Locale Magazine Editors. This year Seasoned Vegan's 6th annual New Year's Eve party will be held in our new location, The McCarren Hotel and Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! it's long, going in-depth on the Pool Parties' rise and fall before the city reclaimed the location as a public pool, and the parties' relocation to the Williamsburg waterfront where they were never quite the same. JellyNYC stated that the move meant a doubling of their site fees, along with the loss of revenue from beer sales and increased security demands that made the concerts much harder to produce profitably. The McCarren Pool Is Almost Open", "Dive In, the Music's Fine: New York Rock Shows Move Outdoors", "DANCE; Everybody Into the Pool (and Dance)", "Dodgeball Tom, The Pool Parties' Duke of Dodgeball", "Jelly NYC's Tough Summer Gets Worse: Final Pool Party Axed", "Everyone Out of the Pool (Yes, That Means You)", "Williamsburg Mourns Return of Water to McCarren Pool", "Pool Parties Kick Off in the Williamsburg Waterfront", "Schumer Gives Support to Pool Party Concerts", "Brooklyn Concert Series Finds a Fan in Senate", "Pool party saved! View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Seemed like a lot of people came in off the street, followed the sounds out of curiosity. [25], In 2011, JellyNYC tried a rebranded series of concerts in the spirit of the Pool Parties in various locations including Aviator Sports Complex and East Williamsburg but were unable to obtain the sponsorships or crowds to sustain them. Was here for an after-party after a concert across the street. Enjoy the largest heated saltwater pool in New York City with reserved lounge seating, a full service bar, and our crafted cocktail menu. You’ll need to have a swimsuit to enter the pool area. Wolfmother in concert at McCarren Pool in 2006. The program showcases our incredible design and build process of some of the most unique and stunning pools and outdoor living spaces you’ll ever see. Late 1980s, Early 1990s ️ Photograph by Mar Lev [20] The State Parks Department were concerned about security and safety violations including a partial stage collapse during a Girl Talk set. Hooper: We did interesting stuff with brands. See the latest summer fashion on ELLE. The pool closed in 1984 and sat unused until the summer of 2005, when the empty pool basin opened as a popular venue for concerts, dance, and movies. Finn: I know I went to a lot of the Jelly shows— everybody went to the Jelly shows—but at that period in my life we were touring a lot, so I don’t specifically remember the concerts. Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck): I’d been to Williamsburg before, but it was still surprising that in a massive city, with all that money, a crumbling concrete fading structure of that size was sitting there waiting to be taken over by weird art bands. It opened in 1936. The McCarren Park Pool, which former Parks Commissioner Robert Moses originally opened in 1936 along with ten other public pools across the … Open to Hotel residents and guests. We don’t allow shirts with colors on them on the deck. McCarren Pool was the eighth and largest of the eleven giant pools that were built by the Works Progress Administration to provide safe swimming facilities for all New York City residents. DITCH WORK—Locale is Throwing a Veuve Clicquot Pool Party at La Quinta Resort & Club. Doug DeFalco (JellyNYC Founder): We had between 2,000-4,000 people per show. McCarren Park Pool, at a cost of $1 million, boasted a capacity of 6800 simultaneous swimmers and was the size of three Olympic pools combined. Tune in each week on DIY Network and on HGTV to see the Pool Kings in action! Chris Goldstein: I saw an ad on Brooklyn Vegan that Jelly needed volunteers to pick up glass. A seasonal pool with lounge chairs and cabanas and a fitness centre are offered to guests. [19] The site was administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that had greater restrictions than the City Parks Department and were hesitant to renew the contract for 2010 until Sen. Chuck Schumer advocated for their continuation. Pool Party is the story of an abandoned WPA swimming Pool, once the largest in the world, brought to life by incredible music that filled its basin for 3 short summers. Non-hotel guests may book directly at the pool website: mccarrenhotelpool.com. A couple of weeks in I was manning the dodgeball game, which fit the pool organically and took off to become its own little universe. People were offering me $100 bills to get in. