South Slope Events Spotlight: July 18-21

Summer Strolls No Parking Sign

We know the thought of moving away from your AC is laughable right now, but there are a number of fantastic events happening this weekend that you won’t want to miss.

Stand-Up Night at Freddy’s
When: Thursday, July 18, 9pm
Where: Freddy’s, 627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Street
What: Nothing takes your mind off a summer heat wave like a good laugh, so why not stop by Freddy’s for a little stand up tonight. Comedian Christian Polanco headlines. They’ve got a great air conditioner, too…
How much: Free!

South Slope Summer Stroll
When: Friday, July 19, 5pm to 9pm
Where: 5th Avenue from 12th Street to 18th Street
What: We’ve often said that South Slope has a fantastic small town vibe, and it’s really going to feel like it on Friday. Join the 5th Avenue BID for the first annual South Slope Summer Stroll. More of a block party than a street fair, the area between 12th and 18th will be closed to traffic (be sure to move your car by 4pm), so neighbors can grab a beer while the kids enjoy face painting, a bouncy house, a basketball hoop, vintage cars, music from Rolie Polie Guacamole and Bangstrum, free hot dogs and more. For more information, visit the 5th Avenue BID website.
How much: Free!

Book Release Party for Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes
When: Saturday, July 20, 5pm
Where: 25th Street and 5th Avenue Green-Wood Entrance
What:  Join Green-Wood in celebrating the release of Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone’s Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes. With striking photographs by Edward A. Toran, the book takes a look at those green oasis areas around the city that we couldn’t live without, and prominently features our very own Green-Wood. Look for hors d’oeurves, drinks, and a discussion with the authors on how they selected the outdoor spaces featured in their book.
How much: FREE (Although you are welcome to make a donation when reserving your spot at the event).

History In Your Hands: Storytelling With Tammy Hall
When: Sunday, July 21, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House
What: It looks like we’re going to get a break from the heat on Sunday, so bring the kids out to the Lefferts Historic House. Storyteller Tammy Hall will regale audiences with stories from around the world.
How much: $3 suggested donation