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Come out Sunday for Drollery, Family Fun and Games, Hijinks and More at Brownwood Park

Bring family and friends out to rediscover the largest park in East Atlanta during the Brownwood Frolic.

EAST ATLANTA — The 30316 Zip code is known for its abundance of booze and tattoos. You don’t have to go far to find a good band or bar to belly up to for the afternoon. Until you reproduce, that is.

Once you have someone who can’t vote in-tow, your options for fun in the Village shrink. This fact is not lost on the East Atlanta Parents Network. It formed in 2009 and has since been the parent of seven different age-specific play groups and a number of all-ages get togethers.

Now these parents are setting their sights on making Brownwood Park more a gathering place for families than a meeting place for crack deals. They are calling it Brownwood Frolic, the newest addition to the EAPN family get togethers. One Sunday a month there will be a day to rediscover the park.

There are plans of an ice cream social, a pot luck, and many other themes to transform a day at the park into a park renaissance. Bring a blanket and your family and friends out every third Sunday from March-October to enjoy the live music, lawn games and crafting.

March 17th, otherwise known as St. Patrick's Day, is going to be the first  installment of the monthly events happening in Brownwood Park. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday bring the family out for a little One-Two, Hop-Hop with an Irish jig band. You can also help the kiddies make a little leprechaun of their own to place around the park.

It’s not a parade or a Irish themed bar. It’s not drinking green beer till it comes up as green vomit. When you're a parent, you don’t need an excuse to drink. You do need a place where your kid can act like a kid. A place where a drunk guy from Buckhead with an Irish Car Bomb (people are dumb) yelling “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” is the annoying one, not your whiny, messy child.

Frolic!

Howard Fore March 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM
I'm guessing that you have neither children nor spend any time in the park past EABF. Next time you want to write an article about how someone wants to offer new options keep in mind that you don't have to denigrate what currently exists.
Anna Varela March 14, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Readers, a comment was removed for rude language. It's fine to disagree with other readers, but keep it civil, please!
Lewis March 14, 2013 at 05:15 PM
She does have kids. This didn't come officially from EAPN, but I believe this was meant as humorious way to talk about the event. On a serious note this is a joint collaboration between the EACA committees of EAPN, Parks and the Brownwood Rec Center. It is meant as a way to get more people to use the park and rec center on a normal basis, and see how much fun the park can be. It is meant for all ages, and activities each month will be geared for all.
Lauren Clayton March 14, 2013 at 05:32 PM
It's cool Lew, he can just meet her in person at the next awesome event she organizes for the neighborhood kids. Maybe the bad Internet behavior won't be so easy to mirror in real life.
Roger Alan Wade March 14, 2013 at 06:18 PM
+++ Hahahahaaaaa, your right, we should keep it civil & i apologize. - i was just having a bit of fun with ol' Howard. Just one observation, though; the article is funny, it's a JOKE & there is no need to denigrate this fine piece of satire.
Ed Gilgor March 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM
What "bad internet behavior" are you referring to? Mr. Fore merely observed that Ms. Hollomon's lead was less than positive about life in EAV. I agree with his observation. Furthermore, I find Ms. Hollmon's statement: "The 30316 Zip code is known for its abundance of booze and tattoos. You don’t have to go far to find a good band or bar to belly up to for the afternoon. Until you reproduce, that is." insulting to the many people who have been working for years to generate opportunities for folks who have children. Having watched the evolution of the East Atlanta Parent’s Network and other efforts made by these individuals, I find it unfortunate that Ms. Holloman reached the conclusion that these efforts count for nothing. The quality of Ms. Hollomon’s event planning and execution does nothing to change the fact that she looks at that which was done before her with apparent contempt, if not actual derision. I commend her efforts to improve the community, I just see no reason for her to cast aspersions upon the hard work of others.
Jessica Hollomon March 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Awesome. I insulted nothing, I'm insulted that was suggested. I stated facts. I did not look down on other options by not mentioning all of them.I said they shrink, not there are none. There could always be more. I was writing about the east atlanta parents network and an event they are putting on in the park. It sounded like a good idea and I thought people should know about it. This area is know for bars and music venues, it's why I moved here. I can't go there as often now that I have kids. Maybe we have different ideas of fun. If you want to write about all of the other options, have at it- but be sure you give every option so you won't be accused of insulting any of them. I'm not going to pretend like east Atlanta is brimming with places you can take your kid, I don't want it to. You don't get the humor, I can't explain it to you. Thanks for reading and commenting- look forward to your article.
S. Fleet March 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Hey -- it's just a fact that there aren't that many places in EAV to take your kids. They're not welcome at several of the fine establishments. I get why. But still -- it's just a fact, dude. No one said previous efforts were for nothing.

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