Bay Ridge is going green again! the Bay Ridge Green Market will return to its usual location “on the avenue”, in the car park of Walgreens at 95th Street and 3rd Avenue on Saturday, May 7.
Sponsored by a board member Justin Brannan and GrowthNYCthe green market is an opportunity to support local farmers who set up tables to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, cheese, bread, flowers and more.
The Greenmarket will be open every Saturday from May 7 to November 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participating farmers include American Pride Seafood, Soaring Crow Vegetables, Goodale Farms Vegetables, Jersey Farm Products, Toigo Vergers II and Walnut Ridge Farm.
Later in May, the Bensonhurst Green Market is set to open on Sunday, May 29, also “on the avenue” at Milestone Park (81st Street and 18th Avenue). It will remain open every Sunday until November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Scratch med dagen!
the Norwegian-American May 17 Parade The committee held its annual fundraiser at Salty dog restaurant7509 Third Ave., April 24. The event included door prizes, 50/50 raffles, food and a performance by Swedish Meatballs with Ellen Lindstrom.
Chairman of the Parade Committee Arlene Rutuelo thanked the restaurant for helping the committee raise funds for the parade.
“I am happy to report that we raised more money this year than in previous years,” Rutuelo said. “Viewers from across the tri-state area, United States and Norway return to Bay Ridge to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day. We are happy to help our local businesses and restaurants thrive.
The parade, a tradition since 1952, will take place on May 15. Participants march along Third Avenue from 80th Street to Bay Ridge Avenue, then to Fifth Avenue and to the reviewing grandstand of Leif Ericson Park.
Next up “on the avenue” is another special May Day fundraiser at Salty Dog to benefit the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. parade. Starting at 1 p.m., the event will feature live entertainment, food, and raffles throughout the day. Don’t miss your chance to support this great tradition that honors all of this country’s military veterans and heroes.
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It’s time to say goodbye… to the documents and electronic objects you no longer need!
A state-sponsored document shredding and electronic waste recycling event Sen. André Gonardes and council member Justin Brannan is set to take place “on the avenue” on Saturday, May 14. Those looking to shred documents or recycle old electronics can drive or walk to the event, which takes place inside the Church of St. Anselm parking lot, 82nd Street and Fourth Avenue.
The event is free and open to the public.
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The two elected officials will also lead a mammography bus “on the avenue” in partnership with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation Friday, May 20 at 8018 Fifth Ave. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Women between the ages of 40 and 79 who currently live in New York City and who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months can schedule a free mammogram through this special service. No copayments are required and deductibles are waived at this event, organizers advise.