Sunday, June 24, 2007

First Responder: McCarren Park Pool Party

This weekend marked the kickoff of JellyNYC's summer Pool Party series at McCarren Park Pool. A little birdy on the scene filed this report, noting, "things are almost exactly the same as last year. Dodgeball, slip and slide, Brooklyn Beer, food from the grill and hipsters galore. What is different is the heavy sponsorship from Helio, that weird phone thing that is advertised everywhere. They had set up a mist tent, a sales booth, and some other tents with lounge chairs for a few lucky guests. I saw most of the event staff running around, not using Helios. Superchunk wrapped up at 7, and that was it. Energy was a bit off from last year. Maybe the novelty is gone." Maybe birdie. Maybe. Perhaps everyone is just getting warmed up. It's going to be a long, hot summer. Can we get more mist tents spread around for the rest of us? Thanks.