EVENTS: This Friday, the idyllic pedestrian plaza and street bazaar known as Summer Stroll on Third Avenue is coming back to Bay Ridge for its second year running.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: A Third Avenue festival intended to break the February blues with a celebration of arts and culture alongside our favorite local business had been scheduled to take place this past Saturday. But the arrival of the nor’easter that buried our neighbors in Long Island and Connecticut in over a foot of snow, even the Embrace Winter Festival had to call a snow day – the event will now be held this coming Saturday, February 16. Running from noon to 5pm between 69th Street and 75th Street, the Embrace Winter Festival will have music, dance, art, crafts, and more both inside and outside the commercial district’s businesses. Pick up a passport and get it stamped at participating businesses and activities – pick up a prize at The Salty Dog if you fill up your passport. Details on all of the festival’s activities are below.
OK people, this is finally happening. The evening summer pedestrian plaza extravaganza known as the Summer Stroll On Third Avenue kicks off this Friday, July 20. I honestly have no idea what to expect, but I’m optimistic that it will be lots of fun. Not even cautiously optimistic – I’m letting the optimism be unbridled [...]
GENERAL NEWS: The Department of Transportation is considering a proposal to repurpose old-school parking meters – rendered obsolete by electronic muni-meters – into parking for bicycles, a move cheered by Third Avenue store owners, according to Brooklyn Daily. The proposal is supported by several people, including Third Avenue Merchants president Robert Howe and former chairman of Community Board 10, Bob Cassara.