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!
Karioki Crosley flying one of 100 hand-painted, Obama-themed kites that were available to all in Fort Greene Park on Inauguration Weekend.
Photo: Patrick de Warren