Monthly Archives: May 2009

Apologies due to Ellie Winberg…

Of the BrooklynStudioTour, who’s great open studio tour of Carroll Gardens & Red Hook I personally e-promised to feature on the blog a couple of days ago.  Fear not, though, because the tour is this weekend, and you’ve got all the info you need right here:

studiotour-front-may2009Participating spaces include BWAC, the new Space 414, and many, many more.

Akil Dasan & The Crowd

Can’t wait till next weekend for the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival?
Well unfortunately, you don’t have a choice.

What  you can do, though, is whet your appetite for awesome Brooklyn artists with a video that just dropped in our inbox courtesy of The Crowd, performers at last year’s Festival:

CB6 Meeting Tom. Night

Tomorrow night come to the CB6’s meeting regarding the “Superfund” status of the Gowanus Canal, which may or may not impact environmental efforts to clean up the notoriously polluted waterway.  From the CB6 website:

Presentation and discussion with representatives for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a proposal to designate the Gowanus Canal and environs as a Superfund site, what a Superfund designation would mean for our community, learn more about the process used to make such a determination, and hear from representatives for the City of New York on the City’s plans to address Gowanus-related environmental conditions.

The when and where:

P.S. 32 Auditorium
317 Hoyt Street
(between Union & President Streets)
Brooklyn NY 11231
6:30 PM

BWAC’s 17th Annual Spring Pier Show

“The Color of Hope” opens tomorrow and will be at BWAC until June 14.  Don’t wait to check it out, though, because they’ve got some great stuff planned for this weekend’s opening.  From the BWAC website:

Our opening weekend festivities include a Meet the Artists reception on Saturday with music by The Loose Marbles, a traditional New Orleans street band, 3PM. The celebration continues on Sunday, with jazz guitarist Ron Jackson.

Featured artist for this show is Renee Radenberg, who creates objects of beauty of recycled scrap glass and metal.

The show is completely FREE, and the gallery is open from 1-6pm on weekends.

And if all that wasn’t enough for you?  Come by to see DTE’s Got Dot? Project in action, as we set up a table for our community art project in the BWAC space.

Drama Program @ PS 15 Gets Some Love

From the Daily News, running a story about plays written and performed by Red Hook students.

The short plays are conceived, written, cast and rehearsed over the course of a 12-week program, now in its fifth year. Performances are tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Red Hook’s Public School 15.

The First Ever Brooklyn Folk Festival!

Happening at Jalopy, right here in Red Hook.

Friday, May 15th- Sunday, May 17th, 2009 at the Jalopy Theater.

Down Home Radio is proud to announce the 1st annual Brooklyn Folk Festival.  This festival will feature the best in old-time music, blues, pre-blues, jug band music, New Orleans jazz, folk style songwriting, African folk music and Mexican folk music and dance.  Come down and check it out, its gonna be fun!

Check out the Festival web site for more details.