The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PLG Arts Membership Launch

Not much more to say than my name is Clarkson FlatBed, the Q, and I heartily endorse this message. Give early, give often. Go to the party!

Dear Neighbor,
Please join us at the PLG Arts Membership Launch
Cocktail Party!

Help us support the arts, the neighborhood, and your quality of life in one fell swoop!

Come to our special cocktail party to meet current and new members, and learn more about our goals, activities, and history.

Where: The Inkwell Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave (betw Sterling & Lefferts), Brooklyn, NY 11221

WhenFriday November 22, 7-9 PM

Over the last 6 years, PLG Arts has focused on the vibrant creativity of the residents of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods. Our successes to date, though impressive, have been accomplished with a fairly small number of dedicated volunteers. You probably already know PLG Arts through some of our activities:

·   Art exhibitions at the Tugboat Tea Company coffee shop
·   Jazz at the Inkwell (twice-a-month music series)
·   Theater program kickoff event August 17
·   Mural near the Q train and on Flatbush Ave (beautification of  construction site by local artists, including children)
·   Mural on Fenimore Street off Flatbush, etc. (filling in the blank spots with creativity!)
·   Neighborhood Group Art Show 2011 (over 3,000 attended in just 2 weeks)

By joining PLG Arts, you will help us create and sponsor more visual arts, dance programs, theater events, and music for the children and adults of our community. Here are just a few of the benefits you will receive as a member:
·   Be among the first to know about PLG Arts events
·   Enjoy “Dinner with the Artist” events
·   Receive discounts from local merchants who also support PLG Arts
·   Platinum Membership provides free access to PLG Arts events for a year
·   Artist Memberships and Institutional/Corporate Memberships also available

Come share a cocktail and join your neighbors in local arts!
We look forward to seeing you there.

(Please RSVP to so we can cater for numbers)


Grahame Conibear (, Rina Kleege ( and Brian Fernandes-Halloran ( )


Bob Marvin said...

Thanks for posting this Tim. The membership launch went quite well and a good number of people became members. At the party, we spoke about neighborhood merchants offering discounts to PLG Arts members and last night Rina Kleege, PLG Arts' intrepid co-president, signed up the first. Ginos Trattoria will give 15% off to PLG Arts members on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Of course the MAIN reason to become a member of PLG Arts is the satisfaction of having done something to support the arts in your neighborhood, but saving money on Gino's delicious Italian food is a nice extra incentive. It's possible to sign up and pay your dues at:

Joyce David said...

I'm involved in the local merchants association and would be happy to discuss how to implement your suggestion. You can call me @ 718-875-2000.