Not only is Who Wants to be a Millionaire still on the air (who knew?) but it is holding auditions right in our own backyard this week! The 13-year-old quiz show will be at the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium in Coney Island on Thursday. Auditions consist of a timed multiple choice test for the first 2,500 ticket holders; if you pass, you go on to a short one-on-one interview with a producer from the show. Gates open at 5:30pm, the test begins at 6pm, and the game follows at 7pm. Call a friend, maybe?
Dinosaurs: good enough for the Giants, good enough for the Cyclones.
Tonight is “Williamsburg Night” at the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium (which is just a slightly nicer way of saying “Hipster Night” of course): special deals for anyone with beards, a skinny jeans run-the-bases thing and skeeball machines from the folks at Full Circle Bar. If this level of pandering is not quite your speed, check out saturday’s promotion for a celebration of another much-beloved and feared creature: dinosaurs! The minor league park is hosting life-size animatronic dinosaurs from the brand-new Field Station: Dinosaurs in Seacaucus, NJ. A T-rex is even supposed to throw out the first pitch. They’re calling it Jurassic (ball) Park, obvs. (more…)
You don’t have to go back to 1969 to find $10 mets tickets.
Those of us who get out to the ol’ ballgame a few times each year are happy to let the box-score clippers and fantasy baseball dweebs spend their stacks to sit behind home plate. Give us a beer, a dog, maybe a little sunshine … and how about some old-fashioned ticket prices? For atmosphere and affordability in our borough, baseball fans can’t beat a trip to see the Brooklyn Cyclones. Don’t give up on venturing out to a Yankees or Mets game either: you can get tickets to all the teams for less than $10. Here’s a Moneyball approach to spending a day in one of our rare parks without dog poop, even if you aren’t making that A-Rod money. (more…)