This is John and that’s John and they’ve got a secret to tell: they might be giants. via Facebook
1. FAB Friday at Putnam Triangle Plaza has something for everyone: kids games, a dance party, a beloved documentary about NYC pickup basketball, arts and crafts. If you don’t like any of those, we don’t know what to tell you (Friday)
2. Two estranged brothers try to sell their dead dad’s lakehouse. Misadventures (and probably passive aggressiveness) ensue, in Rooftop Films’ screening of Awful Nice (Friday)
3. Shaggy is playing a show at Prospect Park! But if anyone asks who told you that…it wasn’t me (Friday)
4. You’ve got two more days to grab deals on old LPs at the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives, so get that Ronald Reagan spoken word before some other lousy irony lover does (Friday – Saturday) (more…)
The perfect place to learn how to flop. Photo by Nicole Anderson
Despite previously being thought of as a socialist plot to undermine real America, soccer, or football as literally the rest of the world calls it, is getting more and more popular every year. Which is weird, because it doesn’t even have the massively consequential, brain-jarring violence of American football. Still, recognizing the reality of the situation, Brooklyn Bridge Park was planned with several soccer fields in mind, and yesterday Mayor Bloomberg announced they were open to the soccer-fiending public. (more…)
We’re going to be slow posting today as we recover from last night’s tube-sock-rockin Brokelyn Summer Camp Party, so let’s talk about sports, which doesn’t hurt the brain so much. Verde on Smith is throwing a EuroCup watching party on Sunday with free Peroni (Peronis?) during the game. Don’t forget you’ve also got this free Sixpoint and Red Bull viewings at soccer store Upper 90 and loads of other cheap places to drink and embrace pan-European rivalries. If you know of another party, go on and plug it down below. (more…)
Warning: if you mix Sixpoint and Red Bull, this could happen.
You may have read and studied our cheap guide to drinking during the UEFA Cup, and we just got word of a deal that you also need to know about. Upper 90, a soccer store (359 Atlantic Ave. between Bond & Hoyt), has transformed its indoor soccer field into a mock stadium. They are showing every match of this year’s UEFA Cup games with an HD projector and digital-surround-sound (’90s speak for loud). They’re also serving free Sixpoint beer and Red Bull — the perfect fuel for a post-game hooligan riot. The “stadium” only holds 75, so don’t get caught offsides. Reserve a seat online right now to catch the quarter finals!
Now through July 1: party like these guys. Photo courtesy of LA Times.
The 2012 Euro Cup kicked off yesterday and runs through July 1. That means almost a full month of socially-acceptable day-drinking, hooligan antics, affecting accents, making sweeping generalizations about the essence of entire nations, superficially rooting for the team with the cutest players and impressing your friends with your new knowledge of European microbrews. During the group stage, through June 19, games air at noon and 2:45 daily. No (day) job? No problem! We compiled a list of where to get deals while you watch. (more…)
Any time you hear of a new YMCA opening in Brooklyn is a good day—how many Bally’s offer financial aid?—and we’re feeling downright exuberant about the ribbon-cutting today at the new $16 million Y opening in the Park Slope Armory, at 15th Street and Eighth Avenue. So far all we’ve seen of this rehabbed 1895 fortress is the 1/8th-mile running track (click photo for a bigger version), but good lord is it a looker. The 20,000 square-foot space also boasts 50 pieces of cardio equipment, four multipurpose courts for basketball, soccer and volleyball. The class schedule isn’t out yet, but it will offer spinning, pilates and aerobics along with various family classes. Today’s the opening ceremony, and the complex opens for real on Jan. 30. Starting tomorrow (Jan. 12) they’re selling charter memberships—$40/month for individuals and $72/month for families. There’s some kind of dual-membership deal where you can join this place and the Prospect Park Y on 9th Street, but they don’t give the rates on the web site. For those who don’t live nearby, the Y is offering free day passes through the end of the month to its six other locations in Brooklyn—click the box on this page. YMCA, Park Slope Armory, 361 15th St., (212) 912-2580 firstname.lastname@example.org.