July 4 Food, Music, and perhaps even… sunshine?

Live Music on Dekalb Avenue. June 21, 2009.

Live Music on Dekalb Avenue. June 21, 2009.

Fort Greene is the place to be, well that’s according to everybody who lives here and now an article that appeared in the New York Post on June 25, 2009. And with DEKALB AVENUE running through the heart of this great neighborhood… only steps from almost every subway line in the city… you can see why. Come for the FLEA, stay for lunch, catch some music and honor those who died for our country and made July 4th possible. Details below and all kinds of opportunities for a nice weekend up and down the avenue.

ARTISAN MARKET
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009
(Final day until September)
The Artisan Market along DEKALB AVENUE in Fort Greene Park creates a veritable outdoor sidewalk gallery showing a wide range of functional and collectible art and design items. Artists personally display and sell only their own original creations. More on the market and the artists, visit: http://www.artisan-market.org

LIVE MUSIC – 11:30AM – FREE!
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009
SPOKE: ACOUSTIC JAZZ QUARTET
This unique Brooklyn group of musicians have created a truly post-modern yet beautifully melodic album incorporating diverse influences from 1960′s free-bop, contemporary classical funk and Chinese pop music. DEKALB AVENUE @ WASHINGTON PARK

REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEMORIAL
DEKALB AVENUE, FORT GREENE
Celebrate July 4th and those who made it possible by visiting one of the most significant Revolutionary War memorials in the entire country: The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park. The Monument, a newly-restored column, crypt and plaza is a 1908 memorial to the 11,000 men and boys who died in horrid conditions on the British Prison Ships docked in Wallabout Bay during the Revolutionary War. For more information about the monument, its role in the formation of our country and the park that was once known as “Fort Putnam”, visit: http://www.fortgreenepark.org/

TOUR – HISTORY ON THE HILL
1:00PM, Saturday, July 4
Celebrate Independence Day with a guided tour of historic Fort Greene Park and discover the role this park played in The American Revolution.

FARMER’S MARKET AT FORT GREENE PARK
SATURDAYS, YEAR ‘ROUND
The harvest is in full gear at the Farmer’s Market at Fort Greene Park. Come for some incredible strawberries and leave with so much more. DEKALB AVENUE at Washington Park in Fort Greene. If you are an early bird, there are several excellent coffee craftsmen and pastry pros within steps of the market.

BROOKLYN FLEA
Saturday, July 4
Located just one block from the restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques of Fort Greene’s DEKALB AVENUE, the FLEA is a browser’s paradise for things old, new and anywhere in-between. Check out the Flea and then work your way down DEKALB AVENUE for a pint of beer, some ice cream, a sandwich, or a leisurely lunch at an outdoor café or… pick up the makings of a picnic and even some wine on your way to Fort Greene Park (though you aren’t really supposed to have an “open container” in public!). Along with some great coffee places, it’s all right here.

MUSIC, ART, OPEN MIC NIGHTS AND POETRY
All through July:
At Tillies, right in the heart of Fort Greene at 248 DEKALB AVENUE (@ Vanderbilt). For details visit: http://tilliesofbrooklyn.com/

RESTAURANTS, CAFES, PUBS, OUTDOOR DINING, DESIGNER SHOPS
(AND PLAYGROUNDS FOR THE KIDS)
Kick off the summer on DEKALB AVENUE in Fort Greene. Leave the Hamptons to… well the Hamptons. In the meantime get on your bike, hop almost any subway line or just start walking across the bridge and you are here.

Happy 4th.

About these ads

One response to “July 4 Food, Music, and perhaps even… sunshine?

  1. Pingback: Linkfest: From Posh Bank to Catering Hall - The Local - Fort-Greene Blog - NYTimes.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s