Browsing: Holidays

Business Spirit Halloween Exterior

Halloween will be here before we know it, and whether you’re looking for ice queen Elsa or zombie paraphernalia, South Slopers won’t have to go far for supplies this year. Chain superstore Spirit Halloween, which generally appears in the city’s vacant storefronts around Labor Day and closes in early November, is once again taking over 458 5th
Holidays American Flag on 9th Street

Happy Independence Day to all our South Slope neighbors! We hope you enjoy a fun and safe holiday! There are some changes to look out for today — here’s what you need to know: Here’s what you need to know: • Government offices, courts, and Department of Motor Vehicle offices are closed Friday, July 4.
Events Hot Dog via stu_spivack on Flickr

Sticking around the neighborhood this Fourth of July and looking for a place to grill and kick back with some friends? If Prospect Park seems like it might be too crowded, Freddy’s Bar (627 5th Avenue) is here to help with its free BAR-B-Q this Friday starting at 3pm. The venerable crew at Freddy’s will once
Holidays Civil War monument at Green-Wood by starz723 on Instagram

Wishing all our neighbors a peaceful Memorial Day, however you chose to commemorate the holiday. We’re off today, but will be back tomorrow. As always, please feel free to email us any news tips, story ideas, photos, questions, and more to! Photo of the Civil War Soldiers’ Monument at Green-Wood by starz723
Holidays american flag 16th st

If you’re hanging around the neighborhood this Memorial Day weekend, we’ve put together a list of places and services that will either be closed or operating under a limited schedule on Monday, May 26: • Government offices and courts are closed. • There is no mail delivery. • All city public schools are closed. •
Events Memorial Day via Green-Wood Cemetery on Flickr

Kick off summer and commemorate Memorial Day with the 16th annual concert at Green-Wood Cemetery on Monday, May 26 at 2:30pm. The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, led by founder and conductor Brian P. Worsdale, which will play the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. The
Holidays 2014 Way Of The Cross Procession.jpg

St. Thomas Aquinas (9th Street and 4th Avenue) and Holy Family (13th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues) walk their annual Way of the Cross procession around South Slope. Snap any South Slope photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to us at, and we’ll post them on
Events Fireworks.jpg

The last time we sat on a Park Slope rooftop and watched the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show over the East River was in 2008, but we can get ready for the return of the summertime tradition as Mayor de Blasio and Macy’s are expected to announce their return to our side of Manhattan
Food & Drink wine glasses

Passover is almost here, and if you’re already planning a wine list, consider ordering from Manhattan’s 67 Wine. The store has teamed up with our very own Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Ave, between 13th and 14th Streets) for a fundraiser this year, and in addition to offering some fantastic bottles, will give 10% of
Holidays beer drinking at the dram shop

Hope everyone has a fantastic night, but just in case your night gets a little TOO fantastic, here are some of our local experts offering up a bit hangover help. You’re welcome. Photo by The Dram Shop. Snap any neighborhood photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to
Holidays 2014 St. Patricks Parade

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Events Brooklyn St. Patricks Day Parade

The Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns for its 39th year on Sunday, March 16, and neighbors are invited to come celebrate all that is Irish, as bands, bag pipes, step dancers, and more take to the streets. Prior to the parade’s big start, a “re-dedication ceremony” to 9/11 heroes and victims will take place in
Events masquerade ball

Get ready for music, dancing, face painting, puppets, costume contests, and more at the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace (1224 Prospect Avenue at Vanderbilt Street) from 10:30am to 12:30pm on March 16, as they celebrate Purim with a family-friendly masquerade ball. Admission is free, and there are fabulous prizes to look forward to if you’re
Animals WCS Valentines Day Cards

If you’re looking for a crazy cute way to show your valentine that you care this week, look no further than the Wildlife Conservation Society. The group has a series of Valentine’s Day cards on their website that you can email to your sweetie. Best of all, they’re free! The Wildlife Conservation Society operates the
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