1. Rock out. Make your way to The Rock Shop to hear The End of America and Autumn Owls. The End of America is not some grand political statement. Instead, it is an honest attempt among three friends to return music to its purest form. After years of leading their own bands, James Downes, Brendon Thomas, and Trevor Leonard found a powerful sound in joining their three voices.
2. Be a member of your community. The Atlantic Yards SEIS Scoping Hearing is tonight at 182 Remsen St. The New York State Empire State Development Corporation will hold a public hearing to hear testimony on the draft scope of work for the Atlantic Yards Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). ESDC was ordered to perform the SEIS as a result of a lawsuit brought by several community organizations. The court found that ESDC’s 2009 approval of a modified project plan for Atlantic Yards violated State environmental law by extending the construction schedule from ten to twenty-five years without required environmental review.
3. Make some ruckus. This weekly event, Roots & Ruckus, is going down at Jalopy Theater (315 Columbia St). Enjoy a night of folk, old-time and blues music. You will see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians.
4. Learn some history. Make your way to The Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford St, for Story of Hiroshima Survivor Premieres: IS IT ALREADY DUSK? This new movement theater piece, by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck, is based on the life of 76-year old Takashi Tanemori. On August 6, 1945 Takashi was an eight year-old playing outside his schoolhouse in Hiroshima, Japan. That morning, when the atomic bomb was detonated, Takashi was orphaned and became an impoverished street urchin.
5. Move your car. Alternate side parking is in effect today.