With the weather getting hotter, we know you need an excuse to leave your air conditioned abode. If you're not escaping to a rich friend's summer share, consider one of these events.
Early this morning, around 3:45 a.m., police responded to a call in Prospect Park. They found a man about 50 years old, hanging by a rope from a tree near the lake. A police spokesperson tells the Voice the death is being investigated as a suicide. The NYPD is not releasing the name or description ... More >>
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The Great GoogaMooga Prospect Park Sunday, May 20 Better than: Eating anything in my fridge. Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music fan that maybe this year, someone will get it righ ... More >>
Animal Collective w/Black Dice Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell Tuesday, July 12 Better than: Sweating at home alone. Animal Collective has usually been categorized by its two primary creative forces: Avey Tare and Panda Bear. Sure, Deakin and Geologist are important (and per ... More >>
A perfect picnic, delivered.Summer may not be here yet, officially speaking, but picnicking season is already in full swing. Perfect Picnic, a new food shop and picnic-delivery service based on the Lower East Side, has you covered for all your packed-lunch needs.
People have lots of strong opinions about the musical outfit that goes by the name Animal Collective, and expect those comment-section arguments to rage now that the band has taken it upon itself to tour this summer. (Brooklyn Vegan's already lighting up! Can someone get me some hummus?) So f ... More >>
hummyhummy/flickrLook closer: it's dinner!Ever walked into the park and walked out with a salad? Leda Meredith, urban forager and author of the The Locavore's Handbook, can show you how. She gets the Food Curated treatment in a two-part mini-doc that reveals just what you can find to eat grow ... More >>
warren lynn via FlickrTuesday night's not-quite-apocalyptic snowfall blanketed the city with up to 10 inches of snow, and while the last big storm wreaked havoc on the city, New Yorkers were ready and waiting for iteration two. This time we dusted off our sleds.
Discord is brewing in the streets of New York. Or so the New York Times would have you believe, with its piece today on the latest urban conflict that plagues the people of our fair city: bike lanes. Last week, cyclists on Staten Island were mourning the loss of a local bike lane, which they ... More >>
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Windsor Terrace residents have been turning up sacks of slaughtered animal parts in Prospect Park, supposedly the work of a "demented animal killer" who's been at-large for months. Yikes.
The National Prospect Park Bandshell Tuesday, July 27 It's great fun, actually, to watch National frontman Matt Berninger get steadily more and more intense during his 90-or-so minutes onstage, pacing the stage manically, jumping up on his monitors even though he's like seven feet tall, wielding ... More >>
via New York TimesYou've probably heard that a whole bunch of Canada geese were exterminated earlier this month, since they have an unfortunate tendency, when not minding their own business in Prospect Park, to occasionally fly into planes. Even poor Sticky, the goose shot with an arrow who w ... More >>
EBE Ensemble presents Julius Caesar
Recently, the multi-instrumental Latino hip-hop rock troupe Ozomatli were appointed United States Cultural Ambassadors. They've been vocal proponents of a growing, musician-led boycott of Arizona, have written songs in support of gay awareness in the Latino community, and bear as much respons ... More >>
River to River is the sort of secret weapon free summer arts series in NYC, with more appealing surroundings than the Williamsburg Waterfront and less pomp and circumstance than the line- and child-ridden Celebrate Brooklyn stuff at Prospect Park. Just roll up wherever, and watch for a while, basi ... More >>
Sunday at 10, it's the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th. Get out your bizarre headgear and take a walk , or,if you'd rather sleep in, the live webcam is here. This weekend's free museums: on Saturday, the Brooklyn Museum is showcasing their new exhibit of ancient egyptian fun ... More >>
WPIX via Brooklyn PaperJohn Boy Walton, a swan who lives in Prospect Park, was found injured Friday and an unnamed duck was found dead in the latest of a series of mysterious animal deaths over the last two weeks around the park's lake. According to a parkgoer who spoke to the Brooklyn Paper, ... More >>
Show New York some love—with restraint
--Spike Lee's Brooklyn Block Party for Michael Jackson's birthday, which recently was moved from Fort Greene to Prospect Park, is expected to draw 10,000 people to the grossly named Nethermead in the heart of the park tomorrow. Things are supposed to go off rain or shine, although expect tha ... More >>
How the fuck did Ryan Cabrera fall all the way to Sullivan Hall? Five years ago, the MTV star was sitting happily in the Billboard top 10, hooking up with Elvis' granddaughter, ripping Ashlee Simpson's facile little heart into pieces. Tonight, he plays an acoustic set at a venue music-business stude ... More >>
Thursday night, the somewhat popular Celebrate Brooklyn! series at Prospect Park continues with Afrobeat big-shot Femi Kuti, son of Fela, which means that his familial reminisces involve him saying stuff like "It was scary because you never knew when the police or soldiers would raid and beat eve ... More >>
Trinidad dances into the night
Amadou & Mariam are superstars everywhere else on the planet -- in 2006, the blind Malian couple co-wrote the official World Cup anthem. But transplant the pair to Manhattan and they can't even fill up Webster Hall... yet. Let's make it happen. The Hold Steady, however, have already sold out ever ... More >>
Where the pros get to schoolin
A rapist who attacked a woman in Prospect Park on June 15 may be linked to three other rapes dating as far back to 2003, police say. In the earlier cases, also in parks, the rapist targeted women who had just left a male companion. In the most recent attack on June 15, the suspect was able to separa ... More >>
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