Two of the summer’s biggest fests, Bushwick Open Studios and Northside Festival, have now revealed their full schedules and lineups, showing us just what we can expect next month. To make things extra fun, they’re running back-to-back this year, with BOS slated for June 5 to 7, and Northside happening June 8 to 14. So, yeah, cancel any plans to hit the new Riis Park Beach Bazaar during those dates.
Bushwick Open Studios
This annual voyeur-a-thon will give you the opportunity to poke your head into dozens of art studios in Bushwick, Ridgewood and Bed-Stuy on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 from noon to 7pm. You can now find a map of participating artists, along with a rundown of gallery openings, live mural paintings, and other events, on the Arts in Bushwick website. The fest launches June 5 with a party presented by the folks at Tumblr (who know how to throw a party), continues the next day with family-friendly arts and wellness performances and demos in Maria Hernandez Park (if you’re looking for a less healthy, family-friendly option, check out this rooftop barbecue that Sugarlift is throwing with Arrogant Swine), and closes down Sunday at Bushwick Community Darkroom with a party where there’ll be a screening of shorts by local filmmakers. Download the mobile app if you hope to navigate it all without looking like a David M. Cook’s skull.
Since we last checked in with Northside, a slew of music acts have been added, including Sleigh Bells, Blonde Redhead, Femi Kuti, Zola Jesus, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Beach Fossils, and more. On the Innovation tip, you’ve got Gawker honcho Nick Denton, Vice correspondent Vikram Gandhi, viral video guru Casey Neistat, and others. And the lineup of films — screening at Nitehawk Cinemas, Videology, the Wythe Hotel and UnionDocs — offers some fresh reels that haven’t already been outed by other festivals. To top that off, there’ll be a trade show. And the entirety of Bedford Avenue will be shut down from Metropolitan Ave to North 12th on June 13 and 14, with live bands and art installations taking over the street. Have a glance at the top acts below and check out the newly posted schedule here.