Be sure to get there early because this week, DEATH BY AUDIO and ENTERTAINMENT 4 EVERY 1 are presenting music from Hector's Pets, The Numerators and Juniper Rising. Thank you to Todd P and SHOWPAPER for bringing music to this year's SummerScreen! And don't miss the pre-show either. This week, we're showing an episode of Squidbillies, courtesy of Adult Swim, along with the short film Beyond Mountains, More Mountains, presented by 55DSL.
As usual, we'll have food from Pizza Moto, Handsome Hanks, Landhaus, Coolhaus, V Spot and Selamat Pagi. Plus, Sixpoint Brewery and City Winery will be pouring beer and wine all night long. And if you're looking for snacks on the cheap, Starbucks, vitaminwater and Crunch Fitness will be serving up complimentary treats. And be sure to sign up to win one of our two prizes this week: we're giving away a free bike, courtesy of Ride Brooklyn, plus a Meatwad piñata, courtesy of Adult Swim. Just give your name and e-mail address at the L Magazine table near the 12th street entrance to the park to be entered to win.
You'll find SummerScreen at McCarren Park at the corner of Bedford Ave and N. 12th St (right next to the tennis courts). Gates open at 6pm, the bands start at 6:30pm, and we'll have the opening credits rolling by sundown. And don't forget to cast your vote for the final movie of the summer! Click here to cast your vote for Mallrats, The Neverending Story, High Fidelity, The Breakfast Club, The Big Lebowksi, Heathers or Scream.
Thank you to our sponsors for keeping SummerScreen free: 55DSL, Adult Swim, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, City Winery, Sixpoint Brewery, Crunch Gyms, vitaminwater, East River Ferry, Squarespace, Enterprise Car Share, Cinedigm and Zipcar.
See you Wednesday!
Division Ave., a new play that premiered on Wednesday by Texas playwright Miki Bone, explores not only the questions many Brooklynites have about the isolated community of Hasidic Jews, but also what happens when a member of that community decides to leave. Efraim, a young Hasidic man, encounters Sarah, a new transplant to South Williamsburg who also happens to be a Gentile. The relationship between Efraim and Sarah and their subsequent identity crises are exacerbated with the infamous bike lane controversy from a few years ago and, as we were reminded in the spring, the Hasidic community’s ongoing disdain for cyclists.
But Bone’s play focuses on the depth and extent of ruptured identity rather than municipal politics. It emphasizes the radical change Hasidim risk when they decide to leave their communities, and many of the desperate struggles they face in the world at large, struggles which aren't always immediately obvious to many Brooklynites and New Yorkers. I recently sat down with Bone and spoke with her about researching the Hasidim, speaking with outreach groups, and the power of empathy.
The Northside Festival is quickly approaching (mark your calendars for June 13-20) and early bird badges are totally sold out. Bummer! But, we'll let you in on a secret: you can score a Northside Music badge (valued at a cool $80) for literally no money at all. All that we ask is that you join the Northside Fest team as a volunteer. Intrigued? Read on.
What does a Northside Festival volunteer do?
We're asking for a two day commitment (or 4 half-days) over the 8-day long festival. Plus, we'd like to get to know you at a training session prior to the festival's start. Throughout the festival, we'll need Northside volunteers to verify badges at participating festival venues and maintain an accurate count of badge holders at Northside events. Or, you could be assigned to special projects like organizing gift bags, distributing marketing materials, running last-minute errands, etc. And of course, Northside Festival volunteers should be friendly, straightforward and just generally not-jerks. Could that be you?!
So, what do I get?
For your trouble, we'll hook you up with a Northside Music badge (value: $80) of your very own. That'll get you first-come, first serve access to all Northside Music events (June 13-16). Plus, you'll have guaranteed entry to The Walkmen and Solange shows on the Converse Rubber Tracks Live Stage at McCarren Park.
To sign up to be a Northside volunteer, click here. We'll be in touch shortly, and we can't wait to meet you.
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