Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Links Roundup and Weekend Events, I Love Franklin Aze Edition


Bucolic Crown Heights got the full treatment as a "cultural neighborhood that's come a long way" from AMNewYork yesterday, complete with a bunch of quotes from some overeager community blogger named "Nick Jurazich." I've never heard of this schmuck, but maybe he'll want to take over ILFA after I resign in disgrace (this whole "the blog is ending soon!" routine is starting to look like one of those embarrassing end-of-days cults where they keep getting the date of the apocalypse wrong).

Other odds and ends from around the web:

- Seeds in the Middle, who also featured in the AMNewYork article, are plotting a run-a-thon at Brower Park on December 7th to raise money for their youth and community work. If you're interested in getting involved, be in touch with them here.

- SOS Crown Heights continues to be awesome. This past week, they've been lauded yet again in the NYTimes, celebrated the release of Praying with Our Feet, a new book, and published a re-entry resource guide for formerly incarcerated folks. If holiday giving is your thing, consider SOS. 

- This coming Thursday, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosts Crown Heights hip-hop legends Buckshoot and Evil Dee of Black Moon for an event titled "Told It First Hand." Complete info is on the flyer below, and tickets are available here


- In keeping with the whole "rapid change" thing, the numbers in last week's roundup will be rendered obsolete on Sunday, when Fez Hummus Bar officially opens to the public. On the same block, reports are that the former JamRock Kitchen is to become a burrito place.  

- A formal RFP has been issued to transform the Bedford-Union armory. We've got awhile yet until anything happens, if it does, but it'll be interesting to see what emerges. 

- Finally, LaunchPad has some fun things planned for this weekend. Complete info below. Happy weekend, everybody. 

Friday, November 15th @ 8pm
Laila and Smitty / The Patsys


8pm
Laila and Smitty
http://kennywarren.tumblr.com/

930pm
The Patsys
http://www.abbypayne.com/

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8pm; $10 suggested donation

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Saturday, November 16th @ 12pm
Free Sewing Class


This is a free sewing class for sewing newbies and novices. Students will learn basic information about sewing machines, sewing, patterns, and fabric. You are encouraged to bring scissors for cutting fabric and paper, some newspaper for making a pattern, a ruler, fabric, thread, pins, and a pencil or pen. Don't worry if you don't have everything; we will share. There will be access to a few sewing machines in the classroom as well. Once we have gone over the basics, we will learn how to make a pattern for a tote bag, cut out the fabric, and sew it up.

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
Noon-3pm; Free

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Saturday, November 16th @ 8pm
SiairaShawn's E.P. Release Party


An acoustic performance of songs from the singer/songwriter's new EP "Ghost" with a reception.http://www.siairashawn.com/

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8pm; $5 suggested donation

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Sunday, November 17th @ 3pm
Clothing Swap + Secret Movie


You know those clothes you've been hoarding? Yeah, they're nice. Bring them to LaunchPad and swap them for other sweet threads. Come with a friend. Watch a movie with great fashion in it. Hang out and eat free popcorn.

Please bring clean, wearable clothes only -- leftovers will be donated. Gals and guys welcome. 

Launchpad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
3pm-6pm; $5 suggested donation
https://www.facebook.com/events/710990155596573

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Monday, November 18th @ 8pm
Come Crafting: 3D Paper Stars

Come Craft folding 3-D Paper Stars! Make 24 and you could hang up one a day for advent or give them to friends as non-denominational holiday decorations.  Supplies will be provided if you let us know you're coming.  Optional equipment to bring: An MTA subway map (free from any remaining station agent), scissors, and tweezers.  

More Info: comecrafting@gmail.com

Launchpad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8pm; $5 suggested donation

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Nick, for the plug for Seeds in the Middle. That was our Jamerican Farmers Rodrick Brown in AMNY. He'll be back Nov. 26 to provide fresh produce for Thanksgiving! Tell folks to contact us if they want to pre-order.
    And folks, join our Color-Run-Walk a Thon on Dec. 7, starting at Brower Park. Running volunteers sought! Route ends at Brooklyn Central Library.
    More info? Email us at info@seedsinthemiddle.org or find us on Facebook: Seeds in the Middle!

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