene Brooklyn: Sundays May 4- October 26, 2014. Movie start at 8 PM.http://yoursocialfix.com/brooklyn/events/things-to-do/movies-under-the-stars-at-habana-outpost

Please click on links for scheduling.










Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 Summer Fun with the Kids!









1. San Gennaro: Sunday July 9 - July 20, 2014 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

http://www.olmcfeast.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=63:2012-feast-dates-now-available


A. Opening Night July 9, 2014
      
B. Children's Giglio Thursday July 10, 2014
      
C. Questua Saturday July 12, 2014
      
D. Giglio Sunday Sunday July 13, 2014
     
E. Feast Day of our lady of Mount Carmel/Night Lift Wednesday July 16, 2014 
      
F. Old timer Giglio Sunday Sunday July 20, 2014 

The Multi-day Festivities include Live Music, Carnival Ride and Great Eat. Make sure to check scheduling before heading out. This is a Free Event. 


2. Free Outdoor Movies for kids this summer: 



A. Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: Mondays June 30 - August 18, 2014. Flicks shown on a jumbo 40 foot screen by the ocean. http://coneyislandfunguide.com/Attraction/Coney-Island-Flicks-on-the-Beach.htm
  
B. Redhook Flicks by the pier in Brooklyn: Tuesdays July 8- August 26, 2014. 
http://redhookflicks.com/schedule-2/

C. McCarren Park WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn: Wednesdays July 9- August 13, 2014. 
Doors open at 6 pm with Vendors and live Music. Films at Sundown. http://www.summerscreen.org/

D. Brooklyn Heights: Thursday July 10 - August 26, 2014
Syfy Movies with a view.  Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights.
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140506/brooklyn-heights/brooklyn-bridge-park-announces-lineup-for-outdoor-summer-film-festival

E. Narrows Botanical Gardens Movie Night, Bay Ridge Brooklyn: Fridays June 27 - Sept 12, 2014.
Movie Night at the Garden starts at Sundown, around 8:30 pm.
http://www.narrowsbg.org/news


F. Movie under the sun at Habana Outpost in Fort Greene Brooklyn: Sundays May 4- October 26, 2014. Movie start at 8 PM.http://yoursocialfix.com/brooklyn/events/things-to-do/movies-under-the-stars-at-habana-outpost

Please click on links for scheduling.


3. Prospect Park Audubon Center:  Now through July 25, 2014

http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/animal-encounter
Naturalist introduces kids to their animals. Free Every Thursday and Friday from 3-4 PM.  Make sure to click on the link for scheduling.


4. Brooklyn Children's Museum: July 8, 2014

http://www.brooklynkids.org/index.php/visit/visitorinformation

Free complimentary admission to the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Free every Thursday from 3-5 pm for the summer. Make sure to click on the link for scheduling.


5. Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series: First three Saturday in July and August at 12 noon. It's Free.


http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/youth-moves-movement-workshops
A series of  family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts, presented by two Brooklyn Dance companies- Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place in two NYRP Gardens in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Make sure to click on the link for scheduling.

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden                 Garden of Hope              
327-329 Greene Ave                            329 Hancock St                      
Brooklyn, New York                       Brooklyn, New York 11216


6. Pier Kids: Sunday July 6, 2014. 11 am- 1 pm.

http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/pier-kids-wildlife-theater

The Central Park Zoo life theater brings amazing adaptations, The Dinosaur Adventure, packed with singing, Science and Fun! it's free.
Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Arts & Crafts activities starts at noon. Make sure to click on the links for scheduling.




7. SummerStage Kids: Summer Stage Kids offers unique, interactive events for the entire family throughout the Summer in Park locations Citywide.


http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/f2014-07-01/c18/bB/free/p1
A. SummerStage Kids, Hybrid Movement. Tuesday July 8, 2014, 10:30 am-11:30 am
At the Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn. Hybrid Movement company is at the forefront of Artistic Evolution in the performance.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/summerstage-kids-hybrid-movement-company


B.SummerStage Kids, Kids Junk Orchestra. Friday July 11, 2014. 10:30 am- 11:30 am. Brower Park at Prospect Pl and Kingston Ave in Brooklyn.
Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J Dove, former principal performer for Broadway and off Broadway shows.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra


C. SummerStage Kids, Puppetmobile Tuesday July 15, 2014. 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn.
The return of it's popular Puppetmobile production "Little Red's Hood".
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile



D. SummerStage Kids, Janice Marie Robinson's melodic Magic Friday July 18, 2014  Brower Park at Prospect Pl and Kingston Ave in Brooklyn.
 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic



E. SummerStag Kids, Mind Flip Duo Tuesday July 22, 2014. at Maria Hernandeaz Park in Brooklyn.
Mix Kids Ace's extraordinary Magic with Paris the Hip Hop Juggler's amazing stunts.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music



F. SummerStage Kids, Wednesday July 30, 2014. 10:30 am- 11:30 am. at Flagpole in Sunset Brooklyn.
New York Chinese Cultural Center. The spectacular dance program features traditional folks dance performed by NYCCC students. http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center


Make sure to click on the links for scheduling.