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I received this from Eric McClure, Campaign Coordinator for Park Slope Neighbors

"Dining Out for a Cure," June 4th - June 27th Dear Park Slope Neighbor, Lenore Arons has been busy lately. The local activist, who was looking for a way to have a bigger impact on the search for a cure for breast cancer, has mounted an impressive one-woman campaign to raise funds for the Avon Foundation's Breast Cancer Crusade, enlisting the help of several fine local dining establishments along the way. All she needs now is for us to enjoy a nice dinner out sometime in June.

At Lenore's urging, more than a dozen Brooklyn restaurants - the majority of them right in Park Slope - have agreed to donate a portion of their receipts from one night in June to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The best part is that each restaurant has signed on for a different date, so we all have the opportunity to sample different restaurants on different nights, each time knowing that a percentage of our bill will be helping the search for a cure.

Here are the details:


Dine at any of these participating restaurants on the designated date and a percentage of your receipt will be donated to The Avon Foundation's Breast Cancer Crusade - The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Date Restaurant Address

June 4th Bogota Latin Bistro 141 5th Avenue

June 5th No No Kitchen 293 7th Avenue
June 7th Blue Ribbon ** 280 5th Avenue

June 11th Bonnie's Grill * 278 5th Avenue

June 12th Lobo * 188 5th Avenue

June 13th Miriam 79 5th Avenue
June 13th Miriam * 229 Court Street

June 14th Aunt Suzie's 247 5th Avenue

June 18th Melt ** 440 Bergen Street
June 19th Loulou 222 DeKalb Avenue

June 20th Cocotte 337 5th Avenue

June 21st Beast 638 Bergen Street

June 25th 200 Fifth 200 5th Avenue
June 27th Biscuit BBQ 230 5th Avenue
* serving lunch, too
**reservations necessary for parties of 6 or more

You can also support the fight against breast cancer by purchasing a gift certificate donated by the following restaurants: Al Di La, Brooklyn Fish Camp, Johnny Mack's, Long Tan, Stone Park Café, 12th Street Bar & Grill and Two Boots. To purchase a gift certificate, make an individual donation or for more information, please contact: Lenore Arons at

Park Slope Neighbors would like to salute Lenore and the participating restaurants for their philanthropic spirit, and for allowing us all the opportunity to do good by eating well.


Stages Announces Summer Stock Sessions 2007

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.’s popular Summer Stock Program for young actors returns for its fourteenth season. Stages invites young actors to join its Summer Stock Program 2007 at the Southampton Town Recreation Center this summer.

Stages’ offers two sessions for young actors ages 8-18: July 2nd-July 29th and August 1st-August 26th. Each session takes place Monday through Friday from 10AM to 3PM. It includes rehearsing and performing in a full-scale musical production, as well as classes in acting, singing and dancing. The last week of each session is held at the theater and is dedicated to rehearsals for the performance. The performances for each session will be held on July 27, 28 & 29, and August 24, 25 & 26 at the Southampton High School Auditorium. All performances are open to the public.

Stages, under the direction of Helene Leonard, performs professional-style musical productions with young actors, and provides a strong training ground for children interested in the performing arts. After the summer, Stages will continue its year-round season of performances and after-school classes in Southampton and at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor.

For further information on Stages’ Summer Stock Program call Helene Leonard at 329-1420.


Perch Café & Bar June 6th
Wednesday night
The Charistmatic Megaphonics (Park Slope’s Family Band)
will be playing at Perch for Family Dinner 6-8pm.
They will play again Wednesday, June 20th and
then will take a break for a few weeks and then
start up again August 15th.

365 5th Avenue
Park Slope



Eli Roth, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, and Bijou Phillips in person for June 6 screening. Presented in conjunction with Museum’s 32-film series “It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films From the 1970s and Today”

Hostel: Part II

Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.
2007, 94 mins. 35mm. Lionsgate. Directed by Eli Roth. With Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, and Bijou Phillips. The director and actors will be present for this exclusive advance screening of the eagerly awaited sequel to Hostel. At the AMC Empire, 230 W. 42nd Street, Manhattan.
Free for Museum members only. Call 718.784.4520x318 to reserve tickets. To become a member, call 718.784.4520 or visit

For the press release and complete schedule for It’s Only a Movie: Horror Films from the 1970s and Today, visit or contact Tomoko Kawamoto at 718.784.4520 or


New York City, June 1, 2007—Herbert S. Schlosser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Moving Image, announced today the election of Frank Price, chairman and chief executive officer of Price Entertainment, Inc. and former head of Columbia Pictures, and Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal, to the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Schlosser said, “We are pleased to add two outstanding executives from the film and television industries to the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Frank Price and Jeff Zucker each began their career in the trenches—respectively as a writer and a researcher—who advanced to head international media companies.

