Posted in music on August 22, 2010

Schumer @ the 1st Pool Party of 2010 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
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Summary: Senator Chuck Schumer (says he) saved the final, August 29th, Pool Party (that had been cancelled), OSA points out that they also found other financial donors to cover part of Jelly's tab, Assemblyman Lentol was working on this too, and OSA Board member Adam Perlmutter said "OSA looks forward to presenting diverse free programming in the future, from Chromeo to Copland". Today's Pool Party (with Chromeo) happens in the rain?

Press releases from Schumer and from OSA, in full below...

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FROM CHUCK SCHUMER

August 22, 2010

SCHUMER: POOL PARTY CONCERT ON AUGUST 29TH WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED; SENATOR HELPS BROKER DEAL BETWEEN JELLY NYC AND THE OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE TO SAVE SHOW FROM CANCELLATION

Senator Brought Two Sides Together To Resolve Dispute That Threatened Eighth and Final JELLY Concert of 2010 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Schumer Praises OSA Chairman Steve Hindy and JELLY NYC for Coming Back To Negotiating Table

Schumer Had Intervened Last Winter To Bring Back Popular Concerts for 2010; Steps Up Again To Make Sure This Summer's Concert Series Ends On High Note

Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that an agreement has been reached between the Open Space Alliance and concert promoter JELLY NYC to ensure that the previously cancelled August 29 concert in East River State Park will go on as scheduled.

Earlier this week, a dispute between JELLY NYC and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn led to the cancellation of the eighth and final show of this summer's concert series. That would have brought an abrupt end to the JELLY Pool Parties, a very successful free summer concert series that was started in 2006. But beginning this past Tuesday, Schumer-who stepped in last winter to get the concert series renewed for this summer-intervened again to bring the two sides back to the negotiating table. After three days of discussions, JELLY NYC today made the necessary payments to OSA, allowing the August 29th show to be restored.

Senator Schumer said: "It feels like summer in Brooklyn just got extended by an extra week. We've been working nonstop to try to restore the August 29th show because we didn't want to see a good thing like the JELLY Pool Parties end prematurely. I am glad both sides finally came together because these concerts mean so much to the neighborhood of Williamsburg and the people of Brooklyn. The ultimate beneficiary from these shows is the New York city economy because it is cultural magnets like this that make young people from around the country want to live here. I'd like to thank OSA, NYS Parks, Assemblyman Lentol, the area developers and JELLY NYC for ensuring this summer's concert series ends on a high note."

The pool parties have become the biggest summer concert series to hit New York City in decades. They were originally held at the McCarren Park Pool but were moved last year to the East River State Park due to construction. Within just a few years, the concert series experienced a huge jump in popularity, with audience traveling from across the country, and even the world, to attend the concerts.

The concerts almost did not return for 2010 at all. But last winter, Schumer intervened to lead the fight to save the JELLY Pool Parties. He met with the Open Space Alliance, and local elected officials to work on a deal to ensure the Pool Parties returned to the East River State Park.

The seventh Pool Party of 2010 is scheduled for today. It would have been the final concert if the August 29th event had remained cancelled.

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FROM OSA
OSA announces that the 8/29 free Pool Parties concert at the East River State Park will play on. NY State Assembly member Joseph Lentol and Senator Schumer's office helped all the parties involved come to agreement. Owners of businesses adjacent to the park, Norman and Elaine Brodsky, as well as Douglaston Development, which is building The Edge waterfront condos, all donated funds to OSA, to support free programming at the Williamsburg waterfront park. JellyNYC will present surprise special guests headliner, DeLorean, and Dominque Young Unique.

"Any project of this size is going to have its difficulties, but in the end, everyone had the same goals: support our parks and free programming in our parks." said State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol. "Free concerts are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I am pleased to have been part of bringing them to the State Park years ago, and will work to insure that they have a home in North Brooklyn."

Senator Schumer said, "It feels like summer in Brooklyn just got extended by an extra week. We've been working nonstop to try to restore the August 29th show because we didn't want to see a good thing like the Jelly Pool Parties end prematurely. I am glad both sides finally came together because these concerts mean so much to the neighborhood of Williamsburg and the people of Brooklyn. The ultimate beneficiary from these shows is the New York City economy because cultural magnets like this make young people from around the country want to live here. I'd like to thank OSA, NYS Parks, Assemblyman Lentol, the area developers and JellyNYC for ensuring this summer's concert series ends on a high note."?

"Now that Jelly and OSA have resolved their differences, we hope the public enjoys Jelly's final free concert at East River State Park this season," said Rachel Gordon, Regional Director for NYS Parks.

