Written by: Jane Moore of FitWell Traveller Traveling can be a stressful undertaking even when you are looking forward to the destination, whether it’s a family vacation or romantic getaway with your beloved. Taking road trips with children, spending time in busy airports…it’s […]
This past week here in New York definitely determined that summer is here. Scorching hot days — where the minute you step outside you begin to melt — are upon us. My first few summers here in the city I somehow managed to survive without an AC unit. Honestly I don’t know how I did it. Last summer I gave in and finally got an AC unit and now I’m kicking myself I didn’t do it sooner. You live and learn I guess. Unfortunately I’m not a wizard (beginning to think my letter to Hogwarts got lost) and I can’t travel around the city with my own personal AC unit so what I wear is key to staying cool. I won’t deny that I get hot very easily and at times it seems like no matter what I wear I am still uncomfortable. Outfit combo that seems to work best for me is a denim skirt with a loose off the shoulder top. It helps prevent me from looking like a sloppy mess while managing to keep my body cool for the most part. The rest of the summer I will definitely be sporting different variations of this ensemble in hopes of surviving another hot New York summer.
All my fellow New Yorkers/Brooklynites if you are around this weekend here are a few things that are going on locally that you may find yours truly at!
- Venture on out to Coney Island and participate in the Annual Mermaid Parade, all details here for you.
- Get your Art and Culture on at Arts in Bushwick Community Day. Details here. Event will be held at House of Yes from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
- Live performance at Brooklyn Bazaar by A–WA. Details here for you. Tickets are only $20 via ticketfly.
- Pride month is upon us and New York knows it! Show your love and support by going to Baby’s Big Disco at Baby’s All Right Saturday night! Details here for all my rainbow lovers, (which should be all of us 😉 ).
- Holla at my Dead Heads. Get out to Lovecraft Bar in NYC for the Grateful Dead Summer Celebration. All details you need here.
- Enjoy live music and cheap beer? Skinny Dennis has got you covered! Enjoy Demolition String Band Saturday night at 10pm. Details here.
- Renegade Craft Fair at Brooklyn Expo Center. All details you need you can find here. This fair has some amazing vendors lined up and should be an amazing Sunday afternoon adventure.
- All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. No better way to enjoy a Sunday Funday than at Videology Bar & Cinema watching the epicness that is The Shining while drinking some Jack Daniels. Get all the details here.
- In between events check out Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten that has reopened for the season today! (Friday 6/16 at 4:00 PM)
- Finish off your Sunday with a dabble in the dark arts at Pioneer Works. They are having a Brooklyn Poets Anthology Reading, all details can be found here.
It’s no surprise that the world is in a very delicate state right now. Not just politically but also environmentally. It’s a proven fact that we are having more warm days than cold days and the polar ice caps are melting at a growing […]
After living in Brooklyn for quite some time it is definitely starting to feel like home to me. I have my favorite restaurants, coffee shops and watering holes. I must say when it comes to deciding which place should be my go-to to let off steam or grab a cold beer, I usually lean towards a dive bar. The atmosphere is always right up my alley and not the mention the people you meet at dive bars are always fascinating and full of conversation. Quite a while ago I was living in Greenpoint and a new bar opened that prided itself on featuring live music and being a honky tonk in an urban jungle. Named after the country music bassist, Dennis Sanchez, Skinny Dennis was born. I’ve always been a huge advocate for live music and a lover of honky tonks, now a bar finally encompassed all of that while also giving me a place to belt out classic, legendary country songs. Even though Williamsburg has slowly become my least favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn, I will always make the trek over there on my bike to Skinny Dennis. I pride myself on being loyal in all aspects of my life.
A few weeks ago Skinny Dennis had a weekend dedicated to the great Willie Nelson for his 84th birthday. Numerous acts performed and Vinyl Ranch from Texas made an appearance to do some epic DJ’ing. One act in particular, Cale Tyson, was amazing. I have been following him and his music for awhile and seeing him live was incredible. I find it more of a memorable experience seeing artists that I know or discover in an intimate setting like Skinny Dennis rather than at a facility like Madison Square Garden. I feel more of a connection to the music and can easily move back and forth between the bar to keep a beer in hand.
There are so many great bars in Brooklyn, especially out of the Williamsburg neighborhood (yes there’s more to Brooklyn than Williamsburg). One bar in particular that I would suggest visiting though is Skinny Dennis, especially if you love live music, great cheap beer and good company.
Tip: Ask for a ‘Willie’s Frozen Coffee’, no questions asked. You’re welcome!