Sunday, June 28, 2009

Class: Kensington Poetry Workshop

Writing a lot but not getting any feedback? Trying to jump-start your writing?

Writers interested in poetry and cross-genre writing (prose poems, prose, lyric essays, etc.) are invited to submit up to 3 pages for consideration for participation in a 5 week summer workshop. Through short readings, writing, and the discussion of technical skills needed to compose and revise more artfully, participants will hone their individual craft. This small workshop is designed to help you do what you do better as a writer.

We will learn from each other and from other writers, through the discussion of workshop members\' work and that of other writers.

$200 - Five-week class of 2-hour workshops
Please submit up to 3 pages of creative writing via email by June 29.

Workshops will be held on an evening convenient to participants, beginning early July.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Event: KWT winter CSA

I know it's way too early to think about winter, BUT the time has come, not yet
to sign up, but just to drop me a line if you are interested in being part of
the KWT Winter CSA. There were 32 shares for us last year and they need an idea
of how many to put aside this year.
Visit the website for details:, click on "what's in a
This is a wonderful mini-csa to carry you over through the cold months
(dec-march) with blanched/frozen local delicious veggies, berries, etc. You can
also order cheese, eggs, and other farm products. Pickup is just once a month at
the Oak and the Iris cafe, 4 times total. Cost is $128. It was a big success
last year, and the company that does it is expanding like crazy. The frozen
stewed heirloom tomatos are absolutely incredible on pizza or pasta - so much
better than any from a can.
Sign up and collection of payment will be in July.
Please let me know if you're interested, and spread the word.
The june newsletter from WSF is pasted below.

Evan Sargent

Friday, June 12, 2009

Event: Rocky Horror TONIGHT Friday at Midnight

Thought I'd pass this along. It's right at the intersection of Kensington, Ditmas Park and Midwood!


Do the Timewarp in Brooklyn!

When was the last time YOU did the Timewarp? As part of its new Flatbush Flix series, Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) is sponsoring a showing of the cult film classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Friday June 12th at midnight at the Kent Theater (1170 Coney Island Avenue near Avenue H).

Tickets are $13 and can be purchased in advance by phone at FDC 718-859-3800 or at the box office the day of the show. All proceeds will go towards FDC’s important work in the Flatbush community: youth services, immigration and housing counseling, and economic development.

Before the show, get warmed up at our favorite local pubs which will be featuring “RHPS” pre-show drink specials from 7pm to midnight.

Details below.

Pre-show drinks:
Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road near Westminster Rd.

773 Lounge
773 Coney Island Avenue between Cortelyou and Dorchester Roads

Flatbush Flix at the Kent:
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, June 12th
Kent Theater
1170 Coney Island Avenue, near Avenue H

Have Meatloaf for dinner and channel your inner Janet on June 12th. See you there!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Event: Flatbush Children's Art Marathon this Sunday!

Kris Waldherr Art and Words gallery is holding a children's art
marathon this Sunday, June 14. The gallery is located near Newkirk
Plaza across from the Rite Aid on Marlborough Road.

Is your child a budding Matisse or Da Vinci? On June 14th, stop by the
gallery with your emerging artist any time between 11 am and 6 pm. In
about an hour's time, they can create their very own addition to our
next exhibit, BROOKLYN: THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES. We\'ll provide the art
supplies: paper, paint, markers, crayons framing, and more. They
provides the inspiration.

Suggested admission: $5 per child to cover art supplies and framing.
(At the end of the exhibit, your child's framed art is returned to
them as a keepsake.)

Can't make our art marathon? No worries: Stop by the gallery before
June 14 to drop off your child's contribution. Maximum paper size: 8
1/2 x 11". For more info, e-mail

****Art exhibit opens Saturday, July 11 and will feature a special
performance by kid's band Rolie Polie Guacamole!****

No reservation required for either event.
Learn more at

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Services: Massage in Williamsburg

Massage Williamsburg is a Holistic Wellness Studio, offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Pregnancy Massage. For more information, please check out our website:
We are located near the Bedford L Train, at Wythe and N6th Street.

