New Yorkers and other East Coast residents saddened by the closing of Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool because it meant the end of its popular music-filled pool parties now have reason to celebrate; The parties have found a new home.
The 2009 season of the Jelly Pool Parties will kick off July 12 at the Williamsburg Waterfront (aka East River State Park), a strip of land along the East River between North Eighth and North Ninth Streets.
The move means the events will have a body of water close by for the first time, as well as a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline.
The increased capacity of the site also means that organizers are free to bring in artists that will draw bigger crowds and they’ve wasted no time booking acts including Mission of Burma, Dirty Projectors, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, The Black Lips, Grupo Fantasma, Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, Simian Mobile Disco, Fiery Furnaces, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Girl Talk and Grizzly Bear.
Aside from the killer lineup, music fans can play dodgeball, three-on-three basketball and engage in other healthy outdoor activities.
Oh yeah, did I mention all of this is absolutely stinkin’ free? So pack a cooler, gather some friends and head over to Brooklyn for a rockin’ good time. But don’t bring any of these things, or it’ll be a bummer.
Get complete info on the fourth season of the Jelly Pool Parties, including lineups for each of the eight Sundays in the series here.