Entries tagged with: BKYLN 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.Stay tuned for whether there will be non-Mister Sunday events held there. Mister Sunday flyer and current lineup below...
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.
Asobi Seksu (by Angel Ceballos)
With the BKLYN Yard shuttered for good, many of the summer events scheduled for the space have been forced to cancel. One that's survived is the Sunday Best party, which successfully moved to Bushwick's Brooklyn Fire Proof, where it continues weekly.
Two more shows that will go on, albeit in different venues, are the August 7th Me'shell Ndegeocello show, now to happen at (Le) Poisson Rouge (tickets), and the August 21st Asobi Seksu show. That'll take place across the street from the former BKLYN Yard, at 383 Carroll St (the former home of Dumpster Pools and Glassphemy). Tickets are on sale.
Tour dates for both acts are below...
DOWNLOAD: Dam-Funk at Sunday Best on June 13th (MP3)
Sunday Best w/ Dam-Funk on June 13th
After a brief respite a few weeks back, Sunday Best has had its last party at the Yard (aka BKYN Yard aka 400 Carroll St). For the rest of the summer (starting yesterday, June 27th, with Kenny Larkin), the party will be at Bushwick's Brooklyn Fire Proof. They'll be keeping the previously issued schedule. Tickets are on sale.
More details on the move and evidence of life at the new edition (and Donna Summer at that) are below...
photo by Roland Li
We are beyond happy to announce that we are taking a stab at bringing Sunday Best back to the very tree-specked, canal-side lot at 400 Carroll Street where we started this season and spent the past two years. This Sunday, June 13th, we'll begin. We'll be playing in the sunshine alongside LA boogie revivalist Dam-Funk.So after BKLYN Yard's season was abruptly halted after its first weekend, it looks like at least the Sunday Best party will, though dry, survive at the same venue (which is now just called "400 Carroll Street"). Tickets for all shows are on sale. Their schedule for 2010 is re-posted below...
We're taking it week by week: This Sunday there'll be no bar, and there can't be any alcohol at all on the property (so please, please, please leave it at home, as the rest of our season depends on it). The good news, though, is that the food vendors are prepping, and the disco ball will be spinning under the trees.
As usual, we'll have a back up in case of inclement weather, so keep an eye on our site if a storm comes up.
We look forward to joining everyone again in the great outdoors!
Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin & Doug Singer
Sunday Best, Memorial Day Weekend 2010 (via)
June 4th, 2010That sucks. No word yet on where Sunday Best will move, but they will be at Littlefield this Sunday.
To our Yardies...
Over the past four years, we have worked hard to create BKLYN Yard. You watched us grow from a small unknown independent venue into a space that hosted the best tacos in NYC, incredible talent (Lee Scratch Perry, Kaiju Big Battel, Dan Deacon & Jose Gonzalez to name a few), the Sunday Best dance series, the Gowanus Harvest Fest, the BK County Fair, Score! Pop-Up Mega Swap, Parked: Food Truck Festival, and countless lobster bakes, pig roasts, BBQs and more. This past Memorial Day Weekend, we were so proud to open our doors and display all the hard work we have been putting into the space to make this summer even better...from our new bar, to our atm, to our bocce court. Thousands of you came out and supported us and made it one of the most beautiful weekends we have had yet, so we are sad to announce, that last weekend was the final weekend of BKLYN Yard in our Carroll Gardens home.
Our landlord of the past four years, who used to share our vision for BKLYN Yard, notified us on Tuesday
MayJune 1st, that they would no longer honor our lease which had been in place since early this year. They chose not to give us an opportunity to renegotiate, and requested that we take what we have built, and terminate all of our confirmed plans and schedule for BKLYN Yard this summer.
BKLYN Yard is a labor of love for MeanRed, rooted in our core company values: Love for artists, food, music and community. We are sad to see our passion project go in its brightest year, and are sad to let down all the people who have support and worked with us for the past 3 summers.
But if there is one thing we pride ourselves in, its our ability to think outside the box, to take a leap when there is no net, and to reach our highest visions. We wouldn't be who we are if we let hurdles keep us down. If we can turn a dim sum restaurant into a nightclub, a loft into a members-only club, and a toxic yard into a beautiful summer oasis... we can do anything.
Rest assured, our renegade spirit and love for pop-up spaces will come alive again this summer -- very possibly with the same collaborators and programming you see on our current schedule... And very possibly even better than we had planned before.
