Hello Brooklyn! Beastie Boys at McCarren Pool 8/9

 (Photo from www.beastieboys.com)

New York, New York it’s a hell of a town, The Bronx is up and I’m Brooklyn down

Brownstoner posted about Beastie Boy Yauch (MCA) looking at a home in Clinton Hill last month. And yesterday’s Curbed posting about the Boomin’ Grannys at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center event at McCarren Pool reminded me to search around for summer events in Dumbo. What does that have to do with Beastie Boys? They’re playing at McCarren Pool in Williamsburg on 8/9/07. Ok, so this isn’t a direct Dumbo-related post, but the Third Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival at PowerHouse Arena is happening in Dumbo this month, and MCA is a Brooklynite. As part of the Third Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, there is an exhibition opening at the PowerHouse Arena for David Alan Harvey today (June 14):

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What: The powerHouse Arena, Magnum Festival, and Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival are pleased to announce an exhibition
David Alan Harvey: Living Proof
When: Exhibition Dates: May 31–July 1, 2007, Artist Reception: June 14, 2007 7-10 PM
Where: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In 2005, Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey began photographing local emcees in the Bronx River Projects, home of hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, whose legendary Zulu Nation parties inspired a new generation of b-boys and -girls. It is their descendants that Harvey has captured in here—from Boogie Down thugs and Hollywood celebs to the local cultures of Spain, France, Gambia, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand—revealing how Hip Hop has always spoken to the guy on the corner and the girl at the club, because skills and style comes from love.