I heart the Williamsburg waterfront

I had the distinct pleasure to spend almost my entire weekend looking at this view from various angles of repose. On Saturday I was text-ambushed with the news that Widespread Panic was playing at the WIlliamsburg Waterfront and, as a tribute to my 16 year old self (who would have certainly known well in advance if Panic was coming within a 100 mile radius, much less a 1 mile radius, and would have accumulated secret stores of Southern Comfort and patchwork swirly skirts in anticipation), I put on my dancing booties and hopped on the train. The show was marvelous, and the venue so perfectly lovely- a gently sloping field-ish right on the river with the fresh fall breeze ruffling all of our feathers. Then on Saturday, the ever-so-handsome boys of Roosevelt Dime played sunset-set at Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint.This fabulous event was comprised basically of incredible hors d’oeuvres from various awesome restaurants and lots of delicious beer- all for charity to keep a historic Brooklyn firehouse from being bulldozed down so that Goonies-type development interests can move in. Basically: a pork-belly-and-dixieland-jazz version of Mouth’s bag of jewels. Watching the changing light color the city like the Gershwin Fantasia, all in the midst of a just-cool indian summer, and it was Ahhh heart NY.


Author: loiseaufait

Little by little the bird feathers its nest, and object by heart burnished object we surround ourselves with lovely necessities of memory and function. It is these things that make a silly Apartment a Home or a silly Wednesday an Occasion. Whether my nest is an old farmhouse, a sixth floor tenement walk up, or a brownstone basement... whether I share it with family, vagabonds, women of heart and mind, or a little brown cat and a sweet ginger banjo, my principal joy is filling it with light and laughter (and corralling).

2 thoughts on “I heart the Williamsburg waterfront”

  1. Gorgeous pictures! What a great view to have while listening to Panic. I hope the fresh fall breeze ruffles my feathers instead of leaving me a wet bird this weekend in Raleigh! 🙂 Never heard of Roosevelt Dime, but I will definitely check them out. Cheers!

    1. Raleigh always gets its dancing feathers ruffled! The last show I saw at Walnut Creek (truly) had an inordinate number of grown men in chicken suits (perhaps this is related to the number of Bojangle’s encircling the Triangle Area?). Definitely check out Roosevelt Dime– they’ve got a dirty-dozen-dixieland vibe that just feels right on a sunny afternoon. Love your blog, shake a tail feather and enjoy some sweet tea and good vibes for me this weekend!

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