Thursday, August 25, 2011

Weekend Winners: Walt L. Shamel Garden Art Fair, O&T Grand Opening, and AfroPunk

(Images from the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden's Art Fair in 2009)

Summer is winding down, but there's still plenty to do around the neighborhood this weekend, provided Hurricane Irene doesn't hit us too hard (Crown Heights, being up high, is not an evacuation zone, but if things do get hairy, be prepared to host your buddies with ocean views).

- Provided it isn't washed out, the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden, on Dean between Franklin and Bedford, hosts its annual Art Fair on Saturday afternoon from 1 - 6pm.

- Also on Saturday, he Owl and Thistle General Store hosts a "Grand Opening" celebration from 11am - 8pm, complete with local artisans in-store to promote their wares, food and drink samples, and a Kid's Coloring Contest. They got a nice write-up from Time Out NY recently - check them out.

- Finally, weather permitting, the always-awesome (and FREE) AfroPunk Festival returns to Commodore Barry Park up in Fort Greene on Saturday and Sundy, with Cee-Lo Green closing the show. Hurricane, shmurricane - it's Cee-Lo for free (yo)!


  1. thanks Nick ...the art show was cancelled by Irene. I am moving the Wild Woman Art Gallery I was going to exhibit there to a Wild Woman Healing Salon I'm having this Saturday. Details are here on Facebook

    Been exhibiting at the garden show for last two years and the pictures above are actually from the Peace & Healing in the Garden; Global Mala Peace Equinox that I produced. Here's an article from it.

  2. can you please email these lovely pics? thanks!