This guy’s real happy to hear the news.
The shocking announcement a few weeks back that BKLYN Yard was permanently shutting down — robbing Brooklyn of one of its best outdoor venues, and marooning several great reoccurring summer parties — still lingers, but perhaps the highest-profile of those parties is bouncing back: Sunday Best is back! Hopefully for good!
Per a new statement by the trio of organizers:
We are beyond happy to announce that we are taking a stab at bringing Sunday Best back to the very tree-specked, canal-side lot at 400 Carroll Street where we started this season and spent the past two years. This Sunday, June 13th, we’ll begin. We’ll be playing in the sunshine alongside LA boogie revivalist Dam-Funk.
We’re taking it week by week: This Sunday there’ll be no bar, and there can’t be any alcohol at all on the property (so please, please, please leave it at home, as the rest of our season depends on it). The good news, though, is that the food vendors are prepping, and the disco ball will be spinning under the trees.
As usual, we’ll have a back up in case of inclement weather, so keep an eye on our site if a storm comes up.
We look forward to joining everyone again in the great outdoors!
Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin & Doug Singer
So: back where they began, with the excellent Dâm-Funk, farther away from the remarkably fragrant Gowanus Canal, and your most prominent loss is alcohol sales, which, given the incredible, endless lines that greeted us during Michael Mayer’s season opening (and BKLYN-closing) event, we’re pretty sure you can live without. Splendid.