SUMMER TO-DO LIST: June 19 - 26, 2015

Summer is officially here on Sunday, so we're rounding up our fav photo-friendly events every Friday this summer in our weekly TO-DO LIST

Friday June 19

Saturday June 20

  • Also at Coney Island this Saturday, the famous annual Mermaid Parade will be raging. If you like costumes, floats, and spectacle in general, this is your event.  Bring, like, 5 cameras with you.
  • If you're looking to cool off and/or work up a sweat, dance late into the night to synth pop in Williamsburg at Synthesizers in the Rain.
  • This weekend in Gowanus, there will be a night of theatre and dance with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Until Sunday June 21.
  • If you're musically minded, the NY Philharmonic is offering a free Concerts in the Parks series that just started, and you can catch the remaining shows until it ends on Wednesday.
  • All cinephiles have a cause to celebrate with BAM's Cinema Fest, offering an impressive lineup of independent film screenings.  Until Sat. June 28th

Tuesday June 23

  • This Tuesday, Brooklyn Central and the Bushwick Community Darkroom have joined forces to offer a Darkroom Basics Crash Course. Come learn with us how to make prints from a developed roll of film through the darkroom process!

Friday June 26

  • Next Friday, The BlowUp NYC continues its photography talk series.  The theme is Subculture photography; ten photographers discuss their favorite "subculture" image. 

Got any other suggestions for fun summer activities?  Post em in the comments below!

Iconic Summer Adventures


As the summer is winding down, I have been spending more of my days at Coney Island, where many New Yorkers come together to enjoy the beach, sun, amusement park rides and people watching.

Harvey Stein is a street photographer who has been capturing these moments for decades now. In 2011, he published the book “Coney Island 40 Years” to showcase some of his collection.



Although some of his imagery captures candid moments, he more often has close interactions with his subjects. Using a wide angle lens he is able to show the people and the place together. His approach helps to  bring the viewer more into the energy of this iconic location.





To learn more about Harvey Stein visit his website at And enjoy the tail end of summer!