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BKLYN YARD 2009 (more by Sarahana)
BKLYN YARD

BKLYN Yard (previously The Yard) will be back in summer 2010, with weekend events running from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. They'll be doing Beer Garden Fridays, Summer Saturdays and Sunday Best.

Sunday Best will host resident DJs Mister Saturday Night (Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin), Doug Singer and a whole special guest schedule, which is posted below (Dam-Funk spins there June 13). Sunday Best writes:

It's official, folks. We'll be back on the Gowanus! Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin and Doug Singer are already digging through records for their best outdoor jams, and we can already smell Margarita Hernandez's huaraches and taste the cold sangria. BKLYN Yard has announced a bunch of great new additions to their space -- not least of which is a bocce ball court -- and we're happy to announce the full lineup of guests who will be playing alongside the residents this summer, an eclectic grouping of folks from New York and abroad who specialize in everything from rare Nigerian disco to shimmering, summertime techno.
Advance tickets for Sunday Best are available.

More on the parties, a flyer and the full BKLYN Yard schedule (including an Asobi Seksu show) is below...

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BKLYN YARD SUMMER SCHEDULE
~ OPENING WEEKEND ~
Saturday, May 29th: SCORE! Pop Up Free Store
Sunday, May 30th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Michael Mayer
Monday, May 31st: PARKED: Gowanus Food Truck Festival (Memorial Day Holiday)
Fri, June 4th: BEER GARDEN w/ Cowboy Mark & Lisa Shu
Sat, June 5th: SUMMER SATURDAYS
Sun, June 6th: SUNDAY BEST w/ DJ Koze
Fri, June 11th: BEER GARDEN w/ Ayler Young & The Reason
Sat, June 12th: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ Northern Spy Food Co goat roast
Sun, June 13th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Dam Funk
Fri, June 18th: BEER GARDEN w/ Baby Tiger
Sat, June 19th: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ Ohio Party & Red Hook Lobster Pound (clam bake)
Sun, June 20th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Fred P
Fri, June 25th: BEER GARDEN w/ Cowboy Mark & Lisa Shu
Sat, June 26th: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ Dante's Fried Chicken
Sun, June 27th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Kenny Larkin
~ 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND ~
Friday, July 2nd: BEER GARDEN
Saturday, July 3rd: SUMMER SATURDAYS
Sunday, July 4th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Rich Medina
Fri, July 9th: BEER GARDEN
Sat, July 10th: SUMMER SATURDAYS "BBQ Blowout" w/ Finger On The Pulse & Sam Mason
Sun, July 11th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Alex from Tokyo
Fri, July 16th: Asobi Seksu :: Built By MeanRed & BEER GARDEN
Sat, July 17th: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ Reverend Vince and The Love Choir & Red Hook Lobster Pound
Sun, July 18th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Todd Edwards
Fri, July 23rd: BEER GARDEN w/ No Way Back DJs (Blu Jemz, Lloydski, & more!)
Sat, July 24th: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ CASSETTE NYC & Crif Dogs
Sun, July 25th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Ashley Beedle
Fri, July 30th: BEER GARDEN
Sat, July 31st: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ Chances with Wolves
Sun, August 1st: SUNDAY BEST w/ Linkwood
Fri, August 6th: BEER GARDEN
Sat, August 7th: MESHELL N'DEGEOCELLO :: Built By MeanRed
Sun, August 8th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Floating Points
Fri, August 13th: BEER GARDEN w/ The Woes
Sat, August 14th: SUMMER SATURDAYS "Wurst BBQ" w/ Brennan Green & bratwurst
Sun, August 15th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Frank "Voodoo Funk" Gossner
Fri, August 20th: BEER GARDEN w/ Jeannie Hopper
Sat, August 21st: SUMMER SATURDAYS "Fatty Q" w/ Finger On The Pulse
Sun, August 22nd: SUNDAY BEST w/ Prosumer
Fri, August 27th: BEER GARDEN w/ The Loom
Sat, August 28th: SUMMER SATURDAYS w/ Dutty Artz crew
Sun, August 29th: SUNDAY BEST w/ Optimo
~ CLOSING WEEKEND ~
Friday, September 3rd: BEER GARDEN
Saturday, September 4th: SUMMER SATURDAYS
Sunday, September 5th: SUNDAY BEST w/ The Sunday Best Residents
Monday, September 6th: BROOKLYN COUNTY FAIR (Labor Day holiday)

