4/6: Taste of 5th

Next Wednesday, Taste of 5th returns to Park Slope with over 30 local businesses representing the best food and drinks in the neighborhood. The event will be taking place from 6:30-9:30 pm at The Grand Prospect Hall, and tickets are available online now. Tickets are $55, with $20 from each purchase going to the charity of your choice.

Vendors this year include Artichoke Pizza, Gorilla Coffee, Oyster Bar Brooklyn, Stone Park Cafe and The Chocolate Room, among many others. There are 16 participating charities to choose from, so you can indulge in the best food in Brooklyn all for a good cause.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

4/2: Smorgasburg is Back

JvP_092714_1132_print.jpgWith the return of Spring comes the return of outdoor markets, and April 2nd/3rd is the first weekend you can catch Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea, now in Fort Greene, Dumbo, Williamsburg and Prospect Park. Smorgasburg, which began as a spin-off of the Brooklyn Flea and now includes 100+ local and regional food vendors, is open Saturdays in East River State Park at Kent Ave. and N. 7 St., and Sundays in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill (both days from 11 to 6). Brooklyn Flea itself has two additional locations. The markets will be open rain or shine, but fingers are crossed that April showers bring May flowers (and sunny days) soon.

Vendors can still apply to be part of both markets for the season. For more information, click here.