Summer Streets 2012: SATURDAY

The next three Saturdays in August will find Lafayette Street and Park Avenue car free thanks to Summer Streets 2012. Ride, run or walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and participate in free activities like a zip line and rock wall.

The Story Collider: Medical Misadventures

With modern medicine, we live longer, better, and with more pills. But no matter what side of the stethoscope you’re on, there are still infinite possibilities for things to go wrong. The Story Collider hosts another evening of story telling tonight at Union Hall. Join them for an evening of six stories of Medical Misadventures.

More details on their website.

R.I.P Monster – Brooklyn Brewery’s Beloved Cat

If you’ve visited Brooklyn Brewery you likely crossed paths with Monster, the brewery’s resident cat. Sadly, after thirteen years the little guy passed away today due to kidney failure.

From their blog:

“It’s safe to say that few other cats have received more attention and love (and table food) from more people than Monster. When he wasn’t working the crowds, visitors to The Brewery would find Monster perched above the Company Store watching/napping over his guests, and glaring eagle-eyed at any and all intrusive dogs. In his tenure as Tasting Room Host, Monster has made fans from across the world, and has been featured in the media via Animal Planet, Time Out NY and numerous magazines and blogs. Monster quickly became one of the most photographed objects in The Brewery, and aside from possibly Brewmaster Oliver has posed with more Brooklyn fans than any other member of the team.”

Come Out & Play Festival

Come Out & Play is a FREE annual festival of street games that turns New York City into a giant playground. In 2012 Come Out & Play returns to Lower Manhattan in partnership with the River to River Festival with the games starting tonight at @Seaport Gallery and continuing on to Saturday on Governors IslandGo to their website for a detailed schedule of events and locations.

Adelina’s Now Open

I’ve walked by Adelina’s several times and found out via our pals at The Greenpointers that it is now open. Adelina’s is a wine on tap bar that also offers what appears to be really tasty and reasonably priced ($9 for a plate of pasta – whole wheat or gluten free – or an entire pizza) Italian food. Check out The Greenpointers’ post to see Adelina’s menu.

Crest Fest 2012 Happening Saturday

This year’s Crest Fest is upon us!  The festivities run from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, June 30th.  The event will take place at Crest Hardware, located at 558 Metropolitan Avenue and will be filled with art, life music, food, drinks and local vendors.  Details and more information can be found by visiting the website.

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Zombies In Greenpoint

Sunday afternoon the first Zombie Dash occurred on the industrial streets of Greenpoint. This informal 2.5 mile race originally started as an idea between friends and quickly evolved into a large event with about 150 participating runners. You could sign up as a human or as a zombie. These were not the slow moving zombies of years past but super fast and in shape runner zombies who definitely kept the participants on their toes. Keep your ears open for a more formal, sponsored zombie dash around Halloween.

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Summer Solstice Party Tonight

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is hosting a Summer Solstice Party at the Broadway Stages Boatyard tonight.  There’s no cover and there will be plenty of games, music, drinks and food with a gorgeous city view.  Sounds pretty damn pleasant to me!