BKLYN YARD
Sunday Best
with resident DJs
Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin (Mister Saturday Night)
and Doug Singer
Guests
May 30th - Michael Mayer
June 6th - DJ Koze
June 13th - Dam Funk
June 20th - Fred P
June 27th - Kenny Larkin
July 4th - Rich Medina
July 11th - Alex from Tokyo
July 18th - Todd Edwards
July 25th - Ashley Beedle
August 1st - Linkwood
August 8th - Floating Points
August 15th - Frank 'Vodoo Funk' Gossner
August 22nd - Prosumer
August 29th - Optimo
September 5th - No guests, just the Sunday Best residents taking it home

Sunday Best info

We start off our season on May 30 with Kompakt's main man, Michael Mayer (who plays the warmest, most melodic version of techno that we've ever heard) DJing next to Eamon, Justin and Doug.

June brings us a perfectly balanced smattering of sounds to compliment the residents' styles. DJ Koze, a Hamburg resident who many consider to be the best DJ in the world, is unpredictable to say the least... he counts Hall and Oates, Ween and Basic Channel among his influences, and he's joining us on June 6. On June 13, dropping in from the left coast is Stones Throw artist Dam-Funk, who will be putting down his keytar and picking up his modern soul and boogie records. It's the only time he'll DJ in New York all year long. On June 20, we're hosting local master of the deep Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium, and on June 27, we host Detroit's Kenny Larkin, whose album Keys, Strings, Tambourines has been a staple in all three residents' bags since it came out in 2008.

The next month begins with Rich Medina joining Justin, Eamon and Doug for a spot-on July 4th barbecue. There's no one better at throwing down party jams than Rich, and we can't wait to celebrate the holiday with him. July 11 will see New York's bouncy, energetic, ace DJ Alex from Tokyo stopping in; and July 18 brings the inventor of two-step garage, Todd Edwards, to play with the boys. July 25 is a really special one, when Ashley Beedle, who's been name-dropped by Daft Punk and whose Black Science Orchestra project is a major touchstone in dance music's history, joins us.

With us on the first of August will be a gent named Linkwood, whose chunky, plodding beats will be right at home under the shade of the trees; and on August 8, we're very excited to host Floating Points, one of the most exciting artists of the year, to play with the residents three. Floating Points' music is beyond compare -- living, breathing songs that seems to jump right off the records.

On August 15, a record digger without parallel, Frank 'Voodoo Funk' Gossner, who's spent years and years digging through sometimes dangerous and almost always obscure areas of western Africa to find rarely heard Afrobeat, Nigerian disco and African funk, guests at the party; and on August 22, Prosumer, a Panorama Bar resident and Berlin producer of gritty house music, plays with us. August 29, will be a really special one. Both residents of Glasgow's recently ended Optimo institution -- JD Twitch and JG Wilkes -- share the day with the gents behind New York's relatively new-born Mister Saturday Night institution -- Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin.

And to close it all out, we'll host no one but the residents. Doug Singer, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will be stretching out for all six hours of the party, warming things up, bringing them to a boil and winding them down under the vintage Christmas lights in the trees.

What a great summer it's going to be

ABOUT BKLYN YARD
The history of the venue reads like an old crime novel: a toxic canal, a lawless harem, illegal squatters, giant cement blocks ("mafia toe tags"), packs of wild dogs, arson, etc. But with a little luck and a lot of love, things have changed. The canal-front property now hosts a grove a trees that draw toxins out of the soil. The two silos - once illegal oil transfer stations - have been converted into artist studios. And four years ago, MeanRed came and turned the space into an outdoor music venue.

