Bushwick Essential Music & Art Show – Sept. 20-22nd, 2019

Back for its 3rd year, the Bushwick Essential Music and Art Show showcases a range of artists and craftspeople in over 10,000 sqft of old industrial space. This year also features a large, boho-style outdoor tent hosting health and wellness presentations and demonstrations from daily throughout the event.

Surrounding the tent are dozens of additional artists and vendors offering everything from live painting and crafts to music and food.

The Essential Music and Art Show coincides with Bushwick Open Studio and is open SEPTEMBER 20-22ND, 2019 from 12:00PM – 8:30PM daily.


Opening Reception Party – FRI 9/20 from 5:30PM-8:30PM
LIVE MUSIC from 5:30 – 8:30 FRI | SAT | SUN
DJ SETS from 2:00 – 6:00 FRI | SAT | SUN

The Essential Music and Art Show is sponsored by:
The Covert Station —
East Williamsburg Market —
Red Note Studios —
Englewood Art Walls —
The Bushwick Collective —
NYC Event Pro —
Mother Meraki —
49 Wyckoff Ave — (coming this spring)


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OPEN AIR – MeanRed x 99 Scott – Summer 2019

We’re excited to announce we are supporting MeanRed for their Open Air event series at one of our favorite Brooklyn venues, 99 Scott.

Panda Bear – 6/15
Vinyl BBQ w/ Biz Markie – 6/16
Phosphorescent – 7/25
Jay Electronica – 7/28
Oshun / Resistance Revival Chorus – 8/4
Aux 88/ Omar-S + more – 8/10
Tribe Called Red – 9/13
Lightning Bolt – 9/14

Open Air is an outdoor event series for your summer city life. This casual backyard venue will feature unforgettably intimate live performances under the stars, cold craft beer & cocktails and delicious food. Come grab a drink with us outside in the Open Air, relax, hang with your friends, and enjoy some great music.


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The Chimney x Ulmer Arts Exhibit – June 22nd, 2019

Join us this Saturday for the Chimney’s opening of “The Chimney x Ulmer Arts” – a group exhibition curated by Clara Darrason & Jennifer Houdrouge and organized in collaboration with Ulmer Arts and Tungsten Partners.

The exhibition is being held in the historic William Ulmer Brewery located in Bushwick and runs through July 28th. We’ll be there serving Bluejacket Brewery craft beers during the opening reception. 

 The William Ulmer Brewery is an adaptive reuse project located at 81 Beaver Street, on the corner of Belvidere and Beaver Streets in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The 60,000 square foot structure was constructed in 1872 as one of Brooklyn’s oldest breweries in the Rundbogenstil Romanesque revival style by architect Theobald Engelhardt. This historic building symbolizes an era of Brooklyn’s history that defined and helped to develop the neighborhood of Bushwick.

The former Ulmer Brewery will be reimagined and historically renovated to house an ecosystem of modern creative users with a shared sense of values and community. Through this revival, Ulmer Arts marks the first effort to fully utilize this property since the Brewery ceased operations during Prohibition a century ago. For this first collaboration, The Chimney takes over six large rooms in order to present large installations and works by nine American and international artists.

On the ground floor, the first room welcomes the works of Yasue Maetake (Japan) and Andrew Erdos (USA). Using glass as his primary medium, Erdos explores the possibility of land formation, the erosion of matter and the passage of time on our landscapes. Maetake’s mixed-media sculptural works investigate the liveliness of matter, artifact’s material and expressive qualities as well as the infinite possibilities of forms.

The second room contains the works of three artists: Desire Moheb Zandi (Turkey), Riitta Ikonen (Finland) and Sara Mejia Kriendler (USA and Colombia).  

Desire Moheb Zandi’s works Volcanic (2019) and Emancipation/Plantasia (2019) consist in two suspended tapestries made of various textiles such as wool, rubber, plastic, paint and paper. From an early age, the artist has found both personal and cultural identity through the hours spent watching her grandmother weave in her childhood home, Turkey. Influenced by her personal history with textiles and its countless sculptural possibilities, Moheb Zandi combines found materials with traditional modes of textile fabrication. By manipulating the surface of the fabric and playing with formal arrangement, Moheb Zandi constructs horizontally-layered visual compositions. 

Part of a series of works titled “Me Again” about climate change, Riitta Ikonen’s wearable fabric sculptures represent an insect at a magnified scale namely, a moth and a beetle. Her fascination for the natural realm is accompanied by an ecological concern: the increasing disappearance of one of the most mysterious and overlooked species – insects. Ikonen expressed: “Our eyes and ears might not pick up all the fragile achievements of the small and quiet ones.” By creating pieces of imperceptible creatures integrated within a human habitat, Ikonen celebrates the fragile beauty of our ecosystem and the incredible diversity of the million species living  on our planet.

