Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Franklin Avenue Kids Day (and more)

This Saturday, Franklin will be closed to traffic from Park to Sterling all day as Crown Heights celebrates the 3rd Annual Franklin Avenue Kids Day. Brought to you by the dynamic duo of Kevin and Garnett, the driving forces behind About Time Boutique and Collective Concept PR, respectively, and co-sponsored by the CHCA, the event will feature a host of great activities for kids of all ages from 10am - 5pm on Saturday. If you've got kids, bring 'em, and if you don't, there's still time to donate and volunteer. Contact info {at} collectiveconceptpr {dot} com to share your talents and talents with local children. My alter-ego will be out there all day, supervising an obstacle course and relay races courtesy of New York Road Runners. Nostrand Park has some video about the event up here, though one of us is getting the timing wrong, as they say it starts at high noon.

A few other quick notes:

- The CHCA is celebrating a successful campaign to keep the Impact Zone on Franklin (no word yet on whether Nostrand will remain an Impact Zone, though the latest bust should be enough to convince the NYPD if the demands of local residents will not). Thanks to all who sent letters. If you feel compelled, you can thank the NYPD here.

- The ILFA/Snubbr poetry contest will be resolved soon, I promise - the judges are deliberating as I write this. If you hadn't contributed such a fantastic and varied bunch of poems, it wouldn't be so hard! Thanks to everyone who submitted - I wish I could give you all ice cream.

- For the environmentalist set, Brooklyn Green Drinks hits Franklin Park from 7-10pm tomorrow night. Here's their blurb: BKLYN Green Drinks is a free monthly, informal, and sustainably minded social networking event. It’s the once-a-month happy hour for Brooklyn-and-beyond environmentalists to wind down, wind up, meet, greet, network, and start things. We get folks from all parts of the city and visitors from across the country, from students to artists to NGOs and municipal workers, and they’ve all got interesting things to say.