BEER GARDEN FRIDAYS
Hosted by Flavorpill
Each Friday evening, BKLYN Yard becomes a waterfront Beer Garden. Locals can stop in to enjoy a rotating selection of hand-crafted beers, music provided by local DJs and bands, and, of course, Margarita's famous tacos & huaraches. No cover, 6pm - 2am, 21+

SUMMER SATURDAYS
Each Saturday, we are opening our doors for a full day of lazy lounging along the Gowanus canal. Summer Saturdays will pair notable music with locally curated food. We are excited to showcase emerging talent and local foodies in a low-key atmosphere that is fun for the whole family. No cover, 2pm-2am, all ages.

HAPPY HOUR//FRI 6pm - 8pm, SAT 2pm - 4pm, SUN 2pm - 4pm
Drink Specials: 2-for-1 house beers, $5 hand-crafted ales, $3 sangria (red & white!)

OTHER TREATS
This summer, we are adding a brand new Bocce Ball court! And after a day of sweaty athleticism, you can quench your thirst at our fully stocked bar (we recommend the "Yargaritas", the Sangria, and our Dark & Stormy cocktails) or rest at one of our new custom-made picnic tables. Plus, we now accept credit cards and we have an ATM.

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Comments (23)

Fantastic! I was wondering about the Yard earlier this week--glad it will be back this summer. Thanks to the folks who make it happen.

Posted by Brian | May 6, 2010 1:28 PM

thats great news!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:32 PM

dont see any asobi seksu show anywhere

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:34 PM

Fri, July 16th: Asobi Seksu :: Built By MeanRed & BEER GARDEN

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:36 PM

So I guess that means no July 4th Woodsist Festival again huh? The 2nd day was a GREAT day last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:37 PM

"Built By MeanRed" no relation to Built by Wendy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:41 PM

kudos to these guys, they've worked hard to turn a cool but not all that welcoming space into a great place to chill, that Beer Garden, and of course the Sunday DJ's, are gonna rule. Very glad I live close by!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:48 PM

there will def still be a Woodsist/Captured tracks fest this year.
i think they are just lookin for a location.
wherever it is, itll be great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 1:49 PM

This is terrible news.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 3:29 PM

^^ you obviously have no idea what you are talking about 3:29. such a great event run by great people.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 3:32 PM

3:29 can eat a hot bowl of dicks

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 4:14 PM

As I sit here eating a giant steaming hot bowl of dicks I can't help but think this is still terrible news. and as for you 3:32... You have no idea what YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. Hipsters shouldn't be allowed to gather in public places. Especially on Sunday! Sunday is the sabbath and we need to keep it holy. I am holier than thou. Oh and Minimal is soooooo 5 years ago..

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 4:25 PM

yeah, and house music is really coming back with a gay man's vengeance these days.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 4:25 PM

This is really good news. I did quite a few of these last summer, when I wasn't into the Williamsburg Waterfront bands. Some good DJs. Crowds were generally fun. Drinks were potent.

One thing they need to take care of is the ridiculous drink lines when the place gets crowded.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 5:18 PM

When they held Todd P Fest there two summers ago it was fucking great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 7:12 PM

what about black sabbath saturday?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 7:33 PM

what about black sabbath saturday?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2010 7:33 PM

Every Saturnino, Saturnday is a good day for some some Sabbath.

Posted by J. Maxwell | May 7, 2010 2:24 AM

There's not gonna be a woodsist/captured tracks fest this year, woodsist is doing all of their shit in Cali this year (theyre having a showcase at mhow too). There will be a captured tracks festival, no details as of yet though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 9:39 AM

Koze will play some of the best music that the yard has seen...

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 10:58 AM

The yard can see music? interesting..

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 11:47 AM

anyone know if fat bulldogs are welcome in this arena? My dog loves minimal techno

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 12:24 PM

ummm. there's not a single minimal techno DJ on the whole list. there are probably only two people on there that you could even classify as techno in any way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 2:53 PM

no woodsist/captured tracks fest this year.
only a woodsist showcase and a yet to be announced captured tracks shindig.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2010 1:06 PM

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