Fifth Avenue is hopping this spring! A trifecta of great events is just a spring stroll away.
Family Fun On Fifth, the annual fair, will be held on Saturday, April 24 on Fifth Avenue at Fourth Street. Free admission, games and activities, $1 snacks, costumes characters and free goodie bags for the first 200 kids who show up. Rain or shine.
But the big draw will be wonderful performances by Puppetry Arts Theater.
Next up is “Films on Fifth 2010” — 20 indie films shown in 10 days throughout on Fifth Avenue between 18th and Dean streets from April 30 through May 9. All screenings are free with a $10 minimum purchase of food and beverages at the hosting restaurants. Enjoy wacky titles like: “Misconceptions,” “When Broomsticks Were King,” “Arusi Persian Wedding,” “P Star Rising,” “Sugar,” and many more!
And then, finally, the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair is slated for Sunday, May 16. We all love the fun, food, and shopping on our favorite avenue! Booths are $55 each, and are selling fast, so register for your spot today at www.ClearviewFestival.com.
Bike racks, greenery for N. Flatbush Ave.
Twenty bike racks were installed in December on Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, and another 25 will soon be joining them. This shopping strip is really pushing to make shopping convenient, no matter how you get there.
For those with a green thumb (or anyone else hoping to develop one), a series of three events coming up are for you:
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden Merchant Workshop: As we get ready for the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest,” join experts on Friday, April 16 from 11 am to noon at the Christian Science Reading Room and find out how you can enter your business in the contest.
There will be free seed packets to kick start your storefront garden — and light refreshments.
Christian Science Reading Room [338 Flatbush Ave. at Sterling Place, (718) 783-1685].
• Earth Day in bloom: In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, the BID will be planting flowers and plants along our tree beds on Flatbush Avenue from Plaza Street to Atlantic Avenue. The BID also needs volunteers on Thursday, April 22 from 10 am to 5 pm to help with planting. E-mail email@example.com or call (718) 783-1685 if you can help.
• Earth Day for kids: The BID’s fourth annual Children’s Earth Day Event, hosted by the Pacific Street Bears Community Garden, is set for Sunday, April 25 from 1 to 4 pm. This is a wonderful fun-filled, educational and eco-friendly day for the family. There will be eco-friendly arts and crafts, face-painting, puppet storytelling, seedling pod planting, free photo taking, compost workshops and more.
A taste of Hollywood
This beloved Park Slope Mexican restaurant can be seen in the new movie “Cop Out,” which had scenes filmed there. To see if the restaurant was portrayed realistically, enjoy a meal there!
Piramide [499 Fifth Ave. between 12th and 13th streets in Park Slope, (718) 499-0002] or visit www.mexpiramide.com
Waste Management, the largest environmental services and recycling company in North America, announced it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The company outperformed a field of thousands of entries based on its commitment to environmental sustainability and the performance of its employees in upholding ethical business practices that benefit the company, its partners and the communities in New York and across the country.
“We have worked to build a culture that values ethics, employee engagement and sustainability, and we are honored to receive the Ethisphere’s recognition,” said Jim VanWoert, Senior District Manager, Waste Management of New York. “We structure our operations to contribute to the success of our customers. As the largest company in our industry, we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to ensure our operations are safe, ethical and environmentally beneficial.”
This is the fourth year Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to creating and advancing best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has published the World’s Most Ethical rankings. The results will appear in the Q1 issue of Ethisphere Magazine.