Brokelyn Summer Camp Party

Do you miss summer camp? If so, get ready for the summer camp-themed party of the summer (complete with smores and talent shows)…

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Are you and your bunkmates getting excited for the Brokelyn Summer Camp Party on June 28 at Crown Victoria?! That’s just two weeks away, still plenty of time to practice your act for the camp talent show and learn how to properly salute your jorts. We’ll have an hour of open bar lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, games, a photo booth, smores, a talent show, a special cheap bug juice cocktail and of course we’ve got our awesome raffle prizes for you to win: Not only do we have a BRAND NEW BIKE to raffle off courtesy of Ride Brooklyn, but our prize list is growing every day: You can also win a whole weekend at Hotel 718, a Brew Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop, a four-pack of tickets to Guac Rock from Nachos NY, gift cards to Chip Shop and Ici, and much more!”

For more info on the awesomeness of this event (including a list of additional prizes!) visit Brokelyn’s Summer Camp Party site.

4th Annual Punk Rope Games

Rope on, Punk! Punk Rope is a team activity that is a “cross between recess and boot camp, which blends rope jumping, fitness games, and creative calisthenics.” Sounds too fitness-y for you? Think again. This isn’t just any athletic field day. No, no. There are rubber chickens involved. Yes, rubber chickens, used in the 1-on-1 Rubber Chicken Toss and the Rubber Chicken Relay. Other items on the agenda include Punk-Ups, Spoons, and Double Unders. There is also an activity reminiscent of day-camp color-wars – writing a Team Fight Song (try to think beyond “We’ve got spirit yes we do, we’ve got spirit how about YOU!”).

The Punk Rope Games will take place Sunday, June 24 from 10AM – 1PM, rain or shine, at the William Sheridan Playground between Wythe Ave & Berry St and Grand St & South 1st St here on our very own turf, Williamsburg. Teams must consist of 4 members, so choose your teammates wisely – nobody wants dead weight during the Long Rope. And like any competition, there will be crowned winners and an accompanying Awards Ceremony/After Party at Crown Victoria Bar (60 S. 2nd St between Kent & Wythe Ave) from 1:30PM – 4PM, with food & drink specials for competitors and fans alike.

So gather up your fittest friends, start writing that victorious Team Fight Song, and register for the 4th Annual Punk Rope Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.

The Greenpoint Brothers Who Designed Paulie Gee’s, The Manhattan Inn and Donna

Meet Evan and Oliver Haslegrave:

Haslegrave Brothers talk Restaurant Design from Eater NY on Vimeo.

Deafheaven and Indian Jewelry played Northside Festival

Last Friday Deafheaven and Indian Jewelry co-headlined the Pitchfork/Weird Northside Festival showcase at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint. While knowing well in advance what kind of blistering sonic bliss to expect from Deafheaven, Indian Jewelry’s strobe infused tribaldelia won us over by complete surprise. Check out some videos from the show below.

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Opening Night Party For Northside Film Festival

The opening night party for the Northside Film Festival kicks off tonight at Nitehawk Cinema.

Tonight’s films include:

Crazy Eyes (dir. Adam Sherman)
7:00pm – 8:35pm
IndieScreen 285-289 Kent Ave (aka 31 South 2nd Street)
95min, English

Fascination (dir. Jean Rollin) *with live score from Morricone Youth*
7:15pm – 8:35pm
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
80min, French

Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (dir. Ryan O’Nan)
7:00pm – 8:45pm
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue
97mins, English

Show tickets are available online and at the venues.  Click here for the complete Northside Film Festival schedule. Click here for more information about the films being screened.

Captured Live at the Northside Festival: Miniboone live at Spike Hill

Justin Little, June 16, 2012
I particularly like the lighting in Spike Hill so I made my way back to catch Miniboone’s set. They filled the place up and it seemed like the crowd knew all the lyrics to their songs. Some way, some how they’ve managed to slip by without me hearing of them before. I’m glad I got to see them. Their musicianship was definitely on point. Great set! I’ll have to pick up one of their CDs so I can sing along next time.

Mercado – The Huge Basque Joint on Kent Ave. – is Closed

Via Eater:

After just six months in business, Basque newcomer Mercado on Kent has closed, with plans to reopen with a new concept later this fall. A tipster spotted this sign in the window of the restaurant over the weekend, which explains the move. Their OpenTable account has been deactivated, and no one’s picking up the phone.

New Cat Power Track: “Ruin”

Here new album, SUN , is out in September on Matador!