Lots of fun to be had (and already being had) in Crown Heights this weekend:
- Seeds in the Middle is hosting their weekly Thursday Farmers' Market, which takes place from 1-7pm at Hamilton-Metz Field, as I type this. They're also planning to launch a Brower Park Farmers' Market on Fridays starting in July.
- Make Music NY kicks off the first day of summer tomorrow (Friday) with free concerts across the city. Here in Crown Heights, you can see a great range of music. Click the flyers above for more details, check out the complete Crown Heights listings here, or check in with Secondary Sound and WIADCA, which are both hosting nearby events, for more details.
- The Hoover Dam Collective celebrates their third birthday with "Silver Door," at the Red Lotus Room (893 Bergen) on Saturday night. From their press release:
- LaunchPad has lots of events coming up this weekend, as usual (see below from their weekly email):
- Looking ahead to Monday, local folk duo Mark Rogers and Mary Byrne are playing at The Way Station.
And some links:
- Long-form journalism site BKLYNR has a tremendous piece up about the efforts of Crown Heights native Milton Beame to host a 72nd reunion for his elementary school class from PS 167 on Eastern Parkway.
- Chavela's gets a nice shoutout from Brooklyn Magazine for having an excellent "food-focused happy hour," though describing them as a "Fort Greene Mexican" place isn't so much gentrification-by-rebranding as just plain wrong. Perhaps they're getting their info from Halstead Properties, which lists a ludicrous number of Brooklyn restaurants in many neighborhoods on its Fort Greene info page (thanks to Penina for this amusing tip).
- Students from KIPP AMP in Crown Heights are competing in the Middle School Nation Debate Tournament this week in Alabama.