What: The 1st Annual Bergen Lot Party
Where: The empty lot at 450 & 448 Bergen Street, between 5th Ave and Flatbush Ave.
When: Friday, September 10th from 6-11pm; Saturday, September 11th from 10-8pm
Why: We’ve already taken you on “A Walk Down Brooklyn’s Bergen Street”, and now you’re invited to the Bergen Lot Party. The eclectic collective of small businesses that make up one of Park Slope’s most thriving shopping avenues host a block party this Friday and Saturday in conjunction with Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.
The event will also raise money for Brooklyn charity The Center For Anti-Violence Education with raffle ticket prizes, including gift certificates to participating businesses.
The two-day event kicks off on Friday at 6pm with an ice sculpture carving at art and clothing boutique EPONYMY. There will also be a DJ and cocktails served by local bar Weather Up. Shops will stay open until 11pm.
Other weekend events include Babeland’s sex smarts Trivia Table, hand rolled cigars from Private Stock, and food provided by Bark Hot Dogs, Melt restaurant, and the organic kitchen Sun in Bloom.
For the entire schedule of Saturday events read below:
10-11am – Open level yoga, hosted by Lululemon Athletica
11:15-12pm – Kids Class yoga with Lauren Maples of Bija Kids Yoga
11:30-2:30 – Face painting with CoCreative Faces
12:30-2pm – Outrageous local talent sing their hearts out for “Bergen Idol”
12-3pm – Professionally photographed family portraits. $25 for 15 minutes and 2 instant prints.
3-8pm – Biker Show & Pin-Up Girl Contest, featuring the bikes and bikers of Denim & Chrome.
4-6pm – Skate and bike competitions with prizes from Bergen Street bike shop Ride Brooklyn.
4:30-8pm – DJ & live music.
6-7:30 – EPONYMY extravagantly wardrobed game of “Malcontent Croquet” on the Bergen Lot lawn.
7:30-8pm – Raffle winners announced.