Everyone's all a-buzz about the newest venue in Brooklyn, McCarren Park Pool. The site is a huge testament to the concrete jungle that is New York - a giant, abandoned public pool, fixed up after 20 years and turned into a premiere venue. And it's already got the greats lined up, including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth and Bloc Party. There's also a water slip 'n slide, food, booze and free shows (along with the paid kind) including Of Montreal, Beirut, Gang Gang Dance and Spank Rock. Not bad for a venue's first foray into a Brooklyn summer!
But wait! The fun doesn't stop there... Now there's going to be a Dodge Ball tournament to coincide with the free shows! Starting July 30th, JellyNYC's Pool Parties series will include Dodge Ball games. From JellyNYC: "There will be 32 teams total and you might even get a trophy at the end. So round up 6 friends and come on out to have a ton of fun and compete while listening to some super bands. Cool and creative uniforms are encouraged!" Donations for each team is $50, not too shabby, and all proceeds will assist in funding the event and future renovations of the pool.
YAY summer! For full event listing of all 9 Pool Parties, click here.
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