Katy Perry premiered a new song by chaining a disco ball to a McCarren Park bench

katyperryYesterday Katy Perry premiered her new song (well 60 seconds of it) Chained to the Rhythm by placing a disco ball with a [Read more…]

Plan A! dance party and Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Looking for a unique, fun way to donate to Planned Parenthood? Check out Plan A!, a dance party and art auction, open bar and fundraiser. Continuing a program of cultural events at Dobbin St., this party is a collaboration with Tickled HOT Pink and Medium Rare, presenting an array of local food and drink vendors including Sixpoint Brewery and The Meatball Shop.

Previous events raised over $150,000 for the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai and this year’s benefactor, Planned Parenthood, couldn’t be more timely or important, looking down the barrel of this weekend. So whether you’re making the trip to DC or hunkering down in NYC this weekend, next weekend be sure to check out this “cathartic evening of dancing, art-making and a 4-hour open bar.”

Plan A! Dance Party and Planned Parenthood Fundraiser at Dobbin St.
Saturday, Jan 28th, 8pm – 1am

Chill hipster Ivanka Trump watched ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ in McCarren Park last night

ivankaIvanka Trump took a break from telling everyone how great her dad is to get her Wes Anderson fix in McCarren park last night. She was [Read more…]

Amami Bar and Restaurant now open in Greenpoint

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They quietly opened earlier this month on Nassau ave. Gothamist was wowed by the size of their menu:

The owner of Ako Sushi in Williamsburg is the latest restaurateur to open a new dining option on Nassau Avenue adjacent to McCarren Park. Chef Nick Wang opened Amami Bar and Restaurant this week, expanding on his popular Bedford Avenue restaurant with this spot, offering more of a pan-Japanese menu of sushi, yakitori, ramen and other snacks. [Read more…]

Dobbin St + Wedding Crashers open house Tuesday 7/12

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 is a new tailored event space and wedding venue just steps away from McCarren Park, and next Tuesday they’re hosting an open house for the local community. Partnered with Wedding Crashers, Brooklyn’s wedding fair and event series, this open house event will include preferred vendors Magnolia BakerySilkstone CateringIl Buco VitaJove Meyer EventsDesigns by Ahn, Scratch DJ Academy, and Broadway Party Rentals. [Read more…]

2016 Northside Music Festival Review

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Summer was well and truly ushered in this last weekend as the Northside Festival concluded its 8th year. With a 400+ roster of bands among dozens of venues, there was no shortage of entertainment; Free Williamsburg staff made a credible stab at doing as much as possible, and our thoughts are below – the best sets, what we sadly missed, and looking to the future. All photos by Chris Quartly

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2016 Northside Music Festival guide

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We’ve had several failed attempts at summer kicking off this year, but the Northside festival always seems to usher in the season semi-officially for us here at Free Williamsburg. With a music lineup that breaks a whopping 400 in number, there is plenty to cram in over the course of 4 days, it’s not too late to buy a badge, and single-ticket shows are available here. While the laws of physics dictate that you can’t be everywhere at the same time, we’re here to help out with the suggestions of who, where and when (not to mention finding time for a beer).

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