News/Events

Flatbush Frolic

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 Flatbush Development Corporation’s Annual Flatbush Frolic Street fair is fast approaching! For the last 40 plus years, the Frolic has grown into one of New York City’s premiere street fairs, attracting over 20,000 visitors and over 150 vendors from all over Brooklyn. This year the Flatbush Frolic will feature food, dance, live music, a pizza eating contest, craft fair, children’s area, main stage, beer garden, a non-for-profit area, local businesses and more! This year we plan on taking the Frolic to the next level. We are putting a call out for local vendors and local musicians that would like to get involved. FDC has been, and remains committed to supporting and highlighting the diversity of merchants and artists from our local community. We are looking for general vendors, food vendors and corporate vendors/sponsors. This year, in response to our growing artistic community, we plan to grow a craft fair within the Frolic. The craft fair is specifically for local handmade arts and crafts, nothing mass produced or imported. Check out our fun recap video of the Frolic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxubXOlh9S8.   Vendor Categories: If you are a general vendor, food vendor or corporate vendor please click here for an application and registration information. If you are a Cortelyou Road merchant ONLY  please click here for an application and registration information. If you are a local artisan featuring your own hand crafted items ONLY and are interested in joining the craft fair please email  Lramsey@fdconline.org with your questions and contact information. Please click here for an application and registration information. If you are an interested musician you can apply by emailing samples of your... read more

House Tour

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016 1-6PM Tickets: $30 in Advance; $35 day of tour. PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE TICKET SALES END AT 3:00 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH. After that please purchase tickets, June 5th at the the start of the tour – Temple Beth Emeth – 83 Marlborough Road – see below. Please note this event is rain or shine and ticket purchases are nonrefundable. Please bring your Receipt with you to the house tour starting place – Temple Beth Emeth, 83 Marlborough Road at Church Avenue, where you will receive a map and ticket (required to enter homes), and further information on the tour. Tour is Rain or Shine! For additional information please call: 718.859.3800 MAP Developed more than 100 years ago to be a haven of suburban living just minutes from Manhattan, Victorian Flatbush maintains that special atmosphere today — right in the heart of Brooklyn. Stroll the streets of this spectacular neighborhood, home to five NYC Historic Districts, and tour interiors of stunning homes, each lovingly preserved and restored. This special tour is self-guided so you get to go at your own pace. Walk the entire tour route, or hop on the convenient shuttle bus traveling the route. When you pick up your tickets, you’ll also receive a rich, detailed tour guidebook and map with descriptions of the homes on the tour and the neighborhood. You’ll learn the history of the houses, the agony of the various restorations and the satisfaction gained from preserving a piece of history a little bit at a time. As you stroll the streets of this hidden gem of a neighborhood… deep in... read more

FDC’s 2016 Benefit Gala

Our Annual Benefit Gala, held every May in Brooklyn, is FDC’s most important fundraiser of the year. FDC’s integrated and holistic approach goes well beyond basic grant funder mandates. However, this does not come without a cost. Closing our organization’s operating gap is a significant issue that we must address directly since government funding does not equal FDC’s actual cost for providing the necessary and valuable services and events we provide our community members. Lowering FDC’s standards is not an option. Together, we will help FDC maintain its commitment to excellence    CLICK HERE for: Ticket Sales, Sponsorship Opportunities, Journal Ads, Auction Donations! Join Us at the Picnic House in Prospect Park on May 19th, 2016 (6-11pm) in celebration of the vitality of Flatbush and to Honor Anna Beth Rousakis, Friends of PS 217 Founder and Cloudera... read more

March Madness – Month Long

FDC welcomes you to join our local merchants on Cortelyou Road  for Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou: March Madness!  This month-long event celebrates the amazing businesses of Cortelyou, while offering discounts and savings to our loyal community. Each week has a different theme, with merchants offering specific discounts and specials: Pub Tour (2/29 – 3/6); Prix Fixe Dinners (3/7 – 3/13); Sandwich Savings Spectacular (3/14 – 3/20); Shop & Save (3/21 – 3/27). If you’re feeling thirsty and adventurous hit Cortelyou’s Pub Tour. Bring old friends or meet new ones while discovering Cortelyou’s varied watering holes and enjoy the week’s specialty priced beers and cocktails. Our top rated restaurants will be offering Prix Fixe dinners nightly that will surprise taste buds and please wallets. Our tasty Cafés and Delis are offering sandwich specials all week. The Cortelyou Sandwich Spectacular will get you out of your sandwich rut as you try house favorites and new creations at discounted prices. Shop & Save throughout Cortelyou’s boutique row, our retail and service businesses will have special promotions all week long so you can shop till you drop. Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC), Small Business Services (SBS), and participating Cortelyou Merchants are pleased to host the third Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou: March Madness event, and are thrilled to offer many wonderful specials all month long.  Show up on Cortelyou and enjoy! Participating Merchants: Pub Tour (2/29 – 3/6): 773 Lounge – BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) from 7-9PM and 12-2AM Asya Indian Restaurant – “Eat & Shop Happy Hour” 5PM – Close – $4.00 King Fisher Indian Beer... read more