What's The Haps?

We host special happenings at Nowadays, but the space is big. If you just want to grab a bite and take it easy, it's almost never an issue. If you see an event listed and wonder if it will interrupt your plans, fear not! You can always come do your thing with us. The only time we charge a cover is on Sundays. Otherwise it's free, free, free.


Tuesday, August 22

A False Autonomy: Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality: Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex

Every Tuesday night we team up with Think Olio to present an amazing 90-minute class (with a beer break, of course) in a corner of the Nowadays back yard. This week we’re presenting a class called “Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality: Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex” with Professor Ward Reagan, a history and philosophy professor at NYU. Here’s what Ward’s said to prep the session:

Eisenhower cautioned us against the military one; if only Orson Welles had warned us about the vastly more insidious assemblage, the Entertainment-Industrial Complex. Reality has become much less real (and important) in contemporary American society. America is a country that came of age with Industrialization and was accompanied by the creation of a mass media public sphere. More often than is desirable, people’s favorite binge show is more important to them than what goes on in the real world.

How does this retreat into a fantasy world evidence itself in our real world politics today? Let’s talk about how fantasy has bled into reality and try to understand what it means for the future of our country.

7:30p / $12** / tickets and more info

**class is $12, but don’t worry, if you’re just coming to hang out, have dinner or have a drink, Nowadays is free as usual


Wednesday, August 23

OUTDOOR FILM NIGHT WITH MAYSLES CINEMA: What Lies Upstream

Every Wednesday at Nowadays, we screen a film in the big back yard in conjunction with Maysles Cinema, the Harlem based film house founded by the late, great Albert Maysles. Tonight we’re very excited to be presenting What Lies Upstream. Here’s the scoop:

Investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback’s poignant examination of the 2014 water crisis in the “Chemical Valley” of West Virginia delicately disseminates the facade of government-based environmental protection. Acting as the necessarily concerned water detective, along with a team of independent scientists and regulations enforcement officials, Hoback traces patterns of bureaucratic manipulation, irresponsible regulation implementation and scientific deception that calls into question the very institutions established to protect people. This up-to-the-minute film is a startling indication that the threat of water contamination is not limited to the isolated incidences covered in the media such as Flint Michigan and Charleston West Virginia. It extends to everyone who drinks water, making us all subject to What Lies Upstream.

Check out the trailer here

all Wednesday night films at Nowadays are free / screening starts at sun down / if you’re just coming to hang out, have dinner or have a drink at Nowadays, there will be plenty of space away from the film to do that


Friday, August 25

Back Yard Listening with Cecily Pinkerton

Every Friday and Saturday night at Nowadays, we invite one of our favorite vinyl selectors down to pull out their dream back yard barbecue set to make the vibe right while you have a drink, grab a bite, play ping pong, lie in the grass or all of the above.

This evening, we’re pleased to host Cecily Pinkerton, Chicago transplant, long-time selector, and owner of Starvue, a respite of hi-fidelity and good vibes tucked into an office building in Bushwick. Here’s a great little short about Cecily that talks about her musical background. We’re excited to hear what she’ll play.

8pm – 2am / free / reservations

 


Saturday, August 26

Back Yard Listening with Dr. Jones

Every Friday and Saturday night at Nowadays, we invite one of our favorite vinyl selectors down to pull out their dream back yard barbecue set to make the vibe right while you have a drink, grab a bite, play ping pong, lie in the grass or all of the above.

This evening, we present Kevin Jones, aka Dr. Jones, as vibe setter.  A long-time regular at Mister Sunday and Mister Saturday Night, Kevin is a veteran New York house dancer, a car fanatic, an illustrator and a life-long record collector. Whatever Kevin does, it’s always impressive and understated. Expect the deep, expect the funky, and expect the unexpected. We can’t wait.

8pm – 2am / free / reservations


Saturday, August 26

The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, Nowadays brings in barbecue fare from The Meat Hook, one of the finest butchers in all of New York. We’ll serve platters and barbecue chicken with all the fixin’s. It’ll be just like a cook out at your friend’s house, except with a Pete Wells-lauded purveyor supplying the victuals all day and night, and an amazing record selector playing music all evening.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / selector starts at 8pm / reservations here


Sunday, August 27

Mister Sunday with Anthony Naples and DJ Python

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer local fare from the Nowadays food truck (directed by Henry Rich of Rucola and Metta, chef’ed by Arden Lewis of Purslane), and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Also, we’ve now got a big mist machine and some shade above the dance floor for those hot days. Feeling good!

For this edition, Mister alumnus Anthony Naples shares the day with Brian Pineyro aka DJ Python, who’s releasing the first record on Incienso, the label Anthony runs with Jenny Slattery. Both are ace DJs. Expect a fresh take on the far flung style typical to a Mister party.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.