Doug Singer, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's Sunday Best series will continue on at another location, including this Sunday with DJ Koze. You can keep an eye on them at www.sundaybestnyc.com
In the meantime, we want to say:
Thank you for sharing in BKLYN Yard. We hope you'll continue on this crazy ride with us as we bring you what's next. Stay tuned, we will pop-up where you least expect it, with the words:
"Built by BKLYN Yard"
"On May 29th, the outdoor music venue, BKLYN Yard, is re-opening for Summer 2010. From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, BKLYN Yard will host BBQs, dance parties, live concerts, festivals, benefits, and family-friendly activities at our waterfront venue."Bushwick Rooftop Fest this weekend too.
BKLYN YARD 2009 (more by Sarahana)
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...
photos by Sarahana
Future Islands / Screaming Females
"OH GOD, THIS PARTY WAS A LOT OF EFFING WORK, BUT IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT. I'VE NEVER BEEN SO OBSESSED WITH THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PRAYING AND PLEADING FOR IT NOT TO RAIN. BUT IT ALL TURNED OUT FUCKING GREAT AND I FELL IN LOVE AGAIN WITH ALL THE BANDS WHO PLAYED. CHECK OUT THE NEW IMPOSE T-SHIRTS! - THANKS TO SEASICK MAMA APPAREL FOR PRINTING THEM.Despite the rain, Saturday's Impose show went on as planned at the BKLYN YARD on Saturday (8/29) (main difference being that "Party with Tables" became "Party with Tables and Tents"). More pictures from the day below...
THANKS TO: BOOGIE BOARDER, FUTURE ISLANDS, AIR WAVES, SHARON VAN ETTEN, SILVER SUMMIT, ZS, SCREAMING FEMALES, PSYCHIC ILLS, SEASICK MAMA, VIVA RADIO, COLT, CINEMA 16, AND ALL THE VENDORS!!
STAY TUNED FOR PARTY WITH TABLES IN JANUARY!"
"It's lightly sprinkling and the weather channel said it's 50/50 rain for the rest of the day, so we are taking the glass half-full approach and are moving forward with the show OUTSIDE at the BROOKLYN YARD.
All times still apply, bands will start at 1:30. We have brought in tents to help keep people dry, and we have cheap big beers to help us ring in fall right."
by Andrew Frisicano
Future Islands @ the 1896 in January (more by Lori Baily)
This Saturday (August 29th) Impose Magazine is hosting "Party with Tables," a day-show benefit for 826NYC at the Brooklyn Yard. The diverse lineup includes Screaming Females, Zs, Sharon Van Etten, Future Islands and Psychic Ills. There's also going to be an evening program by Cinema 16 afterward (that's the film series that pairs silent movies with new live scores from contemporary musicians). On top of those, there'll be a record and craft fair running all day. Tickets are on sale.
The gig is actually a pretty good window into the coming weeks, as most of the bands on the bill have their own gigs on the horizon. Zs are actually playing tonight (8/28) at the Cake Shop. They'll be at Glasslands on September 3rd and Death By Audio's MAZE in October (not surprising as Zs member Sam Hilmer is one of its organizers).
Future Islands play later the same night (as the Yard show) at Market Hotel with Celebration and Sam Mickens' Ecstatic Showband & Revue.
And Psychic Ills are going on tour with the Butthole Surfers this fall. All tour dates for the mentioned bands, with the show's full lineup and a flyer, are below...
Dirty Projectors @ Central Park Summerstage in June (more by Natasha Ryan)
tonight in NYC
* Built To Spill, New Numbers @ Maxwell's
* Wardell Quezergue Tribute @ Lincoln Center
* Cooper-Moore: Digital Primitives @ Zebulon
* Roy Nathanson, Sean Sondergger Quartet @ Sycamore
* The Donkeys, Joemca & The Poets, Birdlips @ Union Hall
* Necrophagist, Suffocation, Origin, more @ Irving Plaza
* Holler Wild Rose, Spanish Prisoners, Wild Yaks @ The Cameo
* David Cross, Eugene Mirman & other comedians @ The Bell House
* Tragedy, School of Rock All-Stars @ Beach at Governors Island
* STATS, Many Arms, Talibam!, Hulk Smash, Paris Suit Yourself @ Death By Audio
* The Clientele, Richard Buckner, Ladybug Transistor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., Crystal Antlers @ Williamsburg Waterfront
* Rock The Bells 2009 w/ Nas & Damien Marley, The Roots, Common, Big Boi, more @ Jones Beach Theater
* Alpha Blondy & The Solar System , Lee "Scratch" Perry & Dubblestandart, and Subatomic Sound System @ Central Park Summerstage
* The Anti-Nowhere League, Duane Peters Gunfight, Cobra Skulls, Ashers, Jakked Rabbits, The Nihilistics @ Europa
Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co. and Crystal Antlers play the second
Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party. Pics from the first are here.