"We are pleased that Jelly was able to meet most of its obligations.' said Steve Hindy, Chairman of OSA's Board.

Norman and Elaine Brodsky, residents of the neighborhood for almost 2 decades, owning an adjacent business, stepped forward to help financially. "Hopefully, other people in our community will follow our lead in donating to OSA to help keep the arts in our community, and build parks where we can showcase our local culture,"

"We were disappointed to learn of the financial challenges with the free concert series, which provides a major benefit to the local community," said Jeffrey Levine, Chairman of Douglaston Development, which is developing The Edge, new waterfront condos next to the East River State Park. "it's our privilege to help OSA and NY State Parks to continue to host amazing concerts."

OSA Board member Adam Perlmutter said "OSA looks forward to presenting diverse free programming in the future, from Chromeo to Copland. We thank Assembly member Joe Lentol, NY State Parks, the Brodskys, the Edge, and of course, Senator Schumer for help in bringing this welcome conclusion."

Stay tuned to find out whether the rain affects today's Pool Party, and who the special guest headliners are for the Pool Party that is now happening again next week (today's special guest is Kid Sister).

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Comments (108)

FIRST! WIN!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:27 AM

Special guests will be LCD Soundsystem....

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:28 AM

they promised schumer free baba ghanouj

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:31 AM

LCD Soundsystem is a great guess, except their tour schedule says they'll be in England.

It also looks like the Stooges being the special guests a week before ATP can't be true either, as their tour schedule has them in Chicago on the 29th.....

Posted by noamjamski | August 22, 2010 11:37 AM

why is there a U2 related video here? i hope that they're not the secret guest. i don't think jelly would go out like that

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:42 AM

oh, nevermind. i get it. the Edge condos...duh

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:43 AM

ok so who's the BIG SPECIAL GUEST? haha, this will be amusing

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:55 AM

The big special guest is Hermins Hermits. Playing their 1966 hit, "Mrs brown you have a lovely doughter"

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:59 AM

THE EDGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:06 PM

Before some idiot posts about hummus, I'll save it for you.

Hummus will NOT BE served.

Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:07 PM

OSA....cks

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:09 PM

Special guests for next wk is U2?!

Posted by OMG | August 22, 2010 12:10 PM

Schumer for president!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:11 PM

DEAD MEADOW

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:12 PM

If Schumer can get OSA and Jelly to work together, he can surely get peace in the Middle East

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:13 PM

special guest is dirty projs

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:13 PM

THE TURKEY FELL OVER HUH HA

Posted by HUH HA... HUH POWER | August 22, 2010 12:14 PM

i heard a rumor that the new indie buzz band the Hummus Mehs where playin

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:19 PM

"U2's The MEHdge demonstrating his guitar rig"

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:20 PM

They going to move it today or not?

Posted by asdf | August 22, 2010 12:22 PM

Thanks got the info 12:07.
I will be certain to pack a lunch now. Swimming really makes me hungry, and I'd hate to have to eat funnel cakes and weiners.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:24 PM

I think the special guests will be Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors playing LCD covers together

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:31 PM

I hope TBD finally gets to play a gig. Every time they are listed on a bill, they get replaced at the last minute.

Posted by The Mighty KC | August 22, 2010 12:32 PM

Chuck Schumeh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:39 PM

Considering the average Jelly headlining band this summer could barely manage to sell out Maxwells I wouldn't put your hopes too high on the surprise act.

I think Jelly has good taste in booking music, but I'm also confused by where all that benefit concert money is going that the OSA has raked in.

Last years acts (Girl Talk, Mission of Burma, Trail of dead, Grizzly Bear) seemed a lot more expensive/popular then this years. But this is the year they are raking in millions at these benefit shows. The whole thing is weird.

Posted by Older Williamsburg resident | August 22, 2010 12:41 PM

SchuMEHr

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:45 PM

Schumer really wants the hipster vote huh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:47 PM

True, I want to know too, Where all the money went, OSA??? Isn't that a conflict of interest that board member of OSA (Brooklyn Brewery guy) is also one of the big vendors who sells beer there? And I'm sure no one is checking the receipts too closely...

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:47 PM

System of a Down reunion confirmed.. hummus for all!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 12:58 PM

Heineken is sold there too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 1:01 PM

schumer voted for the war in iraq.

