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. (more…)
Barely a week after its jam-packed season-opening weekend—replete with dance party, food-truck fest and pop-up swap—BKLYN Yard, the hipster hotspot on the Gowanus Riviera, is closed. According to a subscriber email blast from the good folks at MeanRed Productions, which runs the grassy space in Carroll Gardens, the group was handed its walking papers on Tuesday when their landlord renegged on their existing lease. In the note, MeanRed promised to keep fighting the good fight, reassuring its yardie fans that it will work to relocate and reschedule its summer programming. We sure hope so. Here’s the full email from MeanRed: (more…)
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