After that, you can catch a bill straight from XX Merge, with The Clientele, Richard Buckner and Ladybug Transistor playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Donkeys, who are on tour with Magnolia Electic Co., play Union Hall with Joemca & The Poets and Birdlips.
Built To Spill make a post-Siren, post-P4k
appearance at Maxwell's with the New Numbers.
Ponderosa Stomp brings its Wardell Quezergue Tribute to the Lincoln Center
Rock The Bells 2009 comes to Jones Beach Theater with headliners that include Nas & Damien Marley, The Roots, Common, Big Boi and a "special guest."
Tragedy, an all-metal Bee Gees tribute band, play the Beach at Governors Island with the School of Rock All-Stars.
Death By Audio hosts an avant-rock lineup of STATS, Many Arms, Talibam!, Hulk Smash and Paris Suit Yourself.
Pitchfork Fest is streaming from Chicago.
Lee "Scratch" Perry & Dubblestandart play a free show at Central Park Summerstage with Alpha Blondy & The Solar System and Subatomic Sound System. Yesterday Lee showed up and played a secret set at BKYLY YARD with Ari Up of the Slits. Video below...
Forro in the Dark...
Brazilian group Forró In The Dark kicks off MoMA Music: BRAZIL, a month of musical performances in MoMA's Sculpture Garden, on July 2.Forro in the Dark just played a few tour dates opening for Apostle of Hustle. Those included a June 10th show at the Bowery Ballroom and a June 13th show at Maxwell's. In addition to the MoMa show, the band is scheduled to play a free show at the Stuy Town Oval on July 8th and a day show at the Brooklyn (BKLYN) Yard on July 11th with Nation Beat. Tickets to the July 11th show are on sale. Check out a poster for it below.
MoMA Music: Brazil is part of the MoMA Thursday Nights program, in which the Museum stays open until 8:45 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. Visitors can view MoMA's collection and special exhibitions, and enjoy live music and tapas in the Sculpture Garden. July's musical program features Brazilian rhythms ranging from samba to bossa nova and forró. The series is presented in conjunction with the film exhibition Premiere Brazil 2009 (July 16-August 3), which introduces New York audiences to original and accomplished films by Brazilian filmmakers. Music sets will be performed at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.
As usual, the band is at East Village spot Nublu every Wednesday (though you might want to call ahead to make sure).
Full lineup for the MoMa Thursday nights and all Forro tour dates, below...
Stretch Armstrong @ Été d'Amour
@ the Rivington Hotel Penthouse - June 14, 2009
Hopefully all the rain we've been getting lately hasn't kept you from heading out to dance. Unlike this weekend, last weekend's weather was pretty good for dancing outside. I got a late start and arrived at the BKLYN Yard for Sunday Best just before Jus-Ed began his set. The two hours that followed were brimming with great house music, which even included some live vocals from Madafi Pierre:
DOWNLOAD: Luke Solomon - Live at Sunday Best, 6/7/09 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ghislain Poirier - In the Mix on Sinden's Kiss FM radio show 5/21/09 (MP3)
Tyler Askew & crowd @ Loving Day Flagship Celebration - 6/7/09 (Willie Davis)
I haven't been out dancing yet this week, but still have plenty to tell you about last weekend, specifically Sunday and how it's turning into my favorite day to get down. Things began a little out of the ordinary, trekking over to 23rd and the FDR for the Loving Day celebration (of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia which legalized interracial marriage in the US, which happened not too long ago in 1967!). The vibe was great - everyone just looked happy and was hanging out. Unfortunately not many were dancing to the great soulful, jazzy, housey set Tyler Askew was playing. I'm going to blame it on the massive line that had formed for the free BBQ being given out. In any case, I got down with a small group of strangers and learned more about Loving v Virginia which you can do here as well as learn about throwing your own Loving Day celebration.
