The Market Hotel Is Going Non-Profit, Looking for Volunteers

Scene from the Yummy Fur show at the Market Hotel this past January
Scene from the Yummy Fur show at the Market Hotel this past January
photo by Rebecca Smeyne

The NYPD stopped by the Market Hotel earlier this month, much to our dismay, causing the venerable DIY venue to go dark and to relocate its already-scheduled programming to like-minded spaces like Monster Island Basement and the Silent Barn. For example, that sick Sleigh Bells May show is luckily happening at the Ridgewood Temple--good news since the stellar one at Coco 66 is already sold out. But there's finally an update on Market Hotel's future, the details of which we'll leave to Todd P:

GET INVOLVED IN THE MARKET HOTEL PROJECT! 1st volunteer orientation meeting:

TUESDAY APRIL 27th 8PM @ MARKET HOTEL - 957 Broadway, Brooklyn

ANNOUNCING - a new initiative to create a sustainable, all ages, open-to-the-community, 7-nights-a-week home for independent music and art, in the Market Hotel space. Market Hotel has existed for over two years and in that time has hosted countless legendary events and drawn huge international notice... all of this under the constraints of operating completely underground and with no budget. Now the time has come to channel that momentum and create a fully realized space that serves the whole community, that will help define the NYC / Brooklyn scene into the future.

MARKET HOTEL PROJECT is a new not-for-profit organisation dedicated to swiftly reopening and improving the Market Hotel space, by making the venue more viable, comfortable, safe, and better able to weather legal attention. Especially in these days of ever-encroaching commercialism and corporatism in "indie rock," we envision a space that is a non-commercial "spiritual home" for independent rock music and indie art - but also is sustainable and sanctioned enough to expand indie horizons and open our doors to music and art from the rest of our diverse Bushwick community.

Get involved! Come out to our 1st volunteer orientation meeting on Tuesday 4/27 @ 8pm @ Market Hotel, or else write us with ideas and help.

So there you have it, indie art needs a "spiritual home." Be a good dude/dudette and worship local.

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