Weekend Events: Support Farm Workers and Taste The Best Midwood Cuisine

Weekend Events: Support Farm Workers and Taste The Best Midwood Cuisine
(Courtesy of Kids for a Better Future)

This list is in formation. If you have an event you’d like featured in our calendar, or if there’s anything we’ve left off, please let us know! Post your events in our community calendar or email us at editor@ditmasparkcorner.com.

Walk-a-thon for the Malala Fund
When: Saturday, May 21st, 12:30pm
Where: Prospect Park, meet at the Park Drive Loop at 9th Street.
What:  Join Brooklyn’s Kids Better Future for a walkathon to support girls’ education through The Malala Fund. They will walk once around the Park Drive Loop in Prospect Park, at a pace slow enough for small children and strollers. For more information, see this flier or email amehta@saintannsny.org
How Much: Sponsor a walker here

“Help Grow a Story” Reading at Cortelyou Public Library
When: Saturday, May 21st, 11:15am
Where: Cortelyou Public Library, 1305 Cortelyou Rd
What: Join independent Filipino publisher Sari-Sari Storybooks for a storytelling event for kids and parents. They’ll be reading ‘A Waray Tale,’ for kids ages 5-8 (but open to all ages), Waray is the language of Leyte and Samar regions. RSVP to christinasarisaristorybook.com
How Much: FREE

Migrant Farmworkers March For Justice
When: Saturday, May 21st, 8:45am to 6pm
Where: Multiple locations — first location at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street.
What: Get out your walking shoes and march from Brooklyn Bridge to Washington Heights, with the All Souls Bethlehem Church, to support migrant farm workers rights. See this flier for the complete route and itinerary. To donate, volunteer or sign the petition visit March for Farmworker Justice.
How Much: FREE

Midwood Foor Tour
When: Sunday, May 22nd, 1pm to 2:30pm
Where: Starts at International Food, 1506 Avenue J
What: Join Ethnojunkie Rich Sanders on a culinary exploration of 13 Midwood markets and eateries. This 90-minute walking tour will highlight some of the area’s unique treasures. All attendees will get a shopping tote, a copy of The Food Lovers Guide to Midwood–plus sample treats from DiFara’s, the Pickle Guys, Meir’s Bakery, and many others! There are only a few spaces left, so register today.
How Much: $15


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