Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Brooklyn premiere of BIKELORDZ (2011, 16min) directed by Mikey Hart. “Bikelordz is a short documentary about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture that kids in Ghana have created. It follows crews of these young BMX gurus as they try and use their skills to make money, gain recognition and live on their own terms. Filmed on the streets of Accra in 2007, Bikelordz features a soundtrack of all Ghanaian music and shows a side of the city never before seen beyond its limits." Trailer and kickstarter campaign here. Introduced by Bikelordz editor (and KCCS captain) Tobias Arturi.
Followed by a showing of Native Sun (2011, 21min) a wild and visually stunning short film/ music video shot in Accra and rural Ghana. Directed by Terence Nance and Blitz the Ambassador, the film follows Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his home in the Ghana’s rural northern region. Featuring music from Blitz the Ambassador’s second full length album. From Brooklyn-based Media MVMT. Gotta see this one on a big screen.
Finally: West to Dakar for BADOU BOY (1970, 56min) a fantastic French New Wave-influenced coming-of-age story and the debut film by Senegalese master and celebrated experimentalist Djibril Diop Mambety (Touki Bouki, Hyenas). "A sarcastic look at Senegal's capital that follows the adventures of what the director described as a "somewhat immoral street urchin who is very much like myself." The contest pits the non-conformist individual against an absurdly caricatured policeman who pursues the protagonist through comedically improbable scenarios. Badou Boy celebrates an urban subculture while parodying the state." Check our site for a truly great trailer, from African Film Library.
At LaunchPad, our home the fourth Wednesday of every month.
721 Franklin Ave. btw/ Park and Sterling Pl. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin
Wednesday at 8pm, FREE, popcorn provided, BYOB.
total program: 93min | digital projection | programmed by nick shimkin | produced & hosted by david woodard jr.
**Just added: Brooklyn-based photographer Anderson Zaca will start off the night by introducing his kickstarter campaign for Block Party: Soul of Summer - an awesome project that aims to document and celebrate the city’s block party culture through beautiful b/w photography. Get a beer and get there on time and consider supporting this one with $$ - we love this project.
A night with Plug Ugly Films: Director Michael Sladek (fantastic recent art doc “Con Artist”) will bring a handful of short films, music vids, and other odd bits of cinematic excellence from the Bk-based production company.
Wed. 9/7 9pm at Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave. btw/ 17th & 18th St.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Get a Real Taste of Brooklyn at the Second Annual
WASH AVE ROCKS! Street Fair on Saturday, August 20
WHAT: Prospect Heights will come alive with local art, flavors, live music, and fashion at the second annual Wash Ave Rocks! Street Fair on Saturday, August 20. Brooklyn-based food bloggers will crown the best appetizer in Prospect Heights at 1pm; a fashion show featuring Brooklyn-based models and designers will take the stage at 4:30pm; and cultural organizations including Brooklyn Museum, Music Brings Life, and Brooklyn Children’s Museum will lead family-friendly activities throughout the day. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE.
WHEN: Saturday, August 20th 12-6pm:
12:00pm: Skateboarding Class for Kids
1:00pm: Taste-Off Appetizer Contest highlighting some of the best culinary offerings in ProspectHeights
2:00pm: Green Bus Tour Artists Collective
2:30pm: Congolese Dance Class
3:00pm: Dog Fashion Show
3:25pm: Live Music
4:30pm: Runway Show
WHERE: Washington Avenue between St. Marks Ave. and Prospect Place
WHO: Wash Ave Rocks! is hosted by the Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) and over 1000 attendees are expected. Participants include local restaurants, shops and 20+ vendors. A Children’s Corner with a water slide and face painting, the New York Blood Center, Music Brings Life, The Green Bus, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be on site throughout the day.
WHY: Wash Ave Rocks! showcases Washington, Classon & Underhill Avenuebusinesses in a free, fun event for families. foodies and fashionistas alike.
Please visit our website at www.washington-avenue.org
Sunday, August 14, 2011
MICHAEL KIMBALL (Dear Everybody, Us)
AMY BENFER (Salon.com)
ROBERT TUMAS (Puerto del Sol, The L Magazine)
Please note: This month's reading is on the THIRD MONDAY of the month -- just a rare exception.
As always, the fun is FREE and the drink special will be $4 pints.
SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue
This month it's all about "Missed Connections" -- miscommunications, longings, and wrong directions. The situations include a 10-year-old lost in an alternate heaven, young New York transplants trying to negotiate a disorienting city, and an elderly man grieving over the impending death of his longtime lover.
JOSHUA COHEN is the author of six books, including the novels Witz,
and the recently re-released A Heaven of Others. Four New Messages, a story collection, will be published by Graywolf in 2012. Born in 1980,
he lives in New York City.
MICHAEL KIMBALL is the author of four books, including Dear Everybody (which The Believer calls “a curatorial masterpiece”) and, most recently, Us (which Time Out Chicago calls “a simply gorgeous and astonishing book”). His work has been on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Bomb, and New York Tyrant. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and he is also responsible for Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), the 510 Readings series in Baltimore, the documentary 60 Writers/60 Places, and the conceptual pseudonym Andy Devine. His new novel, Big Ray, will be published by Bloomsbury in Fall 2012.
AMY BENFER has written essays, reviews, and reported stories for Salon.com, the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Glamour, Mother Jones, and the Believer. She has been an editor at Salon.com, Legal Affairs, and Paper magazine and was a regular contributor to Salon.com's feminist blog, Broadsheet. Currently, she writes a column for Jane Pratt's new Web site, xoJane.com, and a column on young adult fiction for the Barnes and Noble Book Review.
ROBERT TUMAS is a writer and grad student who lives in Crown Heights with his gorgeous wife and their two dogs. His writing has appeared in The L Magazine, Slant Magazine, The Faster Times, and The Rumpus. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in ‘stretch’ Magazine, Puerto del Sol, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. He is currently at work on a novel about growing up New Jersey.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Dexter Wimberly, curator of this summer's Crown Heights Goldexhibition, will moderate a lively, unscripted Artist Talk featuring Fiona Gardner and Kenya (Robinson). With Wimberly as host, these two dynamic artists will be interviewed simultaneously in an unrehearsed, spontaneous "talk show" format. They will discuss their artistic practices and their new performance piece, which was created collaboratively for the Crown Heights Gold exhibit. This program will take place in BHS's first floor program space and is free and open to the public.
Fiona Gardner is a New York based artist/photographer. She received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, studied at the New England School of Photography, and graduated with an MFA in photography from Columbia in 2004. Since 2006, she has worked at The New York Times Magazine. Her work focuses on the lives and experiences of women. Her work has been exhibited in New York at the Black & White Gallery, Rush Art Gallery, and Sean Kelly Gallery. Her work has also been shown in the Young American Artists of Today show in Moscow. Her photographs have appeared in The New York Times. She won the Agnes Martin Award for Outstanding Work in Columbia’s Graduate Arts Program and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship in 2003.
Kenya (Robinson) is a self-taught artist from Gainesville, Florida. A past resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's WorkSpace Program (2009-2010) and the 2010 Triangle Arts Workshop, her sculptural work has been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts, The Jersey City Museum, The Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and The 60 Wall Street Gallery of Deutsche Bank. In addition, her performances have been featured at The Kitchen, Rush Arts Gallery, MoMA PS1, The DUMBO Arts Festival, Recess Activities Inc., Cabinet Space and in the Home Section of The New York Times. She lives and works in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and New Haven, CT.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Our next meeting will be
Impact is the NYPD program that deploys foot patrol to communities in the City where the need is the greatest.
For the past year Franklin Avenue has benefitted greatly by being an Impact Zone; it has made our neighborhood a much safer place to live and work
Crow Hill Community Association has worked very closely with the 77th Precinct to help insure that this program is a success. but we have learned that there is a strong possibility that we may lose this additional police protection.
We are asking EVERYONE to weigh in on this issue, NYPD needs to hear our voices or the Impact Zone will move to a more vocal community.
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET PARTICIPATED PLEASE VISIT http://
We have started a campaign to extend the existing Franklin Avenue bike lane that abruptly ends at Bergen Street. We are asking that Franklin between Atlantic and Eastern parkway consist of 1 traffic lane for cars and 1 bike lane, the parking lanes would remain as is.
There are paper petitions available to sign at various locations along Franklin Avenue (including Dutch Boy Burger, Had Associates, Franklin Park, and The Candy Rush) or you can send us an email as follows:
send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
body of email:
YOUR FULL NAME
Our new, laminated sign will let people know not to leave flyers, menus, etc
Available at HAD Associates, 737 Franklin Ave
Monday, August 08, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
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