Posted by andrew hansen | August 22, 2010 1:40 PM

BEACH FOSSILS HEADLINING NEXT SUNDAY....FUCK YES

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 1:53 PM

Cannibal Corpse confirmed for final pool party.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:00 PM

Brooklyn Brewery had to submit a proposal like everyone else. Its all done by RFP--request for proposals, and they are mandated by state law to take the best bid, whether or not its Steve Hindy and Brooklyn Brewery. The lowest bidder gets to sell beer. Thats Brooklyn Brewery why they didnt get to sell beer at the concerts last year and Anheuiser Busch did, because Brooklyn Brewery didnt have the lowest bid.

Posted by Carl | August 22, 2010 2:01 PM

so schumer gets on the all saints list now, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:05 PM

No. the edge video is on here because he's a cocksucker

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:25 PM

Just got info direct from my an intern at Jelly

The headlining group is the Zac Brown Band

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:42 PM

I really, really miss the Pool Parties at the pool. Three glorious summers from 2006 to 2008. Big sigh and sad face. NEVER FORGET!

Posted by Regular reader | August 22, 2010 2:43 PM

Where's that Mom from Hell?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:44 PM

Final TBA: Bruce Springsteen and the East River Band

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:47 PM

Next weeks guest is Meh First and the Gimmeh Gimmehs

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 2:58 PM

someone needs to re-elect charles schumer. Who else does this for brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 3:39 PM

Chuck Schumer is a cunt. All you need to see is his performance during the congressional hearing regarding Waco and what you'll see is a slimy, lying, bitter, snake, political whore. Fuck him

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 3:57 PM

can someone please start a band called the hummus mehs

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 4:02 PM

so is today's pool party cancelled? if so are they rescheduling it?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 4:03 PM

FUCK CANSOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF JELLY IS CXL'D TODAY BEFORE I GET ON THE L

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 4:30 PM

"Rescheduling it?" Ummm. It might be moved, but the days of the Pool Parties are numbered. I'll believe this last one happens when I see it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 4:41 PM

Schumer scores another huge goal for cocaine users and trust funders everywhere, fear not Brooklyn chuck is in your corner(assuming you're useless, otherwise he hates you)

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 4:57 PM

The mom from hell (manager at Bowery electric) is at home washing her nylons.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 5:44 PM

4:02 how about just humMehs?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 6:11 PM

"Final TBA: Bruce Springsteen and the East River Band"

OMG, I cun't stop laughing!! It's East STREET Band, not East RIVER Band!!! Was this a pun?? Hahahaha!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 6:19 PM

fucking hilarious after all that bull$hit that its raining

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 6:43 PM

show is still happening in the rain. only band that cancels because of rain is modest mouse.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 6:57 PM

punches is gonna do a LCD SS set.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 7:56 PM

Chromeo was so much fun today dancing in the rain .. Delorean would be fun if they were even just the big headliner.. but I am hoping bigger Miike Snow before they go to Brazil

Posted by Steve | August 22, 2010 8:30 PM

Chromeo was so much fun today dancing in the rain .. Delorean would be fun if they were even just the big headliner.. but I am hoping bigger Miike Snow before they go to Brazil .. prob be Of Montreal unfort :( they have a new album out

Posted by Steve | August 22, 2010 8:32 PM

what's going on with the food vendors? they weren't there today.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 8:33 PM

what's going on with the food vendors? they weren't there today.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 9:11 PM

The Hummus Mehs are the special guest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

If you go reread the the Lollapalooza is streaming now post your see that they formed a band and that they are the special guest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 9:30 PM

Why the fuck doesn't anyone believe when I say that the Hummus Mehs are the special guest????????????????????? We formed a band, wrote a couple songs, made and ate some hummus and partied in our hummus covered underpants.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 9:37 PM

OSA was really dumb for putting out a press release announcing Jelly's 'dismissal'. They should have waited for Jelly to make the announcement themselves then responded accordingly. Because all they've succeeded in doing is making themselves look like whiny reactionary idiots when in fact OSA, who as the ordained 'lighthouse' beacon has to maintain the city's Parks Department's strict regulations, has done absolutely nothing wrong but open their mouths to let the public know about the fucktards otherwise known as Jelly.

Jelly no doubt paid for Schumer's favors with mommy and daddy's money when they DID have money to toss (which means a reneging of political support becomes an impossibility), has alienated just about everyone they've ever done business with and most definitely has shitloads of debts to make good on. They are not the innocent party here. Besides. How often do those in the wrong ever admit that they're wrong? Like duuuuuh. Like never.

The only companies scraping significant profits, if any profits at all, off of our rashy hummus stuffed bums are AEG and Live Nation. Not OSA (nor Jelly).