Tuesday, August 29

Closed for a Private Event

We’re closed for a private event this evening, but we’ll be back again tomorrow!


Wednesday, August 30

OUTDOOR FILM NIGHT WITH MAYSLES CINEMA: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton

Every Wednesday at Nowadays, we screen a film in the big back yard in conjunction with Maysles Cinema, the Harlem based film house founded by the late, great Albert Maysles. Tonight we’re very excited to be presenting Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, the story of Stones Throw Records.

Stones Throw Records has been the stupendously creative L.A. based label for a rigorous collection of artists ranging the Hip-Hop and funk and soul spectrum. The label’s founder Peanut Butter Wolf (Chris Manak) is praised in this 2014 documentary by artists such as Tyler the Creator, Madlib and Questlove for his enthusiastic culling of great talent in an idiosyncratic environment. And following in Manak’s illuminating spirit, this film provides a luscious and intimate look into the musical overlap and influences brought together under a decidedly independent name to put out essential material by names like MF Doom, J Dilla, and Madlib. Exclusive concert footage, interviews with top names in hip-hop and inner circle home footage make this a not to be missed film for any music fan.

Check out the trailer here

all Wednesday night films at Nowadays are free / screening starts at sun down / if you’re just coming to hang out, have dinner or have a drink at Nowadays, there will be plenty of space away from the film to do that

 


Saturday, September 2

The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, Nowadays brings in barbecue fare from The Meat Hook, one of the finest butchers in all of New York. We’ll serve platters and barbecue chicken with all the fixin’s. It’ll be just like a cookout at your friend’s house, except with a Pete Wells-lauded purveyor supplying the victuals all day and night, and an amazing record selector playing music all evening.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / selector starts at 8pm / reservations here


Sunday, September 3

Mister Sunday Labor Day Weekend Special with Eamon Harkin All Day

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer local fare from the Nowadays food truck (directed by Henry Rich of Rucola and Metta, chef’ed by Arden Lewis of Purslane), and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Today, for our Labor Day Weekend special, Eamon Harkin takes the reins of the party on his own for six hours. The parties where the guys get to play solo are special ones that they spend days preparing for in the studio, pulling records that don’t normally get aired at the party. Here’s four hours from Eamon a couple summers ago to get you in the mood.

Tickets are here on the page, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.


Monday, September 4

Labor Day at Nowadays

Don’t have a back yard for a Labor Day barbecue? Come use ours. Burgers, brats, ice cream sandwiches, a bunch of space to run around, a ping pong table, margaritas, cold beers on tap – we’ve got it all.

We’ll be open with extended hours, from noon until midnight. Bring the dogs, bring the kids, and bring your homies.

noon – midnight / free / reservations


Saturday, September 9

The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, Nowadays brings in barbecue fare from The Meat Hook, one of the finest butchers in all of New York. We’ll serve platters and barbecue chicken with all the fixin’s. It’ll be just like a cookout at your friend’s house, except with a Pete Wells-lauded purveyor supplying the victuals all day and night, and an amazing record selector playing music all evening.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / selector starts at 8pm / reservations here


Sunday, September 10

Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Josh Dunn

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Also, we’ve now got a big mist machine and some shade above the dance floor for those hot days. Feeling good!

Today Josh Dunn will be setting the mood at the beginning of the day. Josh is one of our favorite DJs, full stop. His selections are always inviting but off the beaten track. There’s barely a record that goes by where we’re not looking over his shoulder to see what he’s playing. He’ll select the opening record, play for a bit with Justin, and then rock solo until six, when Justin will hop on.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance

 


Tuesday, September 12

Think Olio and Nowadays present: What Exactly is Neo About Neo-Nazism? Violence in Politics

Every Tuesday night we team up with Think Olio to present an amazing 90-minute class (with a beer break, of course) in a corner of the Nowadays back yard. This week we’re presenting a class called “What Exactly is Neo About Neo-Nazism? Violence in Politics” with Professor Ward Reagan, a history and philosophy professor at NYU. Here’s what Ward’s said to prep the session:

Across time, politics has relied on coercion and conflict ranging from violent words to public acts of murder as shows of power. Our modern-day American politics are not immune to these tendencies. Built in to the original constitution of the United States is the root of all manners of violent penalties and persecution that have been imposed upon transgressors of the white supremacist basis for much of American culture, law, and history.

In this Olio, we’ll discuss the role of violence in other socio-political structures, such as monarchies and totalitarian states, that are absolutely reliant on the use of institutional, organized, socially sanctioned violence to maintain power. We’ll examine how violence, collective and individual, is woven through the political fabric of our own history, and how governments have consistently come to, and maintained, power by violent means.

