Where's Waldo? In Fort Greene, Brooklyn of course! The Where's Waldo books are turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different neighborhood businesses throughout the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more.
HOW IT WORKS: Anyone who wishes to participate in the scavenger hunt can pick up a “Find Waldo in Fort Greene!” search list (at Greenlight or at any of the participating businesses below) with the names of all the businesses where Waldo is hiding. Visit any of these businesses and spot Waldo -- he's about six inches high and might be hidden anywhere in the public areas of the business. Collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" card from the staff when you've spotted him! Collect cards in eight or more businesses and bring them back to Greenlight to win a Waldo button (first 100 searchers). Collect cards from sixteen or more businesses to win a Waldo button AND an entry for larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books, and other prizes will be provided by neighborhood businesses.
Greenlight is proud to participate in this unique project along with fellow neighborhood businesses. In addition to offering local families a fun activity this summer, the scavenger hunt is intended to draw people into local shops and restaurants, some of which they may never have visited before, and raise awareness of the great variety of locally-owned establishments in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. The game lasts for the entire month of July, and Greenlight will host a finale party on July 31 at 4:30 PM, with prizes and activities for kids and adults, along with refreshments and local celebrities.
"FIND WALDO IN FORT GREENE!" PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES:
Annex Coffee and Catering, 680 Fulton Street
Area Kids, 741 Fulton Street
Baguetteaboudit, 270 Vanderbilt Avenue
Bija Kids Yoga, 900 Fulton Street
Brooklyn Victory Garden, 920C Fulton Street
Cochinita, 922 Fulton Street
Der Schwarze Kolner, 710 Fulton Street
Essential Cakes, 886 Fulton Street
Green Grape Spirits, 765 Fulton Street
Greene Grape Provisions, 753 Fulton Street
Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street
La Bagel Delight, 73 Lafayette Ave.
My Brooklyn Baby, 692 Fulton Street
Olivino Wines, 905 Fulton Street
Pratt Area Community Council, 201 Dekalb Avenue
Silver Spoon / Lean Crust, 737 Fulton Street
Smoke Joint, 87 S Elliot Place
Stem, 112 S. Oxford Street
Tribeca Pediatrics, 771 Fulton Street
Dog's intensity, enthusiasm and affection really comes through in this near-wordless picture book. His little playmate throws the ball in the morning, but then she has to go to school. He desperately wants to have someone throw the ball for him, but who will throw the ball? Who, who, WHO? He misses the game he plays with his friend, and he misses his friend. He searches for another way to play ball, finally wearing himself out and dreams of playing ball until...until...until she gets home from school and can play ball again!