Could this wind up being you? Maybe! via Flickr user Peter Miller
Most of us give up on our dreams of making the Olympics at around the same time we realize that it involves a ridiculous amount of work and we really aren’t that good at sports. We’re still traumatized by high school track, but some Olympic sports give us pause. Just try to walk past a TV with curling on and see if you can ignore the graceful release of the stones and the frantic scrubbing that ensues. Well now you can try curling yourself! The Brooklyn Lakeside Curling Club is throwing a free open house at the LeFrak Center (171 East Drive) on November 9 between 2pm and 4pm. (more…)
How freaking romantic. Photo by Etienne Frossard, via Facebook
Dating is hard. It’s difficult to meet new people, whether in “real life” or online, and the process of dating itself can be exhausting, traumatic, heartbreaking, demoralizing…oh yeah, and expensive. You’re already (potentially) wasting time on a new date; don’t waste your money, too! While splitting the bill is usually the way to go, sometimes one party wants to treat the other. Get creative without breaking the bank; do something other than stare blankly at each other while sipping overpriced cocktails. Need suggestions? Here are 20 Brooklyn date ideas that will keep both of you entertained/fed/watered/etc. for $20 or less. Who ever said a cheapskate couldn’t be romantic? (more…)
A good old fashioned hootenanny, waiting for you at Prospect Park
If you’re looking for a cheap way to fill up and get a little exercise this weekend (but not too much), Prospect Park has the solution: Lakeside’s Backyard Jamboree!
This family-friendly autumnal festival will bring southern-style BBQ, pumpkin decorating, caramel apples and of course a photo booth to South Prospect Park Saturday, October 11 from 11am to 5pm. Oh and did we mention there will be country line dancing? We’re expecting more than the Cha Cha Slide. (more…)
The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary
‘Tis the season to put out the pumpkins, deck the halls with boughs of cobwebs and stir your cauldron pot, because Halloween is in our midst. In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Brooklyn World, Halloween is the occasion to party and no other boroughs can say anything about it. So don your creepiest outfits and head out to the hottest happenings in BK. (more…)
This fella ain’t too popular at the moment. via Flickr user Ahmed ElHusseiny
After a pedestrian in Central Park was killed by a cyclist using the area as his own personal velodrome, people started suggesting that cyclists going really really fast in Central Park wan’t the best idea. Unsurprisingly, that suggestion is being made for Prospect Park cyclists too. Instead of civilians doing the suggesting by shaking their fists at you, the NYPD is going to be the ones doing it, by stepping up enforcement in the park, according to Park Slope Stoop’s report from the latest meeting at the 78th Precinct. (more…)
These are actually just people running to sign up, so move quick! via Facebook
Some people get an endorphin rush from doing charity. Other people get it from jogging. A few of you out there probably get that sweet, sweet endorphin high from both, and fortunately for you, there’s a good way to combine them, at the CHIPS 5K Walk and Run, hitting Prospect Park in September. Plus, for those of you looking to still do good even though you don’t have much to give, registration is just $25! (more…)
Celebrate Brooklyn ended with a weird, guitar robot bang Saturday night with a free St. Vincent show that about a quarter of Brooklyn came out for. Where were you, though? For once, your poor decision to skip something fun paid off, because the show is streaming in its entirety, at least the audio portion is. So while on the one hand you missed seeing Annie Clark’s awesome robotic dance moves and “Sigourney Weaver possessed by Zuul” presence, you can hear “Your Lips Are Red” turned into a 10-minute guitar freakout. So, Monday’s not all bad.
Kill some nature, for a good cause. Photo via Prospect Park Alliace
After all the fun times Prospect Park has given you, isn’t it only fair to give back a little?
Fight the Phrag, a new initiative from The Prospect Park Alliance aims to remove phragmites, an invasive species of wetland grass, from Brooklyn’s only lake, part of a larger project to revitalize Prospect Park’s woodlands and natural areas. What’s that mean for you? You can spend a weekend or two fighting 18-foot high weeds! (more…)
You COULD sit in a kiddie pool on your roof, but think about all the fun stuff you’d be missing out on.
If you’re lucky enough to have a job that gives you summer Fridays (or any job at all), you’re pretty much killing us here at Brokelyn if you’re using your free, salaried time to watch Netflix. We’re not going to say we’re not jealous of your paid free hours, but even while secretly hating you we want you help you make the most of your summer Fridays.
Even though lucky you has permanent, parent-approved employment, you don’t need to spend a lot, or any, money to make the most of your much-deserved time off. (more…)