7:30p / $12** / tickets and more info

**class is $12, but don’t worry, if you’re just coming to hang out, have dinner or have a drink, Nowadays is free as usual


Friday, September 15

Back Yard Listening with Amanda Colbenson

Every Friday and Saturday night at Nowadays, we invite one of our favorite vinyl selectors down to pull out their dream back yard barbecue set to make the vibe right while you have a drink, grab a bite, play ping pong, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Bringing the tunes to the back yard this evening is Amanda Colbenson. We’ve known Amanda since her days at Other Music. Her long-term spot behind the counter at that hallowed musical institution is enough to make us want to listen to her entire collection, but Amanda’s work at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair and with Ghostly has added even more dimension. She’s got an extensive knowledge of rare soul, pop and rock, and we’re looking forward to hearing it all this evening.

8pm – 2am // free // reservations


Saturday, September 16

The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, Nowadays brings in barbecue fare from The Meat Hook, one of the finest butchers in all of New York. We’ll serve platters and barbecue chicken with all the fixin’s. It’ll be just like a cookout at your friend’s house, except with a Pete Wells-lauded purveyor supplying the victuals all day and night, and an amazing record selector playing music all evening.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / selector starts at 8pm / reservations here


Sunday, September 17

Mister Sunday

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Also, we’ve now got a big mist machine and some shade above the dance floor for those hot days. Feeling good!

Justin and Eamon are playing together all day today. It’s been feeling great out there every single week.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.


3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance


Saturday, September 23

The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, Nowadays brings in barbecue fare from The Meat Hook, one of the finest butchers in all of New York. We’ll serve platters and barbecue chicken with all the fixin’s. It’ll be just like a cookout at your friend’s house, except with a Pete Wells-lauded purveyor supplying the victuals all day and night, and an amazing record selector playing music all evening.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / selector starts at 8pm / reservations here


Sunday, September 24

Mister Sunday with Denis Sulta and Eamon Harkin

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Also, we’ve now got a big mist machine and some shade above the dance floor for those hot days. Feeling good!

For this edition, we’ve invited Denis Sulta to share the day with Eamon. Sulta’s a Mister Saturday Night Records alumnus (his Atlus record still gets played to death at the party) and one of the most dynamic and energetic DJs in the game today. Prolly gonna get wild.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance


Friday, September 29

back yard listening with Kelefa Sanneh and Andrew Kuo

Every Friday and Saturday night at Nowadays, we invite one of our favorite vinyl selectors down to pull out their dream back yard barbecue set to make the vibe right while you have a drink, grab a bite, play ping pong, lie in the grass or all of the above.

In past lives, Kelefa Sanneh was a record store clerk, a college radio DJ, and a music critic for the New York Times. These days, he is a staff writer at the New Yorker. Andrew Kuo is a Queens-born artist known for his colorful, geometric, idiosyncratic charts that are often arise from his obsession with music. They do not often do this, but tonight they’re bringing out their record collections to share with our big back yard. We couldn’t be more thrilled.

8pm – 2am // free // reservations


Saturday, September 30

The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, Nowadays brings in barbecue fare from The Meat Hook, one of the finest butchers in all of New York. We’ll serve platters and barbecue chicken with all the fixin’s. It’ll be just like a cookout at your friend’s house, except with a Pete Wells-lauded purveyor supplying the victuals all day and night, and an amazing record selector playing music all evening.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / selector starts at 8pm / reservations here


Sunday, October 1

Mister Sunday

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Justin and Eamon are playing together all day today. We’ve got just a few weeks left before we close the back yard for the summer. Best get while the gettin’s good.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance


Sunday, October 8

Mister Sunday with Honey Soundsystem and Justin Carter

It’s Mister Sunday.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

For this long weekend edition of the Mister, we’ve invited our friends from the west coast, Honey Soundsystem, to play the Mister alongside Justin. Responsible for many years of great parties in San Francisco and across the US, as well as a steady output of amazing music across their four record labels, the HSS guys don’t mess about when it comes to their music and the art of DJing. This one is gonna be good.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance


Sunday, October 15

Mister Sunday

It’s the penultimate Mister Sunday of the outdoor season.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

Justin and Eamon are playing together all day today. As the days get shorter, and the weather gets more autumnal, the parties get cozier. Put on your sweatshirt, grab a cup of mulled wine, and dance.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance


Sunday, October 22

Mister Sunday Outdoor Season Finale

It’s the end of the outdoor Mister Sunday season.

If you’ve never joined us before, let’s go through a few reasons you’ll love it: excellent music on a proper sound system, a tree-dappled setting with grassy knolls and plenty of places to sit and hang out, killer food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

In this edition of the party, we say farewell to what’s been a really special year. The trees in the back yard got full and started to create a canopy; the dance floor popped better than it ever has; and we met a lot of new friends. We’re looking forward to saying goodbye to the season in the same way we said hello to it – with a no nonsense, come-as-you-are party.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at moc.t1503387220hginy1503387220adrut1503387220asret1503387220sim@k1503387220sa1503387220 with any questions you have.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 in advance