Tonight: Dolly Parton tribute band & “Best Little Whorehouse” beneath a Green Corn Moon


Tonight, the Nitehawk Cinema debuts its Nitehawk Outdoors series at the brand-spanking new Havemeyer Park. RSVP here. And you know you want to be outside anyway to witness the Green Corn Moon:

This month’s full moon, which rises on Tuesday (Aug. 20), is not just a Blue Moon — it’s also the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Full Red Moon, the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.Tomorrow’s full moon qualifies as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full moon in a season with four (most seasons have only three). Historically, there have been two different definitions of a Blue Moon.Technically, a Blue Moon is the third full moon in a four-full-moon season. The annual August full moon has come to be known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, because the large fish called sturgeon can most easily be caught at this time of year. [Read more…]

Solange is playing a free show in McCarren Park

solangephoto via thetimes

As part of the 2013 Northside Festival (June 13-16) Solange will be playing McCarren Park on June 16th. The Walkmen will also be playing a show in McCarren the day before as part of the festival. Tickets for both shows are free, but you have to RSVP HERE for The Walkmen, and HERE for Solange. Be sure to get there early for Solange to see My Midnight Heart (shameless shout out to friends from back in the day) who are opening along with Petite Noir and Cable.


Eat Free Wings – 4th Annual “Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition”

We’re hungry already:

The Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition is an annual event where restaurants, bars, and other vendors throughout the borough of Brooklyn showcase their wares before a panel of judges – and hundreds of Brooklynites – in a quest for the coveted title of The Best Wings In Brooklyn!

This yearly competition brings people from all corners of Brooklyn together to feast on, vote on, and just out-and-out celebrate one of man’s greatest creations – WINGS!!!

Wings, wings, and more wings!!! How do YOU like ’em???

THE BEST WINGS IN BROOKLYN COMPETITION was originated at, and is hosted by, Red Star, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. While some may attempt to imitate or duplicate, rest assured there is only one true “Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition,” and it’s right here, each and every February!

If you’re a purveyor of wings or if you’re a wing aficionado… this is your Super Bowl, folks!!!

[via Brokelyn]

At Red Star Bar
March 16, 2-8pm

Coming Soon: NYCurated


FREEwilliamsburg and My Social List are  partnering on a North Brooklyn cultural e-mail newsletter, NYCurated. This collaborative effort will provide you with a weekly guide (yes, no annoying daily e-mails) to the best shows, the tastiest food, and the most awe-inspiring art in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.

And we’re looking for YOUR help! Our little North Brooklyn enclave is brimming with sophisticated, creative individuals who not only attend the sorts of events we plan on covering, but make them happen. We are specifically looking for folks that are good at examining art, food and culture in the heart of North Brooklyn.  Your content will appear in both NYCurated and on FREEwilliamsburg. If you’re interested in contributing, please e-mail a writing sample to [email protected]. We’d love to hear your feedback on the best new restaurant in Greenpoint, a recent gallery opening in Bushwick or the latest trend coming out of Williamsburg.

We’re Taking Over CMJ

My Social List & Freewilliamsburg presents

That’s right.  CMJ Music Marathon is probably the absolute best week to be a New Yorker.  For a few days, all of the best buzzbands and buzzhumans descend on the city to play music, drink and network with one another.  And this year, the FREEwilliamsburg and My Social List team is taking the whole damned thing over.

Well, not EXACTLY, but we do have a bunch of great showcases to share with you.

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Mad Decent Block Party 2011

Image c/o Brooklyn Vegan

The free, all ages Mad Decent Block Party returns to NYC July 30 to South Street Seaport. The show includes Gang Gang Dance, Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, BAIO (Vampire Weekend DJ set), The Hood Internet, Bosco Delrey and PO PO.

Mad Decent then hits up Philly (8/6), Chicago (8/13) and LA (8/20) with Diplo, Das Racist, Curren$y, Reptar, Major Lazer, Death Grips and more. Check out full lineups at Brooklyn Vegan.

Free Summer Concert Series at Manhattan Inn

Manhattan Inn, the Greenpoint bar serving delicious drinks and sweet piano soundtracked romance, is hosting a free concert series throughout the summer.  According to the venue, the showcase features:

[C]reative music across genres and fostering a community of musicians who find themselves at home both in the concert halls of Manhattan and the DIY venues of Brooklyn. The series invites emerging and established artists to challenge their notions of live performance and interpretation within the cultural climate of NYC today.

Check out the lineup:

Image c/o Manhattan Inn

Fucked Up, Screaming Females, Man Man and More Added to House of Vans Shows

Coming up for the Vans House Parties series:

Image c/o House of Vans

Thursday, July 14

  • Superchunk
  • Off!
  • Lemuria

Friday, July 29

  • Fucked Up / Cro-Mags
  • Screaming Females
  • Pissed Jeans

Thursday, August 4th

  • Man Man
  • Glass Candy
  • Crystal Antlers

Shows on August 18 and August 25 still to be announced.

House of Vans is located at 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint. All shows are free with RSVP. However, get there early as the venue has limited capacity and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lineups begin at 5:00PM.