What better way to cap off the summer than with an outdoor display of everything Williamsburg is famous for: local bands, local cinema, and local food from local vendors — all in the nabe’s newest local park.
For three Tuesday nights in August and September, a music, movie, and food extravaganza in Havemeyer Park — the temporary community art, bike, yoga, and veggie space at the Domino Sugar factory development site.
Organizers Nitehawk Cinema said they have been pushing for weeks to get into the park and bring its indie stylings to a bigger audience.
“We wanted to do what we normally do at our cinema, but on a larger scale outdoors,” said cinema owner Matthew Viragh.
Each night — Aug. 20, Sept. 10, and Sept. 17 — will have a theme, with a matching band and moviee playing on the park’s performance platform. The Aug. 20 event featured Brooklyn’s premiere Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts, and the Queen of Country Music’s famed film “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” On Sept. 10, Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra — a Brooklyn-based throwback swing band — will perform before surrendering the stage to the 2002 Jazz Age musical “Chicago.” And on Sept. 17, filmscoring septet Morricone Youth will play a set of 60s spy songs before a screening of the James Bond classic “Goldfinger.”
And, of course, Viragh said there will be plenty of food, made right here in the hippest borough in the world. Nitehawk will be serving up plenty of its popcorn, while brunch hotspot Brooklyn Star will be on hand with its beloved chicken and waffles. Oddfellows Ice Cream will be scooping out its eclectic, small-batch ice cream flavors, and Brooklyn Brewery will be quenching everyone’s alcoholism with its lager.
Viragh said the Havemeyer Park space — with its lush lawn and stunning views of the old sugar refinery and the Williamsburg Bridge — and the unique group of caterers, will give the shows a distinct flavor from the Summer Film Series in much-larger Brooklyn Bridge Park.
“It’s going to be more intimate, curated experience,” said Viragh. “You can just throw down a blanket and just be sitting on this pristine grass lawn.”
Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra and “Chicago” at Havemeyer Park (329 Kent Ave. between S. Third and S. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, nitehawkoutdoors-chicago.eventbrite.com). Sept. 10, 6 pm, free, rsvp.
Morricone Youth and “Goldfinger” at Havemeyer Park (329 Kent ave., between S. Third and S. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, nitehawkoutdoors-goldfinger.eventbrite.com). Sept. 10, 6 pm, free, rsvp.