Weekend Agenda 6/29-6/30


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On Saturday, head over to the Artisan Market at Fort Greene Park, which showcases local artists selling their expertly crafted artwork and wares. Then, take a quick trip up Lafayette to The Shelton, at 775 Lafayette Avenue, for an Open House from 3-5.

On Sunday, start your day at the Riverdale RiverFest, the annual community festival celebrating the Hudson River. Music, arts and crafts, events and boat rides will be going on all day at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Make sure to drop by Fieldston Lofts afterwards to view these beautiful Riverdale homes.  The Open House will be from 1-3.

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Weekend Agenda 6/22-6/23


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Start out on Saturday at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. They’re celebrating Pollinator Week with an informative demonstration on honey bees and bee keeping. While you’re there don’t forget to pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables from the vendors. Afterwards, head over to 816-818 Dean Street to take a peek at some of the areas newest rentals, with an Open House from 12-2.

On Sunday drop by the Funday Sunday Street Fair on Smith Street to catch the best in local eateries, artists and music. Afterwards take a trip to The Shelton on Lafayette Ave for an Open House from 3-5.

Fieldston Lofts will also be hosting an Open House on Sunday, from 11:30-1:30. Drop by the Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park afterwards to take in the luscious greens of the park and beautiful sounds of the New York Scandia Symphony.

Weekend Agenda 6/15-6/16

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This weekend is all about celebrating Dads.

Start out on Saturday by strolling through Fort Greene Park to catch the Green Market. There will be plenty of delicious vendors to pick from for a perfect picnic lunch in the park. Afterwards, make your way up Lafayette Ave to The Shelton for an Open House from 3-5.

Take Dad by the Fieldston Lofts Condominium at 3751 Riverdale Avenue  on Sunday for an Open House from 12-2. Afterwards, stop by the Bartow-Pell Museum Mansion for “Take Dad Out to the Ball Game 1864!” The New York Mutuals will be playing a game with 1864 rules, meaning no helmets or gloves. There will also be a house tour and raffle afterwards for the game ball. Make sure to catch a Carriage House and Mansion tour while you’re there.

Weekend Agenda 6/8-6/9

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Start this weekend off by attending the SONYA Stroll: a self-guided tour of SONYArtist members, studios and galleries in the Ft.Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout and Bed-Stuy neighborhoods of Brooklyn. There are over 70 participating artists, businesses and organizations along with live music, wine tasting and demonstrations along the route. Download the map to plan out your route ahead of time. Make sure to plot out 775 Lafayette Avenue for a view of The Shelton, with Open Hours from 3-5 on Saturday.

On Sunday, start the day at Fieldston Lofts in picturesque Riverdale. The Open House will be from 11:30-1:30. Then spend the day at the New York Botanical Gardens. There’s a packed schedule of demonstrations, activities and guided tours of the grounds perfect for all visitors. Highlights include Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens and the Harvest Celebration which will celebrate the end of spring with the Global Gardeners, traveling around the globe in the garden to inspire chefs of all ages.

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On Saturday, immerse yourself in science and robotics at the World Science Festival’s  Innovation Square. They will be turning “a picturesque quad in downtown Brooklyn into a staging ground for future-shaping innovations.” There will be interactive video games, robots that fly or save lives, as well as a performance by Blue Man Group and live demo’s and talks. Events start at 12 PM at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, MetroTech Plaza. Afterwards head over to The Shelton to check out the Open House from 3-5 at 775 Lafayette Avenue.

On Sunday, stop by the Cloisters for a guided tour of the museum.  Make sure to attend the, “Strike A Pose” workshop where you will “learn how body language can tell stories and ideas. See how artists in the Middle Ages represented feelings, moods and expressions in paintings, sculpture, and other artworks.” Also, don’t miss the gallery discussion, “Classicism in Medieval Art and Architecture.” There will also be an Open House at our nearby Riverdale development, Fieldston Lofts, from 11-1. Come by to check out these gorgeous lofts with amazing views.

In Brooklyn, Sunday will be the 43rd Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour. From 12-5 the tour will make 10 stops in the area showcasing houses and apartments from 1909-1939 that have been beautifully restored and renovated. There will be seven private open gardens along the way, as well as local artist studios open for viewings and sales. After a trip through some of the neighborhoods oldest homes, drop by some of the newest at The Dean Lofts, 816-818 Dean St. The Open House on Sunday is from 2-4.