SUMMER TO-DO LIST: June 27-July 2, 2015

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

Saturday June 27

  • There's no party like an art party, and you have a couple of options this Saturday. First, warm up at MoMA PS1's first Warm Up music series, a dance party at the great Queens art space.
  • There will also be a fun time to be had at the Gowanus Darkroom, where our very own Justin Lin will be serving up jams while you buy prints and explore the space. 
  • Another totally unique and quintessentially Brooklyn option is to create your own water tower! The Brooklyn Historical Society has put together this fun, late afternoon drink-and-art event.

Sunday June 28

  • Fresh after the announcement of national marriage equality, Pride in NYC will be bigger and more exciting than ever. Sunday's parade will be the place to be. Find yourself a spot to watch and cheer and bring a camera because there will be unlimited photo ops. Commemorate this event on film, and then take our Crash Course: Darkroom Basics class to see all of the photos you captured.  

Monday June 29

Tuesday June 30

Thursday July 2

  • Looking to add a whole new layer to your photography approach? Getting into the studio might be the thing you need. Learn all about lighting indoors for professional portraits and product shoots with our Field Guide IV: The Studio class.

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

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!