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Drinking Games, Puppies, and Some Paintings, Too: The Weekend in Art

Artwork by Jack Jerz.

Artwork by Jack Jerz.

The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival wraps up this weekend. Also on deck: a dog-friendly pool party, eco-power theater, and haunting portraits of underground celebs. Read on for our weekend art picks.
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Another Chelsea Gallery Is Moving to the Lower East Side

(Photo: Emily Colucci)

(Photo: Emily Colucci)

In what’s quickly becoming the art-world trend of the summer, another Chelsea gallery is heading downtown.

Following in the footsteps of Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., Monya Rowe Gallery is leaving its second-floor space on West 22nd Street. Rowe says she was looking to “increase the visibility of the gallery by moving to a ground-floor space, and this one on the Lower East Side became available at the right time.”
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With This Korean Pub’s Opening, St. Marks is Looking More and More Like 32nd St.

Pan (Photo: Anna Silman)

Pan (Photo: Anna Silman)

St. Marks Place, long dominated by head shops and Japanese restaurants, looks to be experiencing the first seedlings of a demographic shift. (Don’t worry stoners, the head shops aren’t going anywhere.)

This month, Pan celebrated its relocation from the K-town strip on 32nd Street and its grand opening at 13 St. Marks.
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Ahoy! The Owners of The Richardson Have Docked Grand Ferry in Williamsburg

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The good folks who brought The Richardson to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border have quietly birthed (berthed?) a new one — Grand Ferry.

Despite the not insignificant development that has sprung up along Kent Avenue, Joel Lee Kulp thinks his week-old waterfront tavern, located between Grand and N. 1st St., fills an overlooked gap: “A lot of places in this particular neighborhood are opening straight-up restaurants, with a bar as an afterthought,” he said. “We’re a bar primarily that’s offering a food menu a swell.”
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‘I’m Kind of Over New York’: It’s the End of Beginnings Gallery in Greenpoint

Artwork by Matt Leines.

Artwork by Matt Leines.

On Monday evening, Beginnings Gallery in Greenpoint will hold its final show, appropriately titled (cue Jim Morrison voice) “The End.” The owners have decided to shutter the gallery after being open just shy of a year.

“It was always going to be an experiment, and that’s why we had a one-year sublease,” said Caroline Hwang, one of the space’s seven curators. “Because it’s so expensive, it’s difficult to do without so many people, and some of us want to do other things.”
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Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo Opens Sembrado en Nueva York Tonight

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Tacos. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Tacos. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Sembrado (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Today on East 13th Street, Hecho en Dumbo’s Danny Mena will open what his GM, Oscar Bernal, describes as a “traditional taqueria and mezcaleria” — but it won’t be too traditional.
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Wanna Go to Summer Camp With Some Brooklyn Bands?

summercampposter1The sleep-away camp we told you about last month has come and gone, but fear not: you can still revisit your summer camp experience in the honeyed glow of nostalgic reverie.

The Wild Honey Pie, a live-sessions-oriented music blog, is teaming up with Consequence of Sound to launch Summer Camp, a day of live recording sessions in the wilderness of northern Westchester County. (The specific location of the property is a secret.)
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St. Jerome’s Says Farewell, Man Seeks Hipster for Mooning

Brooklyn Bike Park, Domino Sugar Factory lot

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Shiti Bike indeed? A software glitch earlier this month temporarily exposed the account information of over 1,000 Citi Bike members. A bumbling attempt to contain the damage was distinguished by the sending of error-riddled letters to those whose info may have been compromised. Cue the Yakety Sax. [Gothamist]

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An Astoria Favorite Is Bringing Its Big Fat Greek Menu to the East Village

Future location of Taverna. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Future location of Taverna. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria, you’ll no longer need to schlep to Queens to make it happen. The family-style Greek-dining destination is opening an East Village outpost in two to three weeks at 228 First Avenue, near 14th Street.
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Richard Kern Says Fellow Nudie Photog Terry Richardson Was ‘Asking For It’

Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 4.05.36 PMPhilip Glass isn’t the only East Village fixture with new work out. Novelist Porochista Khakpour, a onetime East Villager herself, sits down with Richard Kern, who still keeps an apartment in the nabe, to talk about his new book and Thurston Moore-soundtracked DVD, Shot By Kern. The conversation (interspersed with Kern’s NSFW photos) clears up the myth that “Alphabet City girls” come to his door at all hours asking to model naked, and touches on Kern’s current case of photographer’s block (“if it’s just pretty girls, I don’t even know what a shot is anymore”).
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