Posts Tagged ‘McCarren Park Pool’

Friday July 11th – Dark Knight and Deerhoof

Yes, everyone in the world is going to see Dark Knight. But not everyone in the world is going in Brooklyn. Check out Cobble Hill Cinemas which is still selling tickets for Friday. There’ll be plenty of time to see an IMAX version of this once all the hooplah dies down. Bonus points for mocking people who are seeing Mamma Mia! (but leave my mom alone – she just doesn’t know any better).

If you don’t feel like seeing a movie on Friday, head to Prospect Park and check out Deerhoof (or maybe you can manage both). The show starts at 7:30pm and is free (with $3 suggested donation).

Saturday July 12th – Sirens

Yes, it’s going to be a shitshow, but it might be the last shitshow (although that’s what they said last year). Broken Social Scene, The Helio Sequence, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Islands and many others are playing on various stages, and apparently there’s going to be an after party at Music Hall of Williamsburg where Apes & Androids and A Place to Bury Strangers will perform. Bring deodorant.

Sunday July 13th – The Liars , Fuck Buttons and Team Robespierre

Okay, here’s my dare. Go to Sirens, then go to this, but don’t shower in between. I dare you. Maybe roll in some mud too. This should be a fun show. The Liars are great, you can check out the wonderfully named (and Brooklyn-based) Team Robespierre.

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As much as I like to get out of Brooklyn every once in a while, I always feel like I’m missing something when I do. This weekend will be no exception. While I’m sure I will be having a good time in Rhode Island, there’s going to be a ton of stuff to do in Brooklyn while I’m gone. Here’s a fun activity for every day this weekend, starting early with tomorrow night (because who really gives a shit about feeling good on Friday?).

Thursday July 10th – Stand By Me

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Film Series starts tomorrow! While a few of us skeptics visited Williamsburg last night for a giant pool filled with sweaty, tall boy-drinking, Wet Hot-loving hipsters, you can class it up and bring a picnic and a bottle of wine to the outdoor screening of Stand By Me. Don’t forget to talk about how fat Jerry O’Connell used to be!

Friday July 11th – Brazilian Girls

On Friday night you should head up to Prospect Park to hear a free Brazilian Girls show (playing with Chicha Libre and Ticklah). These shows are always fun, and it may be your only chance ever to sing the lyrics “pussy pussy pussy marijuana” with a bunch of Park Slope parents.

Saturday July 12th – Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

This starts at four and goes into the evening at Empire Fulton-Ferry State Park. The festival features a bunch of performances including one from KRS One!

Sunday July 13th – Bastille Day Celebration and The Breeders and Matt & Kim

Although Bastille Day is technically on Monday, Bar Tabac on Smith Street is holding a celebration from noon to 10pm that will include great Petanque players (bocce to some) and all sorts of food and cocktails. There will also be some music provided by Baby Blue Orchids and The Francis Wiss Ensemble.

And once you get tired of that, head to McCarren Park for a free pool party headlined by the Breeders (also playing: Matt & Kim and The Whip). I can’t tell you how jealous I am.

Anyway, there you go. Have a fun weekend. But not too much fun. Seriously.

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McCarren Park Pool released their summer film schedule yesterday. We went to a film or two out here last year, and while the atmosphere and view aren’t as nice as the Brooklyn Bridge Park series, there are fewer people there (you don’t have to worry about showing up early) and it’s much more relaxed. The films this year are a nice mix of dramas and comedies.

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Prospect Park is having the 30th Celebrate Brooklyn this summer. They have an incredible line up that includes Deerhoof, Isaac Hayes, Cold War Kids and Beth Orton.

Central Park Summerstage has a bunch of great shows too including Battles, Vampire Weekend and Crosby, Stills and Nash (no Young).

And finally, McCarren Park Pool is having their last ever summer concert series. Also, some of the free pool parties were comfirmed too (and The Breeders are playing!).

Stay tuned for updates on these and River to River Festival, Sirens and outdoor film schedules!

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Check out the Village Voice’s exposé of “The Back Tattoos of McCarren Park Pool,” featuring the very finest back hair, questionable artwork and snarky comments. Thanks to our resident ink enthusiast, Pizappas, for the link.

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