Posted in dance | music | tour dates | venues on April 19, 2011

The Yard

It used to be where Issue Project Room was located. They moved and the outdoor Gowanus Canal space opened as the Yard, which then changed to BKLYN Yard. Always a mystery as to whether the outdoor venue will return each year, last summer it was shut down just as it was getting started. You might remember when all events were cancelled in June which was followed by the weekly daytime dance party 'Sunday Best' un-cancelling but becoming alcohol-free, and then cancelling again (and moving to Brooklyn Fireproof).

WELL, they haven't given up! Sunday Best, put on by the people behind Mister Saturday Night, have changed their party name to Mister Sunday and will return to the space this summer, though the location is now known as Gowanus Grove (identity crisis!). They write:

We've been keeping this one under our hats for a while, but the time has come to spill the beans. In just over a month, on Memorial Day Weekend, we're introducing Mister Sunday, the outdoor, Sunday afternoon spinoff of Mister Saturday Night. Clever name, we know.

If you ever came to Sunday Best at BKLYN Yard, you'll know the place: it's the same canal-side, tree-spotted plot of land at 400 Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins in Brooklyn, now rechristened Gowanus Grove.

If you never made it down, let us count the ways you're going to love it. First, kids and dogs - you can bring them. We love them, and we don't get to see enough of them on Saturday nights. Second, superb food - we're teaming up with Brooklyn Flea to install a small but ace team of food vendors. Right now, we've confirmed Mile End, who will be serving a bunch of stuff you can't get at the storefront in Boerum Hill, and we're soon to confirm at least one more. Third, our friends from Botanica, the best little bar in the five boroughs, are taking care of the booze.

And last, but certainly not least, is the music. The Mister Saturday Night residents, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, the gents that pull the strings to bring it all together, will be playing records each and every Sunday through the summer on the big, blue soundsystem. There'll be guests alongside them occasionally as well. Moodymann, Todd Terje, Horse Meat Disco, Optimo and Space Dimension Controller will all take their turns, and on opening day, Four Tet will drop by.

And that's all there is to say about that. We'll see you outside.

Stay tuned for whether there will be non-Mister Sunday events held there. Mister Sunday flyer and current lineup below...

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Mister Sunday

Apr 23 / Mister Saturday Night DJ All Night Long at Ellidisco, Munich

Apr 24 / Mister Saturday Night DJ Set at Kleine Reise, Berlin

Apr 29 / Mister Saturday Night DJ Set at Pet Shop Bears, Berghain/Kantine, Berlin

May 7 / A Mister Saturday Night Special with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin All Night Long

May 14 / Mister Saturday Night DJ Set at Discovery, Santos Party House, New York

May 21 / New York, Just Like I Pictured It presented by Mister Saturday Night and Spank

May 29 / Mister Sunday Opening Day with Eamon, Justin and Four Tet, Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard), Brooklyn

June 5 / Mister Sunday with Eamon, Justin and Space Dimension Controller, Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard), Brooklyn

June 12 / Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard), Brooklyn

June 18 / A Mister Saturday Night Loft Party with Eamon, Justin and Luke Vibert

June 19 / Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard), Brooklyn

June 26 / Mister Sunday with Eamon, Justin and Moodymann, Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard), Brooklyn

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Comments (44)

Who cares about that..

THIS is what's making my morning worthwhile!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daF6fV7BRfQ

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:17 AM

Gowanus new Hipsterville or is that Bushwick....

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:17 AM

Gowanus is as dirty as the hipsters going to these "events"

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:22 AM

as a native nyer with a few years behind me, all i can say is WTF??? leave the old names the way they were for chrissake!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:31 AM

I've been getting party invites from these guys way before BV commenters started overusing the word hipster to describe anything that makes them uncomfortable, angry or scared; so I'm not sure that's the right word?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:40 AM

to be honest, this is actually a pretty good space.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:43 AM

LCD was special..

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:52 AM

what are the mr sat night parties like? loft/warehouse vibe with lots of young kids on drugs? any good?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:56 AM

lots of suds too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 11:58 AM

I have had fun here

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:00 PM

pretty good

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:05 PM

is the lcd reunion going to happen here?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:05 PM

"I've been getting party invites from these guys way before BV commenters started overusing the word hipster to describe anything that makes them uncomfortable, angry or scared; so I'm not sure that's the right word?"

Not calling you one (since I don't know you), but the word would be "trendy".

Yes, the word hipster has been thrown around so much, it doesn't even have any merit or justification anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:06 PM

"Hipster" is the new "nigger"??? For those who use it, it seems!

