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BKLYN Yard is now Gowanus Grove, will be open this summer

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…


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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