Their knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to the Board and to the Museum.”

 As chairman and CEO of Price Entertainment, an independent producer of films for motion pictures and television, Frank Price oversaw the production of the highly acclaimed films A Bronx Tale, Circle of Friends, Shadowlands, and the multiple-award winning The Tuskegee Airmen. Prior to starting his own company, Price served as chairman and CEO of Columbia Pictures motion picture division (1978 to 1984 and again in 1989 to 1991) and chairman of the MCA Universal Motion Picture Group and president of Universal Pictures (1984 to 1989).

Under his leadership, the studios produced Kramer vs. Kramer, Gandhi, and Out of Africa, all of which earned Best Picture awards plus multiple Oscars. Price entered the motion picture industry from television, where he began as a writer and producer in 1959, and became president of Universal Television in1973. In that role, he was responsible for the hit series Kojak, Rockford Files, Quincy, and The Six Million Dollar Man, and developed two new television formats: the made-for-television movie (The Doomsday Flight) and the mini-series (Rich Man, Poor Man).

In 2006, Price was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate for a six-year term as a member of the National Council on the Arts. Price is also a founding chairman of the board of councilors of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and having served as a trustee for 15 years was recently elected a Life Trustee of the USC.

Jeff Zucker was named president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal in February 2007. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and content companies, with diverse distribution platforms that deliver entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. In his 20-year career at NBC, Zucker has served as both business leader and producer. Appointed chief executive officer of the Television Group in December 2005, Zucker oversaw the strategic development and operations of the company’s broadcast and cable television networks, which include Bravo, CNBC, and USA. Previously he has served as president of the Entertainment, News & Cable Group and also as president of NBC Entertainment.

Zucker was executive producer of NBC News’ Today for eight years, beginning in 1992 at the age of 26. He was responsible for making Today the nation’s most-watched morning news show and one of the most profitable programs on television. Zucker began his NBC career as a researcher for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Rochelle Slovin, Director of the Museum, said, “As the Museum prepares for a major renovation and expansion of its facilities, we welcome the guidance of these two distinguished and creative leaders. Their insights will be invaluable as the Museum builds its capacity to serve the public.”

Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to advancing the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to the nation’s largest permanent collection of moving image artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public.

A major expansion and renovation, scheduled for completion in 2009, will add new film theaters, galleries, and an education center.


Looking Ahead…

Bill Hartung is a friend and political comedian.

Wednesday, June 13th at 9 p.m.
Stand Up New York
236 W. 78th Street (just east of Broadway)
Please note: guests must arrive by 8:30,
a half hour before show time

Reservations are encouraged – please call 212-595-0850
and tell them you’re coming to see Bill Hartung

$12 cover, 2 drink minimum.
The show will have 6-8 comedians or so, and should
run until about 10:30.


Jack Spade to donate Father's Day proceeds to 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

826NYC is modeled after 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing lab and tutoring center located in San Francisco's Mission District. Founded by writer Dave Eggers and a group of energetic and passionate volunteers, 826 Valencia opened its doors in April 2002.
826NYC's writing center opened its doors in September 2004. Since then our programs have offered over one thousand students opportunities to improve their writing at our center. Our staff has grown to include 4 employees and over 250 volunteers.

826 NATIONAL is essentially an umbrella organization that works toward duplicating the successful 826 Valencia program in youth writing centers across the country. In fact, we are already hard at work. 826NYC (in Park Slope, Brooklyn) opened in September 2004. 826LA (in Los Angeles) opened in March 2005. Currently, centers are in the process of opening in Seattle, Ann Arbor and Chicago. Each 826-style center will provide the same amount and caliber of volunteer-based, free services for students that 826 Valencia in San Francisco has successfully developed. We couldn’t be more excited.
For more information about 826 NATIONAL's progress please visit the following website:

Please consider making a donation to 826NYC.
When you contribute today:
- your $25 donation will buy a package of MiniDiscs for use in our student radio programs
- your $100 donation will cover the cost of fabric and costuming supplies for the puppet show our 6 – 8-year-olds will write and perform in July
- your $500 donation will cover the cost of a digital video camera for our students to use in our Summer Filmmakers program
- your $5,000 donation will pay for the production and publication of our high school students’ literary magazine.

Your contribution—of any amount—will allow us to continue to offer free after-school tutoring, in-class support for local teachers, creative evening and weekend workshops, and innovative summer programs to thousands of New York City students and schools.

All donations to 826NYC are fully tax deductible. To donate online, click here.

To donate by mail, please make checks out to "826NYC" and send to:
Attn: Jennifer Snow
372 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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