Too lazy or ideologically opposed to join Occupy Wall Street? Don’t fret, you can get your screaming-friendly politics in without leaving Brooklyn at tomorrow’s Community Board 1 meeting. Free music lovers take note: Open Space Alliance director Stephanie Thayer will take the podium to make a statement on the future of the beloved-by-some, hated-by-others East River Park concerts. And then there’s the public hearing part, which is where you get your say. The meeting starts at 6:30 you have to sign up by 6:15 to speak. Judging by the last public meeting OSA attended, there’s going to be plenty of bitching about barely connected issues from people who say they “like music” but also think East River Park belongs solely to those who live in a two-block radius. Be prepared to get shouted down as a fraud if you don’t live on North 7th and Wythe. The meeting is being held at — seriously — the Swinging Sixties Senior Center at 211 Ainslie St.
[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.] 1. Hurl yourself down a mountainside (metaphorically) at Dynamic Alpine Sexual, a site-specific multimedia theatrical experience following anti-hero skiing legend Dirk Dassler. (Friday & Saturday, Umbrella Factory, $15) 2. Get lyrical at Poetry 2017: Word. Sound. Power., […]
Despite our city-wide affinity for drinking, many Brooklyn booze crusaders may not realize it can take years to open a beer or spirits business here in New York. For Jesse Ferguson and Laura Dierks, co-founders of East Williamsburg’s Interboro Spirits & Ales, it took nearly two —from early 2015 to late 2016 — to build their dream […]
For 150 years, Prospect Park has served as a green haven for Brooklynites, a place to breathe fresh air, cry under a bush, smoke a joint, actually maybe see a star or two, take a long walk, observe non-pigeon/squirrel wildlife and generally get away from it all. If you squint your eyes and look away […]