WEDNESDAY 7/16 * Family Day @ The Cliffs LIC (11-11 44th Dr) 10am, FREE day of climbing at one of the largest gyms in the country if you bring children age 6 to 16, More info * The Deadly Ponies Gang @ Socrates Sculpture Park (21-01 Vernon Blvd) 8pm, FREE, Rooftop Films presents this docu-comedy’s international premier, More info Continue reading →
These doors may be shut–but there are plenty that are wide open! Photo courtesy of 3rdward.com.
3rd Ward may have had its faults (more of them than we imagined, it seems), but there was something deeply inspiring about a huge workspace and resource center designed especially for Brooklyn’s many talented creators, and we’d be lying if we told you its presence won’t be missed. However, in the wake of the spot’s closure, we’ve found ourselves reminded time and again that 3rd Ward wasn’t the only game in town–so many of our friends and neighbors have other studios, class centers, coworking quarters and event spaces with their own amazing offerings. Bushwick Daily and Greenpointers reached out to some of our favorite such institutions, and it’s with great pride that we present our readers with our official guide to ten of this borough’s greatest places to take your creativity when making is your job. Take a look through–you can thank us when you get settled in at a place that hooks it up and makes it happen!
On Saturday, September, 21, 2013 at 3pm - 1500 big, mean and oh so delicious live Maine lobsters are arriving at The Well (272 Meserole St, Bushwick) inside the historic Hittelman Brewery for a day so aptly named Lobstah Palooza!
Bib up, arm yourself with butter and hunker down!
Over the course of seven hours you will feast upon 1.25lb of Maine Lobster or Lobster Roll plus scalloped potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, a Brooklyn-rooftop grown green mix and a freshly baked roll – and obviously, unlimited quantities of melted butter.
If you think you are only getting succulent lobster – think again. The hottest East Coast DJs, Chemicals of Creation, DJ Sylo & Julian Rhine, will be spinning for your listening while eating pleasure.
And the space… The Well, which was a gigantic brewery back in the day has been converted into an amazing event space and bar with a backyard beer garden.
Organizer of Lobstah Palooza, Gus May was inspired to organize this big lobster party from the legends about epic lobster runs he heard from his Uncle Neil. “He used to make lobster runs to Maine and back once every summer in the 1980′s, and deliver thousands of lobsters to host huge parties in his native Cecil County, Maryland,” Gus said, “The whole lobster bash is really in honor of him and the spirit he embodied.”
While we don’t have any actual business affiliations with Bushwick Daily, I feel like it’s a sister site to Greenpointers because the same love and enthusiasm we try to bring to our audience about Greenpoint, Bushwick Daily brings to its readers about Bushwick. The website is fantastic, Editor Katarina is a true comrade, and the mutual support we share is inspiring and helps us both grow.
This Sunday 12/16, Bushwick Daily is celebrating 2012 with a photography and music show at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St) from 6-9pm. The show titled Bushwick 2012 will feature 14 photographers in the largest contemporary photography exhibition yet, plus live music.
Admission is free, but it is a fundraiser and I just LOVE the what Katarina wrote about why it’s important to support:
Because it takes 400+ hours every month to create Bushwick Daily in its current form. The team of editors and contributors is dedicated to bringing you 3-5 posts every working day containing plenty of original writing and photographs. We curate your art, music and cultural guides every week making sure that excellent events don’t stay undiscovered. We bring you features of local artists, businesses and galleries. In other words, our mission is to spread the word about this incredible eclectic neighborhood in all its richness.