Despite the rumors, The Yard, an outdoor Brooklyn venue along the Gowanus Canal, will be open for events this summer. There will be one-off shows like Mike Ladd on May 24th, Stereo Total on May 31st and AudraRox on June 7th, AND there will be dancing and food every Sunday from 3-9pm. More details and the whole 'Sunday Best' lineup is below...
A Sunday Afternoon Barbecue and Hang at The Yard
Gussie up to get down at the brand new, easy-going, late afternoon, barbecue cum dance party -- every Sunday throughout the summer (May 25-August 31).
Sunday Best! takes over The Yard, a leafy waterside lot on the Gowanus Canal for a nice, mid-afternoon barbecue. It's no ordinary weenie roast, though. The bar-b's organic and resident DJs Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin and Doug Singer play alongside some of the finest DJs to ever take on a back yard...
Roy Davis Jr - Chicago house legend playing his first New York set in years
King Britt - This party with the former Digable Planets member is FREE!
Trusme - A Manchester man walking in the very large shoes of Moodymann
Stefan Goldmann - Innervisions artist who makes jangling, melodic dance music
Afrika Bambaataa - The hip-hop progenitor and legend who still keeps it eclectic
Rick Wilhite and Jerome Derradji - Three Chairs member with Still Music founder
Riton - UK re-rubber on Berlin's Get Physical imprint
Kevin Saunderson - The Detroit legend plays a special house set
Move D - Former Warp Records ambient artist now making super deep house
The Wurst BBQ - My Cousin Roy and Doug Lee serving up sausages!
Danny Wang - The prodigal progenitor of disco house returns to New York!
John Tejada - Maker of the lushest and bumpiest techno of the past decade
Pilooski - Paris' edit-maker of the moment
Joakim - The Tigersushi and !K7 artist brings weird, organic dance jams
Metro Area - Hometown disco heroes close out the series nice and easy
About the Residents
Eamon, a full-blooded Irish New Yorker, is a resident of Studio B's epic FUN party as well as DJ booth partner to Afrika Bambaataa from time to time; Doug, one half of the brothers'brothers duo, introduced New York party people to the Water Taxi Beach with Rebound and maintains a residency there at The Beach Party; and Justin Carter is a DJ and man-behind-the-scenes at such New York institutions as Nublu, APT, Easy Lover, and that same Saturday night Beach Party that Doug plays.
venue The Yard
address 400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn
dates Sunday, May 25 - Sunday, August 31
food Organic and mostly local fare provided by Kelly Geary of Sweet Deliverance
booze You have to be 21 to drink it, but we'll be selling it at the bar
ages All ages
time 3p - 9p
cover $8, except for on June 1, when it's FREE!
F, G trains to Carroll St. South on Smith. Left on President. Right on Hoyt. Left on Carroll.
N, R trains to Union. West on Union. Left on Nevins. Right on Carroll. Just over the bridge.
The Yard is at 400 Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn