Monday, July 14, 2014

Brooklyn Collective Friday Night

Shop the new collection while enjoying cocktails and live music at the Brooklyn Collective Summer Event!

Friday, July 18th at 6:00 PM
Brooklyn Collective
212 Columbia Street , Brooklyn , NY

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Garden Party Fundraiser for Brad Lander Tuesday evening

Neighbor Wylie Goodman shared this invite to a garden party fundraiser for Brad Lander. We here at Word on Columbia Street are big fans of Councilperson Lander and hope some of you can spring for a ticket for this special event.

Here is Wylie's message:
After working for three years for Partnerships for Parks, volunteering with Participatory Budgeting, and becoming more involved with our Community Board, I've come to appreciate what it means to have a Councilperson like Brad Lander on our side as a community. Brad is smart, hard-working, and, most importantly, dedicated to progressive causes and to improving the quality of life of the residents he serves. 
He helped fund the renovation of the DiMattina Dog Run.  He’s long supported the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.  He spearheaded Participatory Budgeting, which allows locals to meaningfully contribute to capital projects for their community.  He’s helped foster the growth of our neighborhood’s small businesses. He’s advocated consistently and diligently for the creation of affordable housing.  And that’s just the beginning. 
On July 15th, there will be a garden party and fundraiser for Brad in honor of his 45th birthday.  Tickets are $100.  I know that may be a lot for some people.  It was for me, too. But in the end, I decided that all politics is local.  And if you want to have a voice in the politics of your community, you need to be at the table with the people who are representing on your behalf. 
If you can afford that amount, please consider attending what should be a truly special event.  And when you register, tell them you were referred by me.  I decided to go a step further and serve on the Host Committee.


Here are details on the event and how to RSVP:


Garden Party to Celebrate the 45th Birthday of City Council Member Brad Lander

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
At the home of Kathleen Gerson and John Mollenkopf

174 Eighth Avenue at Garfield Place

Tickets are $100
$250 Supporter
$500 Sponsor
$1,000 Host
$2,750 Chair

To RSVP please contact Adam Nashban and say you were referred by Wylie Goodman.
(212) 213-2660 Adam@NashbanMansur.com
Online at: http://www.lander2017.com/july15



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Waterfront Museum Red Hook History Puppet Show

SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 12,13,19 & 20 at 3 pm.
"Out of the Box" A multi-discipline show using maps, historic images & puppets.
Advance Tickets: Adults $13, kids $10.
Tickets at door: Adults $15, kids $12.

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100. By following her history, the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor unfold. "Out of the Box" tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, and puppets, the show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried through the eyes of a barge captain's daughter who grew up on it.

Maritime scholars and almost a dozen old-timers add their oral histories and historical accuracy to the project. The leaders of "Out of the Box" are Deborah Kauffman, a physical actor and puppeteer, Stephen Kaplin director and puppeteer, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, puppeteer and David Sharps, captain of Lehigh Valley #79 and a former entertainer aboard cruise ships.  

The project is funded in part by the NY Council for the Humanities and the Brooklyn Arts Council NYSCA Regrant Program.

http://www.waterfrontmuseum.org/events/performances/out-of-the-box

Celebrating Red Hook, Saturday July 12

A lot of fun stuff happening in Red Hook this weekend! Saturday, July 12th from noon to 10 pm there's the Celebrating Red Hook festival, a day of "Music, Art and Red Hook Manufacturing" in Erie Basin Park, behind IKEA. Admission is free!

The Red Hook Star-Revue, South Brooklyn's community newspaper, in collaboration with IKEA and Fairway Markets present "Celebrating Red Hook" featuring over thirty local Red Hook businesses showing off their work. In addition, there will be a stage where a full day of music and dance will be presented. Finally, at dusk, IKEA's annual fireworks display will dazzle the Brooklyn waterfront. All performers live or work in the Red Hook area, and participating merchants and institutions include NY Water Taxi, the Carroll Gardens Association, Red Hook Initiative, Fleisher's Pasture-Raised Meats, Leicht German Kitchen Center, Casa Kids, Art & Anvil Liberty, Fairway, Pitt Cooking Display, Red Hook Winery, and Nat Sherman tobacconists, who operate a pop up store in Red Hook every summer. There will be plenty of sampling as well as items for sale.

Live Music all day featuring:
Noon: Union Street style jam
2 00 pm: Cora Dance, "Common Dances"
2:30 pm: Happs
3:00 pm: The Paisley Fields
4:00 pm: The Chocolate Cuckoo Clocks
5:00 pm: Berst
6:00 pm: Running Thoughts
7:00 pm: The John Baab Trio
8:00 pm Union Band
With Special Guests, Nick Messitte and Jay Tanner

For more information see the Red Hook Star-Revue's website www.star-revue.com. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Story time and music at Summit Street Garden Sunday afternoon


Please bring yourselves and your little ones by Summit Street Garden tomorrow from 1:30pm - 2:30pm for story time and music making!

Children's librarian and garden member Andrea Vaughn Johnson (that would be me!) will perform a story time beginning at 1:30pm. Story time will be followed by an interactive music class for the children led by Sesame Street bass player and garden member, Rob Jost. The music class will be suitable for children of all ages.

This will be a very informal event for garden members and our community at large; simply some Sunday neighborhood fun. Bring a blanket and your favorite little ones (and if they have an instrument, bring it along!).

Summit Street Garden
Corner of Columbia St and Summit St
http://summitstreetgarden.blogspot.com/
Sunday, June 29 1:30-2:30pm


Monday, June 16, 2014

Local Make Music New York Events

Make Music New York is a free one-day music festival that takes place all over the city on June 21st. Anyone can take part or attend this Do-It-Yourself style festival. The goal is to get as many people outside, making music together, as possible.

There will be over 1,000 events this Saturday, June 21st. You can find the complete listings here http://makemusicny.org/summer-schedule/, but here are two in Red Hook:

Baked (1-1:45p) 359 Van Brunt St, Red Hook
Enjoy the old-timey sounds of trio Sycamore Hollow comprised of Laurie Woods, guitar, Jeremy Smerd, fiddle, and Deborah Fausch, banjo.
http://makemusicny.org/summer-schedule/2014/artists/3083

Coffey Park: Park House Plaza (2:15-2:45p) Coffey Park, Red Hook
Dave Lippman performs singalong parodies for human rights and social and planetary survival. Some are challenging, some are singable, all are welcome.
http://makemusicny.org/summer-schedule/2014/artists/3609

Also, Jalopy Theater is hosting the first annual Make Music New York Porch Stomp on Governors Island from 1:00 – 5:00pm!
With over 30 performances, jams and workshops by artists ranging from bluegrass and old-time to folk and roots, this is a hootenanny you won’t want to miss. Make your way to the porches of Governors Island’s historic Nolan Park, and don’t forget to bring an instrument to play along.
http://makemusicny.org/summer-schedule/2014/locations/1432


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summit Garden Tag Sale June 21

Support one of our local community gardens and find some treasures at the Summer Street Garden Tag Sale June 21 10:00am - 3:00pm. (rain date: Sunday, June 22).

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Donations for the family of Nicholas Soto

We received this message from the office of City Council Member Carlos Menchaca:

We were all affected by the heartbreaking tragedy that unfolded this Monday when fourteen year old Nicholas Soto passed away after being fatally struck by a vehicle as he tried to catch his school bus.

To support the family at this time, Ms. Frances Brown—Tenant Association President for Red Hook East—is coordinating donations at this time.

Donations: If you’re interested in providing support to the family at this time. Please contact Ms. Brown at (718) 765 1682

Jorge Muniz

Office of Council Member Carlos Menchaca | 38th District

Friday, June 6, 2014

Red Hook Jazz Fest at the Urban Meadow June 8 and 15

One of our great local events and organized by residents of the Columbia Waterfront District, the Red Hook Jazz Festival is this Sunday, June 8 at the Urban Meadow Community Garden, 1 pm - 6pm. David Adler, at the Village Voice jazz blog just called it One of the 10 Best Jazz Shows This Month and wrote that "The lineup seems to get better every year at the Red Hook Jazz Festival. These bands have widely varying instrumentation but a shared independent spirit, an ethic as purposeful and rigorous as it is experimental."

The shows will be this Sunday, June 8th and next Sunday June 15. Bring your picnic blankets and your kids and hang out to listen to some of the best music around! There's something for everyone - Time Out NY's listing says the Red Hook Jazz Festival is the "rare music fest that's both family-friendly and cutting-edge"

The Urban Meadow is at the corner of President Street and Van Brunt Streets in Brooklyn. Shows are 1pm-6 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, kids are FREE. For directions to the Urban Meadow go to urbanmeadowbrooklyn.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mixed-meter music in Red Hook Friday night

An Ode to Odd Rhythms (Selective Truths Series at New Amsterdam Records)

Join the Selective Truths series at New Amsterdam Records for an evening of eclectic mixed-meter music. Get your groove on to TIGUE's percussive timbral kaleidoscopes, Balkan party band Tipsy Oxcart's funky Mediterranean madness, and the "avant-prog bumping insect rock" stylings of Cloud Becomes Your Hand. Each group presents a unique take on engaging and complex rhythmic music.

Take the B61 down to Van Dyke \ Van Brunt streets. $10 pay-what-you-can suggested donation.

Tigue presents presents original music through a lens of percussive elements. With inspiration by artistic contemporaries, TIGUE works to generate music that represents their affinity for both pop and the avant-garde. www.tigue.com

Tipsy Oxcart plays electric, sweaty, bumpin’ Balkan music, channeling the spirit of 36 hour weddings to keep the crowds dancing until the sun comes up. Serving up originals and fresh, upbeat arrangements of urban dance tunes, the band deviously infuses the sounds of South-Eastern Europe with elements of jazz, funk, and more. Dig naughty violin solos, atomic accordion grooves, freak-me-out clarinet, and the baddest rhythm section this side of the Mediterranean. A party with Tipsy Oxcart is guaranteed to shake the dance floor all night long! www.tipsyoxcart.com

Cloud Becomes Your Hand is the live manifestation of a recording project started by Stephe Cooper in 2010: "avant-prog bumping insect rock & roll" (or) "a renaissance faire acid trip underwater in grandma's winnebago." www.cloudbecomesyourhand.com

May 23rd. 8:00pm doors 8:45pm start
New Amsterdam Records: 98A Van Dyke St. Brooklyn, NY. 11231.
$10 suggested donation
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/661034033950797
http://www.newamsterdampresents.com/