In “Running Out of Ink,” Sara Mejia Kriendler weaves palm leaves through the gridded pages of a notebook. This series is inspired by Robin Crusoe – the story of a castaway stranded on a deserted island for 28 years.  To stay sane Robinson keeps a journal using ink he salvaged from his ship before it sank.  But he is running out of ink.  This series imagines what happens when he does. Kriendler seeks to reconnect with raw materials as opposed to manufactured ones.  Facing the possibility of environmental collapse, this work considers our dependence on the manufactured and imagines what could happen when we are forced to start from scratch. 

In the following third room, Matt Taber (USA) created a table whose surface appears as a static cut-out of the ocean.  As an object of design and art, Taber approaches the boundary of an object of utility that, by design, attempts to reconcile its entropic environment.  For Taber, the sea is a platform.  Without a fixed architecture, its movements adhere to the tidal forces of the Moon and the Sun acting on the Earth.  As algorithms alienate our behaviors, a cybernetic solitude aligns us with the sailor who encounters the universal mind and memory “from swerve of shore to bend of bay.”  Named after Marcel Broodthaers work of the same title, “A Voyage on the North Sea” is a platform for others to conflate modern life with the systemic mysticism that guides our desires. 

On the second floor, Aaron Taylor Kuffner (USA) created an immersive and sonic installation of his ongoing Sonic Kinetic Sculptures called Gamelatrons. Kuffner’s Gamelatrons are made of traditional bronze, brass and iron instruments. Drawing from Indonesia’s gamelan tradition, Kuffner roboticizes these gongs with newly designed musical compositions. Turning ancient instrument such as Indonesian Gamelan into hand-crafted sculptures, the artist exposes viewers to the profound nature of musical resonance, its effect on the body and psyche and retrieves the spiritual objective of ancient Indonesian ceremonies. This room provides a respite for visitors.

In the room to the left, the paintings of Lino Bernabe (USA and Cuba) explore the notion of time and the effect of the moving picture through the medium of painting. By applying concepts that pertain to the field of cinema, Bernabe’s paintings animate under RGB sequenced lights. He uses colored light to divide one image into three images. Red light is scene one, green light is scene two, blue light is scene three. The sequencing of RGB light produces an unfolding narrative, enabling the two-dimensional paintings to expand into the dimension of time. The motion of figures perceived from the change in colored light frequencies produces a narrative scene that questions the sociological and physiological implications of each primary color: red, cyan, green, magenta, blue and yellow. The painted scenes are fleeting moments observed and witnessed by the artist in the streets of his hometown in Miami.

On the third floor, Nelly Zagury (France) presents The Giant Stalker & The Cannibal Flower  (2019) – a 3 dimensional painting inviting the audience to experience the theatrical aspect of her dreams. Playing with iconic myth, surreal characters and erotic fantasy, Nelly Zagury’s works are filled with symbolism that furthers one’s understanding of femininity and eroticism.

The Chimney is also pleased to present its second publication “a tall action is not a height” made on the occasion of Autumn Ahn’s (USA) performance-based exhibition at the Chimney in 2017. Acting as an extension of her exhibition, the publication reveals Ahn’s performance under a new light and offers insights in regards to her creative process. The publication includes essays by the scholar Asli Seven, the Chimney directors, Clara Darrason and Jennifer Houdrouge, the artist Autumn Ahn and the curator Anissa Touati. Photographs of Autumn Ahn’s performance will also be on view.


A New York City Landmark, the William Ulmer Brewery was built in 1872 in the Rundbogenstil Romanesque revival style. Designed by architect Theobald Engelhardt, the brewery is located on the corner of Belvidere and Beaver in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Though the brewery has been closed since Prohibition, the building remained under the ownership of the Ulmer family until 1952. The main brew house is 60,000 square feet and is currently a mixture of industrial loft spaced on the upper floors. The building’s three basements extend 50 feet below grade, with the cellars comprising another 18,000 square feet with vaulted masonry tunnels and chambers


Ulmer Arts is a collaboration between builders and artists. Together, Macarthur Holdings + Rivington Company + Brightsky Investments is the partnership behind the historic renovation of the William Ulmer Brewery. In New York City, the partnership has over 50 years of experience revitalizing historic properties.

Please follow along at for updates on this project.


Tungsten Partners is an independent and diversified holdings company with minority and wholly owned interests in a variety of operating companies in several disciplines including: hospitality, art, media, fashion, beverage, design, consumer products and real estate.

