1. Early Bird Registration is now open for the Bed-Stuy 10K Run/Walk, taking place October 7, 2012. The race is one of the premier 10K’s held in all New York City. Given its proximity to the NYC Marathon, many athletes see Restoration’s 10K as a “warm up” to their long-distance run in November. However, people of all fitness levels and ages are attracted to the race which has become a much anticipated community event. Early registration is $25, $20 for teens and groups. Go here to sign up.
2. On Tuesday, July 17, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce invites all small business owners and entrepreneurs to an After-Hours Networking Session in Bed-Stuy at Hibiscus Heath and Wellness Center, 556 Halsey Street, from 5:40 – 7:30 p.m. Join the Chamber of Commerce and other likeminded business people for an evening of networking, relaxation and rejuvenation, compliments of the ! In addition, Verizon Wireless will be showcasing their latest Tablets, designed to improve the mobility and efficiency of conducting business. $25 for non-members; free for Chamber members. Advance registration is requested by Monday, July 16. For more information, please contact Vivienne Davis at (718) 875-1000 ext. 132.
3. Tonight, Monday, July 16, the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series presents Bootsy Collins and the SOS Band at Wingate Field, with entrances on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street. The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs. A limited amount of general seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The program begins at 7:30pm. The event is free!
4. There is a major weekday and weeknight service changes for the A Train, from 12:01 AM to 5 AM, Tue to Fri, Jul 17 – 20. All A service will operate in two sections:
1. Between 207 St and 168 St, every 30 minutes
2. Between 168 St and Far Rockaway
• To continue your trip, transfer at 168 St.
Also, from 12:01 AM to 5 AM, Tue to Fri, Jul 17 – 20, downtown A trains run express from 125 St to 59 St.
5. Calling all city kids and their grown-ups! Learn about New York City garden plants and animals through hands-on exploration, story time, and garden hunts. The new, free Summer Discover Workshops at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens kicks off this Tuesday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m.. Each week, young urban gardeners will explore a different nature theme and then create their own windowsill planting or nature craft to green up their home or neighborhood.