Canine Fashion, Sublime Shakespeare, And More: 4 Summer Strolls Coming To 5th Avenue

Canine Fashion, Sublime Shakespeare, And More: 4 Summer Strolls Coming To 5th Avenue
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A Doggie Fashion Show and Empanada Eating Contest on Saturday, July 16 kicks off four summer strolls. (Photo via freddysbrklyn)

The streets aren’t just for the cars. After all, there’s Shakespeare, canine beauties, carnivals, eating contests, and strolling legs that need to stretch out on 5th Avenue.

Beginning with the first event this Saturday, July 16, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is sponsoring the annual Summer Strolls series throughout the heat of the summer.

While the events are diverse, the celebrations will take place between 5pm-9pm on four Saturdays over the next two months: July 16, July 23, August 13, and August 20.

“The Summer Strolls are a perfect example of neighbors coming together, into the streets to celebrate the community and the people who live in it,” says Paul Molnar, co-owner of South Pub, co-Artistic Director of South Brooklyn Shakespeare, as well as the acting President of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.

The first two strolls will take place in South Slope, and the final two will take over the North Slope area of 5th Avenue.

More interviews about South Slope are available here.

“South Brooklyn Shakespeare was born out neighbors coming together to contribute their art to the community. What has grown from that is a vibrant, neighborly bond that is South Slope,” says Molnar.

Here is a breakdown of the four Summer Strolls:

Saturday, July 16 from 5pm-9pm — Doggy Fashion Show & Empanada Eating Contest (free)
Where: 5th Avenue, between 12th-18th Streets
Highlights: 6pm: 3rd Freddy’s 3rd Annual 5th Avenue Doggy Fashion Show in front of Freddy’s Bar between 17th and 18th Streets. Sign up here to enter your pup. 7:30pm: Empanada Eating Contest in front of Empanada Loca between Prospect Avenue and 17th Street. Sign up here to be a contestant. Win an Empanada Loca gift card.
More Information: All details for the stroll are available here.

Saturday, July 23 from 5pm-9pm — South Brooklyn Shakespeare presents Twelfth Night (free)
Where: 5th Avenue, between 12th-18th Streets
Highlights: 6:30pm: South Brooklyn Shakespeare‘s Free performance of Twelfth Night. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy! At 18th Street.
More Information: All details for the stroll are available here.

Saturday, August 13 from 5pm-9pm — Lulu’s Cuts and Toys 15th Year Carnival Celebration (free)
Where: 5th Avenue, between Dean Street and Sterling Place.
Highlights: 5pm-8pm: Lulu’s Cuts and Toys 15th Year Carnival Celebration with a rock wall, bouncy house, face painting, and more.
More Information: All details for the stroll are available here.

Saturday, August 20 from 5pm-9pm — 5th Avenue’s 1st Annual Pizza Eating Contest with Artichoke Pizza (free)
Where: 5th Avenue, between Dean Street and Sterling Place.
Highlights: 5pm: Pizza Eating Contest at Artichoke Pizza, which joined the neighborhood in August 2015. Sign up here to be a contestant.
More Information: All details for the stroll are available here.

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