Hello New York,
Does anyone else feel as if Memorial Day Weekend this year came out of nowhere and prematurely? It’s usually the last weekend of May and I feel little unprepared to “kick start” the summer.
The big news this week is definitely the final weekend of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and the opening weekend of Riis Park beach Bazaar. I grew up in Queens and have always been a big fan of Rockaway and Riis Park beach with frequent visits for many years. I am personally very excited about the marriage of Brooklyn Bazaar and Riis Park Beach and this will bring out what the best of NYC has to offer for a fun summer. The opening of RPBB is presented by The Agency Group (I was an intern there for a summer in 1999!) bringing you 3 days of free music with: MOTHXR, Avan Lava, Religia, Banker$ DJ on Saturday, French Horn Rebellion, Mainland, Violet Sands, DJ Lady Guy on Sunday and Computer Magic, Heavenly Beat, Nicholas Nicholas & Double Trouble Double Dragon DJ’s on Monday. For ALL upcoming Riis Park Beach Bazaar schedule, please visit www.riisparkbeachbazaar.com/calendar or keep checking back on www.shawpromotion.com
“Just as the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a new take on the traditional flea market, Riis Park Beach Bazaar re-imagines the beach experience along Jacob Riis Park’s historic waterfront. Riis Park Beach Bazaar hosts seasonal activities, entertainment and shopping, with food and beverage concessions brought to you by NY’s favorite inter-borough taste-makers. This cultural component — combined with the natural sea, sun and sand, is the recipe for a unique beach experience, unlike any other.”
The final Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend is presented by TimeOut Live with FREE live performance by Priests, Greys, Skating Polly & Done on Friday night + Perfect Pussy, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Nine of Swords & Nonsense on Saturday night. Be sure to attend and help celebrate the closing of this historical institution that is Brooklyn Night Bazaar who have been working so hard to bring us the amazing quality of free music for the past few years.
This Friday is the annual very UNhappy birthday celebration for Morrissey: “At Last I Am Born” with The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) at The Bell House. Along with The Sons & Heirs, the special guest performances are Lower Wolves (A Tribute to Early REM) & Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices, Nada Surf). The Sons & Heirs Morrissey Bday celebration shows always sells out, get your advance tickets before it is too late! $12 Limited Early Advance Tickets, $14 adv., $18 d.o.s.
Lastly, after the successful opening of Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco last week, they are back this Friday with a “Xanadu” theme skate party at Lakeside. $18 includes admission and skate rentals. Get advance tickets HERE before it sells out!
For all other events we have this week including the weekly Midnight Cabaret Burlesque party, check out the rest of this newsletter or visit www.shawpromotion.com/events. Thank you for reading, enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!
Andy Shaw and the Shaw Promotion team.