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 9:49 PM

special guests are the beets playing killer tofu

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 9:56 PM

elefant are getting back together for next week's pool show. that's the secret guest. all the all saints vip people are so excited.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 10:04 PM

I guess o.s.a pissed off the food vendors as well. Shame the food was actually good this year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2010 11:08 PM

Interpol is playing next Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:04 AM

So the bottom line is that either this whole thing was a publicity stunt, or they didn't need to make a whole dramatic mess of it and make fools of themselves in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:32 AM

gucci mane next week, also schumer should get back to work on things that matter, like financial reform and the war in afganistan

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:59 AM

It's Gucci Mane

Posted by johnny | August 23, 2010 1:27 AM

Not only have all these bands played tons of free NYC

Posted by شات | August 23, 2010 3:45 AM

Not only have all these bands played tons of free NYC

Posted by منتدى | August 23, 2010 3:45 AM

There's no way it's Gucci Mane, but I would definitely nut if it was. OJ da Juiceman and Frenchie can open.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 8:39 AM

i just don't understand how anyone on BROOKLYN VEGAN can side with the OSA over Jelly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 9:13 AM

it is 100% Gucci Mane

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 9:15 AM

special guest is the beatles w/ openers led zeppelin

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 9:16 AM

Special guest is Bill Clinton for a Schumer campaign rally.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:14 AM

I said the special guest was The Hummus Mehs!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DONESN"T ANYONE UNDERSTAND THIS?????????

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:29 AM

GUCCI

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:56 AM

LOOKS LIKE ITS GONNA BE A COLD SUMMER! BRRRR! GUCCI

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 11:05 AM

Jelly's "financial obligations," really?! Schumer is right.. the concerts are way more culturally important than anything OSA could have had to offer. To cut it short over "financial obligations" would have made them look realllll bad. No one would give a rat's ass about OSA if not for Jelly, in fact I'm not sure anyone does. Jelly has created a great time for a lot of people, and reinforced what makes Bk so great: the music.

Posted by Katie | August 23, 2010 11:20 AM

What time is Daft Punk going on?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:14 PM

I just don't understand why "Jelly" has to be the exclusive free concert presenter. What do they do that is so special?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:42 PM

I just got my Hummus Meh tickets in the mail....they were covered in hummus.

Posted by guuuurrrrllll | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM

Is the hummus mehs playing the daft punk cover "Harder Better Faster stronger blender"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 1:02 PM

it's gucci mane playing lcd covers with interpol as his backing band?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 1:06 PM

Gucci Mane!!

Is Beach House gonna be there?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 2:35 PM

Les Savy Fav pleeeeease!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 3:30 PM

Jelly's "financial obligations," really?! Schumer is right.. the concerts are way more culturally important than anything OSA could have had to offer. To cut it short over "financial obligations" would have made them look realllll bad. No one would give a rat's ass about OSA if not for Jelly, in fact I'm not sure anyone does. Jelly has created a great time for a lot of people, and reinforced what makes Bk so great: the music.
Posted by Katie | August 23, 2010 11:20 AM

hi hooper! or is it your intern?

or just another dimwit who knows nothing about the inner trappings of either organization.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 9:30 PM

haha. kinda hope it is Gucci!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 8:58 AM

IZZ GUUUCCI

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 12:21 PM

GUCCI!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2010 1:05 AM

the gucci things a joke right. dude just left nyc like 2 days ago..

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 2:49 AM

Who is playing today??

Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2010 9:46 AM

it's gucci - says so on dominque young unique's myspace

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 10:06 AM

It's cannibal corpse

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 10:12 AM

100,000% GUCCI MANE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 11:08 AM

100,000% cannibal corpse

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 11:41 AM

guess you are just going to have to wait and see...

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 11:57 AM

hahaha

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 12:11 PM

it's les savy fav. ::yawn::

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 12:13 PM

how do you know it is les savy fav?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 12:45 PM

here are three unannounced acts:

DMC (from Run-DMC)
Gucci Mane
The Cool Kids

Posted by texastab | August 29, 2010 1:57 PM

Its Gucci Mane. Says so on Dominique Young Unique's myspace page. I will be skipping this one obviously

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 2:36 PM

obviously

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 5:59 PM

That night sucked more than a hole in the titanic

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 9:07 PM

That night sucked

Posted by شات | September 24, 2010 10:51 AM

That night sucked more

Posted by شات | December 20, 2010 5:04 PM

how do you know it is

Posted by شات | December 21, 2010 3:14 AM

Is the hummus mehs playing the daft punk cover "Harder Better Faster stronger blender"?

Posted by الملتقى العربي | January 28, 2011 9:18 PM

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