Over the past month, your fellow New York-based amateur songwriters have been crafting original songs and music videos that capture the spirit of Coney Island (many of which feature some pretty nifty archival footage). Viewers can vote for their favorite here.
So why is there a Brooklyn-centric festival so far across the pond, you may ask? In it’s second year, BROOKLYN, SWEDEN is a music, food and arts festival in Stockholm, a collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and Sweden’s premier rock club group, Debaser.
This year’s fest, happening Aug 22nd – 25th, will include Brooklyn acts like El-P, Lydia Lunch, DJ Jonathan Toubin and Designer Drugs as well as large scale projection art from NBNY (responsible for that awesomely creepy eyeball projection at the Greenpoint waterfront in 2011). The fest will also feature food from Brooklyn Brewery House Chef, Andrew Gerson, beats and bites from FOTP’s BBQ Blowout, comedy from Found Footage Fest and photography from Slideluck.
The contestant with the most votes by 11:59pm EST Thursday, August 8th will receive airfare, hotel and passes to the fest. Additionally, they’ll perform their song live at the BROOKLYN, SWEDEN Send-Off show at the Rock Shop on August 17th with special guests from the festival lineup that, we’re told, are too top-secret to reveal just yet.
Check out last year’s winning ode to our beloved G Train by Teen Commandments, featuring the all-too-appropriate lyric, Will it ever come?
Williamsburg Walks begins this weekend, when my dream comes true – an actual NYC street becomes a walking mall for pedestrians with lots of fun and engaging activities that don’t involve dodging buses or flicking off car service lunatics. I have said this before and I will say it again – let’s do this permanently on McGuinness Blvd!
The idea behind this series of car-free Saturday afternoons on Bedford Avenue is for people to use the closure in order to rethink their public space and to celebrate the neighborhood. The event is organized by NAG in conjunction with the NYC DOT as part of their Weekend Walks program.
Williamsburg Walks 2013 will happen on Saturdays – June 8th, June 15th & June 22nd – RAIN OR SHINE!
Bedford Ave will be closed from Metropolitan Ave to N12th. The street closure will run from 1pm to 930pm. Williamsburg Walks programming will run from 3-8pm.
NAG will give away the sod after the events. Volunteers who help roll it out from 12-3pm get first dibs, claiming the amount they will take, and returning at 8pm to haul it away. At 9pm, if there is any sod left, it is full on up for grabs
Email Ryan Kuonen, over at ryan at nag-brooklyn.org, to sign up.
Attention local filmmakers!
The third annual Greenpoint Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2013 event.
This year’s festival, which returns this Fall, is looking for film in the following categories: Experimental/ Avant-Garde, Narrative, Documentary & Animation.
Last year’s four day festival was a hit and brought together a great variety of films, including several intimate stories that covered many of the concerns and landmarks of our neighborhood and the emotional struggle of urban life.
You’ve got until March 31, 2013 to submit your own film, so don’t delay. Click here for more information and submission guidelines.
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This Sunday August 26th, 2012 is the 9th Annual NYC Vintage Motorcycle Show from 11am-4pm on North 14th between Berry & Wythe. Rain or Shine. There will be vintage bikes, awesome bands and delicious BBQ! FREE!!!
One of our favorite community art events, the Greenpoint Film Festival, needs to raise $10,000 by Tuesday August 21, 2012. They are almost there after raising over $8,000. A few more generous donations will get their campaign funded by kickstarter. If you want to see the Greenpoint Film Festival happen this year, then take a minute to make a donation in any amount.
On behalf of Greenpointers.com we just donated $120!
Please take a minute (it’s so easy!) to pledge any contribution amount to make this fun event happen!
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