Remembering the McCarren Park Pool before it was a pool again…

Do you remember venturing out to/in Williamsburg every Sunday, rain or shine for the Jelly Pool Parties at the once defunct McCarren Park Pool? [Read more…]

Jelly Comes Home

Following recent reports by The Brooklyn Paper and The L Magazine that Jelly’s latest free rock ‘n roll venture Rock Beach was suffering from significantly poor attendance, Jelly has decided to finally address the problem – that Floyd Bennett Field is fucking far.

So kiddies, Rock Yard returns!

The homecoming is set for this Sunday at The Morgan with live performances by The Growlers, Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, The SoSo Glos and CSC Funk Band.

Welcome back, Jelly.

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Hit Up the Waterfront Shows for Free

image c/o www.mightysweet.com

Brooklyn Exposed is providing details on how you can make our hood all pretty, bring peace to the community versus fun war and, more importantly, see Fleet Foxes for free.

Burned Green – a site listing Brooklyn volunteering opportunities – and Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn are asking folks to spare one hour cleaning up the streets of the Burg in exchange for free admission to the 2011 Williamsburg Waterfront Concert Series.  Select volunteers will be split into groups of four and provided with gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers to clean up North 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th streets between Kent and Bedford Avenue.

Volunteers can choose to:

1) Watch the show(s) of your choice and do an hour of cleaning beginning at 9:45pm ; OR
2) Clean up after any one concert in exchange to see a future show(s) of your choice.

Space is limited. So to be considered for this in-demand opportunity, email [email protected] with the subject line “Williamsburg Waterfront Volunteer” and the following information:

-Full Name:
-Cell Phone Number:
-Concert(s) You Wish To Volunteer At With Corresponding Arrival Time(s):
-Concert(s) You Wish To Attend:

Hey, maybe if you get those streets sparkly, we can have those Jelly concerts again.  Oh to dream.

Last Pool Party Canceled!

You’ll still be able to see Chromeo this weekend (we think) but due to financial disputes between Open Space Alliance (OSA) and JellyNYC the Delorean show scheduled for 8/29 ain’t gonna happen. Here’s what OSA has to say about the matter:

“We are deeply disappointed that the August 29th show has been canceled due to the continuing unmet financial obligations of the event’s promoter, Jelly. OSA can no longer cover both the costs of putting on these events—equipment, labor, and payments to the State for use of their park — and Jelly’s substantial debt. Our primary concern is improving open space in North Brooklyn, and we will not endanger our mission by putting the finances and reputation of our organization at risk by allowing Jelly to slide on its financial obligations.”

This of course sucks. The Pool Parties have become a Williamsburg tradition and we will hate to see them end. We’ll post Jelly’s side of the story as soon as we hear from them.