Friday, May 17, 2013

Saturday: Kingston Avenue Festival, Ferment Fest at LaunchPad

There's a pair of great events happening in Crown Heights tomorrow:

From 12-5pm, head over to Kingston Avenue for the Kingston Avenue Festival. More information from the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is below:

The Kingston Ave Festival is this Saturday, May 18th, from 12-5pm. The Festival will be on Kingston Ave between Pacific and Bergen.

The Festival promises to be a day of excitement, featuring live music, dance, and arts activities, a life sized chess setskateboarding, resource tables, a pie-eating contestthe Brower Park dog parade, an anti-violence art display, facepainting, and MUCH MORE! It will be a great event for children, teens and adults. There will be something for everyone! The Festival is a partnership of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Transportation. We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with set-up, clean-up, or anything in between, please contact Ariana Siegel ar or 718-773-6886.

Over on Franklin, LaunchPad hosts their first annual Ferment Fest from 1-10pm:

Saturday, May 18th @ 1pm-10pm
Ferment Fest

LaunchPad and Honest Pete present a day-long celebration of home-brewers, picklers, kimichi makers and more. We'll also be celebrating the official opening of our beautiful backyard with grillin', learnin' and rockin'.

4pm Letterbox Farms Fermentation Demo

5pm: Adam LaGreca (The Academics)

6pm: Paul Meadow

7pm: Black River Quartet

8pm: C Gibbs

We'd still love to have anyone who's interested in sharing their foodstuffs or brews to get in touch ( - It's also as simple as showing up to set-up this Saturday around noon-12:30pm. We'll begin letting attendees in around 1pm and will be asking for a suggested donation of $10 at the door which covers tastings and music.

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
1p-10p; $10 suggested donation

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