Friday, August 31, 2012

MoCADA's Soul of Brooklyn on Saturday (+ More Filming on Franklin

MoCADA, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, is hosting a Soul of Brooklyn Block Party along Franklin this Saturday as part of the Carnival festivities. Complete information from their facebook page is below - be sure to swing by! Also, HBO's "Girls" was out filming on Franklin Avenue this evening (which means ILFA will have to start watching in order to write a rambling reply to whatever they do with our Avenue, of course) and tomorrow, Mishka the talking dog will be filming a short at the Pulp and Bean

MoCADA Museum’s Soul of Brooklyn Series this month is celebrating Caribbean Culture in the heart of the 45th Annual West Indian American Carnival Association's Labor Day Festivities where their Kiddie Carnival Parade will come marching down St. Johns Place then turn down Franklin Avenue (between 10AM- 12PM).

The Soul of Brooklyn Block Party series is made possible by and ARTPLACE and TRANSCANADA. The goal of this Block Party is to support and celebrate our local Brooklyn MOM and POP businesses through part
nerships with our local cultural institutions. Special thanks goes to the Crow Hill Community Association and Franklin Avenue Merchants for their support.

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Spend $10 or more at any business on Franklin Avenue on Saturday, September 1st 12PM – 6PM, bring your receipt to The Candy Rush (733 Franklin Avenue) and receive a FREE* scoop of ice cream or mini crepe!

12PM – 6PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
DJ Hard Hittin Harry spinning all your favorite Caribbean and carnival tunes

12PM – 6PM
Launch Pad’s Built in Brooklyn Craft Fair - 721 Franklin Avenue
Featuring local artisans, FREE Carnival Mask Making with Alexis Sueme Mena of Generation of International Growth Society (G.I.G.S.)
FREE face painting with Ding A Ling the Clown and Friends
Coconut Rob will be there with his delicious drinks and smoothies

12PM – 6PM
Shop Brooklyn! Visit members of the Franklin Avenue Merchants (FAM) – Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue. Soul of Brooklyn businesses will have yellow balloons out front.

2PM – 5PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
Juggling, Plate Spinning and more with Zabo

Meet members of Socamotion

2PM – 6PM
Portraits by Kwesi Abbensetts

3:30PM – 6PM
Lily & Fig - 727 Franklin Avenue
Caribbean Cultural Theatre presents: Meet author Nandi Keyi-Ogunlade of The True Nanny Diaries. FREE coffee or tea with the purchase of a bakery item during the author meet and greet.

4PM - 5PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
Meet members of Phoenix Refined, Brooklyn's 1st Haitian Mas Camp

*Offer good while supplies last

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  1. Oh, NO! Not "Girls". I guess they wanted some "diversity".

  2. Yes, please ILFA take on Girls!