Company News

July 2015

By David Finck | on June 30,2015 at 2:42PM

Henry IV, Parts 1  & 2, by Wm. Shakespeare
Tuesday, June 30 –Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Performances are NOT daily; both parts not performed together at every performance. Check exact dates and performances at

The Smith Street Theatre
All shows are in Brooklyn's Carroll Park, immediately off the Carroll Street stop on the F and G line.

Inglourious Basterds
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 8:30 p.m. SHARP

The People’s Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith St., Cobble Hill

Grab a drink and celebrate the summer with an outdoor movie each Wednesday at People’s Republic of Brooklyn. Catch such pop classics as Star Wars and Back to the Future in the beer garden starting at 8:30pm so don’t be late! This week, Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino’s (with Eli Roth) tale of two plans to eliminate leaders of Nazi Germany.

GlanORus: a glam rock party
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 11:50 a.m.

Passenger Bar
229 Roebling Street, Williamsburg

Attention all Mystic Ladies and 20th Century Boys! The Passenger Bar is hosting a full-on Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’am glam fest to kick off the holiday weekend. Gaze upon glittered up projections over head (Velvet Goldmine, Phantom of the Paradise), and get your boogie on with a floor-kicking DJ set by YOURS//MINE, who will be spinning everything from Bowie to Wizzard. You can hang on to yourself or dance your way into the tomb, either way, just come up and dance!

sponsored by The Teenage Guide to Popularity

Dark Disco on The Roof – White Material
Friday, July 3, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Output Rooftop
74 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg
Enter at N 12th St.
Advance tickets:

Dark Disco on The Roof brings the White Material label and collective to the top of Output on July 3rd! The lineup includes Galcher Lustwerk, Young Male, DJ Richard, Morgan Louis, and Alvin Aronson.
Food by The Bolivian Llama Party


Macy’s 39th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, July 4, 2015 9:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park
East River on and below the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights

Macy’s annual fireworks display, this year from The Brooklyn Bridge and barges below on the East River!

Best vantage points are the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Arrive early to get a good spot (5:00 p.m. is not too early!)

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee
Monday, July 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg
Contact: Jen Dziura

A real adults-only spelling bee with a kinder and gentler three-strikes-you’re-out policy, and a fun, not-too-competitive environment. Winners receive nerdy prizes and a spot in the annual Finals. Words start out easy, and all spelling bees (up to the season finals) are open to everyone.

With host & singer Bobby Blue & education author Jen Dziura

Signup begins at 7 (limited to first 16 contestants)

Adam Traum and David Bennett Cohen Live at The Jalopy
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

The Jalopy
315 Columbia Street, Red Hook

Join Adam Traum and David Bennett Cohen for a night of Americana roots and blues at the Jalopy. Adam Traum is the son of Greenwich Village folk pioneer and music educator Happy Traum. The younger Traum, a songwriter and purveyor of roots music based in Northern California, continues the family tradition while putting his own stamp on the music he grew up with.
David Bennett Cohen, a New York-based pianist and guitar player, was a founding member of the Blues Project and Country Joe and the Fish. Traum and Cohen will be joining forces for an evening of music in Brooklyn.
This is Traum’s debut performance in New York City. He brings his country blues-inflected music with a singer-songwriter sensibility, which is highlighted by Cohen’s soulful blues chops.
Traum will be doing a workshop on blues guitar with a flat pick earlier in the day.
Opening the show will be Tal Naccarato, a skilled country blues player.


Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This week featuring Joey Johnson, ArcoIris Sandoval, Nick Jost, Curtis Nowosad
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope
The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!