Open Thread: Parades, Primaries And Parties

Whoa, what a week.

First off, Sheepshead Bites is putting together a photo gallery from Saturday’s Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. If you have photos you want published, send them to nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Second, primaries for federal legislative elections are tomorrow – that means Republicans head to the polls to choose their candidate to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for New York’s junior Senate seat. Currently, Congressman Bob Turner and Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long lead the pack. The congressional primaries are a madhouse, as redistricting has confused many residents, now uncertain of what district they live in and who is running. That’s why we made this guide to the congressional primaries to help you sort it all out.

Lastly – PARTY!

That’s right, we’re reminding you yet again (and we’ll do it again, and again, and again) that THIS FRIDAY, June 29, is Sheepshead Bites’ fourth birthday celebration. Live bands, cheap drinks, free food and a beautiful pier overlooking the water. Come and enjoy.

When: Friday, June 29, at 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)
Where: Pier behind the Baron DeKalb – Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Avenue (at Nostrand Avenue)
Price: Free! Though we’re asking for a suggested donation of $10 to help cover costs and replenish our freelancer’s fund, ensuring more great original reporting about the neighborhoods we cover!

The event is sponsored by Big Apple Sewer and Drain, entertainment sponsored by TD Bank and food provided by Bassett Caterers.