We’ve missed mentioning this so here’s a post to make up for it: You would do well not to miss the Afro-Punk Festival at Commodore Barry Park this weekend because 1) it’s free and 2) the lineup is RIDONKULOUSLY GOOD. The two-day fest features Das Racist, Santigold, Fishbone, Gym Class Hereos, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts and, the big man at the top, CEE-LO! Plus, food trucks, local vendors, an art wall (including a mural made of 140 skateboards), skateboarding, BMXing and other groovy times. And if none of that piques your interest, Cee-Lo has got some news for you.
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]