Sidewalk & Street Cleaning
One of the primary jobs of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is to improve the cleanliness of the avenue and make it more appealing for residents, merchants and shoppers, alike. The crew from Atlantic Maintenance sweep the Avenue and side streets within the BID, empty the overflowing trash bins, remove graffiti and keep the sidewalk corners free of snow.
The BID team also puts in requests for removal of abandoned, chained bikes and dumped trash and items.
Trees and Outdoor Furniture
Where trees have fallen or have been cut down, we order replacements through the City’s street tree program. We also request bike racks and benches when merchants and property owners ask. And, of course, the BID provides the Holiday lights from Dean to 18th Streets and the Park Slope 5th Ave lit sign at the entrance to the Avenue near the Barclays Center!
Events on #theother5th
The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID hosts and sponsors a number of public events throughout the year. To keep up to date on when and where these events are taking place, please visit our social media channels or sign up for the newsletter Fabulous Finds on Fifth.
A Taste of Fifth – April
Fifth Avenue restaurants come together to show off their food and raise money for local charities. It’s about food but anything can happen at this annual sold out event, from flash mobs to magicians to a speakeasy. Held at the Grand Prospect Hall.
The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair – May
Shop, eat and drink local at this well loved street fair that runs from Sterling to 12th Street. Enjoy local bands, local fare and some fun amusements.
Brooklyn Pride – June
The BID is a partner sponsor in the Brooklyn Pride street fair and parade, which runs from 3rd Street to 9th Street all day. The parade starts from Sterling and goes to 9th Street in the evening.
Make Music NY – June
Free music outdoors on June 21st from Dean to 18th Streets. Watch some of your favorite local bands right on the sidewalk!
South and North Summer Strolls – July & August
Giant block parties in July and August in the north and south of 5th Avenue. Climbing walls, bouncy houses, a pop-up park with games and classes. Watch out for details on the Doggy Fashion Show at Freddy’s Bar, South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s performance, Empanada Loca’s Empanada Eating Contest and Artichoke’s Pizza Eating Contest. All on #theother5th and all free!
Halloween Parade – October
The BID sponsors the Park Slope Civic Council’s annual Halloween Parade and marches in it! Runs from 14th Street on 7th Ave, down 3rd St to 5th Ave on October 31st.
Holiday Lights & Small Business Saturday
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday.
Lots of events and promotions along 5th Ave culminating in the Holiday Tree Lighting near JJ Bryne Park in the evening. Celebrate with treats, music and, of course, the switching on of the lights!
High Five for the Holidays – December
Did you know that Santa Claus comes many times to #theother5th every year? It’s true! He stops in restaurants and stores for chats with kids and gives out candy canes accompanied by his elf. Also watch out for the strolling carolers every Saturday before Christmas.