From The North Brooklyn Community Group: Born to Giglio!

Giglio A lass named Stephanie Trudeau writes:

I have an upcoming event of neighborhood interest:

I am giving a presentation on Williamsburg’s Giglio Festival (one aspect of my Fulbright research) at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Thusday, March 29 at 7:00 pm. The presentation will be enlivened with a musical performance by Danny Vecchiano, leader of the Vecchiano Festival Band, who will play Giglio songs and talk about his life-long involvement with the Giglio Festival. Come learn about a week-long celebration with music, food and pageantry that happens in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Beautiful photos and wonderful music – should be a fun night.

Immediate Release:

Born to Giglio
Thursday, March 29 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history. Tickets $10/$8 BHS members.

This sounds like a very enjoyable way to while away an evening— and learn more about our community’s history to boot! Check it out!

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Shoe

July 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 16, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Public Safety

July 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This wonderful image of Community Board 1’s* very own Tom Burrows and the 94th’s head honcho, Deputy Inspector Hurson, having some much-needed fun at the Giglio Festival comes courtesy of Miss Mousey Brown.

Miss Heather

*And Public Safety Committee member!

From The North Brooklyn Community Group: Mayhem At The Feast?

July 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I have made mention on occasion of the Unofficial Community Board 1 Yahoo Group. Well, in the interest of disambiguation (READ: making it understood once and for all that this forum is quite unofficial) its name has since been changed to the North Brooklyn Community Group. It has been awhile since I have checked out what was cooking in this forum so this morning I gave it a look-see— and found the following pot-boiler of a item. I have taken the liberty of bold-facing my favorite passages.

Spent a few hours at the feast at Our Lady of Mount Carmel this evening. First, observed parents putting their children on the inflatable Batman slide and ignoring the fact that they had to pay the attendant 3 tickets for the privilege. Later, observed a kid, couldn’t be more than 3 or 4, bullying a kid, similar age, sitting behind him in a race car ride. While mom did correct him when he started telling the other child to “stop playing with the steering wheel!” She did nothing when her child turned around and put his arm on the other child’s steering wheel to physically prevent the child from playing with the steering wheel. Third, observed one too many men blowing cigar smoke into crowds of children. Mayor Bloomberg, can you ban smoking at carnivals too?

Icing on the cake, observed a mother say “excuse me” to a guy so she could retrieve her child from a ride. The guy starts to move over, changes his mind, blocks her path and tells her “my child is getting off too!” The woman tells him that the attendant is releasing children from the car her child is sitting in and the guy, now acting like an ignorant jerk, keeps arguing with the woman who is simply trying to get her preschooler safely away from a crowded ride.  What is wrong with everyone?  This is a church function yet we have gotten so selfish that even a night at a carnival has to be marred by such foolishness?  I grew up going to this feast and have fond memories of my childhood there.  It’s a shame it cannot be the same for my children.  Moses should return to throw the tablets at these Pagans!

Needless to say yours truly had to witness this debauchery firsthand. To this end I attended “the feast” this afternoon with a few friends.

Merry-makers were noted.

No sign of disorderly conduct here.

The presence of cigars was noted.

Children were observed. No trouble here.

The Batman slide was eerily vacant. All in all, yours truly found all of the fun I was having kind of dull so my research team decided to grab a beer.*

The person who seemed to be having the most fun was this guy.  He must have stared at this Pepsi can at least five minutes.

Miss Heather

*And were served by the Chairman of Community Board 1’s Parks Committee himself!

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Scenes From The Feast

July 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 11, 2010.

Miss Heather

P.S.: It has been brought to my attention that goldfish and hermit crabs are being given out as prizes at this event. This is something yours truly does not agree with. Be they scaly, furry or otherwise please be mindful that having a pet is a lifelong responsibility.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: The Calm Before The Feast

July 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11221, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This image hails form Havemeyer Street and comes courtesy of Luna Park. Lovely capture!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Feast Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel

July 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

No summer in north Brooklyn would be complete without The Feast of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, which kicks off tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. with a coronation mass and candlelight reception. You can get a full rundown of the scheduled activities by clicking here. Check it out!

Feast Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel
July 7 – July 18, 2010
Havemeyer Street at North 8 Street (approximate)
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

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