Friday, August 21, 2009

Montague Street Summer Space: Three Weekends, Three Themes

Remember last year's 'Piazza' Days on Montague Street? (photo above) While a nice idea, they never attracted much of a crowd.

So it seems like the Montague Street BID has refined and expanded the "pedestrian plaza" concept, changed the name and changed the time as well. Here's a notice we received about the new, upcoming Montague Street Summer Space weekends:

Brooklyn Heights will have a car-free haven for outdoor relaxation on September 13th, 20th, and 27th. On those Sundays, two blocks of Montague Street, between Clinton and Hicks, will become pedestrian plazas, with outdoor seating, expanded caf├ęs, and great activities that celebrate Montague Street’s local merchants and the Brooklyn Heights’ community.

An informational meeting about Summer Space will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 6 p.m. in St. Ann's Parish Hall, at 157 Montague Street. Merchants and members of the community are invited to attend for a presentation and Q&A session. Updated information about Summer Space will also be made available online at

More details:
September 13 will be a foodie celebration, a 'festival of nosh.' Visitors can taste their way up the street, then take in the Brooklyn Book Festival. Tickets to dozens of free readings and literary discussions will be available at an info booth located on Montague Street. Plus the Martha Cardona Theater will be offering up free live opera.

On September 20 Summer Space offers brain-enriching activities, including walking tours of Montague Street led by the Brooklyn Historical Society, chess tables sponsored by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and drawing lessons from artist Charles Warner, sponsored by Daphne Art. The Heights Players will perform pieces from their fall production of Candide, and more.

September 27 wraps up with games: hula-hooping, jump-rope, and "street croquet"; learn to ollie with free lessons from the Brooklyn Skateboard Academy; or shoot free-throws against Eddie the Eagle. Other activities include a wheeled parade, a yoga class, a community chalk mural and much more.

Photo by MK Metz
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