Siren Music Festival, Weezer, New York Philharmonic, Caribou, Couch Sessions Birthday, Jelly @ Rock Yard, 3rd Ward BBQ, Sunday Best, and Bastille Day...
Friday, July 17th, 6pm
Williamsburg Waterfront, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
We hope they're playing jams off the Blue album and sprinkling in the newer stuff, either way it should be a good show. Tickets were $54 before selling out, but Craigslist has some pretty reasonable people selling them for face value-ish. Rival Schools, AWOLNATION opening.
[Full Williamsburg Waterfront Schedule]
Concert: New York Philharmonic
Friday, July 17th, 8pm
Long Meadow Ballfields, Prospect Park
The New York Philharmonic are setting up in Prospect Park this evening where they'll perform pieces by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and Prokofiev. Then? Fireworks, and we don't just mean between you and your date. FREE.
Concert: Caribou & Phantogram
Friday, July 17th, 8pm
Water Taxi Beach, Governors Island
Part of the Converse Presents "Gone To Governors" Live Music Series. This is a first-come, first-serve, when-they-hit-capacity-and-you're-late-you're-screwed kind of concert. Doors at 6pm. FREE.
Couch Sessions 5th Year Birthday Bash
Friday, July 17th, 10pm
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
The DC Music Hub Couch Sessions turns 5 in Brooklyn. The event will feature Aloe Blacc (who made an appearance last night at PUMA City Social Club with Brooklyn-based DJs @Dembycratic and @PushtheFader), as well as NY’s full-time lover, Peter Hadar and also Kimberly Nichole. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Siren Music Festival
All Day Saturday, Noon - 9pm
The short version? One day, fourteen bands, two stages, at Coney Island. The long version can be found in our guide to the festival. FREE. [more]
Concert: Jelly Presents Saturdays At The Rock Yard
Saturday, July 17th, 2pm-8pm
354 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The Beets, X-Ray Eyeballs, Gun Outfit, and Tough Knuckles play the Saturday party at the Rock Yard hosted by the Jelly Pool Party crew. Slip-n-slides, food from The Meat Hook, brew from Sixpoint Craft Ales. Capacity tops out at 800, so get there early. FREE.
3rd Ward BBQ
Sunday, July 18th, 2pm-9pm
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
3rd Ward and Goods are teaming up to roast a two hundred pound pig, bluegrass and honky-tonk style bands, free Fire Island Beer until the kegs run out, so if you're anywhere near Bushwick you should check this out, period. It's also just down the block from the Sunday Best party, so if you're at one, check out the other.
Sunday, July 18th, 11am-10pm
Head down to Boerum Hill and join the French in celebrating their independence from feudalism. The ground will be covered in a few tons of sand for the international Petanque competition, a skateboard competition, and $5 pastis and lillet cocktails supplied by Bar Tabac and neighboring restaurants.
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Sunday, July 18th, 3pm-9pm
119 Ingraham, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Sunday Best is a weekly outdoor day time dance party held on the banks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn during the summer. Join residents Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin & Doug Singer and special guest Todd Edwards this Sunday outdoors at Brooklyn Fire Proof's Courtyard. Fresh Food, Cold Drinks and Good Music. It's also just down the block from Third Ward's BBQ, so if you're at one, check out the other.