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Sean Casey Animal Shelter Needs Your Donations!

The Sean Casey Animal Shelter--a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter--is accepting donations at the following sites through Sunday, Dec. 18:  Center Slope

--Jennifer Brilliant: 732A Carroll St., between 6th and 7th Aves

---Brown Harris Stevens, 7th Ave. and Union St.

South Slope

---Susan Fox's doorman, 438 12th St., Ph. C

Prospect Heights

livie & boo, 613 Vanderbilt Ave.

Or at the shelter (and take home a new family member!), 153 East 3rd St., between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Ave.

Sean Casey's Wish List:

•        Blankets

•        Towels  (the dogs and the kitties don't mind baby-stained blankets and towels!)

•        Pillow cases

•        Paper towels

•        Unscented bleach

•        Fabuloso cleaner

•        Hand sanitizer

•        Liquid dish soap

•        Liquid hand soap

•        Canned cat food

Please make sure items are clean when dropped off (stained is okay; dirty, not so much).  If you put them in a garbage bag or easily moveable bag, that would be great!


Sean Casey Animal Rescue took in over 2,000 animals from the NYC Shelter System in 2010, the most of any private rescue in New York.  Please consider a donation to Sean Casey Animal Rescue to help continue giving these animals a safe haven and a second chance at life.

Give the gift of warmth this holiday season to our furry (and reptilian) friends!

THANKS in advance!

Susan Fox

Founder, Park Slope Parents





on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th, at 4pm


Our final show will be:

Sunday, September 25th (in collaboration with PS29) Bubble Do Beatles

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz recently praised the Concert Series:

“Young families continue to make Brooklyn their home because of efforts like yours.”

“A totally fun and free way to get a dose of sunshine and live music for the whole family!”

raves the Carroll Gardens Patch!

This series of FREE concerts, featuring bands suitable for the whole family, continues

with rockin’ performances and lots of outdoor community fun.

ALL CONCERTS AT 4PM. Food and fun from 3:30 to 5:30.

(please come with a little pocket money)

There will be face painting Gymstars, as well as food and drinks provided by Vinzees Magic Fountain.

Carroll Park is located at President Street and Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Take the F or G train to the Carroll Street Station

Check our website on show day in case of inclement weather.

Please visit our website for more information on our schedule and our sponsors, and to listen to music clips by our performers:www.carrollparkbrooklyn.org/ concerts

And look for us on Facebook & Twitter!

Please be sure to visit and thank our generous sponsors, MiniMax, Barking Cat! & Mom.com

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF CARROLL PARK (501c3) and help pay for the concerts.


Karen K has quickly become one of Brooklyn’s favorite children’s musicians. Her new album, Pancakes for Dinner, features toe-tapping, humorous, and often poignant get-stuck-in-your-head songs that kids and adults adore. Karen K & the Jitterbugs have played all over Brooklyn, performing original music and the great timeless tunes Karen features in her weekly Jitterbugs classes for kids up to age 5. Karen K & the Jitterbugs and Pancakes for Dinnerare sure to be enjoyed by fans of Laurie Berkner, Barry Louis Polisar and even Sesame Street. The Jitterbugs are: Bill McGarvey, Mike Tichey, Ari Huff, Laura Posey and Stephen Hund.



Gasland - A Documentary Film at the Old Stone House -- TONIGHT

Pollywog postcard

Coming up!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

8:30 pm

at the Old Stone House

Gasland - A Documentary Film by Josh Fox

What does Hydrofacking Mean for You?

Wednesday, July 20

8:30 pm


a new comedic play

Written and Directed by John P McEneny

Starring Anna Aronson, Kim Fenwick, Vasile Flutur, Yang Chen Gruben, Nicholas Guastella, Tessa Ochshorn Barlow, Teddy Ostrow, & Henry Pines. Stage Managed by Tessa Murphy.

Set at the conservative Lakeside Christian High School; Tammy's world gets very complicated when she falls in love with an atheist refugee from the republic of Georgia.

Pollywog will be performed as a fundraiser for all our free summer programming. A ten dollar donation is encouraged.

Thursday & Friday, July 21 & 22 @ 8:30 pm



Brooklyn Toiletries Drive

Hey All,

Do you have toiletries (body washes and lotions, soaps) that you can donate?

I received an email from the District Attorney's office (I'm including it below) about a Brooklyn Toiletries Drive to help girls who have been involved in sex trafficking get a new start.


North Slope

Goldy and Mac 219 Fifth Avenue (btw President & Union)

Boing Boing (206 6th Ave @ Union)

Babeland 462 Bergen between 5th and 6th

Center Slope

Lion in the Sun (232 7th Ave at 4th Street)

NOVO Building on 4th Ave and 5th Street (at the front desk)

South Slope:

Goldy and Mac 396 7th Avenue (btw 12th and 13th)


Honeydew Drop Daycare 1113 Church Avenue  -bet Stratford and Westminster



PS. Can  you help us pickup?

Let us know at


**Community Events and Traffic Advisory for this Weekend**

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Court Street Fair. Court Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic from Union Street to W. 9th Street, from approximately 10:00 AM until approximately 8:00 PM.  The Fair officially runs from 12 Noon through 6:00 PM, but requires the street to be closed earlier to allow the vendors to set up, and later, to allow for clean up.  All surrounding side streets that lead into Court Street along the route will be closed, as well.  Be sure to look for the 76thPrecinct Crime Prevention Table at the fair, where you can enroll in FREE security programs!

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Five Borough Bike Tour. The Bike Tour will pass through the confines of the 76th Precinct for a small portion of the route.  The cyclists will be travelling southbound on Furman Street, cross Atlantic Avenue onto Columbia Street and re-enter the BQE at the highway entrance ramp, just prior to Congress Street.  Accordingly, Atlantic Avenue, from the BQE overpass to the water, and Columbia Street, from Atlantic Avenue to Congress Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  These closures will begin at approximately 8:00 AM and will last until approximately 3:00 PM.  Please plan accordingly if you intend on visiting the Brooklyn Bridge Park on that day.