McCarren Pool Parties 2008

We’re really excited to be working with Jelly NYC and Top Shop at this years Pool Parties at McCarren Pool in Williamsburg (or is it technically Greenpoint? Does anyone know?)!

Rumors are constantly flying that the space will someday be returned to its original actual real life pool status and we’re pretty happy that it hasn’t happened yet.

The pool opened in 1936 and wiki claims that it had a capacity of 6,800 swimmers (gosh, thats a lot of public pool peeing).

The pool was abandoned in the early ’80s and even appeared in a terribly cliché chase seen of a bad action movie. Check out the clip:

Vigilante clip via Brooklyn Vegan

The lineup thus far:
• July 20, 2008: The Liars, Fuck Buttons and Team Robespierre
• July 27, 2008: MGMT, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Ting Tings
• August 3, 2008: Black Lips, Deerhunter, King Kahn & His Shrines and Tall Firs
• August 10, 2008: TBA
• August 17, 2008: Aesop Rock, Chin Chin and Panther
• August 24, 2008: TBA

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