Saturday, June 24, 2006

Billyburg Short Film Festival at McCarren Pool; Miss Rockaway Boat Party

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The 3rd Annual Billyburg Short Film Festival happens tonight at our favorite spot--McCarren Pool in Williamsburg. Festivals showcasing their work include The Coney Island Film Festival, The Brooklyn International Film Festival, and the Billyburg Short Film Festival. The event starts at 6:30. Admission is $10. There will be DJs, plus BSFF
6.30pm June 24th, 2006 at The McCarren Park Pool, Williamsburg Brooklyn
10 bucks at the door. There will be installations and booths from local community artists including Open Ground, 3rd Ward, Antimart, Peripheral Media, Interrupcion, Indamine Ochre Architecture, Harry Rosenblum, Action Direction, Fnerd, Jennifer
Jaser, Feed Tank, Brooklyn Parents for Peace, Not An Alternative Arts
Collective, and others. We assume it's a rain or shine thing, but you might want to check the website if it's raining. The upside is, you get to see McCarren Pool with water if it's raining hard enough! UPDATE: The fest was rained out. The sign at McCarren said "TBA," but keep Friday open.

Bonus: Another cool event is the Miss Rockaway Boat Party at the Empty Vessel Project boat on the Gowanus. DJs Filastine (Seattle), Dirty Fingers (Black Label), and Aliqua (Chicken Hut) spin. And, there's something about "eye-popping flaming hula hoops." It all takes place at the Empty Vessel Project boat at the foot of 1st Street on the Gowanus. Admission is $5, and festivities start at 9. A Saturday night dance party on the Big G. What more do you want?

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