As the Mayan calendar terminates on December 21, 2012, predicting a cosmic transformation of one type or another, Vaudeville Park asks you to reserve your evening on December 20th for a celebration through video of all the good times of the last 5,125 years of our cosmic age, and especially the previous 4 and 1/2 years, during which time Vaudeville Park has been dropping one cultural gem after another on an appreciative Brooklyn Community. VP will be discontinuing the performance schedule at it’s 26 Bushwick space in 2013, and would like you all to come out to toast the end of the big world, and of a precious micro-culture.
Submit your video art now, at the end of time, and for all time.
Please submit a youtube or video link by today. December 14th to vaudevillepark (at) gmail.com in order to be considered.
New York is an amazing place to see music, no matter the time of year but in October, CMJtakes over and makes it truly overwhelming. The weeklong music festival begins tomorrow -10/16 thru 10/20, so it’s time to get your schedule organized.
To make it easier on you, we’ve assembled a list of our top picks for the week as well as a playlist to get you in the mood. Since the schedule for the week is quite unruly, be sure to check out your favorite band’s websites by clicking on their name below, or visit the official CMJ schedule here. Also, be sure to check out two of Greenpointers exclusive CMJ parties.
Now queue up your Spotify to enjoy our playlist below and freshen up on your band info before the shows!
Alex Winston: She is a classically trained opera singer who has surprisingly quirky voice when she does indie, but it works. Also writes songs with questionable content about Elvis.
Beacon: A Greenpoint duo consisting of Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett. They make dark, moody songs that are exactly the kind of music I want to listen to when I need to decompress after a really shitty day at work.
Bertrand Burgalat: This is fun. Remember when one of your friends first played you Serge Gainsbourg? You can kind of relive it here. I imagine he would be incredibly fun to see live and apparently he has not played NYC in 10 years.
Blue Hawaii: This band features a member who composes one half of the band, Braids. A bit dark, a bit light and airy, Blue Hawaii makes really beautiful music that sounds warm and makes you feel like you are crawling into a fleece-lined hammock on a beach at night.
Photos from this past weekend’s Go Brooklyn Art in Greenpoint. If you took any great photos on your Instagram please tag #go_greenpoint @greenpointers so we can share them here, too. Did you go to Go? What did you think? Who did you vote for?
We visited a few studios to give you a sneak peak before you venture out so stay tuned.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out, considering that a majority of Brooklyn’s artists, the very people who attend open studios, are going to be waiting in their own studios for you to stop in and vote for them.
This puts a lot of pressure on the artists, not only to clean up their work spaces, but to get their butts marketing themselves.
Also, there are large concentrations of artists in certain areas like Greenpoint and Bushwick but very few artists in Coney Island and Brighton Beach for example, so location may affect artist nomination.
And the voting bit. Each studio has a unique number. On a basic level, this is an artist popularity contest, with the power in the hands, literally, of the visitors who are the most text and smart phone savvy. But don’t worry, “if you don’t have a phone, you can write this number down and enter it later on the website.” I imagine if you don’t have a phone, you don’t understand the concept of a website.
Either way, this is a great opportunity to walk around the neighborhood and meet the artists who live and work here. Go Greenpoint!
Will you be visiting your artist friend’s studios? Have any great recommendations for artists to visit? Are you a participating artist? Please use the comments below to promote your butts off!
Did you know that are over 200 artists in Greenpoint are going to open their studios to the public on September 8-9? GO is a new project at the Brooklyn Museum, taking place in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. During GO, Brooklyn-based artists will open their studios to the community on September 8–9, 2012. Community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the Museum on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012. Visit the GO website to learn about how you can take part in this borough-wide project: www.gobrooklynart.org
Also join us this Monday August 13th from 6 – 8pm at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) for an artists + voters Meetup. This is a great opportunity for fellow artists to meet + mingle and share ideas on spreading the word to friends, fans, and family and encourage them to register on the website, browse over 1800 artists opening their studios Sept 8 + 9 and vote for their favorite artists during the weekend.
In order to enter Crest Hardware Store for a sneak peek of the art show, I hopped over a sunshine yellow threshold that was still wet from a fresh coat of paint. Retrospectively, this little leap was something of a magical moment – a transportation into an inspiring oasis that is cultivating both community and creativity in its surroundings. Continue reading →