Archive for June, 2012
This Thursday, June 21 hundreds of free concerts in public spaces will be occurring around New York througout all five boroughs thanks to Make Music New York. Make Music New York is in its sixth year and open to the general public.
From their website:
“Make Music New York takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.
Brace yourselves: it’s going to be 96 degrees in Brooklyn tomorrow and Thursday. The city has even put a “heat advisory” into affect until 8 p.m. Thursday night. Here are some things to do in the area to stay cool, excluding the city’s “cooling centers,” whatever those are.
1. Go to the movies.
Northside Film Festival is going on right now with screenings at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave.), IndieScreen (289 Kent Ave.), and Union Docs (322 Union Ave.). Nitehawk, which is celebrating its anniversary this weekend, is also screening Prometheus.
2. Eat something cold.
If your whole body can’t be cold, your mouth might as well be. Check out Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (97 Commercial St.), Momofuku Milk Bar (382 Metropolitan Ave.), or ices – not soup – from Sapienza’s Fire N Ice (359 Bedford Ave.).
3. Get in the water.
4. Get on the water.
Justin Little, June 16, 2012
Next set I caught was Dinosaur Feathers at Spike Hill. I hate to bash any band but there were negatives to this set. So the songs were good. The drummer was really good. The lead singer/guitarist did his thing. During the main part of the song the bass was good but you left me asking myself the question “What the fuck is he doing?” quite a few times. I don’t know if it was to try and give the song a grunge feel or what. But I just didn’t get it. It sounded like at points of the song he was hitting the bass to make some kind of weird ambient sound. I’d say drop the weird unnecessary bass banging/noises or whatever you want to call them and keep it simple. Good set but I must admit there were a few awkward moments. Sorry guys, feel free to invite me to one of your sets and change my mind.
Do you miss summer camp? If so, get ready for the summer camp-themed party of the summer (complete with smores and talent shows)…
Are you and your bunkmates getting excited for the Brokelyn Summer Camp Party on June 28 at Crown Victoria?! That’s just two weeks away, still plenty of time to practice your act for the camp talent show and learn how to properly salute your jorts. We’ll have an hour of open bar lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, games, a photo booth, smores, a talent show, a special cheap bug juice cocktail and of course we’ve got our awesome raffle prizes for you to win: Not only do we have a BRAND NEW BIKE to raffle off courtesy of Ride Brooklyn, but our prize list is growing every day: You can also win a whole weekend at Hotel 718, a Brew Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop, a four-pack of tickets to Guac Rock from Nachos NY, gift cards to Chip Shop and Ici, and much more!”
For more info on the awesomeness of this event (including a list of additional prizes!) visit Brokelyn’s Summer Camp Party site.
Rope on, Punk! Punk Rope is a team activity that is a “cross between recess and boot camp, which blends rope jumping, fitness games, and creative calisthenics.” Sounds too fitness-y for you? Think again. This isn’t just any athletic field day. No, no. There are rubber chickens involved. Yes, rubber chickens, used in the 1-on-1 Rubber Chicken Toss and the Rubber Chicken Relay. Other items on the agenda include Punk-Ups, Spoons, and Double Unders. There is also an activity reminiscent of day-camp color-wars – writing a Team Fight Song (try to think beyond “We’ve got spirit yes we do, we’ve got spirit how about YOU!”).
The Punk Rope Games will take place Sunday, June 24 from 10AM – 1PM, rain or shine, at the William Sheridan Playground between Wythe Ave & Berry St and Grand St & South 1st St here on our very own turf, Williamsburg. Teams must consist of 4 members, so choose your teammates wisely – nobody wants dead weight during the Long Rope. And like any competition, there will be crowned winners and an accompanying Awards Ceremony/After Party at Crown Victoria Bar (60 S. 2nd St between Kent & Wythe Ave) from 1:30PM – 4PM, with food & drink specials for competitors and fans alike.
So gather up your fittest friends, start writing that victorious Team Fight Song, and register for the 4th Annual Punk Rope Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.