Wanted: musician/composer seeking practice/workspace

Looking for a space to work and teach some lessons either in Windsor Terrace or Kensington. I play woodwinds and compose, so there won't be a huge amount of noise involved. If anybody has a basement space, guest house, or garage space they might be interested in renting out on a monthly basis please contact me. Thanks.

Services: Need Party Photography? On a budget? Look no further!

Need a photographer for a party but don't want to spend a fortune. Maybe a sweet 16, or wedding, or Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Well look no further!
We do party photography for $300 and NO extra charges! This includes:
-Unlimited time at the party taking photos
-CD with all the photos in a high quailty format
-OPTIONAL-10 to 20 minute slideshow of party highlights with music (10 DVD's with the slideshow, playable on any computer or DVD player)
-For $100 more (A videographer who will video highlights of the party)

Call now to start planning your party photography today. Email:

I am flexible with hours and can do short notice parties.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Brooklyn Emerging Artists Rock Camp

If you have eclectic tastes in music and you love everything from indie rock to funk to rockabilly; if you believe that music can save the world and children can lead the way; if you want to pitch in and help rock your borough, then your child should plan to be at Brooklyn Emerging Artists (B.E.A.) Rock Camp.

B.E.A. Rock Camp is a week long music camp, dedicated to empowering youth, regardless of financial need, through musical collaboration, and it is the only coeducational rock camp in the city. Camp will take place in Brooklyn from August 10-15, 2009, but kids from all over the New York City area and beyond are welcome. Campers do not need any previous musical experience. Camp volunteers will offer group instrumental lessons, both beginning and advanced, in guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals, violin, horns, and turn-tables, and will also involve campers in workshops that encompass many genres and facets of music, such as DIY recording, music history/theory, ‘zine’ making, and visual art. Campers will create their own bands at the beginning of camp week, and they will use what they\'ve learned to collaborate on a song for performance at the culminating Saturday Night Showcase at a real NYC venue for friends, families and fans. Each day at camp, a working New York City band will perform for campers. Theses performances will span genres, from hip-hop, country, classical to indie rock, allowing campers a chance to experience all types of music from some of the best musicians NYC has to offer.

B.E.A. Rock Camp tuition is specifically kept at a low $200 for the week, including equipment, instruction, workshops, lunch, and a camp t-shirt, so that all kids may attend camp. Half and full scholarships are also available. No child will be turned away due to financial need.

To find out more about camp, please contact us at or call us at 718-284-0547. Camper slots are still available, but the summer is fast approaching, so get your child involved today! Check us out online at for camp schedule, rates, location and more. You can also find us on, facebook and twitter.

B.E.A. Rock Camp is a chance of a lifetime. Don’t let your child miss out on this opportunity to rock!


B.E.A. Rock Camp is a project of Brooklyn Emerging Artists, sponsored by the Department of Secular Arts Programming at Greenpoint Reformed Church, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and is made possible only through the generous donations of its funders and the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. If you want to get involved as either a camper or a volunteer, or if you wish to donate to or sponsor the camp, please visit the camp’s website at or email


About the Founders of BEA Rock Camp

Katie Blankenship, Founder, co-Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator.â€"Katie Blankenship is a musician and an art administrator who graduated December, 2008, with her Masters of Arts from New York University. She sings, write songs, and plays guitar and banjo with an all girl Brooklyn band, “The Havens,” whose focus is on original music influenced by “old timey” mountain music such as that written and performed by The Carter family, Stephen Foster and other classic American songwriters. She became inspired to bring a rock camp to Brooklyn while researching her master’s thesis, “The Non-Profit Art Center,” and participating as a volunteer at the Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp in Murfreesboro, TN. Seeing how rock camps empower and excite campers and volunteers alike to learn and make music was so inspiring that she knew she wanted to bring this opportunity to Brooklyn.

Elizabeth Price, Founder, co-Executive Director, Program Coordinator-Beth Price is a composer and bass player, as well as co-founder of Brooklyn Emerging Artists, an arts organization dedicated to spreading new art and music by emergent artists to the New York City community at large. Beth received her master’s degree in Music Composition from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. Her compositions have premiered in Boston, Rochester, NY and at celebrated venues, such as the Juilliard School and Galapagos Art Space in New York City. Beth is also double bassist and active member of the all-girl, country band, The Havens. Beth is passionate about spreading music, regardless of genre, to NYC youth across the five boroughs.