Tungsten Partners is the founder of the art publication Art Observed, was prior to its divestiture, the longest standing owner of the Ace Hotel brand, and has active equity interests in over 30 companies. Tungsten Partners is a creative advisor and minority owner of the William Ulmer Brewery Project.


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Betsey Johnson Meet & Greet @ UO – May 30th, 2019

Join us in celebrating Betsey Johnson’s new UO collection, inspired by her iconic 1997 collection. There will be a meet and greet with Betsey for the first 150 guests, starting at 5:30, as well as a party until 9!
Enjoy a DJ set by Angel + Dren, ear piercing by Stone and Strand, tote bag customization by artist Brian Kaspr, cocktail and prosecco bar by NYC EVENT PRO, and light bites by Flour Shop! Oh and there’ll be a photo booth, of course – so make sure to don your best 90’s fashion!

AND join us after with and a handful of our friends for a late night of music and art at the Soho Grand Hotel.

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OPEN TO THE PUBLICMarch 24, 2019

Lisa Says Gah! & Party x Urban Outfitters – March 28th, 2019

Lisa Says Gah! & Urban Outfitters Present:
Say Gah! & Party

Come meet Lisa Bühler IRL, enjoy custom embroidery & a flower pop-up along with delicious imported sparkling and rosé wines from Golden Vines. Get a free Lisa Says Gah! Fruit Scrunchie with any Lisa Says Gah! purchase 🍒

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OPEN TO THE PUBLICFebruary 13, 2019

BATTLE OF THE BANDS x Bklyn Commons – February 16th & 17th, 2019

We’re partnering with Cantina Royal, Shwick Productions and Bklyn Commons this weekend for the first Shwick BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Watch as 20 up-and-coming bands go machine head to machine head in competition for the $1k price!


Saturday, February 16th

noon – BRBRCK & The Ill Harmonics
1pm – Trick Blue
2pm – The Band of Brothers
3pm – Embrace The Downside
4pm – Wave Table
5pm – Busse & The Vibes
6pm – Dad
7pm – Stranger Lace
8pm – Ähdi Synth
9pm – Elevator Pitch

Sunday, February 17th

noon – Bird Gangs
1pm – Phoenixx
2pm – Stereoship
3pm – Hourglass
4pm – Jhariah
5pm – OJ In The Yams
6pm – Brett Benowitz
7pm – Moon Gel
8pm – Morrisania Band Project
9pm – Granton Ave


In addition to the Battle of the Bands, Shwick is also hosting the Black Market on Feb. 23 and 24.

OPEN TO THE PUBLICFebruary 02, 2019

Shwick Love Market x Bklyn Commons – February 9th & 10th, 2019

We’re partnering with Cantina Royal, Shwick Productions and Bklyn Commons to provide some seriously lovable libations for the Love Market Feb. 9 and 10 at 7 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11206.

The Love Market is a celebration of love, featuring great music, yummy food, tasty drinks, unique performances, and the best locally-made goods in New York City.

Stop by for  vendors of all sorts from all throughout the community. “It’s not valentines themed per say”, Shwick Market founder Chris Carew told Bushwick Daily. “We wanted to host a market that would be positive and overall a loving vibe. The idea is for people to come inside a place that is warm and inviting, where they can support local businesses.”

This FREE event brings together an eclectic group of people from all over NYC to spread love, enjoy themselves, and support local, small businesses.


In addition to the Love Market, Shwick is also hosting a Battle of the Bands on Feb. 15 and 16, and the Black Market on Feb. 23 and 24.

OPEN TO THE PUBLICJanuary 30, 2019

Sac Six x 198 Allen Art Show – January 31st, 2019

HAPPENING NOW – Over 50 STREET ARTISTS have found the white walls of 198 ALLEN STREET and left their mark in a unique collection of wheatpasted works called the (Most) Illegal Art (Show), a POP-UP GALLERY curated by SACSIX, open through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD. DOC SCREENING TONIGHT @ 7:30PM.

Art Party, Thursday night, January 31st from 6-9pm, music by @djicflo from 9-11:30pm. Film Screening on Saturday night, February 2nd.

Beer, wine and specialty New York-made mead mule served in partnership with Brooklyn Beer Garden (REOPENING ON WYCKOFF 05/01/19).

Follow SacSix on Instagram.

OPEN TO THE PUBLICJanuary 02, 2019

Sony Lost in Music – 201 Mulberry – January 2019

If you haven’t come through for one of the weekly Sony’s Lost In Music popup, there’s only two left in the current series. We’ll be behind the bar serving a selection of beer, wine and tasty snacks, join us for the next one!


See you there!

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