Is it just me or has Bushwick gotten bigger? This week Bushwick and its surrounding neighbors are hosting a great number of must-see events that will prove to expand our already well-defined artistic palate. Rather than focusing on individual events this week, we at Bushwick Daily will highlight destinations for the discerning gallery-goer. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, I’m sure one of the following localities will be sure to hit the spot!
Bushwick’s beloved Beat Nite returned to the neighborhood last Friday night in its eighth iteration, supplying an eclectic mix of art ranging from grafitti-inspired art, abstract painting, to full-blown installation and performance. Entitled The Limited Edition, this “nite” boasted an artfully and well-curated selection of ten participating galleries between the Jefferson, Dekalb, and Myrtle Avenue stops. According to Beat Nite curator and Outlet Fine Art co-founder Julian Jimarez-Howard, his goal this time around was to be more selective in choosing the participants in order to make the gallery crawl a manageable size for attendees, and to highlight certain newer galleries on the tour in order to build excitement and momentum into these new spaces.
Biannual Bushwick gallery stroll produced by Norte Maar is coming back this Friday, February 15, 6-10PM!! This time, Beat Nite is coming in a limited edition of 10 participating art spaces/galleries, many of which you probably don’t know. Take this awesome opportunity to check out the spaces curated by Julian Jimarez-Howard from Outlet Fine Art that will include:
If I said ‘jingles’ last week, I have to say JINGLES this week. The Holiday season arrived in Bushwick in all its power of a million Christmas lights from Family Dollar. Our top event + things to do selection this week naturally has to belong almost exclusively to the Holiday spirit and spirits. Enjoy responsibly, friends!
We are beyond excited to share Bushwick Daily’s first ever video short- aptly entitled “A Night in Bushwick.” We take you for a Friday Night tour of our industrial, artistic, eclectic and ultimately unique neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The night included Kittens, Art Galleries, Tacos, House Parties, Indie Music, Dancing & Drinking.
We got our art fix at Sardine Gallery and cruised by Storefront Bushwick. We stuffed our faces at Taquera El Fagon. We visited musician & BD contributor Ana Lola Roman for a house party and some palm reading at 95 Knickerbocker Ave. We then flew over to Living Bread Deli to catch Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls and chat with the boss of Bushwick’s DIY scene-Todd P. Finally, we found ourselves dizzily ending the night outside Bushwick Borders, taking shots and seeing The Can’t Tells at Delinquency. What a NIGHT. Watch the video to see full, blissful, Bushwick insanity.
By Katarina Hybenova
Lazy, lazy are the dog days of summer. All an average Bushwick person wants to do is to ride a bike through the sprinklers. In Bushwick, we report less events than on very productive weeks but this week’s events are truly awesome, which in the end is an equation we like. Here is what you should not miss!
Here at Bushwick Daily, we are really proud because we are helping to put up some really weird experimental electronic bands. It started with Paradise Club, a band of Eric Trosko and Kiowa Hammons, who just recently released their debut album titled Sountrack to a Car on Fire (note: we love the name among other things). So we were like, hey why don’t we do a release party, and Paradise Club were like hey, why don’t we invite more bands. This Thursday, at 8pm the madness starts at Brooklyn Fire Proof. The admission is free (sweet), and additionally you will see Water Brain, Rarefaction, H.Home Wells, Fall of Another Year. This entire electronic craziness will be accompanied by trippy video projection by visual artist Lars Rasmussen. See ya all there on Thursday!
Another great event to be held at Brooklyn Fire Proof this week is (most likely) the greatest Bushwick reading series curated by Mike Lala and Eric Nelson, Fireside Follies! Fireside Follies has had a great summer run, and this Friday will be hitting its finale, so don’t miss it. You can look forward to awesome readers Robert Tumas, Chiwan Choi (Abductions), Kendra Grant Malone (Everything is Quiet) and Dan Magers (Partyknife).
