On Saturday June 10th and Sunday 11th from 1-6pmWilliamsburg’s main drag will transform into a public park (Saturday Metropolitan Avenue to N 7th Street and Sunday N7th street to N12th Street). There will be temporary wall units for live painting, interactive installations and workshops, and engaging sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks for the community to enjoy. RSVP on Facebook
If you’re an artist, business, or part of a community group you can be a part of Williamsburg Walks this summer! On June 10th and 11th, Bedford Avenue between Metropolitan and N 12th Street will be transformed into a really cool public art park.
They’re currently looking for these types of art participants: -Live painting/graffiti/collage -Interactive installations/workshops -Sculpture/stand alone installations -Performance artists
Or, if you are a business/community group and want to set up an activity on Bedford Ave, email [email protected]m with your proposal. Rules for street activities below: – No Vending. You can’t sell or exchange any cash/credit transaction on the street – No Electricity. Your activity can’t require any electricity – Raw Space. You are provided with a raw space on Bedford Ave, the rest is up to you! – Art/Community Focused. The theme of the event is art, community and interaction. While your activity doesn’t need to be specific it is good to keep this theme in mind.
Temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks. In addition to the installations there will be a variety of activities; in past years there were a ton of vendors selling their wares, food and a skateboarding demo. We’re already getting pumped about this year’s festivities!
A festival that harkens to Austin’s over-saturated SXSW festival without the tasteless inundation of branding in the name of culture (yet), Northside Festival returns to North Brooklyn from June 6 – 12 and is still a great opportunity to catch bands you know alongside local groups you may have only heard mention of. As you skip around venues old and new, these are some of the acts that would be a shame to miss. Continue reading →
Then Brooklyn based Sleigh Bells, took the stage amplifying the crowds energy from where Vince left off. Not only did they come out to rock, but they came out to have a good time. This is one band you can clearly see enjoy playing the music they create. Continue reading →
Since we are fans of the bands playing at our Northside Festival showcase, tomorrow (6/12) at Bar Matchless, we decided to find out more about them. Below you can find the tracks they have on repeat this summer, favorite shows for Northpoint, and their sanctuaries in the 11222. Continue reading →
Editor’s Note:While there are some great guides to the North Brooklyn festival out there, most favor the big name bands. Those are the bands that you’re most likely to already be familiar with, and also the shows that are most likely to sell out or have long lines to get in. That is why we are proud to present you with our comprehensive, day-by-day recommendation guide to the music festival, organized in chronological order, and streamlined with just enough information for you to discover the perfect shows for your very own musical tastes and moods.
How can we support such a statement? Start with an amazing set of bands (recommendations below). Add McCarren Park shows and some bookings in romantic backyard spaces, then include some distinctly easy-going and non-judgmental locals, i.e. you, fueling the scene.
If an inventor could create a device that converts sheer brain power into energy, said device should be brought to the Northside Entrepreneurship Festival next year. That inventor would take away enough energy to send a spaceship to Mars and back. It’s a given that this spaceship would update it’s Sonar status from the red planet, and have it’s own veggie garden on board.
I’ve never been to South by Southwest, the annual festival in Austin, Texas. But this day of discussion around sustainable business ideas that encourage community is exactly what I’ve always thought it would be like. But after this one, I could travel home on foot and sleep in my own bed that night.
I may not be the first Greenpointer to trek south to Muchmore’s, one of north Brooklyn’s latest coffee shop / bar / venue spaces, but I certainly won’t be the last if they keep up what they had going this past Sunday night. I was spending my evening entertaining a friend from New Orleans and we had just concluded a fact-finding mission to Crif Dogs (seriously.) Given that Northside was still going strong, I would have felt seriously remiss sending him off without his ears ringing, so we trekked over to newly-opened Muchmore’s, located on a (formerly) quiet corner of North 9th street.
Sadly, we had just missed Railbird, showing up in the middle of Zula’s set. Zula’s clean, layered sound was a great thing to have filling the front lounge area as we wandered in, taking in the artwork. Working our way to the back, our first thought was that the acoustics were surprisingly good in the unpolished, comfortable space, where little separates the musicians from the crowd and listeners find nearly equal space to either stand and bop or spread out on one of the many couches. Next up were the decidedly noisier Dreebs, about which I feel mostly unqualified to comment except to say that their songs seemed to my deafened ears to be carefully constructed, skillfully building and releasing tension. Rounding out the night was Ava Luna, who frankly surprised us – we walked out of Muchmore’s talking excitedly about the deceptively mature, harmonized vocals coming from the young band.
Beginning today The Brooklyn Brewery will host Small Batch Brewery Tours, reservation-only weeknight tours from 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday; $8 per person.
Finally, the curious, interested and thirsty can have their chance to visit Brooklyn Brewery during the work week, as our recent expansion has also allowed us to offer weeknight Small Batch Brewery Tours. Our Small Batch Brewery Tours are reservation-only and limited to 25 people. The cost is $8 per person. Things get going promptly at 5pm with a guided tasting of 4 different Brooklyn beers. Our guide will then take participants on a 30-45 min tour of our facilities. Afterwards, one is welcome to get a couple of pints or purchase dry goods and souvenirs at The Company Store.
Guests must be over 21 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Dogs are welcome (although our cat, Monster, has been known to get feisty). One can order food delivered to The Brewery or can bring their own.
To reserve a spot email [email protected] and let them know how many people are in your party.
Friday and weekend public hours will remain the same: Friday Happy Hour (6-11pm every Friday, Free) There are no tours but you can have your pick of up to 8 draft beers and our growing number of Big Bottles. Beer tokens are $4 each or 6 for $20.
Saturday (Noon – 8pm, Free; Tours at 1pm , 2pm, 3pm 4pm and 5pm) Sunday (Noon – 6pm, Free; Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm)
No reservations are required; entrance is free. Beer tokens are $4 each or 6 for $20. Outside food is allowed to be delivered or brought in. Children are welcome, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten (113 N. 3rd St) is apparently suppose to open today and it looks like a pretty cool joint. I have to agree with the poster that I hope it’s not “pink polos and excessive use of the word “Bro” folks, either.
There’s this German place near my friends house in Staten Island – Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn – that I just love. They sell these yummy large soft pretzels that go down great with beers. In the warmer months they have this fantastic outdoor space where they have live music and a bar gazebo. I’d be in heaven if this joint took after that place.
But that “Veal Schnitzel w/Scallion Sour Cream Potato Salad” for $17 scares me, too.