Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekend Links: Cartoon Carnival, Couples Massage, and Niman Ranch at Tastebuds

Some links from around the Avenue:

- LauchPad hosts a Cartoon Carnival on Saturday night:

Saturday, February 16th
Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival: So Love Me Maybe
To celebrate the holiday, Tom Stathes digs out some rare, vintage Valentine's cartoons for your enjoyment. We’ll be screening more than an hour’s worth of cool animation from the 1920s through 1940s on actual 16mm film with a projector.
By doing this, Tom seeks to keep alive a form of film presentation that is now quickly dying: the projection of real film. Tom is also replicating the old semi-professional projected 16mm film screenings which were common in schools, clubs, private homes, and neighborhood ci
nemas in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Come be a part of our fun and unique holiday experience, which you're sure to enjoy!
$10 at the door, and a nice 'wintry drink' is included with the price!
Doors at 8pm and the cartoons start a little afterward. Earlier arrival is better if you require seating.
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2,3,4,5,C trains to Franklin Avenue station
8p, $10 suggested donation

- Force and Flow hosts a couples massage workshop on Saturday afternoon:

Valentines Day Couples Thai Massage Workshops

Saturday, February 16
1:00 – 3:30PM and
5:00 – 7:30PM
@ Force and Flow
$70 per couple
Preregistration Required -
4 Couples Max Per Session
This Valentine’s Day, give each other a gift that you can continue giving throughout the year. Come experience the pleasures and benefits of giving and receiving Thai Massage, also known as Thai Partner Yoga Bodywork.
Learn how to stretch, release tension, and encourage relaxation in your partner and yourself simultaneously! This is a beautiful way to spend a couple of weekend hours and a deeply effective and meaningful way to care for one another.
Ophra Wolf, owner of Force and Flow, is a highly regarded Thai Massage practitioner whom has studied both in Thailand and the US and has worked with individuals and couples since 2004.
The workshop is limited to four couples per session, with two available sessions, 1PM and 5PM. No experience with Thai Massage or yoga is necessary, but if you have any physical concerns please contact Ophra in advance. You will need comfortable clothes to move in, we will provide the rest.

- And Paul Willis of Niman Ranch swings by TasteBuds on Monday afternoon:

TasteBuds Announces a Tasting Event Hosted by Farmer & Founder of Niman Ranch Pork, Paul Willis
Paul Willis will greet customers of Brooklyn’s hottest sandwich shop, share stories, and some new Niman Ranch products. Everyone is welcome!
President’s Day Event
12 noon to 3:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013
736A Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
BROOKLYN, N.Y. February 18, 2013.  Dedicated to using only the highest quality ingredients in their signature sandwiches, TasteBuds opened its doors in June of 2012 with an array of Niman Ranch products, including Jamon Royale Applewood Smoked Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and their peerless all-beef Fearless Franks—all becoming instant hits with customers.
Behind these excellent products is an excellent farmer who raises hogs to exacting standards of humane, antibiotic-free animal husbandry. Paul Willis developed those standards on his own farm in rural Iowa (where he still raises pigs on pasture today) and with them founded Niman Ranch Pork, a network of small independent family farms raising hogs—sustainably & naturally--under the Niman banner.
TasteBuds is honored to have an extraordinary farmer visit our extraordinary Crown Heights neighborhood to host TasteBuds and Niman Ranch President’s Day Tasting  Event. Everyone is welcome!
TasteBuds Snadwich Shop is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 736A Franklin Ave. (Between Sterling Pl. and Park Pl.) Open 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday; 11 am – 6 pm Sunday, serving hot homemade biscuits, farm-fresh eggs, sandwiches, sides, and breakfast all day.


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