Luke Solomon @ Sunday Best @ the BKLYN Yard - June 7, 2009 (cloud_city)
From there things picked up in terms of dancing. I headed down to the Gowanus yet again for Sunday Best. It was slightly less packed than it was for Mr. Scruff - still quite a crowd. I'm not sure how they did it, but food & drink lines were pretty much nonexistent and the bathroom one is still there, but much shorter. There were all the makings of a great Sunday as Luke Solomon started his set around 7, following through with 2 great hours of an interesting blend of house, soul, techno, and even hints of tech-house that had the tiny dancefloor overflowing with people. You can download his set at the top of this post, and check out other past sets from Sunday Best here, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or RSS.
I was perfectly happy by the end of Sunday Best and could have just gone home...but the Lower East Side is just so close thanks to the F-train, so I headed to the Rivington Hotel for Été d'Amour with Tony Humphries. The penthouse was packed with people dancing when I arrived, as it had been for Dimitri's set the weekend prior. Unfortunately it didn't last long. After hanging out on the roof for an hour or so it dawned on me that I couldn't hear the music at all. The sound only improved slightly one flight down, and by the time I was back on the main penthouse level I realized something was very wrong. The volume was way down thanks to someone complaining...so frustrating as Tony's set was great, just not loud enough! I've been assured that this week things will be under control for Stretch Armstrong's set, but more on that in a bit. First here is what's going on Saturday (6/13):
DOWNLOAD: Sleepy & Boo - Where Today Becomes Tomorrow mix (MP3)
Dimitri from Paris @ Été d'Amour @ the Rivington Hotel - May 31, 2009 *
* photo by Justin Gonzalez
No dancing to report yet this week, but I am still basking in the afterglow of last weekend. As if seeing Pilooski deejay everyone silly Saturday night wasn't enough, I awoke on Sunday with a full day of dancing ahead of me. I made it out the door and down to the BKLYN Yard for Sunday Best by 4:30 at which point I was completely stunned by the size of the crowd. The Yard was already more full than I had ever seen it last summer and it was still so early! It proceeded to get more packed with people as the night went on (apparently seeing over 1,000 people!), but it never felt too crowded. The food & booze lines were a little long at times, but you have to keep your eyes open. The smoothie line (equipped with vodka & rum) only had 5 people on it (while at that time, the line for the bar nearly ran the entire length of the Yard)!
Moving on...the music was excellent. I knew we would be in for a treat when I saw that Mr. Scruff had hauled 2 big crates of records with him down to the Gowanus. For 3+ hours the Scruffy one treated the crowd (which was a huge mix of young people, locals, babies, little kids, and dogs) to a wide range of sounds...literally everything from soul, funk, jazz, disco, to dancehall. He played it all. Check out some great video from Electrodrone below and get ready for another great weekend in dance!
tonight in NYC
* Christy & Emily @ Zebulon
* Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY
* Sunday Best @ BKYLN YARD
* Tyvek, Pygmy Shrews @ Cake Shop
* I Was A King, The Wowz @ Union Hall
* New York Ukulele Festival @ Baruch College
* The Bangles, Lindsay Rush @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Aki Onda, Rafi Bookstaber and Willie Lane @ The Stone
* Ben Sollee, Demolition String Band @ The Bell House
* X, Steve Soto & The Twisted Hearts @ Bowery Ballroom
* David Amram @ Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
* Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bang on a Can Marathon @ World Financial Center Winter Garden
* Zee Avi, Amy LaVere, Papercranes, Spottiswoode @ Mercury Lounge
* Soft Circle, Lovefingers, DJs Justin Miller & Jacques Renault @ Glasslands
* The Beets, Knight School, Cause Co-Motion!, Air Waves @ 40 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn
Tonight, Cake Shop is Free for people born in May. Tyvek for free.
Studios are open in Long Island City.
The Bang on a Can Marathon is taking place at the World Financial Center Winter Garden from noon to midnight. Tortoise, who played the Bell House last night, headline. All Tortoise dates HERE.
A Night to ReMEMEber
Dress up as your favorite meme, viral video or internet star for the pre-Internet Week costume party!Flyer below...
DATE: Sunday, May 31, 9:30pm-midnight
WHERE: M1-5, 52 Walker Street, 10013
Serious Bu$iness will be DJing and a special performance by Meme Factory
More details/updates: http://memeparty.tumblr.com/
The Beets are playing a one year anniversary house party in Brooklyn. Flyer below...
Your Nature just completed a residency at The Annex. A video from their May 20th show below...
Spacecamp played with them at the same show. Video of them below too....