You should get one of these nice passes and skate all winter long, ya hear?
Nothing cures the seasonal blues like getting out on the ice and shredding a few laps with friends. Falling on your face in public also builds character. In any case, ice skating season has arrived! And it’s shaping up to be as wallet-friendly as it is fun.
The Lefrak Center at Lakeside is open for ice skating season thru March 2016, and their seasonal passes gives you unlimited skating until March 27, when they switch back over to a roller rink. And lucky you, the passes are cheaper than they were last year. Like, a lot cheaper. (more…)
When it comes to summer fun, never say die. Photo by Mary Dorn
Whoa, what’s this? Temperatures in the mid-70s in mid-October? We’ll take it. But we’ll also revel in the transience of the moment, since this is probably the last day it’ll feel this warm until next June. In other words, this is your last chance to take advantage of the things you love most about warm weather. Can’t think of any? That’s okay, we made a list for you. (more…)
These days Slimer is chewing on artisanal bangers or whatever instead of dirty water dogs
October as we all know, is the spookiest of months. The kind of month where reports of “something strange in the neighborhood” and “something weird that don’t look good” shoot up 78% according to city data. The kind of month where you might be seeing things running through your head or find an invisible man sleepin’ in your bed. All that being said, you’ve got a chance to prove you ain’t afraid of no ghost next week in Prospect Park, because Brooklyn’s newest and drunkest paranormal investigation team is hunting spirits and specters next week in the park. Be warned though, that this group of ghost hunters love two things: searching for ghosts and getting loaded. (more…)
Just think, this could be you under a clear night sky. via flickr user Arup Malakar
We know we sound like a broken record, but it bears repeating: summer’s almost over, and before you know it, you’re going to be kvetching about the cold temperatures and thinking back bitterly about all the things you didn’t do, like camp out under the stars. Only you can prevent ever going through all that bitter regret—by entering the Parks Department’s camping lottery for a night of woodsy fun in Prospect Park in September! DNAinfo tells us that signups for the lottery will begin on September 9. (more…)
So yesterday I told you to attack the week like Jon Stewart attacked John Cena. Hopefully if you did that, the week didn’t hit back at you like John Cena did to Jon Stewart last night. Even if it did though, just get a couple friends to drag you off the mat and to one of the cool events going on tonight, especially one pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
How many years was Rheingold married to the Mets? It’s a good thing to know for tonight
It’s Wednesday, and aside from the good news of the week being half over, it’s also not raining or threatening to rain. Honestly, a summer day where it rains or threatens to and messes with your outdoor plans or general enjoyment of the sun should be stricken from the record and we should be given another summer day. I’ll work on the logistics of making that work, you do one of the fun things to do tonight that have been pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
Drink with people pretending to be them, it should be fun.
It’s another day, in this case to be specific, it’s Wednesday. The best thing about this day will probably be that temperatures in the 80s allegedly feel less oppressive than temperatures in the 90s, but who can really tell the difference? Well, hopefully that will only be the second best part of your day, with the actual best being you going out and having a good time at one of these events, which were found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)
Grab your bestie and your most pastel pastels, and go see some outdoor movies
The temperature is only getting higher, you’re sweating more and your brain feels covered in a sticky film that makes critical thinking all but impossible. You might think you feel like that because you’re in love, but really, it’s summer. And nothing is better in the summer than getting together with some friends, putting down a blanket, fighting off other people encroaching on your blanket space and watching a movie outdoors. Where to do it though, and which movie to see? With this handy guide of all the Brooklyn outdoor movies this summer, you’ll always have the answers to those questions ready. At least if you keep this page open on your spacephone all the time or something. (more…)
Summer’s big humid hug is wrapping around us tighter and tighter, like a large friend who doesn’t know her own strength. Don’t complain about that part, instead, take advantage of the great things it means, like being able to sit in the Long Meadow in Prospect Park and watching movies without paying a single cent. That’s right, Prospect Park has free summer movies for you to see this year too. (more…)