Counting Down to Another Wet Hot Williamsburg Summer

photo c/o Mike Thompson

Enjoying the warm weather this week? Well friends, don’t be fooled by global warming- it’s not summer quite yet. Here, in no particular order, are 10 summertime activities to mark in your calendar and start getting pumped for:

10. Kickball– Hardcore kickball fanatics already know that May 6th is opening day, but here’s a head’s up for all of you newbies out there. Sign up now if you’re interested in joining a team and prepare for a summer full of glory, camaraderie, and frequent Turkey’s Nest runs.

9. Brooklyn Flea– The eclectic shopping mecca will grace the East River Waterfront with its presence once again when it reopens on Sunday, April 8. That weekend also marks the return of Smorgasburg on Saturdays at the waterfront, which promises to be as mouthwatering as ever with favorite vendors including Porchetta and People’s Pops making a comeback.

8. Baseball- The Mets kick off their season on April 5th, which means those sweaty summer baseball games are just around the corner. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll be dodging stray baseballs in McCarren park.

7. Waterfront Concert Series– The new location is confirmed, and the season kickoff is June 1st. Now all we need is a band line up! [Read more…]

Here’s The New Site For This Season’s Waterfront Concerts

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Open Space Alliance, the nonprofit that organized Williamsburg’s summer concerts in McCarren Park and East River State Park, has put out a call for proposals for this season’s new site. This summer, the concert and event series will move from East River State Park to 50 Kent Avenue, between North 11th and North 12th Streets.

The proposal describes the new location as “an empty industrial site” and asks for entries that include “a comprehensive visual identity, perimeter screening, designated VIP area, shade elements, water features, lighting…[and] recreational opportunities for non-concert days.” A jury will decide which proposal to present to the Parks & Rec department based on cost, construction feasibility, and sustainability. Finalists will be notified on April 8th and the concert season begins on June 1st.

Seaside Summer Concert Series

Even though the Siren Music Festival has ended, you can still see free shows on Coney Island this summer curteosy of the 33rd annual Seaside Summer Concert Series. Located at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, the concerts start July 14 and continue every Thursday night through August 18 with classic rock headliners like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Monkees and Cheap Trick. Check out the full schedule and complete concert info below:

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The 33rd Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series performances are held Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island next to the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs.

A limited number of  $5 rental chairs in a specially designated area are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Performers are subject to change without notice. Call the concert hotline for updates at 718-222-0600
NO cameras,
NO audio or video recording,
NO alcohol,
NO pets,
NO bottles
NO smoking
All persons and packages are subject to search prior to entry.