i’m not sure what your go-to beverage is, your preferred method of inebriation. the vehicle you take to boozetown. the method to your madness. but what i do know is i’m going to keep serving you until i find something that sticks. on this week’s menu we have a very undead beach party (which should help us all deal with our winter-white skin), a tribute to the beatles in the nude!, an immersive art experiences so deep you’re guaranteed to lose your breath, a secret rooftop concert (that’s BYOB) (and BYO funk), and a classic coming-of-age tale in this town, complete with wine, pizza, and some damn good sunset views.
so cheers, brooklyn.
i’ll be here, the response to all of your shameless little demands, the answer to the call you didn’t know you made, the words that hang on your lips long after the whiskey is gone and the cabs have been hailed.
so drink up, and stay thirsty.
Greenpoint Open Studios Launch Party, Java Studios in Greenpoint.
Wine and Pizza Rooftop Films at Rooftop Reds: Coming to America, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
International Pop-Up Dinners Hosts Pioneer Eats at the Diamond, Greenpoint.
We Love to Turn You On, Beatles Burlesque at The Well, Bushwick
Two Year Anniversary, Black Flamingo in Williamsburg.
Zombie Beach Party at House of Yes, Bushwick
summertime is here, that glorious time where we shed our clothes along with our inhibitions and feel free and alive. or… undead? that’s right baby, it’s zombie beach party at house of yes, which means some dirty and frightful combination of your best 1960s beach wear and a damn bloody mess. costumes required, seek inspiration here. prepare yourself for bloody cocktails, fire dancing, an undead tiki bar, a blood-filled hot tb, and live sharks (maybe!). plus sick dance tunes all night from greg wilson, octa octa, and david wilson. tickets and all other info just a click away.
The Other Art Fair at the Brooklyn Expo Center, Greenpoint.
Roosevelt at the Brooklyn Bazaar, a Gov Ball After Party in Greenpoint.
Saturdaze Music Series Kick-Off at the Kings County Gatehouses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
of course you are quite familiar with this amazing drinking establishment that is the tasting room for the city’s oldest distillery. they’re kicking off a new music series this summer that brings together live music and djs, both potent and potable spirits, some of the city’s most sought after food trucks, plus all of the magic that comes along with drinking and eating and dancing outside in this spirited town. see the full schedule here and head out from 6-midnight. 299 sands st.
SoFar Sounds Rooftop Show, Secret Location in Williamsburg.
if you haven’t been to a sofar sounds show, you are missing out on so much of what the brooklyn music scene is all about. amazing talent playing shows anywhere, from warehouse spaces to art galleries to public pools to the subway platform to absolutely anywhere. sofar brings that immersive and spontaneaous experience to you, for free (or a suggested donation!). the shows are byob, and you never know who youll see. three acts in a borrowed venue. this one will be on a rooftop because, you know, it’s summertime and shit. and you really need to be there. tickets and info here, 8-10pm. location announced upon purchase. check out all of their events here. SoFar, so good!!!™
Interactive Star Gazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo.
it’s science saturday! (hint, that’s every single saturday). and the world science festival wants to help you embrace your inner science nerd with some interactive star gazing in brooklyn bridge park. there will be high-powered telescopes tat will allow you a close up look at the moon, views of jupiter and saturn’s rings, LED umbrellas (that are meant for more than drug-trip participants at a music festival), and bill nye the science guy will be there to accompany all of your observartions with catchy tunes and way too obvious jokes. a full list of events is here, star gazing goes fro 7-11pm. brooklyn bridge park, pier 1.
James Blake DJ Set at Output, Williamsburg.
Governor’s ball is mad cool. you know what else is mad cool? every fucking night of the week in brooklyn. we live in a town that hosts some of the best musical talent all the time, and they wait for no festivals or high-dollar line-up. great for everyone going to gov ball, even better for everyone who just lives here and embraces the scene every damn day. see james blake’s epic dj set saturday night as he spins along side 1800dinosaur, klaus, and dan foat. tickets, $40 available here. go, dance, revel, and set absolutely no limit to your love. 10-4am, 4 wythe ave.
The Orbiting Human Circus, an Immersive Theater Experience at Brookly Bazaar, Greenpoint.
an immersive theater production that is based on both a feal and fictional podcast. when the leader of The Music Tapes and member of neutral milk hotel is involved, this will be anything but bland. feel the magical surrealism envelope you as the story and events unfold around and within you. dive in and buy tickets here, doors at 8, show at 9, 150 greenpoint ave.
Bicycling Basics at Mccarren Park, Greenpoint.
thank goodness you already have a resource for everything you need to know to gear up for this season of biking, but head over to mccarren park sunday anway for their bicycling basics class, ehlping you get over your fear and start riding your city. the workshop is from 11am-2pm and is totally free. all info here, at mccarren park on union ave near driggs!
The Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room Turns 21, at the Brewery, Williamsburg.
ah, remember the glorious days before we were 21, when we yearned for the freedom to buy beers in public without averting our gaze and surrendering our fake ids with a trembling hand? the risk, the defiance, the exhileration, the 90s. the beloved brewery and tasting room where we finally got our sudsy sea legs has finally caught up to us in age, and is throwing a throwback party to commemorate the occasion. and how will they do that, you may be wondering? with free cupcakes for the first 96 guests. a pog making station, a fake ID photo booth, beanie baby bar games, bop it’s everywhere, a macarena dance off, free beer with ticket purchase and oh so much love. go, celebrate. tickets and info here, 630-930pm, 79 n 11th st.