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.