Live concert series returning to Williamsburg waterfront this year


Sleigh Bells to perform with Run the Jewels on June 14

We knew that there would be a few shows as part of the Northside Festival, but this is great news. Neko Case kicks off the series in June, which will be called Brooklyn Live at the Inlet:

Indie, deep house, hip-hop and everything in between will be taking over 50 Kent Avenue, starting with Northside Festival’s headlining shows June 12-14 with Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells and more. [Read more…]

First Williamsburg Waterfront Show of 2013 Announced: The Shins

Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn, NY
Sun, May 26, 2013 05:30 PM

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That’s right, James Mercer and company (along with Richard Swift, Crystal Skulls’ Yuuki Matthews and Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer) will be playing North 12th Street and Kent Ave for, oh, just $45 a pop, plus Ticketmaster processing fees, but what’s that as compared to an evening with Zach Braff’s favorite band of all time? This music will change your life. Again. Just like it did when you were a junior in high school, and you listened to “Kissing The Lipless” on repeat and your AIM screen name referenced New Slang. Whatever, we’re in. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday; BYOB emotions.

Brooklyn Waterfront Summer Craft & Specialty Beer Festival

It’s still a couple weeks away, but we’re of course very excited about this event on the Williamsburg waterfront. Organizers promise at least 150 Summer and craft beers from 75 brewers, food and live music. In short, it will be beer nerd heaven:

From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the Craft and Specialty Brewing Community has proven to be limitless. For our Grand Tasting, we will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanal creations from the worlds Top Breweries. Participating breweries from across the country are each expected to showcase 2 to 4 of their finest offerings with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections. Taste the flavors of the Summer season in liquid form.


Session I
VIP/Connoisseurs: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
General Admission: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Session II
VIP/Connoisseurs: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
General Admission: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

For tickets, visit

Quote of the day…

“The Catskills is the new Williamsburg. There, I said it! There is more artisanal pork being butchered there than anywhere else.” — John Flansburgh of the great, They Might Be Giants.

Read the rest of the interview over at Gothamist where Flansburgh discusses the band’s new album “Join Us“,  Witch House and the Williamsburg Waterfront –among other things.  And, as if we need to remind you, They Might Be Giants will play the Waterfront for free next Friday the 29th with Comedian Eugene Mirman kicking things off.

For now we leave you with TMBG’s first ever music video for the song “Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet head” which was shot at the Williamsburg Waterfront in 1986,  presumably before artisanal pork was being butchered in its vicinity.

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 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.

Williamsburg Waterfront: Fleet Foxes/The Walkmen Tickets Go On Sale At Noon

Just a friendly reminder. More info at

The Walkmen – Juveniles (Live on KEXP)

Fleet Foxes and The Walkmen Coming to Williamsburg Waterfront

Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. More info at

This Weekend: Brooklyn Flea comes to Williamsburg

This weekend, the Brooklyn Flea will make its Williamsburg debut. That’s 120 vendors taking over the Williamsburg waterfront offering their wares of vintage-chic clothing, cool antique things and delicious foodstuffs. It will still remain in the popular Fort Green location on Saturdays, but Sundays through the summer will be at the East River park.

I’m sure every vendor there is already sick of it, but this is the perfect opportunity to put a bird on it.