Canal-side BKLYN Yard rises from the dead

Sunday Best dance party, 2009. Photo via Dana Deskiewicz.

BKLYN Yard, the beleagured event space along the banks of the Gowanus Canal that was forced to close last year, is reopening next month under a new name: Gowanus Grove. The tree-lined, funky space was home to many of our favorite summer events — from swap meets to food truck festivals and movie nights — but was shuttered just as its season was getting underway due to dispute between the landlord and the group that rented the space. So far, the only event lined up for the new Gowanus Grove is the return of the Sunday Best dance party, now called Mister Sunday, which is already scheduled weekly through late June (more information about the planned food, drinks and entertainment below). Does that mean other great events will return to the canal-side site? Stay tuned.

From an e-mail from the Mister Sunday folks:

Second, superb food – we’re teaming up withBrooklyn 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.

3pm – 9pm, every Sunday from Sunday, May 29 // at Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard) // 400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn // $10 in advance or before 4pm with RSVP to // $12 otherwise // advance tickets available here // map

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