Saturday, June 27 at 8:30
Doors & live music at 6pm / Screening at 8:30pm
Outdoor screening in Fort Greene Park
BAM is screening a free movie this Saturday, June 27 in Fort Greene Park. The movie is called “What’s On Your Plate” and is a new film that’s being shown as part of Part of BAMcinemaFEST and Afro-Punk Festival. There will be seating available, or people can bring a blanket and sit on the grass.
Stop by the many restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques of Fort Greene’s Dekalb Avenue before heading to the park.
About the film: “What’s On Your Plate”
Through the eyes of two intelligent and inquisitive eleven-year-old girls from New York we follow the many paths, conflicting economics, and the disparate decision makers who all play a part in what we eat. A great film that presents a variety of perspectives on how food reaches our urban community and its associated challenges.
The website “offManhattan.com
” promotes “destinations off the island that are reachable without a car” therefore being “GREEN” outings. A recent post titled “A Spring Fling in Fort Greene” called-out Fort Greene as a “Green” adventure with DEKALB AVENUE destinations MADIBA and LOU LOU, plus nearby OLEA leading the way. Not only can people reach the heart of Fort Greene easily by the ever environmentally-friendly NYC subway from any part of Manhattan (Westside 2/3/B/D/A/C…. East Side 4/5… plus the Q/R/N and even the M/Z) and from Queens and Park Slope, there’s the beloved G-train!).
LONG ISLAND residents: leave your car on the island and get to Dekalb Avenue by taking the energy-efficient LIRR to Atlantic Avenue and walking along the tree-lined blocks of the Fort Greene Historic District – lined with 130-year-old brownstones that are filled with recycled and reused period materials inside and out!
FOOT POWER? Reduce your carbon footprint even more by taking a nice walk across the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges to Fort Greene… made easier with thoughts of a bite to eat or something to drink waiting for you at an outdoor cafe at the end of your stroll.
BROOKLYN FLEA RETURNS TO FORT GREENE, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
Another “green” activity in Fort Greene: the BROOKLYN FLEA -with its vintage treasures and crafts it’s recycling raised to an art form. The BROOKLYN FLEA on Lafayette Avenue is only one block from restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and boutiques of DEKALB AVENUE and the Olmstead & Vaux masterpiece Fort Greene Park where the FARMER’S MARKET sets up shop every Saturday selling lots of… greens!
MARCH 23 – APRIL 2, 2009
Download a MAP of the participating restaurants on DeKalb Avenue.
It’s Here! 10-days of terrific deals at some of New York’s most wonderful restaurants, right here on Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, USA. 3-courses for $23. And at some places two people get to enjoy 3-courses for $23. It’s all part of the Brooklyn Borough President’s “Dine In Brooklyn” promotion, and on Dekalb Avenue there are 14 restaurants participating – right here in the heart of Fort Greene, which the NY Times called “Brooklyn’s latest culinary mecca”. (3/8/09).
For more details and a complete list of restaurants participating in Brooklyn, go to visitbrooklyn.org.
Fort Greene’s DeKalb Avenue is easy to get to with 10 subway lines (B/Q/N/R/2/3/4/5/C/G) and the B38 bus line right here. B/Q/N/R trains to DeKalb Avenue, 2/3/4/5 trains to Nevins Street, C train to Lafayette, G train to Fulton or Clinton-Washington.
Reservations are recommended. Beverages, tax and tip are not included – so please, do take care of the hard-working wait staff. And enjoy yourself!
Ratings posted by readers of Brownstoner.com
on Fort Greene’s Dekalb Avenue (between Adelphi and Clermont
) was the Restaurant of the Day
Wednesday. The results are in… and congratulations!