Open Thread Mondays: Don’t Forget About Our Party! (June 18)

Don’t forget that this Saturday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m., Sheepshead Bites/Bensonhurst Bean is thanking all of you wonderful readers with a party!


The event will be at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus (3000 Emmons Avenue), who generously offered us their pier for the evening. Bassett’s Deli and Caterers (1404 Avenue X) will provide food, and Cupcake Kings (1613 Voorhies Avenue) will throw in desserts (while it lasts, anyway!). As for the music, so far we’ve booked the Penniless Loafers – a lively ska-influenced rock band whose drummer is a Leon M. Goldstein High School graduate – and Nelson – a longstanding local band that has been playing the area for at least 18 years, headed up by Sheepshead natives Nelson F. Ferrer and Ralph Favilla.

Officially, we’ll be celebrating the third birthday of Sheepshead Bites and the launch of Bensonhurst Bean. But it’s more than that. It’s our great, big thanks to all of you who continue to support us by tuning in every day. We’re looking forward to meeting you face-to-face, and hope you bring a lot of friends for this free event.

There is a suggested donation of $5.00 to help replenish our freelance budget. The donation is not required, but if you can spare it, it will go a long way in helping us provide you with more original reporting. (And, if you’re feeling extra generous, you can certainly donate more than the suggested amount!)