Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Weekend

At the Gym Park during January's Brooklyn Boogie

I'll be in Brooklyn all weekend long and there is much on the agenda.
 
Friday, my friend is hosting the Brooklyn Boogie at the Gym Park.  The Brooklyn Boogie is held the first Friday of every month and is really fun.  The Gym Park is the perfect venue for this dance event as it's basically like a playground for adults.  I'll be working as door bitch for the majority of the night so come say hello!  Cost is a sliding scale fee of $10 to $15.

Saturday during the day, L and I will be heading down to The Spot for brunch and their unlimited mimosas for $12.95!  Friends who visit, we'll definitely be going to this place at least once on your trip).  Afterward, we plan on doing a little shopping in Park Slope.  I'm looking forward to visiting Cog and Pearl and maybe the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store.
 
In the evening it's off to the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday.  There are a number of events happening throughout the evening, including live music, presentations and films, as well as a workshop to make your own triptych.  Some of these events do require a ticket.  Check the site for more details.  The galleries are open until 11pm and from what I understand there will be a DJ.  More dancing!
 
Sunday afternoon will be spent in Chinatown to watch the parade for the Chinese Lunar New Year.  Some information:
 
12th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
The parade usually winds throughout Chinatown along Mott, Canal, and Bayard streets, and along East Broadway.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4 pm, Sunday, February 6, 2011
Place: Canal Street South
The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and procession by local organizations. Over 5,000 people are expected to march in the parade, which will start at Mott Street and promenade through practically every street in of Chinatown, finally dispersing at Worth Street. The parade is expected to conclude at 3 pm, at which time an outdoor cultural festival will take place on Bayard Street featuring more performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.
 
Afterward we'll be taking the 6 Train back to Brooklyn and riding it to the end of the line so that we can finally see the historic subway platform that I've been wanting to see since I moved here.
 
As always, lots to do. 
 
Have I mentioned that I love it here?

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