Our friends at All That Is Interesting have done it again; this time Chris Altman and crew take us on a graffiti tour of Bushwick.
Check it out on ATII’s tumbler http://all-thats-interesting.tumblr.com
“It was a time of William Burroughs and Andy Warhol; CBGBs and the Mudd club; Punks, Rappers and Semiotext(e); ‘Downtown ’81’ and TV Party. And although I may be the protagonist in this exhibition, these photos are more about that time.” —Walter Steding
Walter Steding, an avant-garde musician and visual artist who became Andy Warhol’s painting assistant during the 80s, took hundreds of photographs during his time at Warhol’s Factory, and of the adjacent Downtown scene of New York. Tonight’s photo exhibition includes a print of Andy Warhol’s Haircut #1, and a live performance by Walter Steding at 7pm. The performance starts with music from the days of Marty Thau’s Red Star Records through to Walter’s present work with the band Crazy Mary.
“Against a backdrop of American cities riven by racial injustice and class inequality, soaring crime rates and unemployment, and a volatile mistrust of cops and judges, Wiseman made this thoughtful, measured, and often surprising film about the police department in Kansas City, Missouri. Weighing difficult questions of morality and justice, Wiseman goes beyond simplistic depictions of the police as an abusive authoritarian force. Though he does not gloss over scenes of racism and police brutality, his nuanced portrait of law enforcement also offers moments of compassion, comfort, and helplessness.” — Museum of Modern Art
Law and Order
Frederick Wiseman, 1969
USA | Format: 16mm | 81 minutes
Presented as part of THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER’s NYFF: Opening Acts Series. Discussion with director Frederick Wiseman and Kent Jones Festival Director of New York Film Festival to follow the screening.
Celebrate the end of an amazing summer with the North Brooklyn Boat Club as they host the first annual Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert. There is a $5 cover and all funds raised will go towards growing our volunteer-run community organization reconnecting Brooklyn to its waterways.
Featuring Brooklyn Brewery beer, New York Distilling Company’s gin, fire grilled food, and a fantastic line up of bands, including sea shanties by the Brooklyn Blowhards, Brittany Campbell, Twin Wave, Semi Femme, and Rick Rocker.
There will be games, drinks, food, and some very special musical guests rocking the scenic shores of Newtown Creek, including: The Hungry March Band, Red Bedlam, Free Advice, The Alex Mallett Band, and the Time Travelers.
This Saturday, September 20th is the 11th Annual Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party. Bikers from all across the country will descend upon Union Ave that day, but unfortunately the word is quietly out that this will be their last festival. This is information we’ve received, yet we would advise that you get that confirmed.
In any case, there will be bands, tattoo artists, sideshow acts, BBQ mayhem! and, of course the bike show.
The 11th Annual Grease Monkey Indian Larry Block Festival
Saturday, Sept. 20, 11am – 9pm
400 Union Avenue