Brooklyn venues Goodbye Blue Monday and Body Actualized Center closed for good over the weekend
goodbye, Goodbye Blue Monday (photo by Walter Wlodarczyk via Facebook)
Brooklyn lost two more music venues over the weekend. Bushwick/Bed Stuy club Goodbye Blue Monday which went the crowdfunding route to stay afloat in 2013, said goodbye forever on Sunday (11/30). Reports the Brooklyn Paper:
The venue's last day will be Nov. 30, confirmed former owner Steve Trimboli.
"I, for one, am both saddened and relieved," said Trimboli, who still assists in some aspects of the business.
Goodbye Blue Monday has had a few fits and starts in the past couple of years. The venue held a series of benefit shows and an online fundraising campaign in early 2013 to pay for upgrades to the falling apart facility. And the venue announced earlier this year that it would close down if it did not come up with several thousands dollars to pay fines it owed to the city.
The day before (11/29) was the last night for Bushwick's Body Actualized Center, the yoga center by day, club by night that hosted shows by the likes of Prince Rama and other new age-y free spirits. There is a silver lining though, as:
Continuing the spirit of Body, co-founder Bri Yin Sweetie plans to open a retreat center in upstate New York close to the city where we can all go and be freaks on a regular basis (farm, dance hall, amphitheater, yoga zone, sculpture garden).