Rachael Benjamin, Administrative Director--Rachael Benjamin, LMSW, is a musician and social worker. Her music experience includes scholarship work in voice and oboe at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Rachael obtained her MSSW in clinical work and program development from Columbia University, New York, New York, and practices at The Guidance Center of Brooklyn Heights. After completing graduate school she began learning more about traditional mountain music and now plays with both “The Havens” and “Peaks and Valleys” as a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and autoharp player. She was elected in 2008 as deacon at Greenpoint Reformed Church, and serves in a leadership position in that church’s consistory.

Contact for Interviews

Katie Blankenship or Beth Price


Monday, June 8, 2009

Event: Grand Opening of Namaste Yoga of Kensington

The grand opening of Namaste Yoga of Kensington:
-Free Bellydance Performances
-Complimentary Light Refreshments and Wine
-SPECIAL Unlimited Monthly Class Cards sold to the first 100 customers for $99 each

To see the Grand Opening Flyer:
Come see our website:
4PM to 7PM
June 13, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Services: I have compost.


I posted once a while back and did not receive any responses. Thought I'd try again.

I keep compost in my freezer and I usually take it to a friend's in North BK, but that is soooo far!

Does anyone in K-ton want my compost for their garden?


FOUND DOG: medium brown older female

Found on 6/2 at 10pm on E 2nd and Albemarle. About 35 lbs, brown/black female dog. Older, with white around her face. If she is yours, please respond to this posting or check in at Ft. Hamilton Dog House on E 3rd.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Class: Yogasole Belly Dancing Workshop

YogaSole Invites you to Belly Dancing Workshop
YogaSole (Your Neighborhood Studio–Offering 32 classes weekly for the entire Family)
254 Windsor Place @ 11th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Belly Dancing Workshop w/Jenan
Sunday, June 7th from 1pm - 3:00pm
cost: Workshop $35 
Belly dance is an artform that is ancient and uniquely feminine. It is a dance that embraces each women, allowing her unique charms to find their way to the fore. Enjoy an afternoon of greeting your most beautiful, graceful and powerful self through the cheeky, sensual, and dynamic rhythms of the worlds oldest dance. Let the rhythms of the Middle East bring out the dance in you.
Jennifer Whittemore, who dances under the name Jenan, has been performing as a soloist and troupe member with Amarain for the last three years. Her Arabic name—Jenan—means heart or soul; the quality she consistently brings to her work. She performed with Beledi, a Middle Eastern Dance trio at locations such as Southpaw, Totem Bar, CBGB's, the Lower Eastside Festival, the Slipper Room, the KGB Lounge, New Year's at Empire Dance, Lafayette Grill, Caravan Restaurant, Feast at Kush, Les Babouch es and Caravan. She was a company member of the Dunyana Dance Ensemble where she performed at the New York Public Library, the Looking Glass Theatre, the Brick Easy, and Cafe Figaro before joining Amarain. 

Class: Writing Class

Writers interested in poetry and cross-genre writing (prose poems, prose, lyric essays, etc.) are invited to submit up to 3 pages for consideration for participation in a 5 week summer workshop. Through short readings, writing, and the discussion of technical skills needed to compose and revise more artfully, participants will hone their individual craft. This small workshop is designed to help you do what you do better as a writer.

We will learn from each other and from other writers, through the discussion of workshop members' work and that of other writers.

Workshop is led by an experienced member of the CUNY faculty, a poet with an MFA in Creative Writing, doctoral experience in poetics, and numerous publication credits.

$200 - Five-week class of 2-hour workshops
Please submit up to 3 pages of creative writing via email by June 12.

Workshops will be held on Monday OR Tuesday evenings beginning June 22 or 23.
Location: Kensington

ISO: 2 Bdrm for Aug./Sept.

Looking for 2 Bdrm in Kensington/Ditmas Park/Lefferts/Flatbush/Midwood for
Aug. or Sept. Must be elevator or ground floor and cat-friendly. Can pay
up to $1550. We are good, employed tenants (w/ refs) expecting twins in
Oct. Any leads, pls email.