The inaugural McCarren Games are coming to McCarren Park next month

gamesNorth Brooklyn’s Open Space Alliance is planning the McCarren Games which will raise money for the park next month. From [Read more…]

Hit Up the Waterfront Shows for Free

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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 info@burnedgreen.com 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.

RIP Jelly Pool Parties

For 5 seasons, Brooklyn has enjoyed their summers because of Jelly. We’ve laughed, danced, slip ‘n slided, made out, gotten rained out, and been beyond hammered in their honor and because of their hard work. We all knew the Pool Parties were coming to an end, but not like this:

We are saddened that we were not given the contractual 24-hour notice of the final cancellation so that we could prepare our partners and bands that have supported this series and were booked for this date.  Instead, we were met with calls last night from press entities asking for statements on a press release issued by OSA lawyer and board member Adam Perlmutter only hours after The Open Space Alliance rejected our offer for the non-contractually laid out extraneous fees brought up throughout the course of this summer. […]

We regret that we are not being allowed for the reasons outlined above to give Brooklyn the “thank you” we’ve been planning all year—our five year anniversary finale show. With all our planned special guests and unannounced surprises, it was sure to be a day no one would soon forget.

After the jump is Jelly’s statement in full about the abrupt ending of the series, along with final words to you for your continued support, as well as couple of checked facts mainly about how much OSA is the worst. Now it’s up to all of us to rage harder than we’ve ever raged before this Sunday, preferably in home made I <3 Jelly shirts. We’ll be there for the next chapter and we’re all excited to see what these awesome kids will come up with next summer. Until then, we’ve got Rock Yard to hold us over– which is filled with good vibes from the days of yore.

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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.