Mister Saturday Night parties are all about the music and serious dancing. It's definitely a more mature, diverse crowd than any other party I regularly go to. It's a completely different scene than your average rock show, or "hipster" loft party. I'm ok with sharing this here, cos I can't imagine your average BV reader ever showing up to an awesome and fun all night dance party with world renowned DJs.

Schedule is already looking awesome for these Sunday's - Moodymann, Optimo etc - awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:18 PM

"Hipster" is the new "nigger"??? For those who use it, it seems!

Mister Saturday Night parties are all about the music and serious dancing. It's definitely a more mature, diverse crowd than any other party I regularly go to. It's a completely different scene than your average rock show, or "hipster" loft party. I'm ok with sharing this here, cos I can't imagine your average BV reader ever showing up to an awesome and fun all night dance party with world renowned DJs.

Schedule is already looking awesome for these Sunday's - Moodymann, Optimo etc - awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:19 PM

excellent news.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:19 PM

this is so sick

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:54 PM

"...cos I can't imagine your average BV reader ever showing up to an awesome and fun all night dance party with world renowned DJs."

Neither can I, proably wouldn't be allowed in.

Are you English by any chance? :P

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 12:56 PM

Good to see the genuine interest/excitement here, for a BV post on good dance music, that is. Funny/entertaining to see the comments by the the dismissive / ignorant / scared folks!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 1:17 PM

i went to a few of the Bklyn Yard shows, they were cool but they also had the whole 'oh we're kid friendly' and that was SO not the case, i felt like i'd committed a crime by bringing my kids. let's see if that's any different this year, i doubt it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 1:22 PM

House music all night long!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 1:25 PM

please do the adults a favor and hire a babysitter.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 1:28 PM

@1:28 - proved my point! the press release says 'kids and dogs - you can bring them.'! but apparently not! this is why Brooklyn blows...

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 1:43 PM

Gowanus=Williamsburg in 5 years

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 1:58 PM

Is there any hummus spots out there, or should I pack a lunch?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:00 PM

hope its not run by the same people, I remember the power getting shut off on a couple high profile acts due to the owner not being into the volume level.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:03 PM

"Gowanus new Hipsterville or is that Bushwick...."

Baaaaahhha. OMFG

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:07 PM

Yeah! I liked this space. It was a nice place to chill with friends, eat tacos and dance to great music. I liked that little kids could come too and do there wobbly little dances. Always entertaining! It is my vision of what a summer parties in the suburbs are, yet with better djs.(When you live in the city for so long, it is nice to feel like you can escape it for a few seconds).

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:09 PM

is gowanus the new smelly industrial williamsburg full of douchbag hipsters?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:11 PM

The gowanus canal was the first site where chemical fertilizers were manufactured and was also the spot where raw sewage was dumped into. And because of it's lovely odors it was once referred to as "lavender lake". I hope all the sweaty dancers amidst the sweltering sun don't feel tempted to take a dip in these waters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:19 PM

raw sewage-mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:28 PM

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:34 PM


South Bronx is the new hipsterville fool

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:35 PM

I love hipster girls. They are generally easy and like bands and have hummus in their fridges. So why all the hipster hate?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:39 PM

Jesus you people know nothing about New York City. And if you're attempting to be funny, you're falling way short.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:40 PM

The space has new owners. And when you have live music outdoors there is a noise curfew - or whatever you'd call it. I've witnessed the sound being cut off as well, but I would only blame the band playing and the promoters, for not running things smoothly and on schedule. It may sound "slave to the system"-like, but you fuck up something like this and licenses get revoked and future events are in jeopardy, so promoters and bands need to be smart about the noise past curfew thing. The Mister Saturday Night folks run a tight ship tho, for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 2:52 PM

@Anonymous 2:19 PM
Someone did once jump into the canal at the Metro Area show. He had to be taken to the hospital.

Posted by Jason Rule | April 19, 2011 3:12 PM

"Someone did once jump into the canal at the Metro Area show. He had to be taken to the hospital."

wow, i was there that night and i don't remember that at all! maybe i got there too late for the Superfun SNAFU?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 6:09 PM

YES!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:46 AM

all the people talking crap about this space and the people that attend these "events" are just uncomfortable with house/techno music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:51 AM

alot of hippyish euro trash types go to these Brooklyn Yard events, if that makes any sense.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 5:08 AM

MOODYMANN!!!

Posted by 313 | April 22, 2011 7:29 AM

Techno music and pcp is a good combo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 8:09 AM

Want to be on mailing list

Posted by B laux | June 9, 2011 3:38 PM

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