By Richards Burroughs

June 25, 2015, 11:38 am

 

Streets_New_York_City_by_Tim-Sessler_2014_04Here we are in late June. The last day of school is near, the solstice just recently passed, and the July 4th weekend will soon be at hand.

This means that true summer has begun. Spring’s weather played tricks like a mischievous forest troll, with 25-30 degree ranges in temperature and sudden rain storms, all of which made mother nature seem schizophrenic. I just checked the farmers almanac, for summer’s long-range weather forecast, and I have bad news… they actually want you to pay for the Farmer’s Almanac’s long range weather forecast.

They can kick rocks on Atlantic in front of Barclay Center, cause I’m not paying for the weather, unless it’s read by a Nostradamus hologram wearing a fitted Yankee cap. I, instead went to weather.com, and although it wasn’t detailed, it listed July and August, in the northeast, as having cooler than normal temps. This is good. This means a summer full of fun events without heat exhaustion, and it’s no better time to start than the first weekend of summer

Unfortunately, the weather man says we’re going to have a bit of rain on Saturday and Sunday, but that’s no reason to stay in the house. Netflix are for weekdays and yes, also for rainy weekends. But when the season is gone and the thermostat drops, you’ll want these weekends back.

I have quite a few outdoor events listed for this weekend, so umbrellas and fun dispositions are recommended!

Here we go:

They're Taking Over All Four Floors With Pride

They’re Taking Over All Four Floors With Pride

BAM FISHER, 321 Ashland Pl, 8pm-2am, $20-$25 (Fort Greene)

This is going to be 4 floors of gay revelry, as this full on art immersion event, that is celebrating and closing out Pride Month, takes over all 4 floors of BAM Fisher, including the basement and the roof! And I tell you that the roof is magnifique, since I sometimes grab my lunch, after doing Dick & Dave, and eat it on the BAM Fisher roof, enjoying the view and having a ciggie.

It’s a lot going on for this event, with DJs, live performances, visual art, go-go dancers, Tarot readers and much more, so I suggest you just visit their Facebook page by clicking HERE for more information. It’s right by the Atlantic Avenue train station, so public transportation is a breeze.

 

Nickodemus Is Old School New York Party

Nickodemus Is Old School New York Party

BLACK FLAMINGO-168 Borinquen Pl., 10pm. $0 (Williamsburg)

I haven’t been to Black Flamingo before, but it sounds like it’s a fun dance floor, in a basement in Williamsburg, that programs good DJs, which is a winning formula. This Friday they have DJ Nickodemus, who has been getting down since Giant Step says in the 90’s to Turntables On The Hudson, the party that still rocks dancefloors in the city.

Nickodemus has a indie record label, Wonderwheel, which is teaming up with another Brooklyn indie label, Bastard Jazz (hence WonderJazz) to bring you a reason to put on your dancing shoes this Friday. This will also be the official after party for NovaLima, the new record from  Cobra Sound System, from Lima Peru, who will also spin a DJ Set. To get more information, you should visit their Facebook event page, by clicking HERE.

 

LLP Sounds Like A Winner

OtherWild Is Live & Direct From The Other Side (L.A.)

OTHERWILD, Baggu, 242 Wythe Ave #2 $Freebird ($0) Wllmsbrg

Otherwild is a L.A. shopping experience, that’s popping up in Brooklyn this weekend. It’s a hybrid retail, design studio, event space, gallery in Los Angeles, which is always up my alley. I actually thought they would pop-up in Greenpoint or Bushwick, but people are always attracted to Williamsburg.

The opening reception is this Friday, from 6pm-9pm, and I suggest you go to their Facebook event page by clicking HERE but you should also check out the OTHERWILD WEBSITE

 

SATURDAY

Rich Medina Is Your Home Boy

Rich Medina Is Your Home Boy

C’MON EVERYBODY, 325 Franklin Ave, $8-$10, 11pm-4am (Bed-Stuy)

This party is literally the meaning of the term “you already know what it is”. It’s Rich Medina, back in Brooklyn, making you dance at a new place, C’mon Everybody”. House, Rare Grooves & Garage Classics. Brooklyn comes out for Rich, so it’s bound to be fun. You can grab tickets by going HERE.

Don’t know who Rich Medina is? Hit his WEBSITE.

 

This Sounds Like Everything and More

This Sounds Like Everything and More

Jason Moran’s Fat’s Waller Dance Party, Prospect Park Bandshell, 7pm, $free

This is the type of Celebrate Brooklyn event that makes you grateful of their existence. Jason Moran creating a bridge from Fats Waller, to House to Hip-Hop and whatever else he brings to the mix, with dancers, costumes and a hell of a good time. Butler, Burnstein & The Hot 9 is opening and they are apparently, hot like a C train station in late August.

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It's variations on my name, but it's the same human. I'm Richard Chandler Burroughs, novelist (A Rendezvous With Destiny) and blogger (Uncontrollable Urges). Richard Burroughs as a marketing strategist, where I've serviced clients that include Sam Adams Beer, adidas, Coca-Cola and Moet & Hennesy. I'm Dick At Nite as a DJ, spinning magic from Bed-Stuy Bars to Boutique hotels and as an art curator, with a recently closed show at Rush Corridor Gallery. I'm anything you want to call me as long as you appreciate (and buy!) the work of the artists I present. Follow me on Twitter: @dickburroughs

It's variations on my name, but it's the same human. I'm Richard Chandler Burroughs, novelist (A Rendezvous With Destiny) and blogger (Uncontrollable Urges). Richard Burroughs as a marketing strategist, where I've serviced clients that include Sam Adams Beer, adidas, Coca-Cola and Moet & Hennesy. I'm Dick At Nite as a DJ, spinning magic from Bed-Stuy Bars to Boutique hotels and as an art curator, with a recently closed show at Rush Corridor Gallery. I'm anything you want to call me as long as you appreciate (and buy!) the work of the artists I present. Follow me on Twitter: @dickburroughs

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