For he’s a jolly good Fela, and so is David Lee Roth. This Saturday, celebrate the legendary frontmen and bon vivants at these two fests.
Rothtoberfest Saturday, Oct. 17, 4pm at The Diamond, 43 Franklin St., Greenpoint; free.
Might as well jump. The Diamond’s annual birthday celebration of its namesake will have you doing air kicks like “Diamond” Dave himself. The soup savants at Good Stock will be serving up Brat.s for Teacher and Runnin’ with the Deviled Eggs, to go along with that Roggen with the Devil beer from Greenpoint Brewing Co. (Hopefully there won’t be an “eruption” in your stomach, har har.) And rest assured you’ll be able to dance the night away: DJs Easetheseatback and Frau Mary will be spinning Van Halen tunes along with German metal and (sorry, no way around this) Oktoberfest tunes. But please, respect The Diamond’s neighbors. No dancing in the street.
It’s as good a week as any to catch some films and with one of our besties going outta commission soon (temporarily, thankfully) we’re encouraging you to cinematically tie one on and mainline all the movies you can possibly handle now, and actually just forever. Do consider jumping, because we’ve got plenty of product for you below.
Sewer overflow near the the Boat Club. (Photo courtesy Newtown Creek Alliance)
Just a few days after CUNY social journalism fellow Aaron Smith launched his blog “The Brooklyn Memory Project” with an unsettling video of a retired Greenpoint NYPD detective recalling all the cancer deaths he’s witnessed (possibly due to the area’s oil spill), Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning is launching a series of forums about North Brooklyn’s environmental issues, starting with a discussion tonight about Greenpoint’s polluted past.
This week, the benefits continue for the Silent Barn– and c’mon, you wanna see those bands play anyway, right? Also on the docket: a still-warbling legend from the actual ’80s and A Place to Bury Strangers is back from the road.
Used to be Anella was the go-to for fancy Italian near the Greenpoint waterfront, but after six years it finally has some competition in the form of Naked Dog. Executive chef Amit Rabinovich was a line cook at Salumeria Rossi and then a sous chef at Mario Batali’s beloved Village spot Babbo before opening up in Greenpoint this past weekend.
It’s kind of a somber week (already) for show goers– mainly because one of the most reliable spots for an awesome underground/indie/neo-folk/punk/experimental/whatever show, the Silent Barn, suffered a fire late last week. Everybody’s OK, but the building itself is damaged (more on that later) to the point where shows have been suspended for at least the next month. They’re no dummies, they have insurance. But in order to act fast and get repairs done right-freakin’-now, Silent Barn is asking for donations. If charitable bitcoining isn’t your bag, there are other ways you can help.
Ain’t she a beaut? Brooklyn Barge Bar– pictured here back in July– is finally open for bizz (Photo: Nicole Disser)
Summer just wasn’t the same without the barge bar we were promised. Everything else seemed so dull in comparison to a life of boozing at sea, afloat the ultimate dream boat (or barge, anyway). We may be nearly a week into fall already but nothing, not even the rotation of the earth, will stop the Brooklyn Barge Bar’s slow, purposeful path to a good time. If you’ve stuck with ’em, rejoice because the Barge Bar has finally sliced through all that red tape and opened up the gangplank.
No one was injured but significant property damage was incurred during a Friday night fire at Silent Barn. [Gothamist]
Yesterday Bushwick Flea founder Rob Abner, who recently agreed to remove a large crocheted piece of art he installed without permission, was met with protestors from the Brooklyn Solidarity Network. [Gothamist]
Faulty iron benches located on Delancey and South Street medians will benefit from a Parks Department upgrade. [Bowery Boogie]