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 2.0 bath property. It was all the best-looking hipster kickball dudes. [13] After the first summer of their collaboration the Pool Parties had to either end or find a new space as New York City decided to restore the space back to a functional swimming pool which would prevent future summer concerts. [7], In response to the controversy the Parks Department permitted a series of free performances. [15], For the 2009 season the Pool Parties were moved to East River Park, which at the time was a slab of asphalt and grass along the East River next to luxury condominiums. [4] In 2004 choreographer Noémie Lafrance requested permission from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to use the derelict pool as a performance space. Goldstein: It looked like busloads of Connecticut teenagers had rolled in and they’d all already taken all their drugs. It's 2006 all over again: here's an oral history of the McCarren Park pool parties. Beans : McCarren Park was a little minute ago, but I know I played the very first one with Holy Fuck. The music festival hosted more than 200,000 people over the summer. Pool Parties /ˌpuːlˈpɑːrtiːs/ was a summer series of free outdoor concerts that took place in an abandoned olympic-size swimming pool in McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from 2006-2008 and at the East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 2009-2010.[1]. This year's acts incude MGMT, Aesop Rock, Hold Steady, Team Robespierre, Liars, The Breeders, Matt + Kim, Fuck Buttons, The Black Lips, Deerhunter, and more. It wasn’t a happening, at least at that first show. Feel the need to cover up from the sun? It wasn’t like it would become, it was just music in an empty pool, so nobody knew what to make of it. This stylish, four-pearl boutique property has a sceney vibe and packs in partygoers at its pool and rooftop bar. There is lots more and you can read the whole oral history here and check out a few other pool party photos below. The 1,225 sq. [11], In 2008 the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn won a bid to host concerts from the Parks Department and contracted with JellyNYC as they had produced the Pool Parties for two summers. We are super excited to party … 275 reviews of McCarren Hotel & Pool "Didn't stay in the hotel - rather, visited the rooftop bar. For those who were in NYC in the mid-'00s, there are few fonder fuzzy memories than the McCarren Pool Parties, which hosted live … If the bites are really representative of the food they offer, then it's delicious. You could tell he decomposed… We immediately left the area. He went on the Slip 'N Slide, climbed down in the middle of the audience, and covered himself in glitter and paint. Enjoy views of McCarren Park or swimming pool (subject to availability) from our Superior Queen with Balcony room featuring Garnier-Thiebaut linens, a glass-enclosed rain shower with luxury bath amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TV Book Now. One week it was dead rat, the next week maybe dead cat, and maybe three weeks later, ‘Is it a big dog?’ The smell was getting worse and we didn’t know what it was. 2671 N McCarn Rd , Palm Springs, CA 92262-2239 is currently not for sale. After the first year, I passed that job onto Shirtless Tom and started doing more with set-up and breakdown, ops manager, and eventually, office manager. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, McCarren Pool has a rich history. The music festival hosted more than 200,000 people over the summer. [22] The deterioration of the relationship was reported to be because of money, differences of opinion in event management, band choices and weaker attendance after the move. The resort will provide us with lots of fun pool time, as well as having plenty of shaded areas to gather and catch-up with friends. JELLY NYC will yet again be hosting a series of free concerts on Sundays. // Repost @brooklynsocialclubnyc Williamsburg Inside abandoned McCarren Pool. Felt like a glorious day in the sunshine, not a puking-in-the-corner event. The most infamous Pool Party show was arguably MGMT in 2008, one of the last shows there and drew an enormous crowd: Hooper: We booked MGMT before they blew up. Final McCarren Pool Party, August 2008. Go to the tickets tab for last week's special pricing! [8] On July 9, 2006 music promoter JellyNYC got involved through Lafrance and hosted Les Savy Fav for a free concert on a makeshift stage to a crowd of 3,000 people. It, like its 9 counterparts, was an immediate success with the residents. The Omni Las Palmas Resort is a spacious and stunning property - one of the brightest jewels to shine in this gorgeous desert community. Location: McCarren Hotel & Pool, 160 N 12th St. Williamsburg, Bk. A seating area and a work desk are also offered at McCarren Hotel & Pool. For those who were in NYC in the mid-'00s, there are few fonder fuzzy memories than the McCarren Pool Parties, which hosted live music, dodgeball, slip-n-slides and general Williamsburg hipster debauchery for three summers in a decaying former public pool, all for free. Date: December 31st, 2019. McCarren Park Pool is on Lorimer Street, between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; mccarrenpark.com. Both an eclectic music showcase and an urban history lesson, this documentary follows the pulse of McCarren Pool as it reflects the state of the neighborhood in which it lives -- Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [14] The