LISTEN UP YAW’LL: 3rd Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend May 14th & 15th

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Got Spring Fever? Yonkers Arts Weekend is your prescription: hundreds of local, regional and international artists across four dynamic venues in one historic waterfront city. This FREE urban arts festival taking place on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, is only 30 minutes away on the MTA Hudson Line from Grand Central. Yonkers Arts Weekend showcases a broad range of mediums including artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, and designers capped off by FASHION SHOW SUNDAY.

A FREE shuttle will be your weekend chauffeur, taking you to the most exciting cultural hotspots in the City of Yonkers: the Downtown Yonkers Waterfront District, YoHo Artist Open Studios within the 1.5 million sq. ft. of the Carpet Mills Arts District, Great Gatsby-esque Untermyer Gardens, and the majestic Hudson River Museum. [Read more...]

The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick

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The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It has been a fairly low-key week, and the gagging need to get out there and see something might be why this time around we’re heavy on the early part of the weekend, but that’s fine, Sunday is supposed to be relaxing, I guess. A bit like a couple of weeks ago, this weekend features mostly tried and tested greats, and that might be a reaction to Prince’s death; you only get one life so don’t take any of these acts for granted.

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Duke Riley’s latest, crazy art project involves thousands of pigeons and debuts next month

Duke's pigeons. (Credit Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

Duke’s pigeons. (Credit Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

The art project is from May 7 – June 12 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Tickets are sold out but you can get on the waiting list here.

Friday through Sunday evenings at dusk, a massive flock of pigeons [Read more...]

Ensemble ACJW Presents Turning Point at National Sawdust

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Ensemble ACJW Presents Turning Point
Tuesday, May 3 at 7 PM
National Sawdust

Join Ensemble ACJW, the group that Time Out New York called “consistently innovative and exciting,” for their second concert at National Sawdust. Turning Point explores Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony—one of the last tonal works written by the composer—as well as pieces influenced by his revolutionary ideas about sound, structure, and gesture. The program also features works by Boulez, Takemitsu, Matthias Pintscher, and Crawford Seeger.

National Sawdust
Tickets: $15
80 North Sixth Street | Brooklyn
nationalsawdust.org
646-779-8455

Greenpoint Open Studios is coming this week

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It’s not too early to begin thinking about the weekend, right? Greenpoint Open Studios is this week (April 29-May 1) with tons of art and activities. Le Fanfare kicks things off tomorrow with a Pre-Launch Artists Mixer Meet & Greet. More from Greenpointers:

GOS is kicking it off with a launch party on Friday April 29 (8-11PM) at Java Studios (252 Java Street), where their gallery and outdoor space will host a night of performance art, live music, exhibitions, street art inspired mural paintings, and video art projections. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2937445179_10Since we were tackling other topics last week, I’d like to take this moment to wish Saint Vitus a belated, but very happy, 5th birthday. I was up there on Friday and to hear Pallbearer—a band born and bred a thousand miles away, both geographically and culturally—talk about Vitus as a sort of adopted home, only reinforced what should probably be obvious by now: Each time we go to Vitus, we are participating in a piece of metal history. It might not be the The Mermaid or The Rainbow quite yet, but let’s give it another 5 and see what happens.

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Top 5 Shows of the weekend

napalmdeathDISCLAIMER: The real number one show of the weekend is the Bernie Sanders rally at Prospect Park on Sunday. I just couldn’t rank a Grizzly Bear set ahead of any of the other shows on the list. Please be advised that the FREEwilliamsburg staff wholeheartedly feels the Bern. But we also feel doom, post-punk, thrash and hardcore. We suspect Mr. Sanders does as well. All those memes told us so. You know the ones. GO BERNIE! [Read more...]