Andrea F

Day 77: Pool Parties Series

In Brooklyn, NYC, NYC for free, NYC Parks, Summer 2009, things to do in NYC, Williamsburg on August 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm


There isn’t a pool, but that’s not to say it isn’t a party. Started in 2006 and named for its original venue, the empty McCarren Park Pool, it’s Jelly’s free summer music series known as the Pool Parties. Now taking place at 90 Kent Street in Williamsburg at East River Park, the stage sits along the East River with the Manhattan skyline as the main backdrop. Inside the park, that feels more like a lot, teams of hipsters in short shorts play organized games of basketball and dodgeball while onlookers sizzle in the hot summer sun. Though there’s little in the way of shade, tents border the park selling beer, wine and food, to keep you standing…or of course make you dizzy. If you can handle the heat, it’s a cool Sunday afternoon out of doors. Cool as in all right, that is. 

Sundays 2-8pm through August 30.







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