final free show at McCarren was on August 24, 2008 where members of Yo La Tengo symbolically poured five one-gallon jugs of water from the stage into the pool. There’s a video of a dude dancing by himself in the middle of the day, a one-man rave on his own planet that perfectly captures the vibe. Dragons of Zynth killed it. Located in the heart of Brooklyn's most vibrant neighborhood, McCarren Hotel & Pool is an exciting urban retreat. Throw on a plain white shirt or white hat and you’re set. JellyNYC and Open Space Alliance reach deal to save Aug. 29 show", "Abrupt End For Concert Series In Brooklyn", "Schumer Saves The Pool Parties... Again", "Gucci Mane, DMC, Andrew W.K., Tim Harrington, Doug E. Fresh, The Cool Kids, Delorean & Dominique Young Unique Close Out The JellyNYC Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront 8/29/10", "JellyNYC's Rock Beach Is No More: Meet "Rock Yard, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pool_Parties&oldid=995512637, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 13:08. Pool Kings is a popular DIY Network and HGTV television show featuring our very own Steve Terry and Justin McGuire. [10] In addition to the music, drinks, and food the Pool Parties activities included dodgeball, Slip 'N Slides, and hula hooping. This home was built in 1961 and last sold on 2/13/2019 for $699,000. The oral history also talks about the evening shows Live Nation began booking -- like Sonic Youth, Devo and M.I.A. Party-loving pad with a rooftop bar, outdoor pool, and a modern American restaurant in Brooklyn's hippest 'hood The Lowdown Cutting a sexy figure—eight stories of steel and glass that mirror its high-rise neighbors—the hotel has a hot address next to McCarren Park and … MGMT went well over that when kids started climbing the gates. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. McCarren Park Pool Parties. The 2008 line-up can be found on our calendar page or at JellyNYC's website. A new oral history about the Pool Parties, put together by Patrick Sauer, has just gone up on the Have 2 Pass substack, which talks with most of Jelly NYC, who created the series, many of the artists who played (The Hold Steady, Matt and Kim, Holy Fuck, Man Man, more) and more folks who were there. The Dark Years. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 2.0 bath property. It's a final celebration of McCarren Pool as a unique venue set at the center of an international music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. McCarren Pool is an olympic-size swimming pool in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that open in 1936. One fun thing we came up with was having Saucony sponsor the teams in our dodgeball league. Attractive rooms have clean lines and midcentury decor, with flat-screen TVs, high-end bedding, minibars, and iPod docks. -- as well as the non-musical aspects of the Pool Parties were were as big a draw as the bands on stage: Hooper: The dodgeball players were in McCarren Park all weekend. People who love music just doing their own thing, partying their own way. It was tough to pull off that show, but once it started, I guess it calmed down enough because nobody got seriously hurt. We didn’t have the manpower to stop them. McCarren Hotel Pool will remain open until September 20th. Named after a state senator, It was designed by Aymar Embury II, and is apparently 3 times the size of your average Olympic sized pool. We may choose to check men’s shorts for a lining if we can’t tell if they are wearing a bathing suit. There was a range of people, but it didn’t have an aesthetic yet. The 64-room McCarren Hotel & Pool is located in Brooklyn's ever-hip Williamsburg. "[6] Lafrance was able get to permission by raising funds and a donation of $200,000 from Live Nation but controversy arose as Lafrance and community activists objected to Live Nation's plans for paid concerts using the public space for private profit. For the Kids The 1,631 sq. Pool Parties / ˌ p uː l ˈ p ɑːr t iː s / was a summer series of free outdoor concerts that took place in an abandoned olympic-size swimming pool in McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from 2006-2008 and at the East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 2009-2010. [3] In 1984 the pool was closed due to lack of funding and racial tensions. McCarren Park Pool Horror: Diarrhea "Brown Cloud" In The Water A lifeguard previously noted McCarren Park Pool closes for five minutes to clean up poop, and 25 minutes to clean up throw-up. It went swimmingly, no pun intended. [12] The cost of the 2008 season grew to $750,000 to cover the free shows that was largely covered by corporate sponsorship. Browse photos from the McCarren Park Pool Party and see real Brooklyn women model their summer fashion choices. Modern rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. [26], Concert series in Brooklyn, New York, USA, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, "A Brief History Of Williamsburg's