Archive for August, 2011
Unless you’re one of those go-getters pounding rubber balls at people or hustling out jello shots/hipster dating/electric violin CDs, a hang in McCarren Park is usually more on the unproductive, chillin’ side.
So why not be active, make new friends and explore Williamsburg and Greenpoint with a scavenger hunt hosted by a fellow local?!
Here are the details:
What: Scavenger Hunt in North Brooklyn!
When: Saturday, August 27th at 3pm
Where: Meet at Berry Park (4 Berry Street at N 14th St) for the list and instructions
How: Participants will be grouped in teams of up to 4 people, but everyone make sure to bring a digital camera/smart phone!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: postponed due to Hurricane Irene
On Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, you can dine on The Brooklyn Star’s fried pig tails with jalapeno onion hush puppies at Fatty ‘Cue. In turn, dig into Fatty ‘Cue’s lamb ribs, cincalok and white wine brine and garlic-lemon emulsion at The Brooklyn Star. And with different chefs at the helm, it’s likely you’ll be experiencing new spins on old favorites.
James Blake and Justin Vernon are the Corey Feldmen and Corey Haim of 21st century indie music. Blake debuted this new jam “Fall Creek Boys Choir” on BBC Radio, and then the internet broke because everyone was streaming it at once. The attention is much deserved, because this song is a great supergroup jam.
It’s that time of year again, when the high heels get higher, the black chiffon gets blacker and the women all around our New York City streets seem a foot taller – Fashion Week is almost here! But before the madness begins, Brooklyn’s gotta represent!
Tomorrow night at Public Assembly, Fashion & Flow will be showcasing independent local designers — including our absolute favorite Maria Severyna, who combines the languid silhouettes of Donna Karen with avant-garde construction of Rick Owens to make totally Oak worthy designs — along with musical performances by Australia’s The Morning After Girls, Imaginary Friends and more!
In addition, 20% of all ticket sales will be donated to ART START — an amazing New York City based organization that gives homeless and at risk youth the means to express themselves through art, and hopefully save a life along the way through impressive programs such as Homeless Youth Outreach, Youth Offender Outreach, Emerging Artists in Residence and 1:1 Apprenticeships.
So fashion and music lovers, and do-gooders alike, grab your tickets here for a special presale price… or comment below to enter to win a pair of tickets for you and a friend! Also, FREE booze from Brooklyn Brewery and an afterparty at High Horse from 11-4am!
$15/advance, $20/door, 7-10pm
It is safe to say that we are officially in “dog days of summer” territory and there is no better soundtrack to get you out of your slump than the beach ready jams of Sea Monsters. Maritime themed tracks like “fin in the water” and “dark Vineyard day” come complete with front man DL Tashjian’s malkmusian bellow and shreddy guitar riffs. The Brooklyn based trio paint a very pretty picture and happily transport you to Malibu circa 1995. Give them a listen… we DARE you not to hang loose bro.
And you’re in luck! Tonight they play Glasslands with Saint Motel, Follower and Freshkills. GREAT SHOW DOORS AT 8:30PM– get there on early to see Sea Monsters and stay late for Saint Motel and the radness in between.
This week’s new openings bring you waffles, whiskey, and grilled cheese!
Waffle & Wolf was opened by Arman Sen and Daniel Richardson who said that they felt there was a void of “quick, to-go food in the neighborhood”. Arman Sen, originally from Turkey wanted to bring the popular Turkish hand-held waffles to Brooklyn, partnered with Daniel Richardson who formerly worked at DuMont and is a pastry chef. They came together to create the perfect offering: both waffles with dessert toppings (our favorite: is the Almond Waffle with honey whipped cream and strawberries), or filling savory ingredients (we like the tuna salad with grapes, tomato, walnuts, and parsley) that could be eaten as a meal. Waffle & Wolf also serves coffee from Dallis Bros. Check out the full listing here:
413 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
If you’re in the mood for whiskey and grilled cheese, Noorman’s Kil is the place to go. NY Mag has the full scoop below. Here’s the full listing: http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/listings/noorman’s-kil
“Whiskey for Williamsburg is nothing new, but at Noorman’s Kil, opening Wednesday, the focus won’t be the usual Maker’s Mark drunk by bearded dudes in the ‘burg, but rather more obscure brands like Old Potrero and Springbank, plus Scotches. “We wanted to kind of educate a younger generation of whiskey drinkers. There’s that weird stigma that it’s all Park Avenue guys with suits,” says Marcel Simoneau, one of the four young co-owners of the Grand Street spot. As for pairing this with grilled cheese, well, “Those are the two things we really like,” Simoneau explains.
But don’t worry if hard-core whiskies aren’t quite your bag. There’ll be regular tastings during the week for seasoning the taste buds, plus twelve beers on tap and a rotating lineup of three whites and three reds. The partners built out the 174-person space themselves, lugging the 1880s bar down from Amish Country, and freshening up the backyard with grapevines and benches*. Bread for sandwiches like the Jane — made with sourdough, New York sharp Cheddar, and My Friend’s Mustard — comes from Orwasher’s and Grandaisy, and cheese from Murray’s. Expect whiskey and grilled cheese pairings once things get rolling.
Summer always starts out with big dreams: that road trip across the country, that epic beach party BBQ, that huge summer romance. But then, before you know it, it is August and most of your memories of the summer are of sweating your ass off in your no-window apartment, or scrounging up change to take to the bodega to get one more tallboy.
This Parker/Bird remix of Mountain Man’s “Play it Right” celebrates both aspects of summer. Take the dreams and the reality and just chill with your friends and enjoy the last bits of summer as we have ‘em. Pogo Parker took this song away from it’s folky roots, recorded some new vocals with Mountain Man’s Amelia Randall Meath, and then had Zachary “Bird” Walter lay down the smoothest sax solo you’ve ever heard. This remix is down to earth, but makes you totally comfortable with just how down that can be.
Mountain Man – Play it Right (Parker/Bird Late Summer Nights Remixxx) by Parker/Bird