Monday, September 02, 2013

This Weekend: Total Crown Heights Immersion and Crown Heights Is Culture Art Show (Calling Local Artists)

After lauding Crown Heights' outdoor drinking scene this summer, Brooklyn Based is hosting "The Total Crown Heights Immersion" this coming Saturday, September 7. Complete details for this drinking, eating, and shopping event can be found at their site

As part of this hoedown, soon-to-open Hullabaloo Books will be hosting a "Crown Heights Is Culture" Art Show, for which they are still accepting work from local artists. From their organizers:

The show will be up from September 6th through the 8th. We'll have an opening reception for the featured artists and their friends on Friday the 6th from 6-9, and the show will be open to the public from noon to 6 on Saturday andSunday. We're looking for artists who live or work in Crown Heights, and are hoping to feature 30 artists. They can work in any medium, but we do have some space constraints, so pieces on the smaller side would work best. They can submit work for consideration to our curator, Travis DeMello, at, or send us a message on our Facebook page,

If you're a local artist, consider applying. If you're just plain local, swing by and check them out this coming weekend. 


  1. I wonder what the folks involved in the Franklin Park reading series (who have a partnership with Unnamable Books in Prospect Heights) think of the Hulabaloo venture. While more bookstores and cultural events are always welcome, I wonder why Franklin needs two literary salons and whether the Halabaloo folks have talked to anyone at Franklin Park. (I also wonder why a person with two successful businesses needs to mount a Kickstarter campaign, but thats another story.)

    Honestly, I've always gotten the vibe that the Little Zelda folks have skirted the line when it comes to good neighborly relations with the businesses and people who have been here for a while, and this reinforces my concerns.

  2. I agree about the Little Zelda people. It feels more like a forceful invasion than neighborly folks trying to make the community better. They are nothing but opportunists. I know a growing number of people who will not go to any of their ventures (Hulabaloo, Little Zelda, It Takes a Village, Wedge). They have a clever formula for getting things for free by making it look like it's a non-profit organization but they're just growing their bank accounts and egos.

    Culture is not new to Crown Heights as Hulabaloo states on their kickstarter campaign. Franklin Park Reading Series is a great example of one of many thoughtful long standing cultural events in Crown Heights.

  3. Just curious, why is ILFA making it sound like Hulabaloo is the only sponsor working with Brooklyn Based? According to the posters I've seen around, Owl & Thistle General Store & 1000 Dean are sponsors. Not to mention the other businesses who are hosting events, Barbacinos, Franklin Park, Nostrand Pub, Crown Inn, Catfish, Calabar, & Rosebud.

  4. I was focusing on Hullabaloo here because they were doing an artist call. More on the whole event shortly.