This Weekend: The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival At The Bell House


This weekend, don’t miss this great event at The Bell House!

Down Home Radio Show and The Jalopy Theatre are proud to announce the 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival taking place Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st! The 3-day festival includes 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance, film screenings, the return of the Banjo Toss contest and more!

The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, bluegrass, traditional Mexican, Irish and Balkan music, songwriters and much more!

Here’s the full schedule: [Read more…]

This Friday: Taiwanese Night Market At Williamsburg’s Villain

2nd Annual TAP-NY Night Market
Taiwanese American Professionals – New York
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY

And here’s what to expect:

Taicken Chicken – back by popular demand, authentic and 100% delicious Taiwanese fried chicken.
A-Pou Dumplings – a rarely seen dumpling truck with ingredients straight from Taiwan.
Thirstea Cafe – artisanal tea and of course…bubble tea.
Sweet Pleasure Confections – an all new handmade gourmet dessert line, debuting Taiwanese flavored macarons.
Mamak – will be debuting its delectable Malaysian cuisine at TAP’s night market.
Stinky Tofu from Mama’s Stank – handmade from a mother’s recipe, it doesn’t get any more authentic than this.
Filled with Sweets – baked goods with high quality ingredients and a Taiwanese flair.
Passport 2 Taiwan – one of the largest and oldest Taiwanese festivals in America is partnering with TAP to bring Taiwan to NYC once again.
Best Summer – fresh summer rolls filled with premium meats and herbs.
REMY Martin – a new line of clear pineapple flavored spirits, shots for all.
Imperial Woodpecker Snowballs – Manhattan’s premier shaved ice shop.
Umame Nuts – Lightly roasted peanuts with a fresh seaweed core.
Macaron Parlour – delectable macarons and desserts
Tiger Beer – award winning and adored across Asia, Tiger Beer will only add to the fun of TAP’s night market.
Taiwan Beer – need we explain?

Get your tickets here.

Tequila and Art This Friday at REVERSE

This week, the REVERSE art space in Williamsburg is celebrating its inaugural exhibition, Uncharted Waters, with an event on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. The event will feature new work by emerging and established artists. Herradura Tequila will provide cocktails.

REVERSE also participates in “EVERY 2:ND,” a recurring event on the second Friday of each month when local art spaces and galleries stay open until 9pm. The monthly events “showcase cutting-edge exhibitions, performances and conceptual soirees,” a REVERSE organizer tells FREEwilliamsburg.

REVERSE is at 28 Frost Street, ground floor. Press release after the jump. [Read more…]

Brain Cave Festival Comes to Greenpoint

Brain Cave Festival

If you’re not out in the West Coast for Coachella next weekend, join Carabella and Supercrush Studio for a 4-day local music festival jam packed with a ridiculous line up of bands and surprise performances @ the Brain Cave Music Festival hosted by Europa in Greenpoint.

Nightly & 4-day passes are going fast, and the first 100 attendees each nite will be treated to a limited edition tote. Plus it’s an hr open bar of Radeberger beer every nite!

Hello spring!  Purchase Tickets Here and full lineup after the break

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Tonight: Neon Indian DJ Set On A Rooftop


The sprawling rooftop deck at The DL plays host to Gavin Russom’s (of DFA and The Crystal Ark) weekly Thursday night bash. This week, they’ve got Neon Indian DJ’ing, and Gavin himself! Hosted by Samantha Urbani of Friends.

RSVP here.

This Weekend’s Concerts: Eula, Tyler the Creator, and Much More


Eula is performing at Silent Barn on Saturday.

This weekend there are lots of great shows including Esben and the Witch at Knitting Factory, Tyler the Creator at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Eula, Squarehead and Krill at Silent Barn and lots more. Check out our new curated concert calendar to find out what’s happening.

Tonight: Brouwerij Lane Turns Four!

Our favorite craft beer bar in the city is having a birthday tonite. There will, of course, be lots of great beer to sample. See below:

Brouwerij Lane
78 Greenpoint Ave
(between Franklin St & West St)

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Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick Music And Events Calendar

Looking for a comprehensive event calendar covering all the great music and happenings in North Brooklyn? We have one now and it includes our own curated events, free shows, and much more. Check out our new events calendar – part of a partnership with donyc.com – and add it to your bookmarks. And yes, we’ve even included a special tab for those who want to venture onto the island.