Category Archives: fitness

FABfest: Weekend Walks Coming to Fulton Street

Exciting news!  DOT’s cool Weekend Walks program, which creates temporary pedestrian streets for recreation and education, is coming to Fulton Street!  The FAB Alliance will be hosting the event on Sundays during the month of June.

We’ll be posting the weekend schedule every Friday on CHB.  I have to say, the events look pretty awesome.  Here’s the official press release.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Phillip Kellogg, Manager / FAB Alliance
May 23, 2010

FABfest, a month-long three-block street festival, jumpstarts Brooklyn
summertime fun, featuring fashion shows, reggae and gospel concerts,
chef demonstrations, activities for kids, dance parties, author readings,
community mural painting, and a tribute to Michael Jackson

Headlining artists include Victor LaValle, Urban Word Poets, DJ Reborn,
Jahdan Blakkamore, Geka Jones, and Matt Shadetek of Dutty Artz
Free Outdoor Festival—Sundays, 12noon—6pm, June 6 through 27,
on Fulton Street between Lafayette Avenue and South Oxford Street,
in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Presented by the FAB Alliance, the newly formed Fulton Street Business
Improvement District in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. FABfest is part of the
NYC DOT Weekend Walks program.

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Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park Begins Tomorrow!

Last year,  yogi Lindsay Sage offered free yoga in FG Park.  I went a few times and it was amazing – there is nothing like spiritual exercise outside.  Thankfully, she’s back starting tomorrow.  See you there!

Hari Om Brooklyn Yogis!

Yoga in Fort Greene Park is eager to start its second season!  I hope you are as excited as I am to soak up the warmth of an outdoor practice.

Begins this Tuesday — May 4 (until mid-July)
Weather permitting
Fort Greene Park — near the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
Bring mat (or use the grass)
There is no charge but this year I will be accepting donations

Please feel free to pass this along to your friends that live or work in Brooklyn.  Also — FYI — I teach Yoga in Riverside Park (my other home — at 115th Street) on Wednesday evenings (6-7) and 6:15PM every other Sunday at my studio (, though that’s indoors and not nearly as fun).

Looking forward to seeing you!


$10 Yoga Classes at Lucky Lotus through April

Recently received this April promotion for $10 classes at Lucky Lotus Yoga on DeKalb.  I’ve actually caught a few classes here recently and liked it a lot.  And check out a post on Lucky Lotus from the Local here. (No, I have not done “death yoga.”  Not my bag.  But the non-death yoga classes have all been enjoyable!)

WHAT:           $10 Yoga Classes at Lucky Lotus Yoga

FOUR WAYS to GET LUCKY – The Lucky Lotus 4 Leaf Clover:
·      Every Day one $10 Class is Offered on the Schedule
·      APRIL: Stop in to LuluLemon Brooklyn and pick up a $10 Lucky Lotus Card for ANY Class
·      APRIL: Bring in your April receipt from LuluLemon to Lucky Lotus and attend ANY class for $10
·      APRIL: Attend a FREE CLASSES at LuluLemon Brooklyn, taught by a Lucky Lotus teacher, and you next class with that teacher is $10.

WHEN:                 The Month of APRIL

WHERE:               Lucky Lotus Yoga in Ft. Greene
203 Dekalb Avenue (btwn Carlton & Adelphi)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Clinton/Washington
N/R, B, Q to Dekalb Avenue

Swimming at LIU!

Received this from a swimming friend of mine.  A great opportunity if you’re interested in using the LIU pool and joining up with some like-minded people.

Long Island University has kindly opened its doors to the Brooklyn Masters Swimming program, a division of Team New York Aquatics. For those of you who are not familiar with Masters Swimming, we’re part of the United States Masters Swimming program and they’re devoted to getting more people swimming.  We have swimmers of all ranges looking for many different things out of the program.  There are people who compete (swim meets, open water, and triathlons), and those who never do and just like swimming with a fun group of people and like having coaching to give them a good workout or improve their stroke. We have four lanes at LIU, so we can accommodate a wide range of speeds.

Currently, our practice times are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 7-8:30am (with some holiday changes – check the website for those details).  The locker rooms open before 7 so we can hop in the pool at 7 on the dot. All you need to bring with you other than your swim gear (cap, suit, goggles) is a towel and a lock if you need a locker.

LIU requires everyone who uses the pool to be on a list with the security guard at the front desk, so if you’d like to try it out, email to get your name on the list.

Now is a great time to try out the pool.  Because of the holiday season and the start of the team, we have a discount rate for members of $75/month for three workouts a week, or less if you’re going to swim fewer than three a week.  Starting January, when our schedule will be uninterrupted by the holidays, the price will increase to $114/month.  Or if you’re not sure how often you’ll swim, you can pay $15 per workout or you can purchase a 6-workout Splash Card for $80 or a 12-workout Splash Card for $160.  You can try out one workout for free so no need to make a commitment right away.

***Brooklyn Masters Swimming is on a special holiday schedule this week, and as a special holiday bonus, you can join us for a FREE trial workout!  The normal cost for a drop-in is $15, but this Monday and Tuesday you can swim with us at Long Island University from 7:00 – 8:30 am at absolutely no cost.  The only thing you need to do is contact our head coach, Conrad Johnson ( or 917-446-0595) to get your name on the security list at LIU.  YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TO ATTEND YOUR FIRST WORKOUT.

For more info contact or, or check out our website at***

See you in the pool!