Weekend Events

Join the Sustainable Flatbush Composting Team!
If you’re interested in composting, gardening, or simply want to get your hands dirty with some friends, join the Sustainable Flatbush Compost Team! We are getting ready to kick off Compost Open Hours at the Flatbush Reformed Church on Saturdays starting this Saturday February 11th, and we are looking for volunteers (no compost experience necessary) to assist with one shift per month, hosting open hours and engaging with neighbors and the community. Stop by Saturdays from 11am – 1pm, at the Flatbush Reformed Church 890 Flatbush Avenue. The compost site is on the East 21st Street side of the property, between Kenmore Terrace and Church Avenue.

Last Weekend at Southpaw
It’s the last weekend for Park Slope music venue Southpaw… the place closes on Presidents Day. Check out the event calender to see the lineup of “Americana Pie,” a Thursday through Sunday run of roots, old-school country, and bluegrass singer songwriters and bands. 8pm Doors, $10 per night.

Brooklyn Flea + SmorgasBrewery
The Flea is indoors at beautiful Skylight One Hanson both Saturday and Sunday. And don’t forget about SmorgasBrewery, a mini-Smorgasburg featuring a rotating cast of five Flea/Smorg food vendors serving inside the Brewery’s Tasting Room on North 11th St. in Williamsburg on Sundays. The Flea runs from 10am to 5pm at Skylight One Hanson and SmorgasBrewery runs only Sunday from noon to 5pm.

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  • expert_textpert

    Tomorrow
    Annual Charity Bazaar to benefit Jonah’s Just Begun
    What: MOMS Club of Park Slope Charity Bazaar to Benefit Jonah’s Just Begun
    Date: Saturday, February 18th
    Time: 10am-3pm
    Location: St. John-St. Matthew Emanuel Lutheran Church, 283 Prospect Avenue
    Between 5th and 6th Avenues in South Park Slope, Brooklyn
    Contact-Channon Booth at 646-729-4504 or channonbooth@yahoo.com for information on volunteering or donating items to sell.

    http://www.facebook.com/events/279471438774564/

    “This is the perfect opportunity to stock your children’s closets with gently used clothing or pack their toy boxes with “new to you” toys. All baby and kid’s clothing will be $1.00 each!! (with a few exceptions of shoes,outerwear, etc.) There will be loads of other house hold items and adult clothing. In the past we have sold musical instruments, play kitchens, bikes, strollers, and tons more. While you shop, enjoy home made baked goods while your kids are entertained with: craft activities, face painting, and music.”

  • expert_textpert

    Tomorrow
    Annual Charity Bazaar to benefit Jonah’s Just Begun
    What: MOMS Club of Park Slope Charity Bazaar to Benefit Jonah’s Just Begun
    Date: Saturday, February 18th
    Time: 10am-3pm
    Location: St. John-St. Matthew Emanuel Lutheran Church, 283 Prospect Avenue
    Between 5th and 6th Avenues in South Park Slope, Brooklyn
    Contact-Channon Booth at 646-729-4504 or channonbooth@yahoo.com for information on volunteering or donating items to sell.

    http://www.facebook.com/events/279471438774564/

    “This is the perfect opportunity to stock your children’s closets with gently used clothing or pack their toy boxes with “new to you” toys. All baby and kid’s clothing will be $1.00 each!! (with a few exceptions of shoes,outerwear, etc.) There will be loads of other house hold items and adult clothing. In the past we have sold musical instruments, play kitchens, bikes, strollers, and tons more. While you shop, enjoy home made baked goods while your kids are entertained with: craft activities, face painting, and music.”

  • FWIW, Sustainable Flatbush has been a poor manager of their composting area. They’ve invited people to drop off leaves at the site for composting and then left the leaves on the ground or in plastic bags or open tarps for months at a time two years in a row, leading to a situation that is unsightly and has turned into a haven for rats. Their first composting attempt left a trash can full of green matter with no brown mix just feet from a neighboring house’s windows, swarming with flies and maggots in the heat of summer. Residents of the surrounding neighborhood are up in arms that an organization would be so lax in managing their compost simply because they don’t have to live next to the problems that result.

    http://sustainableflatbush.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/DSC_6069.sm_.jpg

  • FWIW, Sustainable Flatbush has been a poor manager of their composting area. They’ve invited people to drop off leaves at the site for composting and then left the leaves on the ground or in plastic bags or open tarps for months at a time two years in a row, leading to a situation that is unsightly and has turned into a haven for rats. Their first composting attempt left a trash can full of green matter with no brown mix just feet from a neighboring house’s windows, swarming with flies and maggots in the heat of summer. Residents of the surrounding neighborhood are up in arms that an organization would be so lax in managing their compost simply because they don’t have to live next to the problems that result.

    http://sustainableflatbush.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/DSC_6069.sm_.jpg