Outdoor Summer Concerts", "It's Been Quite a Pool Party, but the Days Grow Short", "Dive In! [9] It soon became considered one of the best music series in New York City for its good sight lines and ability to hold 5,500 people. The first-ever Pool Party show featured Les Savvy Fav, Dragons of Zynth, Proton Proton and Beans with Holy Fuck, and happened the same day as the 2006 World Cup Final: Sarah Hooper (JellyNYC Founder): We were buddies with Les Savy Fav, so we told lead singer Tim Harrington, “It’s our first show, we really need some awesome shit.” Tim asked for a wireless mic and as much rope as he could have. [16] The move brought many challenges to the Pool Parties. Buy McCarren Park Pool tickets at Ticketmaster.com. By 9 a.m., seven hours before the show, there was a line. Find McCarren Park Pool venue concert and event schedules, venue information, directions, and seating charts. Those regular guys, and a few girls, who were really into the dodgeball game had fans watching them every week. After many decades of normal usage the pool was closed at the end of the summer season, labor day 1983. [17] The economic climate made it more difficult to get enough corporate sponsorships to keep the concert series free. [5] Lafrance chose the space as she resided nearby and wanted "this space for community use for other performances and for it to be used as an experimental space where people can develop site-specific ideas. McCarren Park Pool in gritty form. It would set a major precedent for Sunday afternoon decadence. [18] The Slip 'N Slides were replaced with children's wading pools for safety reasons but were eventually also prohibited as there were no lifeguards on duty. Pool Party is the surprising story of the largest swimming pool in New York City that transformed into the most unique music venue the world has seen. Note: As of August 30th, 2008, McCarren Park Pool, the venue, closed for good. For Pool Info Call: 718-218-2384 & 311 -or- Parks Department. image c/o Spin. Deluxe King Room. Mayor Fiorello La Guardia attended the dedication on July 31, 1936. Adam Robinson (PA at McCarren for Bowery Presents, Live Nation): There was a smell. "Time to Pretend" had been released that spring and the girls were going insane, scaling the fences, jumping onto Port-a-Potties and down into the pool, crying at every entrance because it was at capacity. Explore More. [23][24] For the final show on August 29 there was a series of special guests including Big Freedia, The Cool Kids, Doug E. Fresh, Andrew W.K., D.M.C., Gucci Mane, and the lead singer from the inaugural concert Tim Harrington. It was one of the largest public pools in the world. For Cabana's & Group Reservations of 6 or more please email info@ And that Les Savy Fav show, shit was bugged out. State of New York - East River State Park is 700 yards from the McCarren Hotel & Pool. Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck): McCarren didn’t feel like a big blown-out festival, like Coachella. A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized Monday after he was pulled from the bottom of a pool at a school band end of the year swim party in Murrieta last week. Actual capacity was 5,500, we might’ve had 10,000. Let's Get The Party Started! For the first McCarren Pool Party on July 9, 2006, Jelly brought local favorites Les Savy Fav in as the headliner. ...The cop said there was nothing in there but trash, but then the security guard pulled back another metal plate… I just saw from the waist down, a guy’s legs sticking out, his pants were flat. I got them to come play in the pool just to get people in the building. Directed by Beth Aala. This home was built in 1960 and last sold on 10/28/2011 for $347,000. Located within the 35-acre McCarren Park, McCarren Pool was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses in 1936. That show was absolute lunacy. They were lucky, the performances were dope. It was "all-inclusive", so they only had the sponsor's booze (which was fine) and some delicious bites on platters circulating around. 9,323 were here. Here is the schedule of … 2626 N McCarn Rd , Palm Springs, CA 92262-2240 is currently not for sale. Time: 10pm-4am. McDonald's is gearing up to unveil a new plant-based burger called the McPlant next year. [2] The Pool Parties featured a diverse range of artists such as Aesop Rock, Beach House, Black Lips, Blonde Redhead, Cap'n Jazz, Chromeo, Cut Copy, Dan Deacon, Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors, Dr. Dog, Grizzly Bear, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Mission of Burma, Superchunk, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Walkmen, and !!!. [21], In the second season at East River State Park the Open Space Alliance and JellyNYC engaged in a public dispute over $31,000 that threatened to cancel the August 29, 2010 show featuring Delorean and Dominique Young Unique that was resolved by donations from local property owners to the Alliance. 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