Friday, June 17, 2011

The Weekend

Last summer in Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival

I'm off to Chicago this weekend for a wedding.  I'm really looking forward to meeting many of Jon's friends who live in various places across the country.  And of course, looking forward to spending a weekend in a different city with the boyfriend.

There are lots of things happening here at home that I think are worth mentioning.


This year's Northside Music Festival will be happening right in McCarren Park and at various venues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.  The schedule can be found here.  There are so many good bands on the roster!  


Also happening this weekend is Crest Fest!  From their website:

"Since opening Crest Hardware in 1962, Manny Franquinha has become an icon in the Williamsburg
neighborhood of Brooklyn through his dedication to customer service and focus on community improvement. Crest Hardware is an exemplary family business that has strengthened and transformed with their community’s ever-evolving needs and passions.  As current owner of Crest Hardware and curator of the art show, Manny’s son Joe Franquinha creates a unique non-traditional atmosphere to showcase the hardware inspired artwork of over 120 artists; representing areas within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs, including places as close as Massachusetts and as far as Munich, Germany.
The Crest Hardware Art Show is a unique experience appealing to a broad range of patrons while exhibiting numerous artistic mediums. The ideas and concepts in the art show are rendered on multiple creative levels, allowing for an accessible experience and journey throughout the 10,000+ square feet of indoor and outdoor retail space. Crest Hardware is retooled into a recognized art gallery from June 18th to July 30th, 2011 & showcases over 150 pieces. This year will proudly mark the 10th anniversary of the art show."

Check out Gothamist's article on the artists who will be participating here.  Also, all proceeds will be donated to one of my favorite placed in Williamsburg, the City Reliquary.  

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And on Saturday, the 29th Annual Mermaid Parade will be happening in Coney Island.  

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Scenes from last weekend's Williamsburg Walks (Source)

Oh, yes, and Williamsburg Walks will again be happening this weekend.  I believe I read somewhere that the NY Department of Transportation will be there passing out free bike helmets.  The weather should be much better this weekend so for god's sake, go run down the middle of Bedford Ave this weekend and grab a helmet.  

Enjoy your weekend!!!  

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