Music in the courtyard, films in Bushwick Community Darkroom and, above all, 25 vendors and 13 shops to provide you with fresh produce and flea items The event is organized by Bunna Cafe, Bushwick vegan pop up Ethiopian restaurant (yum)!
Sardine is one of the most lovable shops/galleries in Bushwick. Run by Lacey Fekishazy, Sardine carries a bunch of super cute jewelry and other accessories made by Brooklyn artists. Additionally, we love their gallery! This Wednesday, Sardine will open a solo show of Gabriel Hurier titled Drift. Swing by and say hi to this friendly folk.
Presentation Party Night is one of the nicest events we have in Bushwick. The evening consists of 6 short presentations and Q&A on any topic followed by free beer and food while it lasts. This time the presenters will talk about Aesthetics, L Train History (we wanna know!!), Cider (hmmm), Self-Confidence (needed), History of Riddles, PPN Past, Present, and Future! The best news is that PPN is celebrating 2 years this month! Congratulations and happy birthday to everybody involved, and keep up the good work!!
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Anyway. We are stealing the acid theme and the acid song from Small Black Door gallery which is having a Post Acid opening. Here are the best events in our beloved hallucinogenic township of Bushwick.
We have been praising Newtown Radio on and on. The fact is that we absolutely love this Internet radio station broadcasting from Bushwick. And yes, we can’s stop listening to it all the time. So hold it against us if you want, but since these guys launched their brand new awesome website, listening to the fresh new sounds from Brooklyn and beyond has never been better! To celebrate their re-birth, Newtown Radio is throwing a huge party at Shea Stadium! You can imagine that these guys would have the best bands in town playing, and it is absolutely true. Dirty Beaches, Windowspeak, Black Marble, Family Portrait, Cousins and MORE will play on Saturday night! The whole parade will cost you $15 (or $12 in advance).
Indian soap opera about the art world based in Bushwick? Sure! Meenakshi Thirukode, in collaboration with The Bogart Salon, is gearing for the filming of a crazy meta-narrated story that has never been told! We interviewed Meenakshi who told us all the spicy details about Bollywood and more. We believe this project is really worth your attention, folks. On Saturday night, the crew will kickstart their Kickstarter campaign in a glamorous Bollywood style. They will have hindi music, make up artist, vintage clothing and jewlery – all in Indian style. Additionally, the exhibition of art created for the film by Stefano Ortega and Federico Massa will open at the same night. All your donations will go to support the kickstarter campain.
Bear Skin is the name of the art show featuring tattoo artists: Rachel Hauer, Spencer Alexander, Adam Paterson, Jeremy Aquilino, Timmy Martineau and Bishop203. We simply love the idea of putting together an art show featuring tattoo artists! With tattoos and tough kids comes punk music, so the art show will feature also concerts of Big Shots Jett Brando, Wyldlife, Ritz Riot. $4 will get you in and includes free wine until 9pm!
We’re listing ANOTHER awesome event for Saturday night. Yep, it might be a lot to handle but you gotta do what you gotta do, and rest when you’re retired or move to Williamsburg (*joke ya, Willy people*). Sardine is a cute Brooklyn-made accessory shop and an art gallery on Standhope St. They have been closed for couple of months now, and we’ve missed them. So go feel like a sardine at Sardine (it’s a tiny space), and check out great art by local talent (Monica Cook, Rob de Oude, Sam Martineau, Gary Murphy, Alexandra Rubinstein, Robin Scheines, Adam Taye, Andrew Zarou).
On Friday night, head over to Ridgewood, and look for small black door, because you will find some post acid art behind them. Following their epic mention in the NY Times, we are expecting the gallery to be awesome. As usual (Andrea Bergart, Thomas Burke, Lisa Candage, Myla Dal Besio, Rob de Oude, Adrian Jevicki, Matthew Mahler, Jenna Ransom, Adam Parker Smith and Aaron Williams).
Ehm, ehm, we also have a page where we list all the cool events in Bushwick/Ridgewood area. Check it out here.