Make sure you make your way out to Silent Barn next Wednesday because the creative house is hosting public meeting #8, and they will be talking about women in DIY.
We reported a few weeks ago about the long-awaited return of Rubulad, a notorious Brooklyn underground party, in their enormous new space at the Knockdown Center. The enormous space is a stunning former glassmaking factory and is located about a mile from the Jefferson L stop at 52-19 Flushing Ave. The party was everything we hoped it would be (including everything on this list of attractions), but highlights were the 40-piece AfroBrazilian drumming band, gorgeous aerial dancers, top notch DJs, Roberta’s Pizza booth, film festival, huge art installations, great people and a whole lot of Valentine’s-related debauchery.
As if there already weren’t enough reasons to never ever leave this lovely neighborhood of Bushwick, here is one more: winter storm Nemo is slowly but surely coming at us with a promise of 3 to 30 inches of snow, aka either a lot or not. In either case, your home neighborhood just became a tiny bit more inviting than usual. And when in Bushwick… Check out 5 fabulous parties this weekend:
As a longtime Rubulad fans, we were beyond ecstatic when we received a press release about their upcoming Valentine’s Day Party, Love Unlimited! If you’re unfamiliar, Rubulad is one of Brooklyn’s best underground parties – so underground in fact that they don’t have any official web presence! Their events bring people of all walks to life and all ages (well, 21+) to get together and experience top-notch entertainment. Combining art, music, performance art, costumes, incredible decour and general bacchanalia, Rubulad creates unforgettably great nights. The party will take place in an all-new venue off the Jefferson L stop that is “truly astounding”. But that’s not all…if all goes well, they’ll keep the space as their own venue and continue pumping parties out for a long time to come. We all need more Rubulad in our lives…
NEW YEARS EVE! NEW YEARS EVE! I’d chant it from the Empire State Building if only they wouldn’t handcuff me and take me somewhere not as bright and sparkly. New Year’s Eve in NYC can be awesome, but you need to know where the party is at in order to have a minimal stress and maximum fun experience. Don’t sweat- we’ve gathered the 25+ of the BEST New Years Parties we’ve heard about around Bushwick, Brooklyn, and even a few in the city in a handy, catagorized list for you to peruse. So if you want to rage, or go out to eat, or go see a concert, we’ve got some options, or if you’re broke, or want to stay in Bushwick we’ve also got some parties for you…let’s make this the best NEW YEARS EVE ever! Shall we?
Enormous warehouse parties you will remember for the rest of your life. Amazing costumes. Cozy bars. Crazy people everywhere. Yes, that’s Halloween in Bushwick and beyond. One of the best occasions of the year to party wildly and to slightly modify your identity. Be someone you don’t normally dare to be…
Here is our selection of the best parties around town!
We’re sure you’d be glad to hear that every day is a Halloween party. It sure is in Bushwick and, most importantly, at Secret Project Robot. Starting this Thursday, October 25, 2012, Secret Project Robot undertakes to entertain the ghoul out of you. Concerts, DJs, art - make sure to attend at least one of the parties!
By Katarina Hybenova
Big crowds of people have been going to the church on the corner of Bushwick Ave and Jefferson St lately. The church has been particularly well attended on Friday and Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday mornings as you might expect…Yeah, you’re guessing correctly. It’s not a sudden religious devotion of young Bushwickians that brings them there. The church and the schoolhouse have been rented by a mysterious guy named Bobby Redd…
St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School at 626 Bushwick Avenue was built during 1885-1892. Designed by architect Theobald M. Engelhardt, it has served the Bushwick community for many years. The church building quickly became too small to educate all the children, and so a schoolhouse was set up at the southwest corner of Bushwick Avenue and Jefferson Street [Source: Bushwiki].
Moving forward to present day, the church has been vacant for several years now. With the help of his two friends who wish to remain annonymous, Bobby Redd decided to make the idea of creating a unique art and cultural center in Bushwick a reality. The inaugural art show at Bobby Redd Projects took place in March this year. Ghost Face curated by Dave Bates featured works of some of the most known Bushwick artists (Ben Godward, Don Pablo Pedro, William Powhida, etc.). The church’s altar was replaced by a stage where bands were rocking it, and in the back you could have have a Tecate. One of everyone’s favorite elements is a confession room/bar constructed by Bushwick artist Andrew Ohanesian. Having a confession room in a lutheran church doesn’t really make sense, but it’s a detail that can be overlooked.
Since their opening in March, Bobby Redd has hosted a wild Rubulad party, an eclectic theater/aerial performance Aghoria, and the plans for the near and dear future also look pretty amazing. This Saturday, the bunch around Bobby is building “a giant dome, rigging it with bungees, and drenching you in beer so you can fight to the death.” Yes, the church will be occupied with a Thunderdome. The music will be taken care of by Savage Severe and Comandante Zero with special effects by Light Harvest Studios.
During Bushwick Open Studios, the church will be hosting Holy BOS, a festival of film, aerials, amazing visual installations, a brunch by Secret Restaurant to live music, and exceptional art performances. As the website dedicated to Holy BOS nicely concludes, this sanctuary will offer a playground for the creative minds….
Last Saturday, I had a tour of the church from the cellar to the church bell tower. Look at the photos and visit this incredible place soaked with history, sacred atmosphere and creativity soon!
….more photos on our Facebook page.