This morning if you’re so inclined, get on the R train and head out to our neighborhood- Bay Ridge. We’re home to the 145th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, the oldest in the entire country.
Many years ago the parade ran down Eastern Parkway, then by Prospect Park. Twenty years ago, it moved to our corner of Brooklyn. And in recent years, because of budget cuts, it nearly hasn’t happened at all. In fact, the oldest Memorial Day parade in America is now less than a mile long.
We don’t get the kind of crowds down here in Bay Ridge that we do for the West Indian Day Parade, or St. Patrick’s, or Thanksgiving. There’s never more than a few hundred of us. But if you’d like to join our ranks this morning to help us show our veterans how grateful we are for their service, and to help us remember all those who never made it home, then take the R to the last stop in Brooklyn and walk up a block to Third Avenue.
And once you’re in Bay Ridge if you need suggestions on where to go and what do to, tweet me. I’m happy to show off the place my family has called home for nearly 100 years.
Hope to see you there.
Clockwise from front: Duckwalk, Duckie, Hinsch, Pecan Potato Chip
Duckwalk: Vanilla cake, blueberry port syrup, blueberry port mascarpone buttercream, port simmered blueberries
Duckie: Peanut cake, peanut butter pudding, marshmallow buttercream, roasted peanuts
Hinsch: Chocolate malted cake, vanilla buttercream, homemade malted milk balls, malted fudge sauce
Pecan Potato Chip: Potato chip cake, vanilla buttercream, roasted pecans, salted butterscotch
Robicelli’s at DeKalb Market is closed today, but will reopen at noon on Tuesday. For a list of retail partners who are carrying our cupcakes today, click here. Note that availability is up to the location, so call ahead.